Richard James Burgess (born June 29, 1949) is a studio drummer, music-computer programmer, recording artist, record producer, composer, author, manager, marketer and inventor. He launched his career as a producer with Spandau Ballet’s debut UK hit “To Cut a Long Story Short”,which marked the commercial beginnings of the New Romantic movement.
Burgess co-produced, co-wrote, programmed, sang and played drums for the European electronica group Landscape, whose RCA Records album From the Tea-rooms of Mars… To the Hell-holes of Uranus yielded the international hits “Einstein A Go-Go” and “Norman Bates”. As a Capitol Records solo artist, he charted singles on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart reaching No. 1 on the New York Dance Music Report chart.
The single “Breathless” was released in 1984 and remixed by John Luongo for the 12″ release.
Breathless (Extended Version) 6:47
Breathless (Dub Version) 5:44
Breathless (Single Version) 3:10