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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Visage - Fade To Grey

'Fade to Grey' is the second single by the British pop group Visage, released on Polydor Records in November 1980.

The song was the band's most successful single. It became a huge dance floor hit and entered the singles charts in early 1981, peaking at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart and reaching number 1 in both Germany and Switzerland.

The song's structure was primarily composed by Billy Currie and Christopher Payne. While setting the track listing of the Visage album, Midge Ure composed the song's lyrics after Billy Currie suggested the use of the melody for the album. Steve Strange had singing lessons with Ure in order to maintain himself in tune and be recorded. Gary Numan commented in interview for the Numan Digest: "As far as I'm concerned Chris and Billy were the driving force behind writing 'Fade to Grey'. They used to work on it during the sound checks on my '79 tour. Cedric [Sharpley, who was the drummer of the Gary Numan's backing band] was also heavily involved. In those days it was called 'Toot City'".

On the UK Channel 4 show "Top Ten New Romantics" in 1999, Steve Strange claimed to have been the one who came up with the idea for the French vocal in the track (a statement disputed by Midge Ure who claims this idea was his). The French vocal was performed by Brigitte Arendt, a young student from Luxembourg who was Rusty Egan's girlfriend at the time.

A remix by Bassheads/Andy Stevenson was released in 1993 to promote the compilation album with the same title, becoming a modest Top 40 hit. Several other artists have made their own versions of this song.

In 2008, Strange appeared on the BBC series Ashes to Ashes performing the song in the Blitz nightclub.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version

Original 7 inch Mix
Brassheads 7 inch Edit
7 inch Remix
12 inch Extended Version
Special Maxi Version
Wilde Cat Mix
1986 Extended Version
1993 Original Mix
2008 Remix
Steps - B-Side


Visage - Fade To Grey - Video

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