With apologies for those of you who have followed this and the old blog for a long while as this will be far from the first time I’ve featured this songs.
I would so love to be able to offer anything other than Abandon Ship in any look back at April Showers. But it is an impossible task.
For those who don’t know, April Showers were a short-lived Glaswegian pop duo comprising Jonathan Bernstein and Beatrice Colin. They released just one single on Big Star, a subsidiary of Chrysalis, in 1984. And it’s a tremendous, timeless piece of pop thanks in part to a wonderful production from Anne Dudley of the Art of Noise.
It’s a very rare and hard to find piece of plastic, in both its 7″ and 12″ format, with collectors being asked to fork out from £50 and upwards for the 12″ on the basis that it also has an otherwise unavailable instrumental version of the a-side.
My copy of the song comes courtesy of its inclusion on the compilation album 10 Years Of Marina Records.
mp3 : April Showers – Abandon Ship
Jonathan Bernstein is now a succesful author and screenwriter over in the USA. Click here for a past review of one of his works.