B-Movie ‎– A Letter From Afar (1984)

B-Movie were a futurist band from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, active in the first half of the 1980s. They were signed to the Some Bizzare record label, and had a track “Moles” featured on the original Some Bizzare Album.

In 1982, they released “Nowhere Girl”, which made the Top 10 in many European countries and reached No. 68 in the United Kingdom,but there was no follow-up and no sign of an album. The popular webcomic Nowhere Girl was named after this single.

Keyboard player Rick Holliday left in 1983 to form Six Sed Red with Soft Cell associate Cindy Ecstasy. Paul Statham switched from guitar to keyboards and was briefly replaced by Stuart McLean (Charming Snakes) for a tour of Israel. Their biggest success was having their song “Dream Baby” covered by Bananarama on their eponymous 1984 LP. The rest of the band re-surfaced in 1984 (with Adi Hardy on guitar) with the single “A Letter From Afar” produced by John “Jellybean” Benitez but this failed to chart.

A Letter From Afar (Big Mix)                          8:08

A Letter From Afar (Instrumental Mix)             7:47

A Letter From Afar (Small Mix)                      3:49

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B-Movie – Switch On – Switch Off / Forever Running (1985)

B-Movie were a futurist band from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, active in the first half of the 1980s.

In 1981, they signed to Phonogram imprint Deram and had their biggest UK commercial success when their single “Remembrance Day”, which reached #61 in the UK Singles Chart.The follow-up single, “Marilyn Dreams”, failed to chart.

In 1982, they released “Nowhere Girl”, which made the Top 10 in many European countries and reached #68 in the United Kingdom, but there was no follow-up and no sign of an album.

Keyboard player Rick Holliday left in 1983 to form Six Sed Red with Soft Cell associate Cindy Ecstasy. Paul Statham switched from guitar to keyboards and was briefly replaced by Stuart McLean (Charming Snakes) for an Israel Tour. Their biggest success was having their song “Dream Baby” covered by Bananarama on their eponymous 1984 LP. The rest of the band re-surfaced in 1984 (with Adi Hardy on guitar) with the single “A Letter From Afar” produced by John “Jellybean” Benitez but this failed to chart.

Towards the end of 1985, they finally released an album with Sire Records called Forever Running containing re-recorded versions of the two hits, but both it and the single “Switch On Switch Off” were flops despite a tour to promote them.

The promo 12″ single of “Switch On Switch Off” had the A side remixed by Bruce Forest while the B side would contain a remix of the title track from the album by Ivan Ivan.

Switch On – Switch Off (Switch On Rock Mix)    7:02

Forever Running (Long Running Version)      7:10

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