The first essential single of the solo era. Released on 12″ vinyl on the dance-orientated Interference imprint of his Belgian label, this was Paul Haig making a fabulous synth-driven pop song, with perfect backing vocals from Giles and Samantha of Hey! Elastica who were featured just a few weeks back in the Saturday series.
mp3 : Paul Haig – Blue For You
mp3 : Paul Haig – Blue For You (version)
It seemed really exotic to go into a Glasgow record shop to purchase a piece of vinyl pressed up in Belgium that featured musicians from Edinburgh. I still play this record on a regular basis these days.
Paul would later perform Blue For You in a very rare live TV performance. The backing vocals in this instance are from session singers:-
The song would later be re-recorded for Paul’s debut LP, but this early version is the definitive version.