Alison Moyet “ALF” LP (1984)
Alison Moyet “ALF” LP (1984)
Alison Moyet “ALF” LP (1984)
Columbia Records

Alison Moyet “ALF” LP (1984)

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Details: Alison Moyet’s 1984 debut album, ALF, released on Columbia Records. Still in shrink wrap with hype-sticker, but opened. Opening and cover shows edge-wear. Record shows signs of previous use.

Description: “When Yazoo released their second (and final) album, the superb You And Me Both it marked stark change in direction for the dup. The out and out pop of debut Upstairs At Eric’s was replaced by a bluesier, empty, haunting feel with hints of jazz and blues. It was a work of genius from both members who had recorded much of it separately as they had become estranged, and also left the public wondering where each member would go next.

Both members returned to pop. Vince Clarke immediately teamed up with producer Eric Radcliffe to form The Assembly, a short-lived project which eventually led to Erasure, and Alison Moyet embarked on a solo career that would firmly establish her as one of the greatest British voices. Her debut album, Alf (7.5/10) was co-written and produced by Steve Jolley and Tony Swain (Bananarama, Spandau Ballet) and as recorded in less than three months. Lead single Love Resurrection firmly saw the solo career of Alison take off and was the first of three hit singles which also included All Cried Out and Invisible. The singles were perfect chart fodder and were great pop songs of the time.

It was as though she had been with us for an eternity and she was instantly recognised as the incredible voice that she is. An appearance at Live Aid which included an incredible performance of Otis Redding’s Try A Little Tenderness preceded her cover version of That Ole Devil Called Love, the Billie Holliday track that peaked at number 2 in the charts and remains her highest charting single to this day.“—Louder Than War

Grade: VG+ (Record/Cover)


A1. Love Resurrection 
A2. Honey For The Bees
A3. For You Only
A4. Invisible 
A5. Steal Me Blind


B1. All Cried Out
B2. Money Mile
B3. Twisting The Knife 
B4. Where Hides Sleep