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This Island Earth-Take Me to the Fire

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This Island Earth-Take Me to the Fire

Postby bpdp3 » Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:56 am

I have a 12" single by a band called This Island Earth, the song is "Take me to the Fire". The date on it is 1984; synth-pop type music. My copy looks to be Canadian, though I don't know if the band is Canadian. 2 band members.

I like the song, and wonder if anyone knows if they ever put out a full-length LP. Or has anyone even HEARD of these guys?
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Postby schwenko » Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:21 pm

[quote]Originally posted by bpdp3
[br]I have a 12" single by a band called This Island Earth, the song is "Take me to the Fire". The
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Postby bpdp3 » Sat Dec 20, 2003 6:11 am

Yes it is. I think Zeus B Held produced some Dead or Alive; this is less 4 on the floor thump thump thump then them.
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Postby tenpole » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:44 pm

This Island Earth were from Liverpool. They released 2 12" singles that I'm aware of:
1.See that glow
2.Take me to the fire

Too bad they never made an album!
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Postby newwavr176209 » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:59 am

I love that song! Very 80s, should've been a huge hit too. Too bad it wasn't, but oh well. Should've released a full album too. I have a copy of their single too, with Pearl Of Love as the B-side, which is a great song as well. The band members were (acco
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Postby Madison » Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:39 am

I know what one of the band members is doing now as Kevin is my piano teacher. He still writes a lot of music but unfortunately never made it big.

He told me that they never made an album as they did not get full backing from their record company henc
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Postby Straker » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:14 am

They did make an album as I have a tape of it. It wasn’t released by the record company though. I saw then live a couple of times and they were excellent with loads of cool sci fi samples bridging the tracks. I also have some really nice 50s influenced pr
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Postby swerve » Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:22 pm

Great song.

Currently in the Top 100 requests at:

http://www.flashbackalternatives.com/
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Postby newwavr176209 » Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:04 pm

[quote]Originally posted by Straker
[br]They did make an album as I have a tape of it. It wasn’t released by the record company thou
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Postby Straker » Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:38 am

Better late than never [:D]

YOUR BLUE EYES
AS BIG AS ALL OUTDOORS
FEELINGS GO ON FOREVER
THIS ISLAND EARTH
TAKE ME TO THE FIRE
SEE THAT GLOW
MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES
TO GET TO YOU
WHAT IS IT THAT TELLS MY HEART
SEE THAT GLOW ’87
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Demos 1
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Postby gilson80boy » Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:53 am

The B sides to both of their 12"s are pretty good as well.
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