C IS FOR THE CHIMES

A lovely bit of electronic downtempo, in a 1990 cover version of Bono, the Edge and the other two’s tunes.

 

The Chimes were a successful dance music trio from Scotland, featuring vocalist Pauline Henry (born 29 January 1961, in Edinburgh) with Mike Peden and James Locke. They are best known for their hits “Heaven” and a remake of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” which became a UK Top Ten hit. That much I knew.

 

What I didn’t know was that according to Wikipedia “In the U.S. they reached the Billboard Hot 100 with the song “1-2-3,” at #86 in 1990. It spent two weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and its follow-up, “Heaven,” was a #1 dance chart hit.”And I had forgotten, if indeed I ever knew, that Henry had also enjoyed success as a solo artist with four hits in the UK, including “Feel Like Making Love”, “Too Many People”, “Can’t Take Your Love” and “Never Knew Love Like This”.

 

Anyhow, their cover of U2 was one which found favour with the Sainted Bono commented was the “only cover version he had heard that he enjoyed and did the original justice”. Have to say that he’s right its a lovely change of direction for the song. And the Massaneh remix features some early remix duties by Mr. Scruff.

 

The Chimes – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Masseneh Mix) from vinyl

 

The Chimes – Heaven (Physical Mix) By David Morales

The Chimes – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Boom Mix) from vinyl

Buy The Chimes album from Amazon or the single via discogs

~ by acidted on November 17, 2008.

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