|Ultra Violet / I Found Love|
|Studio album by|
|Released||1995 and 1996|
|Recorded||July 1993 – May 1994|
|Singles from Ultra Violet / I Found Love|
Ultra Violet and I Found Love are two titles given to the seventh studio album released by English girl group Bananarama in 1995. Originally released in Japan only, with the title I Found Love, the album was renamed and repackaged as Ultra Violet in other countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, and continental Europe, where it was marketed either at the same time or in the following years. Neither Ultra Violet nor I Found Love was released in the United Kingdom, where the band had not had any hits since their 1993 cover of "More, More, More" (and would not again until 2005 with the single "Move in My Direction").
The album was released on various labels, including ZYX Records and DigIt International, depending upon the different countries because Bananarama had no major record deal after leaving London Records, which had produced all of their works before 1993. Musically, the 1995 album continued Bananarama's Europop sound, and it was a success commercially. Its biggest success came from the album's first single, "Every Shade of Blue", which sold well enough in Canada to chart in the Top 40.[ citation needed ] It also peaked at #124 in Australia. Two more singles were taken from the two editions: the title track, "I Found Love", and "Take Me to Your Heart", which was heavily remixed for the single version, turning it from a rhythm guitar-based, almost acoustic tune into a Europop number, much like the other album tracks. "Take Me To Your Heart" peaked at #180 in Australia.
The album was released for the first time in the United Kingdom on 7 August 2020, and was also available on vinyl for the first time.
The album peaked at #201 on the Australian ARIA albums chart.
Ultra Violet CD and cassette version
I Found Love CD and cassette version
Unreleased songs and demos[ citation needed ]
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"Every Shade of Blue" is a 1995 song by English musical duo Bananarama, from their seventh album, Ultra Violet. Originally released in Japan as a double A-side with "I Found Love", the track was gradually released throughout 1995 and 1996 in several different countries – each time on a different independent dance label, as Bananarama did not have a major-label contract at the time. Their native United Kingdom did not get a release of this single or the Ultra Violet album.
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Exotica is the eighth studio album released by the British female vocal duo Bananarama. This is Bananarama's third album as a duo, and was produced by Pascal Caubet and issued only in France in 2001 on the M6 Interactions label. The work is a combination of new compositions along with re-recordings of past Bananarama hits, including a Latin pop version of the U.S. and UK Top 10 hit, "Cruel Summer".
"Robert De Niro's Waiting..." is a song written by Bananarama, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain, and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. Produced by Jolley & Swain, it is the second single released from their self-titled second album in 1984. It namechecks American actor Robert De Niro.
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"I Can't Help It" is a song by English girl group Bananarama from their fourth studio album, Wow! (1987). It was released on 29 December 1987 as the album's third single, except in the United States, where it was the second single, and Australia, where it served as the fourth single. The track was co-written and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio.
"I Found Love" is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. The instrumental track was composed by Japanese dance producer Tetsuya Komuro and group members Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward wrote lyrics and recorded their vocals over it. The result was not a track which Bananarama liked, so they asked their producer Gary Miller to remix it. Miller's mix was issued as the A-side of the "I Found Love" single, as the "ROZI Mix".
"Take Me to Your Heart" is a ballad recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It appears on their album Ultra Violet and was released as its second and final single and it would be Bananarama last single release for 5 years. The song was remixed prior to its release as a single. trance, techno, disco and reggae versions were released, with the disco remix containing samples from Anita Ward's number-one single from 1979, "Ring My Bell".
The Greatest Remixes Collection is a compilation of Bananarama remixes released exclusively in Southeast Asia in 1990. At the time of the release, the only mix that had not been issued on CD was the Miami Mix of "I Heard a Rumour", although none of the mixes had ever been compiled on a Bananarama album. Subsequently some of the mixes have been available on easier to find Bananarama albums, such as The Very Best of Bananarama double CD or The Twelve Inches of Bananarama. The album has become very rare and expensive.
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Sara Elizabeth Dallin is an English singer and songwriter. She is a founding member of the music group Bananarama. The group have achieved 28 UK Top 50 and 11 US Top 100 singles, including a US number one with "Venus" (1986). Other hits include "Cruel Summer" (1983), "I Heard a Rumour" (1987) and "Love in the First Degree" (1987). Dallin and bandmate Keren Woodward are the only performers to appear on both the 1984 and 1989 Band Aid versions of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". Bananarama have sold over 30 million records and entered the Guinness Book of World Records for achieving most UK chart entries by an all-female group, a record they still hold.