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Monday, 1 June 2009

Bucks Fizz - Now Those Days Are Gone

'Now Those Days Are Gone' was released in June 1982 by Bucks Fizz and featured on their album 'Are You Ready'. Written by Andy Hill and Nichola Martin and produced by Hill, this was the group's only single to feature member Mike Nolan on lead vocals, it was also the last to be co-written by Martin, who founded the group. The song was a stark contrast to the group's singles up to this point, which had all featured very full pop productions. However, this time, the song was partly an accella piece with soft harmonies and a gentle orchestral build towards the end. One reviewer remarked that the impressive vocal structure would give Bucks Fizz some much-needed credibility.

The song centres around the narrator who looks back on younger days and recalls how innocent he was then, while the promotional video for the song saw the group in a World War II setting.
Released in June 1982, this single followed up two No.1 hits, 'My Camera Never Lies' and ' The Land Of Make Believe' and reached Number 8 in the UK Singles Charts.

In Australia and many European countries, this single went unreleased, with tracks, 'Are You Ready' or 'Easy Love' being released in its place. The single was also later featured as the B-Side to 'You and Your Heart So Blue' - a 1985 single.

The singles B-Side, 'Takin' Me Higher' was a first, in that it was written and produced by the group themselves. The style of the song was slightly more hard-hitting than the group's usual output, with a lengthy intro, overlapping vocals and a full, but somewhat cluttered production. The group continued to write and produce songs for their B-Sides over the next few years.
A newly recorded version of 'Now Those Days Are Gone' was released in 2006 on the Bucks Fizz album, 'The Lost Masters', while an early demo by Hill was released in 2008 on 'The Lost Masters 2 - The Final Cut'. This demo featured an expletive, which necessitated the album to include a Parental advisory sticker.

Click the link below to download the following:

Single Version
2006 The Lost Master Version
2008 Andy Hill Version
Take Me Higher - B-Side


Bucks Fizz - Now Those Days Are Gone - Video

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