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The album version of Why can't I wake up...is so bad compared to the single remake.

I feel Take That v1 had at least one more album in them and their solo careers (especially Gary's) would have done so much better. Robbie leaving just hastened matters so quickly. A 4th album with just the four of them in late 96 with some new sounds and then the Greatest Hits in 1997 to bid farewell with.
 
Was Why Can't I Wake Up With You, on both Take That And Party, with the single remix on Everything Changes? Seems odd to launch your 2nd album, with an lead single that was already off (abiet in a different version) your 1st.
 
Was Why Can't I Wake Up With You, on both Take That And Party, with the single remix on Everything Changes? Seems odd to launch your 2nd album, with an lead single that was already off (abiet in a different version) your 1st.

It's ALMOST a completely different track though. The original version bares so little resemblance to the single version. I can understand the logic of the hit version being on there. It's not like a Britney Radar thing.
 
It's ALMOST a completely different track though. The original version bares so little resemblance to the single version. I can understand the logic of the hit version being on there. It's not like a Britney Radar thing.

I've never heard the Take That & Party original version...perhaps that's a good thing. I remember the video for the single being on The Chart Show and thinking, wow is this the same band....this is like a George Michael thing...it's amazing. Glad I didn't rush out and buy the debut on CD, I'd have been very confused! I just waited for Everything Changes to come along...I'd liked Pray by then as well.
 
I've never heard the Take That & Party original version...perhaps that's a good thing. I remember the video for the single being on The Chart Show and thinking, wow is this the same band....this is like a George Michael thing...it's amazing. Glad I didn't rush out and buy the debut on CD, I'd have been very confused! I just waited for Everything Changes to come along...I'd liked Pray by then as well.

It's more of a usual Bar-lad than the single. Sounds like it was a sort of demo that got stuck on the album.
 
I can think of Michelle Gayle's two albums both including Happy Just to Be with You - album version on her debut and single remix on the follow up.

I only bought Walthamstow last year, for about £1.

Me too, for a bit less though. ;-) Mine has the awful album version of It's Alright on it - I think I need the other version of the album.
 
I feel like Why Can't I Wake Up With You is one of Take That's lesser singles. The remix to me seemed kind of dated at the time - the whole 'uno dos uno dos tres cuatro' felt almost as overused as 'woo yeah'. I'd have probably liked it more had it had more of an Independence/The Love I Lost kind of piano-led 1993 style uptempo remix.
 
I'm just catching up on Biggest Hits 1994, and Olga from Corona is obviously miming. Does anyone know when the live vocal rule was stopped?

I'm wondering if the legendary Move On Baby performance from Dame Kelly Overett of Cappella in February 94 was the reason for this change...
 
I'm just catching up on Biggest Hits 1994, and Olga from Corona is obviously miming. Does anyone know when the live vocal rule was stopped?

I'm wondering if the legendary Move On Baby performance from Dame Kelly Overett of Cappella in February 94 was the reason for this change...

So Ric Blaxill's first show was 3 Feb 1994. I'm fairly sure this Charlatans performance from that show is mimed.



But then virtually every performance after that for several months (looking through the setlists and remembering - 1994 is a year I've re-watched a lot!) is live, with Doop the only exception that stands out.

Then Cappella mime U & Me on 23 June, then followed by Two Cowboys, Bad Boys Inc and Shampoo in July, then DJ Miko, Sean Maguire and Corona.

So my guess would be that whilst Ric was more relaxed about miming, he probably didn't mention that at first - and artists and pluggers were by then used to the rule, so didn't know they could even ask to mime. And then after it became more apparent that some acts were miming, those who wanted to started asking to do so again.

He probably should've insisted on Real McCoy miming!



They seem to have even needed to quickly cobble together a dodgy instrumental to sing live to! A bit like the days of the Top of the Pops Orchestra!
 
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