Pearls II

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Pearls II
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Studio album by Elkie Brooks
Released 1982 (UK)
Recorded 1982
Genre Rock/pop
Label A&M
Producer Gus Dudgeon
Elkie Brooks chronology
Pearls
(1981)
Pearls II
(1982)
Minutes
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Pearls II is an album by Elkie Brooks.

Background[edit]

The sequel to the popular Pearls album, A&M decided to play it safe by keeping Gus Dudgeon as producer. Another set of songs, old and new, helped to maintain Brooks' popularity. The album remained in the charts for 25 weeks, where it joined its predecessor which was still riding high. Pearls II was later released on CD in 1993. Three hit singles and a busy tour schedule maintained a high profile allowing Brooks a two-year gap before the release of her next album, Minutes.

Originally, the album had a more rock-orientated feel and included a stunning long version of Free's "Be My Friend" with a one-take vocal. However, the label was concerned that this harder direction would alienate Brooks' fans and hurriedly recorded "Loving Arms" as a replacement.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Goin' Back" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) (4:26)
  2. "Our Love" (Graham Lyle, Billy Livsey) (3:49)
  3. "Gasoline Alley" (Ron Wood, Rod Stewart) (3:36)
  4. "I Just Can't Go On" (Lee Kosmin) (4:07)
  5. "Too Much Between Us" (Paul Millns) (3:11)
  6. "Don't Stop" (Christine McVie) (3:13)
  7. "Giving You Hope" (Elkie Brooks, Duncan MacKay) (3:02)
  8. "Money" (Roger Waters) (4:43)
  9. "Nights in White Satin" (Justin Hayward) (4:37)
  10. "Loving Arms" (Tom Jans) (2:56)
  11. "Will You Write Me a Song" (Nicholas Portlock, Robert Butterworth, Elkie Brooks) (4:47)

Single releases[edit]

  • "Our Love" (UK #43, 1982)
  • "Nights in White Satin" (UK #33, 1982)
  • "Will You Write Me A Song" (1982)
  • "Gasoline Alley" (UK# 52, 1983)

Details[edit]

  • Recorded in 1982 at Maison Rouge Studios and CBS Studios in London, England.
  • Issued on vinyl and cassette in 1981 through A&M Records. Released in 1985 on CD through A&M Records.
  • Pearls II reached number 5 and remained in the UK charts for 25 weeks.

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