Climie Fisher were a UK pop duo formed by vocalist Simon Climie (born 1957) and former Naked Eyes keyboardist Rob Fisher (5 November 1956 – 25 August 1999). In 1987-8, they had two international hit singles: “Rise to the Occasion” and “Love Changes (Everything)”.
Climie Fisher wrote “Love Changes Everything” thinking that Rod Stewart could sing it, but Stewart turned it down and they released the song in 1987. Initially it received poor sales and airplay, reaching #67 in the UK and #30 in The Netherlands. After the success of “Rise to the Occasion”, the song was re-released with a slight remix by Bob Clearmountain in 1988, and reached #2 in the UK. It was kept off the top spot by the Pet Shop Boys song “Heart”.
“Love Changes (Everything)” also reached #2 in South Africa, #7 in Germany, #8 in Switzerland, #15 in Austria, #23 in Australia, #23 in the US Hot 100 and Top 20 on the U.S. Dance Music/Club Play Singles and Adult Contemporary charts.
The US 12″ single featured the House Mix by Phil Harding and the Dance Mix by Stephen Hague.
Love Changes (Everything) (House Mix) 7:47
Love Changes (Everything) (Single Mix) 4:28
Love Changes (Everything) (Dance Mix) 7:45
Love Changes (Everything) (Pop Mix) 6:14
The third single to be released from the 1987 Climie Fisher album “Everything” was “Keeping The Mystery Alive”
The single reached #35 in Germany and was one of a number of tracks on the debut album co-written by Dennis Morgan with Simon Climie and Rob Fisher.
Morgan and Climie had recently had a hit with Aretha Franklin and George Michael’s “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” the previous year and the partnership yielded more hits with Climie Fisher such as Love Changes (Everything) and Rise To The Occasion.
“Keeping The Mystery Alive” was produced by Steve Lillywhite and remixed by Bruce Forrest for the 12″ single.
Keeping The Mystery Alive (Extended Mix) 6:36
Nothing But A Feeling 3:29
Keeping The Mystery Alive (7″) 4:03
Climie Fisher were a UK pop duo formed by vocalist Simon Climie (born 1957) and former Naked Eyes keyboardist Rob Fisher (5 November 1956 – 25 August 1999). In 1987-8, they had two international hit singles but these were preceded by their first single “This Is Me” in 1986.
“This Is Me” was written by Climie Fisher and produced by Steve Lillywhite with backing vocals by Steve’s then-wife Kirsty MacColl.
The 12″ This Is It remix was credited to Mr. Max Hardfilling which was a nom de plume for Mixmaster Phil Harding.
The track was re-released in the UK in 1988 following the success of “Love Changes (Everything)” and “Rise To The Occasion”.
This Is Me (This Is It Mix) 7:38
This Is Me (7″) 3:48
Far Across The Water 4:28