|Studio album by Katrina and the Waves|
|Label|| Capitol |
|Producer|| Katrina and the Waves |
|Katrina and the Waves chronology|
Waves is the fourth album by new wave band Katrina and the Waves, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music).
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock. New wave moved away from blues and rock and roll sounds to create rock music or pop music (later) that incorporated disco, mod, and electronic music. Initially new wave was similar to punk rock, before becoming a distinct genre. It subsequently engendered subgenres and fusions, including synth-pop.
Katrina and the Waves were a British-American rock band best known for the 1985 hit "Walking on Sunshine". They also won the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Love Shine a Light".
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1986.
Katrina Elizabeth Leskanich is an American musician, author and former lead singer of British pop rock band Katrina and the Waves whose song "Walking on Sunshine" was an international hit in 1985 and who in 1997 won the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with the song "Love Shine a Light".
Kimberley Rew is an English rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as a member of Katrina and the Waves 1981 to 1999 and of Robyn Hitchcock's Soft Boys 1978 to 1981. Two of his better-known compositions, both written for Katrina and the Waves, are "Walking on Sunshine" and "Love Shine a Light", performed by Katrina and the Waves as the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, taking the country to its first victory in the contest since 1981.
The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
John "Irish" Earle was an Irish saxophonist, best known for his solo on Thin Lizzy's live versions of "Dancing in the Moonlight", such as that on their live album Live and Dangerous. He also worked with Ian Dury, Graham Parker, Gnidrolog, Rory Gallagher, The Boomtown Rats, Randy Crawford, Shakin' Stevens and many others
Nick Glennie-Smith is an English film score composer, conductor, and musician who is a frequent collaborator with Hans Zimmer, contributing to scores including that of the Academy Award-nominated 1994 animated film The Lion King, the 1996 action film The Rock, the 2006 historical movie Children of Glory and the 1993 spy thriller Point of No Return. Glennie-Smith has also written the scores for the films Home Alone 3, The Man in the Iron Mask, We Were Soldiers, Secretariat, and the score for the Disney animated film The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Lauras Stern, Der kleine Eisbär 2 - Die geheimnisvolle Insel and A Sound of Thunder.
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers. The most common of these are the piano, organ, and various electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital pianos. Other keyboard instruments include celestas, which are struck idiophones operated by a keyboard, and carillons, which are usually housed in bell towers or belfries of churches or municipal buildings.
Album - Billboard(America) + UK Singles Chart
|1985||The Billboard 200||49|
Singles - Billboard (America)
|1986||"Is That It?"||The Billboard Hot 100||70|
|1986||"Sun Street"||UK Singles Chart||22|
"Love Shine a Light" was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, performed by Katrina and the Waves as the 1997 Eurovision entrant by the UK and the lead single from the album Walk on Water. It is the group's biggest success since "Walking on Sunshine" 12 years earlier.
Katrina & the Waves 2 is the second album by new wave band Katrina and the Waves, released in 1984.
Katrina and the Waves is the third album by new wave band Katrina and the Waves, and the first released on a major label, released in 1985. The majority of tracks were re-mixed and overdubbed versions of songs that had appeared on their first two albums; the tracks "Walking on Sunshine" and "Going Down to Liverpool" were entirely re-recorded versions of songs from their first independently released album.
All Over the Place is the debut studio album by American pop rock band the Bangles. Released in 1984 through Columbia Records, the sound is lively and shows more Bangles collaboration and fewer keyboard overdubs than were used later on their more commercially successful albums. Although the album was not a major commercial success — peaking at #80 on the Billboard 200 albums chart — and didn’t produce a hit, it sold respectably, mostly through steady airplay on college stations. It also gave them the chance to perform as an opening act for Cyndi Lauper and Huey Lewis and the News and brought the group to the attention of Prince, who would write "Manic Monday", their first hit.
"Walking on Sunshine" is a song written by Kimberley Rew for Katrina and the Waves 1983 eponymous debut full-length album. The re-recorded version was at first released on the band's 1985 self-titled album as the album's second single and reached No. 4 in Australia, No. 9 in the United States, and No. 8 in the United Kingdom. It was the Waves' first US top 40 hit, and their biggest success in the United Kingdom until "Love Shine a Light" (1997). Originally conceived of as a ballad, Katrina decided to belt the song out as a more upbeat song.
Oriental Beat is the second studio album by the Finnish glam punk band Hanoi Rocks, recorded in London and released in 1982. Oriental Beat also opened markets in the UK and Japan, where Hanoi eventually became very popular.
Walking Through Fire is the twelfth studio album by the Canadian rock band April Wine, released in 1985. The album was apparently not released until 1986 in the band's native Canada.
The Hits is a Compilation album by the Canadian rock band April Wine, released in 1987. The picture used on this cover is also used on the album covers of First Glance (1978) (American version only), Greatest Hits (1979), and Classic Masters (2002).
"The Saints are Coming" was the third single by the Scottish punk rock band Skids, featured on their 1979 debut album, Scared to Dance. The song became an international hit when it was covered in 2006 by U2 and Green Day. It was covered again in 2008 by Von Thronstahl.
Walking on Sunshine is the debut album by new wave band Katrina and the Waves, released in 1983. The album was only released in Canada, but now appears worldwide on the compilation Original Recordings 1983-1984. It has also been remastered and re-released with four bonus tracks on CD, under the title Katrina and the Waves. To complicate things further, a later greatest hits album by the band is also called Walking on Sunshine.
Road Trip is the second and final album from American girl group Girl Authority. Unlike the first album, Road Trip is a mixture of cover songs and original songs performed by Girl Authority. Road Trip is also featured with a DVD, documenting a behind the scenes glance into the production of the album and the girls.
Walk on Water is the ninth studio album by the British band Katrina and the Waves, released in 1997. The album includes the lead single "Love Shine a Light", the winning song of Eurovision Song Contest 1997.
Champions of Rock is a compilation album by the Canadian rock band April Wine, released in 1996 on Disky Records.
Street Language is the title of the fourth studio album released by American country music artist Rodney Crowell. It was released in 1986 by Columbia Records, his first release on that label. It peaked at #38 on the Top Country Albums chart. The songs, "Let Freedom Ring", "When I'm Free Again", "She Loves the Jerk" and "Looking for You" were released as singles but they all failed to chart within the top 20. This album was co-produced by R & B artist Booker T. Jones and features a blend of soul and country music.
"Going Down to Liverpool" is a song written by Kimberley Rew for his group Katrina and The Waves, although best remembered by a cover done by The Bangles.
Break of Hearts is the fifth album by new wave band Katrina and the Waves, released in 1989. It is their last album to reach the Billboard 200, reaching #122, and contains their last top 40 hit in the United States, "That's the Way", which reached #16. It was the last studio release in North America and the last for Capitol [SBK Label].
Shock Horror! is the first album by new wave band Katrina and the Waves, released in 1983 by Aftermath Records.