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The Face

by Miro Miroe

Synth driven 80's Electro Pop featuring female vocals and saxophone.
Genre: Pop: 80's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Nights of Arabia
3:42 $0.60
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2. Islands
3:15 $0.60
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3. Goodbye Garden
3:45 $0.60
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4. Too Hot to Touch
3:09 $0.60
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5. Gift of Love
3:32 $0.60
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6. Without You
3:59 $0.60
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7. Freefall
3:32 $0.60
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8. Nosferatu
3:45 $0.60
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9. Blood and Sand
4:00 $0.60
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10. Secret Weapon
3:15 $0.60
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11. Do Androids Dream
3:06 $0.60
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12. Nights of Arabia (Extended)
7:11 $0.60
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13. Islands (Extended)
7:00 $0.60
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Miro Miroe are an 80's pop duo who had some success at the time with their catchy first single "Nights Of Arabia". "The Face" is made up of a mixture of released masters, unreleased masters and well recorded demos. The group is a Yazoo type duo with Berenice Nally taking care of vocal and lyric writing duties, while Ian Ritchie writes, arranges, programs and plays saxophone.

“Nights Of Arabia” and “Islands” were recorded at Air studios, Oxford Street in 1982 with Colin Thurston producing. Ian Curnow was at hand to play any keyboards that had not been programmed by Ritchie. Roland JP4 and JP8 synthesizers are heavily featured. Roddy Lorimer played the solo trumpet on “Islands”. The legendary Simon Phillips plays drums on both cuts. The songs were released as singles by Miro Miroe’s record label CBS.

“Freefall” was also recorded during these sessions but the version on “The Face” ( inspired by the influential 80’s magazine of the same name ) was produced by Phil Harding with Adrian Lee playing additional keys.

“Goodbye Garden”, “Too Hot To Touch” and “Gift Of Love” were produced by Peter Williams, whose other credits include work with David Sylvian. Berenice is in particularly good voice on these tracks.

“Nosferatu” and “Blood And Sand” were recorded at RCA studios in London’s Windmill Street and were engineered by Simon Humphries.

“Without You” and “Secret Weapon” are later period Miro when they had left CBS. Peter Williams was producing. For a brief period Miro added guitarist Peter Nairn to their ranks and actually gigged live as a 3 piece, mainly in pubs around London.

The remaining tracks are extended versions. “Islands” was pressed as a 12 inch single but was never actually released. “Nights” was edited recently from digital copies made in 1982. “Do Androids Dream” was the B side of “Nights” and is the only instrumental. It was recorded at RCA studios.

More Miro Miroe is available for release. If sufficient interest is shown in “The Face” I intend to put out a follow up album, which will include the last Miro Miroe single “Ready, Steady” which was produced by Steve Levine and remixed by Laurie Latham. Also available are two songs produced by Zeus B. Held ( Transvision Vamp ), which were never released and more high quality RCA recordings of unreleased material.

Ian Ritchie went on to have some success as a session musician and later turned to record production. Credits include albums by Roger Waters, Laurie Anderson, Pete Wylie and Hugh Cornwell amongst others. He is currently a member of the Roger Waters band, having played sax on the “Dark Side Of The Moon” tour in 2006-2008 and the Sandy Relief concert in Madison Square Garden in December 2012. He is composer of the “Globetrekker” theme and continues to perform live with an array of groups.

Berenice Nally left the music business shortly after the demise of Miro Miroe and started a successful bookshop in West London.


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