80's are 30

by Orwell featuring Hugo

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2010 ... is the thirtieth anniversary of the year 1980, which opened a decade regarded by some as one of the worst in terms of musical creativity. Some artists and some songs have stood the test of time and bad reputation. Others have fallen more or less into oblivion The singer Hugo and myself have decided to resurrect some of the songs in this second category, and rework them to create versions that are free of their 80’s specific styling. So we have some friends from 30 years ago dressed up to go out again but in a more simple manner.

Jérôme Didelot


released January 1, 2010

Recorded and produced by Jérôme Didelot and Hugo.
Mastered by Sébastien Fetet.
Artwork by Olivier Godot

1 – Heaven (Featuring Hugo)
Originally sung by The Psychedelic Furs
(p) CBS Songs Ltd 1984

2 – Speed Your Love to Me
Originally sung by Simple Minds
(p) Virgin Records Ltd 1984

3 – Doot-Doot
Originally sung by Freur
(p) EMI Songs Ltd 1983

4 – Dancing With Tears in My Eyes (Featuring Hugo)
Originally sung by Ultravox
(p) Chrysalis Records Ltd 1984

5 – On Islands (Featuring Daphne & Clara)
Originally sung by New Musik
(p) G.T.O. Records Ltd 1980

Credits: 1 (Butler, Butler) – 2 (Simple Minds) - 3 (Hyde, Smith, Thomas) – 4 (Can, Cross, Currie, Ure) – 5 (Mansfield)

© Europop 2000 – 2010



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orwell Nancy, France

Orwell lead by Jérôme Didelot attracted high praise in 2009 with their first UK release ‘Le génie humain’ with glowing reviews in Mojo, The Sunday Times, and The Express to name a few. Quite an achievement for an album sung almost exclusively in French and a reflection of Didelot’s immense talent for crafting that sophisticated intellectualized pop paralleled by the likes of the High Llamas. ... more

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