March 21, 2015

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Floy Joy - Weak In The Presence Of Beauty b/w You And Me (1986) - single

Floy Joy was an English soul and jazz-influenced pop group formed in Sheffield, England. The band formed in 1983, consisting of Elana Harris, Michael Ward and Shaun Ward. This line-up released only one single that year titled "Answer Through Me", produced by Andy Hernandez.
"Weak in the Presence of Beauty" is a song written by Michael Ward and Rob Clarke which was first released by their band, the British soul and jazz-influenced pop group Floy Joy, in 1986. The song was later covered by singer Alison Moyet in 1987 and became a hit for her. After the album, Thompson and Shaun Ward subsequently left the band, leaving Michael Ward to draft singer Desi Campbell and bassist/drum programmer/co-writer Robert E. Clarke and put together a new all-male Floy Joy. An album came out in 1986 titled “Weak in the Presence of Beauty”, which was also produced by Don Was. Although the album was overall unsuccessful. The group split shortly after due to the commercial failure of the album.

A - Weak In The Presence Of Beauty  (3:24)
Written-By – Michael Ward, Rob Clarke / Producer – Don 'Don' Was
B - You And Me  (3:07)
Written-By – Michael Ward, Rob Clarke / Producer – Don 'Don' Was

Label:  Virgin Records
Genre:  Synth-pop
Catalog#  108013

(P) 1986
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