Betcha thought it was an Annie Lennox song all this time, didn't ya? ;)
Don't worry, you're in good company. A lot of people don't know about this lost gem. Or who The Lover Speaks were.
It was released in 1986 and didn't fare too well on the UK charts and didn't appear at all on the US charts and quietly disappeared.
|They did get some American alternative rock radio airplay, including on Seattle's KJET. Playlist courtesy of Mike Fuller.|
Sadly, the poor sales and chart performance of their first LP led to A&M Records dropping the duo after completing their second album The Big Lie in 1987 (again with Dave Stewart producing.) The Big Lie as far as I know remains unreleased to this day. And The Lover Speaks disbanded.
|The Lover Speaks (A&M, 1986)|
David Freeman went on to a solo career in the 1990s and is currently retired. Joseph Hughes became a producer and songwriter and is currently active today.