Thursday, 16 April 2015

West End featuring Sybil 'The Love I Lost'

Chart Peak: 3
Sybil Lynch first charted in Britain with covers of two Dionne Warwick classics 'Don't Make Me Over' (No.19, 1989) and 'Walk On By' (No. 6, 1990)... This version of the Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes song was a massive Top 3 hit in Early '93.
"West End - Real name Eddie Gordon (born Edmund Richard Gordon, 9 February 1959, Biggin Hill, Farnborough, Kent) is an English music journalist, a producer, DJ and music business personality." That quote comes from the YouTube video, and I think the fact that making music isn't even the first job of the lead act sums this record up pretty well. From the later days of Pete Waterman's PWL company, it's a lazy cover version that manages neither to replicate nor re-interpret the original, just sort of sits there. Decent vocal performance but not enough.

Sybil also appears on: Now 25
Available on: Pete Waterman Presents The Hit Factory

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