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Sunday, May 11, 2008

RAH Band - Mystery (1985)

In which we imagine a world where the compact disc was introduced in 1980, and now-obscure artists and albums could be preserved for posterity...


The RAH Band was in effect one person, Richard Anthony Hewson (hence the initials) who was an acclaimed arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Surfacing from time to time, the project's largest hit was "Clouds Across The Moon", which was a top ten hit in many countries, including an Australian Number One.

Despite this success, the parent album Mystery, which was briefly released on CD, is very rare with copies being sold for in excess of $200 each. Even some of the various RAH Band compilations now command high prices.

"Clouds Across The Moon" was re-recorded in 2007 and perhaps one day this interesting album might be re-released. (UPDATE - the album is now available on iTunes and Amazon MP3 on both sides of the pond.)

RAH Band - Mystery (1985)

  1. Clouds Across The Moon
  2. Night Wind
  3. Sorry Doesn't Make It Anymore
  4. Float
  5. Mystery Boy
  6. Are You Satisfied
  7. The Shadow of Your Love
  8. Out On The Edge

Official Website
Wikipedia Entry

Further investigation courtesy of A Kick Up The Eighties

5 comments:

Miss Parker said...

Thank you for another glimpse into the obscure 80's. I downloaded, listened to the first track only (in my haste to make it to work on time) and was puzzled by the female vocals. I followed the link you provided to Wiki and saw that the vocals were laid down by his "then wife Liz." Thanks again and all the best.

KulPop said...

Just recently discovered your blog and love it. We seem to have similar musical tastes. Just wondering if you might be able to repost the mp3 Neon - Victims of Fact (Unreleased, 1981) at some future point?

Cheers,

KulPop

Kippers said...

Ah yes, Clouds Across The Moon. They don't make 'em like that anymore. Alhough, to be fair, they didn't really make them like that much then, either.

Jenny said...

Hi there!!!

Would you kindly add me to your "New Wave Discography" blog...if you still update it?

Thank you,
Jenny

Davy H said...

Bloody marvellous low-rent video for 'Clouds Across The Moon' here