Something Good (Paul Haig song)

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"Something Good"
Single by Paul Haig
from the album Chain
Released 1989
Format 7"/12"/CD
Recorded 1988
Genre Synth Pop
Label Circa Records
Songwriter(s) Paul Haig
Producer(s) Paul Haig, Alan Rankine
Paul Haig singles chronology
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Torchomatic Something Good (Single) I Believe In You

Generally considered to be Paul Haig's best solo single, "Something Good" was released in 1989 on Virgin Records subsidiary, Circa. As with the companion album, Chain, Paul Haig financed the recordings himself hoping for a release by Les Disques Du Crepuscule. When Crepuscule passed, Circa stepped in.

"Something Good" (and the album) was co-produced by ex-Associates instrumentalist Alan Rankine.

The various formats included some interesting extra tracks, such as the two instrumentals "Free To Go (Public)" and "Free To Go (Technology)", both included samples from Ridley Scott's masterpiece, Blade Runner.

Sleeves again feature the Angus McBean portrait of Audrey Hepburn.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Something Good
  2. Over You
  3. Free To Go (Technology)
  4. Free To Go (Public)
  5. Something Good (Remix)
  6. The Last Kiss


Something Good, NME, 11 March 1989 Paul Haig has the capability of crafting a truly unforgettable pop classic and he's come mighty close on more than one occasion. This is another. Something Good builds steadily, the little pricks of guitar giving way to stabs, then slashes, the initial monotony of the hastily tapped beat carefully, dexterously, painfully flooded as the instrumentation thickens and the melodies gather strength. A sharp intake of breath and well, almost. Next time perhaps.

Something Good, Melody Maker, 25 March 1989 Paul Haig returns to titillate us and put the Top 40 to shame with yet another electro-ballad covered in honey pool vocals. Along with golden darlings Win, Haig must be the most insulted man in pop. Despite consistently writing imaginative music, the moronic British public and their Arbiters of Wasted Taste, Radio One continue to plump for useless rubbish like Breathe. Frankly we don't deserve such crap.

Something Good (remix), UK 12" Sleeve