Monday, May 14, 2012
THE SINGULAR ADVENTURES OF EDWYN COLLINS (Part 8)
The big hit had finally come Edwyn's way. He looked as if he would be financially secure for life on the royalties from A Girl Like You.
Keen to build on his success, Edwyn penned another cracking single that was tailor-made for radio. One that celebrated Northern Soul. One that was every bit a dance classic as so many from that genre.....and ultimately it went on to enjoy as much chart success as the very best of Northern Soul....in other words it flopped.
Released in February 1996, in terms of Edwyn's solo career a #45 hit would have been more than respectable, but I'm sure he was hoping for something better to maintain the momentum of the previous late summer and autumn when he was never off the radio.
mp3 : Edwyn Collins - Keep On Burning
It was made available on two CD singles.
The first featured Edwyn's faithful version of a wonderful Vic Godard song that he had recently produced, one new caustic composition (that seems to predict years in advance the growth of alt-folk!!) and a great live version of A Girl Like You as performed live a year earlier on telly with Bernard Butler....well before it became the smash hit.
mp3 : Edwyn Collins - Won't Turn Back
mp3 : Edwyn Collins - You've Grown A Beard
mp3 : Edwyn Collins &; Bernard Butler - A Girl Like You (live on 'The White Room')
CD2 gave us a new and strange instrumental track as well as two radical remixes of some old favourites:-
mp3 : Edwyn Collins - If You Could Love Me (In Time And Space)
mp3 : Edwyn Collins - Lava Lamp
mp3 : Edwyn Collins - The Campaign For Real Rock (Battle of Brazil Mix)
It would be the best part of 18 months before any more new material appeared......