Song of the Day, May 5: Love Resurrection by Alison Moyet

Today’s song launched a brilliant solo career from the ashes of a pioneering duo. After two albums of top-notch synth-pop as Yazoo, Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke went their separate ways. Moyet signed to CBS, who hooked her up with hot production team Jolley and Swain. The three got on well, writing several songs together for the singer’s solo debut, Alf. They worked fast: the producers had agreed to fit her into their hectic schedule.

One of their collaborations became Alf‘s first single and a UK Top Ten hit. Love Resurrection is a big, bold song of romance. After her potent but more restrained work in the duo, Moyet enjoyed the chance to belt out a tune with a full band. Lusty and celebratory, the song evokes the healing power of love. It’s a fine moment that stands out in a strong career.

Enjoy this fun song today.

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