March 21, 2015

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China Crisis - Christian b/w Greenacre Bay / Performing Seals (1982) - single

China Crisis is an English pop/rock band. They were formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. China Crisis were originally assimilated in the batch of new wave Liverpool acts of the late 1970s and early 1980s, led by OMD and also including Echo and the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, A Flock of Seagulls and Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
The band was signed to Virgin Records and recorded their debut album, “Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain”, which was released in December 1982. A re-release of "African & White" became China Crisis' first hit in the United Kingdom. The follow-up single, "Christian", made UK No. 12 in early 1983 and brought them to national prominence. By this time, Reilly had left the band, but was still credited on the record sleeve as a guest on the single, along with new member Steve Levy playing oboe and saxophone. During this period the band toured supporting Simple Minds.

A  - Christian  (4:10)
Written-by - Garry, Eddie, Dave / Producer – Peter Walsh
B1 - Greenacre Bay  (3:51)
Written-by - Garry, Eddie / Producer – Bascombe, Eddie, Garry, Lewis
B2 - Performing Seals  (2:45)
Written-by - Garry, Eddie / Producer – Eddie, Gil Norton

Label:  Virgin Records
Genre:  Synth-pop
Catalog# 105110

(P) 1982

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