Following the success of their first single “Only You”, Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet wanted to quickly create an album.

Clarke’s only previous experience of a recording studio had been Blackwing Studios in south-east London.

So he chose there.

On the day recording was supposed to happen, not only was the producer unavailable, but the main studios had already been booked.

So Clarke and Moyet had to record the album across several early mornings.

With studio owner Eric Radcliffe overseeing most of the recording process.

They all turned up around 5 a.m. and working through until 11 a.m. each day.

Upstairs at Eric’s.

A cool album.

That very nearly didn’t happen.

Here it is:


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