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ARTIST
TITLE
The Best Of
FORMAT
CD

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RACD 102CD RACD 102CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/28/2003

"In 1985 they release their third album Songs, this time on their own label. Here the songs are more structured with stronger melodies and a much better production, recorded and mixed at Abba's Polar Studio in Stockholm. Songs is picked up by Virgin UK and some additional recordings are done by Depeche Mode and Cure producer Dave Allen. The album includes the hit single 'Shouldn't Have To Be Like That' and receives very favourable international reviews. On the basis of Songs and new demos, Virgin UK gets Walter Becker from Steely Dan to produce their next album. Light And Shade is recorded in Los Angeles and released in September 1987. The first single, 'Angel', is sent to selected US radio stations and gets very good feedback. But Virgin US have problems and need to 'trim the roster'. Several acts have to go. Out of nowhere, FLL is suddenly big in the Philippines. Being invited for one concert in Manila, they end up selling out 6 shows at the same venue, 70.000 tickets all in all. In 1989 they release The Colour Album on Record Station, a label under BMG in Sweden. In 1992 they release their last studio album Dreams. The Best Of Fra Lippo Lippi includes tracks from Songs, Light And Shade, The Colour Album and Dreams in addition to one live track and a new track recorded in 1994 and not available elsewhere. For contractual reasons some of the songs have been re-recorded, but the original recording of 'Angel' is included, complete with Walter Becker's guitar playing."