Tomorrow (Amanda Lear song)
|Single by Amanda Lear|
|from the album I Am a Photograph|
|Writer(s)||Rainer Pietsch, Amanda Lear|
|Amanda Lear singles chronology|
"Tomorrow" was released as the third single from Amanda's debut album I Am a Photograph in 1977. It is an uptempo disco song, written by Rainer Pietsch, with lyrics by Amanda Lear herself. The single was released by Ariola Records in most territories, while Polydor distributed the record in Italy and Nippon Columbia in Japan.
The B-side of the 7" single in Italy was "The Lady in Black", and a French-language version of "Alphabet" appeared in France. "Queen of Chinatown" was released as the B-side in Spain and Portugal (Spanish release had it billed as "La reina del barrio chino" ) while in Japan, the B-side was "Pretty Boys".
Amanda Lear promoted "Tomorrow" by numerous TV appearances. The track became one of her biggest hits of the disco era. It reached number 1 spot in Italy in October 1977 and remains the only chart-topper of Lear's entire career.
In 1998, Lear recorded a new version of the song for the album Back in Your Arms, which consisted of re-recordings of her old hits. That version was performed on television. 2008 saw Lear re-recording "Tomorrow" again, this time in a salsa-flavoured style, for the album Amour Toujours, which in fact was an updated version of her 2006 With Love album.
Amanda Lear filmed a number of music videos for "Tomorrow". A blue screen video with two backing dancers was produced for Musikladen and can now be found on a 3-DVD box set Das beste aus dem Musikladen Vol. 1, released in 2012. Another clip, produced for Italian television show Odeon in 1977, sees Amanda performing the song in a sport hall, surrounded by young men playing basketball.
Another video was filmed in 1982, also using the blue screen technique, presenting the singer in a golden cage, wearing a tight leopard-dotted costume, with huge lipsticks in the background. The clip premiered on 31 December 1982 in Italian TV show Premiatissima, which Lear hosted at that time. It was later used in her 1983 Italian TV special Ma chi è Amanda?.
- The song was covered in 1988 by Italian punk rock band CCCP Fedeli alla linea and subsequently released on a single under new title "Tomorrow (Voulez vous un rendez vous)". It was in fact a collaboration with Amanda Lear who also provided vocals for the B-side track of the single, "Inch'Allah ça va". The new version was not a commercial success and only charted at number 40 in Italy.
- In 2006, Spanish singer Pedro Marín covered "Tomorrow" on his tribute album Diamonds, which included interpretations of Amanda Lear's tracks.
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