The Secret of Association

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The Secret of Association
Paul Young - The Secret of Association.jpg
Studio album by Paul Young
ReleasedMarch 25, 1985 (1985-03-25)
GenrePop rock, blue-eyed soul
ProducerLaurie Latham
Paul Young chronology
No Parlez
The Secret of Association
Between Two Fires
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Secret of Association is the second album by the English singer Paul Young. Released in 1985, it reached number one on the UK album charts and the Top 20 in the US. The album spawned the hit singles "Everytime You Go Away" (a #1 hit in the US and #4 in the UK), "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" (#9 UK, #13 US), "Everything Must Change" (#9 UK, #56 US), and "Tomb of Memories" (UK #16).

The album has been certified Double Platinum (600,000 copies sold) by the BPI in the UK,[2] and Gold (500,000 copies sold) in the US by the RIAA.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Paul Young and Ian Kewley; except where indicated.

  1. "Bite the Hand That Feeds" (Billy Livsey, Graham Lyle) 4:29
  2. "Everytime You Go Away" (Daryl Hall) 4:24
  3. "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" (Earl Randle) 5:06
  4. "Standing on the Edge" (Andrew Barfield) 4:32
  5. "Soldier's Things" (Tom Waits) 6:20
  6. "Everything Must Change" 5:34
  7. "Tomb of Memories" 5:42
  8. "One Step Forward" 3:15
  9. "Hot Fun" 3:52
  10. "This Means Anything" 3:41
  11. "I Was in Chains" (Gavin Sutherland) 4:26
  12. "Man in the Iron Mask" (Billy Bragg) 3:13 (Not included on vinyl record or U.S. releases.)

Note: some cassette releases replace tracks 2, 3, 7, 10, and 12 with extended remix versions



  • Producer: Laurie Latham
  • Engineers: Stewart Barry, James Illes and Laurie Latham.
  • Mastered by Tim Young
  • Art Direction and Design: Rob O'Conner
  • Sleeve Photography: Simon Fowler
  • Inner Sleeve Photos: "Everyone"

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Allmusic review".
  2. ^ BPI searchable database Archived September 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ RIAA searchable database