All songs written, composed, arranged and produced by John Ireland (real name: John Griffith)
1982, Transistor Records, CBK(L) 7006 (Cassette L4 CBK(N) 7006)
Opening with his hit single "I Like..." John Ireland's 1982 album is jam packed with piano/synthesizer ballads. While some of the synth sounds are a bit dated, this does not detract from the album which features some lush orchestral sounds. Two tracks ('Movie Theme (Diana)' and 'Diana's theme') are possibly directed at Princess Diana as the album was released the year after her marriage to Prince Charles. These songs now seem quite ironic in light of her death, especially where John sings abouts girls wanting to be her. The album does well to hold it's own and not become a hit single surrounded by 9 b-sides as a lot of 80's albums tended to do.
All info supplied by John Samson, April 2000.
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