I was watching Graham Norton Saturday night [yes, I lead such a glamorous life] and on came Alison Moyet, looking rather sharp. I have loved her voice for so long - since she was in the band Yaz [Yazoo for th0se outside the US], her voice wailing on some remarkable songs. She went on to Graham's show to promote the release of a new greatest hits collection. She was rather amusing during the chat part, and sang All Cried Out for the musical portion. I love that song.
Her first solo project after Yaz was a wonderful album named Alf in 1984. The second single was All Cried Out, but her first single was Love Resurrection. Both went top 10 in the UK singles chart, and Resurrection made it into the US top 100, hitting #82. But it is one of the many favorites I have, with my enduring love for Alison.
Alison continued to put out albums over the next decade, and in 1985 put out Singles, a greatest hits collection. It included a cover of First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, with was a thrilling and interesting take on a classic. It was previously unreleased. The richness of her voice is just mesmerizing to me.
To find more about what Alison Moyet is up to, visit her website here. If, like me, you have to have her latest, you can find it here.