A Flock Of Seagulls
"Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)"
A Flock Of Seagulls is made up of Mike Score (vocals, keyboards), his brother Ali Score (drums), Paul Reynolds (guitar) and Frank Maudsley (bass), through the members have come and gone over the years. The synth-pop band formed in 1979 in Liverpool, and they were known by many for Mike's famous 'seagull-like haircut', which even featured in the popular show 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' as 'College Chandler's' haircut.
One of the band's most-loved songs "Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)" makes a comeback in this CD Single with fresh new recordings, letting you hear the track as if through new ears. The song was released as part of the album: "Wishing" which came out in 1996, but its very first release was over a decade earlier on Tanzbare Musik in 1981. It reached Top 10 status in the USA in 1982, as well as being a Top 40 hit in 1983.
There are seven tracks on the single, offering a plethora of variety."Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)" opens with the modernised "Extended Remix" with snare-like electronic slaps. An instrumental version of this remix is also on the single. Next up is a remix by Ilya Santana from the Canary Islands, who has remixed the likes of Human League, Dolly Parton, Lindstrom & the Phenomenal Handclap Band. Here you can expect a transcendental rendition, blessing the song with an innovative mystical feel. Again, an instrumental version of this track is included. A contrasting remix by Chris Coco, who has fittingly been working as a DJ since the acid house explosion of the late 80s, delivers confident synths and a deep electronic overtone, using substantial reverb on all the vocals. The Soda Pimps Remix is a shorter, sunny variation. The last track on the single is an "Orchestral Version" recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra which most definitely does not fail to deliver drama and elevating intensity.
Last year the band appeared on record together for the first time since 1984. The "Ascension" album was recorded in multiple studios around the world and featured the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra providing backing to their hits. Mike Score is touring with his band this year - don't miss your chance to catch them at "The Inflight UK Tour 2019".
Mike Score - Keyboards and Vocals
Ali Score - Drums
Frank Maudsley - Bass
Paul Reynolds - Guitar
Produced by John Bryan And Sare Havlicek
Recorded at Smecky Studio, OD Hunte Studio, Parr Street Studios and Evenform Studios
Engineered by Sare Havlicek, Jan Holzner, OD Hunte, Robin Lee, Jesse Clark & Damian Hasbun
Programming by Sare Havlicek
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Supervisor James Fitzpatrick
Orchestral Arrangements by Pete Whitfield, Mike Score, John Bryan and Sare Havlicek
Mixed by Sare Havlicek at Tokyorama Studio
Mastered by Yuri Dent
All titles written by Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley & Paul Reynolds. Published by Concord Music Publishing.
(C) and (P) 2019 August Day
|1.||Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) [Extended Remix]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|2.||Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) [Ilya Santana Remix]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|3.||Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) [Soda Pimps Remix]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|4.||Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) [Chris Coco Dub]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|5.||Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) [Extended Instrumental]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|6.||Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) [Ilya Santana Instrumental Remix]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|7.||Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
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