Saturday, August 12, 2006

Twenty Years On

It's a surprising anniversary and one I almost missed, but July 26 marked twenty years since the release of the first Basia single. "Prime Time TV" was put out by Portrait, at that time a CBS subsidiary, in seven and twelve inch formats, and only in the United Kingdom at this time. The twelve inch, TA7276, backed it with "Prime Time TV (instrumental) and "Freeze Thaw (7" version). The graphic at right is of the full-page ad run in New Musical Express. Hard to believe that we in the US were just about two years away from being aware of Basia at all. Of course I must say congratulations to Basia and Danny on this occasion!