Monday, May 08, 2006

NAKED EYES - Burning bridges (1983)

Producer - Tony Mansfield(New Musik)


01 Voices in My Head (3:46)
02 I Could Show You How (3:24)
03 A Very Hard Act To Follow (4:01)
04 Always Something There To Remind Me (3:41)
05 Fortune And Fame (3:16)
06 Could Be (2:48)
07 Burning Bridges (3:34)
08 Emotion In Motion (4:40)
09 Low Life (3:51)

10 The Time Is Now (3:22)
11 When the Lights Go Out (3:00)
12 Promises, Promises (4:26)

link to download:

Naked Eyes was an Eighties synthpop duo, best known for their first single, a cover of the Burt Bacharach / Hal David standard "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me" (Bacharach himself has cited the cover as a personal favourite). The song reached number one in the UK in 1964 for Sandie Shaw. Some versions of this song (including that of Naked Eyes) has the word "(There's)" dropped from the title.
The group consisted of childhood friends from Bath, England, Pete Byrne on vocals and Rob Fisher on keyboards. The two had formerly played in a band called Neon with future members of Tears for Fears and stayed together as a duo after the group broke up.
Their second and third singles, "Promises, Promises" and "When The Lights Go Out", were also hit singles. However, their second album, Fuel For The Fire and the single "(What) In The Name Of Love", were not as well-received and the group broke up soon after its release. Byrne ended up doing session work (he is heard on Stevie Wonder's "Part-Time Lover") while Fisher joined the group Climie Fisher.
Fisher passed away August 25, 1999 from complications following stomach surgery.

They released two albums:
Naked Eyes (1983) (US title)
Burning Bridges (1983) (UK title)
Fuel For The Fire (1984)

"Rob Fisher (now, sadly, deceased) wrote most of the music for Naked Eyes. The two were a real team. Fisher later went on to collaborate with other top groups and write songs. Byrne is a competent singer and now is touring with a back-up band doing the old Naked Eyes tunes. "

"It was great (and still is) great music! If you are not a fan of the synth sound, then what are you even doing listening to a band consisting of only two people and a bunch of keyboards!
The synthesizers are the most distinctive aspect of their music. They shimmer in multiple layers, with subtle backgrounds backing often surprisingly catchy and memorable keyboard riffs, giving an incredibly effective atmosphere of mystique and energy at the same time. The drum machines are purely 1980s vintage, but while some may claim that this dates the material, I would venture that it only enhances the modern, technological feel of the music. Drum machines of the early '80s had not yet become the loud, obnoxious instruments that overwhelmed the rest of the music like their late '80s counterparts. Added to all of this were Pete Byrne's British-accented vocals, which were melodic and passionate without being sappy."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I looking for long long time

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...this! :)

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Blogger peixe's musical travelogue said...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superb! This band made me remember of pleasing past. Thanx for your blog.;)
Any chance for OMD and/or Lloyd Cole & The Commotions??,


6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And thanks to Rob for introduce me to your site. You people are great!


6:31 PM  
Anonymous Ryoga said...

Thanks for Naked Eyes. I was also looking for it :). Do You have "Fuel for the Fire"?

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate your prompt response Saltyka.
Off course that I'd like them all, but whatever is good for you...
I remembered of "The Pacific Age" and of "Rattlesnake" and will be nice to listen to them again.
Already thankful,


4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came too late to this wonderful site. I just found that naked eyes cd is also gone. It has When The ligths go down, that is not included on the Best Of cds. Hope someone can re-upload it. Thanks in advance.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh..please please please reupload this again....I beg you!!!!! I want this so bad

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10:08 PM  
Blogger daren said...

I can't believe i found it here! thank you for the music. You have such great taste. but alas i'm late... can you please, please, please re-upload Naked Eyes' "Burning Bridges" album in mediafire. It would really mean a lot to me. Thank you once again.

- d.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous John Sposato said...

I might remove the mp3s from my site and put a link to this blog instead to save time and server space. I already had the best-of CD before I had broadband. If EMI ever reissue this properly, they might use the US title and cover since more people here would recognise that one. This edition never sold well in the UK. Naked Eyes and The Fixx were never household names at home, but were in the US thanks to MTV. The good old days.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would love to download this but the link has expired. can this be uploaded again?

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, re-uploaded Burning Bridges!!

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burning Bridges CD:

6:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, only 'Burning bridges' contains the single version of 'Always something there to remind me' (intro is drumless).

5:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for my previous comment. It was wrong. The single version (drumless intro) of 'Always something there to remind me' may be included in 'Naked Eyes' (US album) and not in 'Burning bridges.'

5:50 AM  
Blogger Catigli said...

The links are broken. I need download Burning Bridges. Thanks for you help.

5:53 AM  

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