WHITE DOOR - Windows (1983)
New Wave, Synth-pop
Mac Austin -Vocals
Harry Davies - Synthesiser, Flute
John Davies - Synthesiser
Sue Quin - Backing Vocals/Andy Richards (Berlin,Pet Shop Boys,Prefab Sprout,FGTH,Fuzzbox etc.)- Programming,Additional Synthesisers/Dave Hassel - Programming/Des Tongue - Fender Bass/Steve Gilbert - Drums/Alan Fawkes - Sax
04 In Heaven
05 Love Breakdown
06 Where Do We Go (From Here)
07 School Days
08 Behind the White Door
Bonus Disc (Singles/Mixes)
09 Way Of The World (7")
10 The Extra (7")
11 Kings Of The Orient (7")
12 New Jalousies (7")
13 Kings Of The Orient (12")
14 Love Breakdown (Long Vocal Version)
15 Love Breakdown (Instrumental Dub Version)
16 Flame In My Heart (12 ")
17 Love Breakdown (7")
18 Breakdown (Instrumental 7")
Links to download : sorry they asked me to remove the links, but you can purchase it here:
"Great electronic music performed by members of the rock band Grace"
"A legendary new romantic album"
"Superb 8-track album. 7 tracks were released as singles or B-Sides. "Schooldays" is a lovely song.(it contains many lovely songs! -salty) Album was released in a limited edition with a 12 inch copy of "Love Breakdown""
"White Door consists of two synthesists and a singer; with some guests, Windows offers lovely pop-with-a-beat. Although the UK band's material and arrangements are not extraordinary for synth-pop, the way in which the fragile, ethereal vocals and durable dance music are blended on the best tracks ("Love Breakdown" is the standout) makes this LP more affecting than affected."[Ira Robbins]
Formed by members of Stoke prog-rock group Grace."...Maybe it was the advent of punk maybe it was the bickering amongst the band members, maybe the band was frightened of success. Whatever the reasons, Grace split up in 1981, much to the shock of their hundreds of staunch followers.Individuals carried out a few splinter projects, but the only serious new contender was the formation of the synthesiser band White Door. The line up featured the vocalist (Mac) and Flautist (Harry) from the defunct Grace, together with brother John on keyboards. As White Door, they released an album (Windows) and several singles (including "Windows", "Jerusalem", and "Flame in my Heart"). Although the music represented an almost complete change of direction, the quality of song writing still showed through, and the established music press almost admitted to liking them."
White Door created sensitive, well-written, electronic music. Their last single "Flame in My Heart" ("Should have been a huge hit. The first song from their never recorded second album. Synthesisiers were still in use, but guitars made a greater appearance. A wonderful despairing love song. The instrumental riff was borrowed from Frankie goes to Hollywood's "Two Tribes". Frankie were recording in the same studios. White Door's producer, Andy Richards, ended up working with Frankie's producer Trevor Horn.) was more guitar-driven and took its instrumental riff from Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Two Tribes / One February Friday" who were recording at the time. White Door's producer, Andy Richards, went on to work with many top acts, including Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Sue Quin provided backing vocals. Their album and 3 of their singles contained original artwork by Paul Warrillow. The members of White Door still tour as Grace.