PAPARAZZI - Cold In A Warm Climate (1984) (Unreleased)
(sleeve photo of 'Don't Stay All Night', Glyn is on the left, standing, Nick is sitting next to him, David is standing at the back and I am (Michael) sitting at the front on the right.)
(photo of Michael and the drummer Glyn on location for the video in Morrocco)
New Wave, Synth-Pop
Michael Dorian - Singer, some guitar, some piano/keyboards, songwriter.
Nicholas Eugovni - Keyboards.
David Manray - Bass, backing vocals.
Glyn Ricard - Drummer.
"Don't Stay All Night"
Producer - Paparazzi , Thereza Bazar (Dollar fame)
Written-By - Micael Dorian
Photography - Andy Earl (http://www.andyearl.com/)
01 Don't Stay All Night
03 Stop (Remix)
05 Midnight In Blue
06 In A Manner Of Speaking
07 Pictures In Love
08 Cold In A Warm Climate
09 Tell Me
10 Love Motions
11 Don't Stay All Night (Extended)
12 Pictures Of Love (Extended)
13 Stop (Extended)
14 Love Motions (12" Sax Instrumental)
15 Surrender (Instrumental)
Link to download:
A wonderful and brilliant album from an unknown new romantic band, i got it from a visitor by email who also downloaded it somewhere (p2p).
Their style is a bit similar to The Expression (Australian new wave band) where the singer try to follow David Sylvian's vocal.
Only two singles ("Don't Stay All Night" and "Stop")have ever released from the album. Ther are many more god songs on it, so what i really don't understand why MCA didn't want to release the whole album as well??
(a shot from the 'Stop' video)Biography:
New Wave/Synthpop band produced by Thereza Bazar from Dollar fame. Released two singles and an album titled “Cold In a warm climate” in 1983-1984 before dissapearing into the oblivion. Their album is unreleased actually.
Nina Hagen - Angstlos 1983
Viktor Lazlo - Viktor Lazlo 1987
The Gap Band - Straight from the Heart 1988
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Heavenly 1997
Lillian Axe - Lillian Axe 1988
Lillian Axe - Love and War 1989
The Skwares - Start It Up 1988
Terence Trent D'Arby - Terence Trent D'Arby's Vibrator 1995
And he was also the meber of the AOr band: Eyes (http://www.rockdetector.com/artist/usa/glendale/eyes)
I also found something else:
"My good freind and keyboardist Michael Dorian on the set of the Terence Trent D'arby tour (I took the picture). I spent a lot of time at Michael's studio up in the valley (his mom is the best cook...). Michael and I also did a trade show gig for SyQuest at the COMDEX show in Las Vegas." (http://www.middleofnowhere.com/photos_artist.asp )
I have tried to get in touch with Thereza Bazar for further info, but she didn't answered me till now:(
MICHAEL DORIAN added:
"We were signed to MCA on a long contract, having turned down Virgin and EMI and recorded the album with Thereze. Thereze was not in the band but she produced the album and even came to Morroco with us to shoot the video for 'stop'.
'Stop', was the first single and sold around 10,000, followed by 'Don't Stay All Night'.
As well as a video for 'Stop', we filmed a live set at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham with Andy Earl, there are copies of this still around.
The band split because Nick couldn't face the idea of a long tour and I didn't want to continue without him. After the split MCA asked me to re-record surrender as a solo release; I did this but it remains on their shelves somewhere.
I asked MCA to release me from the contract after which Nick and I did some writing/production for various peoole. David and Glyn formed a new band together. I also formed a new band and recorded an album for extravaganza/BMG. This band has never actually split and I am in the process of writing a new album after a long time away."
(Paparazzi live photo)
Many thanks to Michael Dorian for the pix!!
I have to ask the mebers here to message me please!