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Monday, 25 May 2009

Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach

‘Echo Beach’ was released in 1980 by the Canadian group Martha and the Muffins from their album ‘Metro Music’and backed with ‘Teddy the Dink’ as the B-side.

Although Mark Gane was not aware of a real "Echo Beach" when he wrote the song in 1978, several people wrote to him asking if it was about a beach in their local area. However, Echo Beach, as mentioned in the song, does not refer to a real beach but is rather a symbolic notion of somewhere the narrator would rather be, somewhere 'far away in time'. In reality, the song was thought of while Gane was working checking wallpaper for printing faults. He found this rather dull and his mind drifted to times he would rather be reliving. The single reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart.

The song was covered by Toyah in 1987, reaching number number 54 in the UK Singles Chart as well as being released in Germany. A cover by Gabriella Cilmi is used as the theme tune for the British soap opera Echo Beach, first broadcast on the ITV1 network on 10 January 2008. It can be found as a bonus on the UK edition of her debut album ‘Lessons to be Learned’. In 2005, "Echo Beach" was named the 35th greatest Canadian song of all time on the CBC Radio One series 50 Tracks: The Canadian Version.

Click the link below to download the following:
The Video
7 inch Single Version
Teddy The Dink - B-Side Track

Also included is this Special Various Artist Tribute CD. It featured German artists and was released as a tribute to the song and featured the following:

01 - deep dive corporation (dive extended version)
02 - gabriel le mar (le mar dub version)
03 - reverend echo (dreaddub version)
04 - martha & the muffins - on a silent summer evening (echo beach version)
05 - thomas fehlmann (flowing version)
06 - vincenzo (beach house version)
07 - sounds from the ground (echo version)
08 - groove corporation (elephant dub version)
09 - watershell (waterdub version)
10 - pre fade listening (pre-fade dub version)
11 - sushi club (sushi version)
12 - ostinato (echo nuri version)
13 - jimmy cauty (ex-klf) (infected by the scourge of the earth)

Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach - Video

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