Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Perception - Guilty 1993

Talkin Loud Records TLKCD36
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Guilty was originally on an album released by Barbra Streisand in 1980. After the success of the Bee Gees in '77 - '78, Streisand asked Barry Gibb to write an album for her. It became her best-selling album to date with sales of over 20 million copies and was produced by Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson.

The title track, vocal duet between Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb, a member of the Bee Gees. was written by all three Bee Gees: Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, Guilty peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and also won a Grammy Award. In the UK, the song reached #34 on the UK Singles Chart (because we have more taste). I recall back at the time, proclaiming the song a dirge to my long-suffering Mum, who liked it of course. I was young and foolish at the time. The song is a fine piece of music ruined by the vocalists.

In 1993 when Guilty was covered by Perception, I was able to appreciate the song better. OK, I was older... happy now. It's produced by Lati Kronlund and Tony Campbell, who was originally signed to Talkin' Loud with Perception before forming Act Of Faith in 1992 with Nicholas Demetriades. This is a 1993 release with no mention of Anthony M. Campbell. We have Mike McEvoy on production of Reach Out and writing credits go to the usual names, Daly, Rose, Forde & McEvoy. The lady on the front cover looks familiar, anybody know for sure?

All very interesting I'm sure but let's cut to the chase. The Take Two Remix of Guilty is courtesy of Ray Hayden at Opaz Studios. Game over!

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  • Guilty (Edit)
  • Reach Out
  • Guilty
  • Guilty (Take Two Remix)
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Perception.rar Filesize: 32.04 MB

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks Mickey - appreciate you digging this out. Oddly enough, it sounded better in my memory of it... but you cant really go wrong with Ray Hayden in the mix, can ya?!

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  2. I agree with the statement Sasha, Opaz rule, but the #3 mix is my favourite. I shudder as I say it but it's damn close to the Streisand original? :-O

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