The song has been recorded by numerous artists, notably competing versions by contrasting Stuka (Appears Just Like Anything Else) - DDR - Post-Technik singers Belinda Carlisle and Bonnie Tylerand a version by Kimberley Locke.
The legendary songwriting team of Holland—Dozier—Holland used the name Edythe Wayne because of a lawsuit in which they were embroiled with Motown.
Ron Dunbar was a staff employee and producer for Invictus. When they first offered the song to Freda Payne, she balked at the idea of recording it, finding the material more appropriate for a teenager or very young woman while she was nearly 30 years old.
Payne reluctantly gave in after much persuasion by Dunbar. Also singing in the background is Freda Payne's sister and future member of the Supremes, Scherrie Paynewho was also signed to Invictus at the time as a member of the Glass The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black - Black Date group. The distinctive electric sitar part is played by Dennis Coffey.
The lead guitar on the selection is performed by Ray Parker Jr. The song tells a story which is open to a number of interpretations — based on the lyrics in the most commonly heard version of the song, which is the seven-inch single, the story is of a recently married woman whose husband is incapable of loving her even though he tried The Machine - RedHead (Joe Claussell Interpretations), resulting in the couple sleeping in separate rooms on their honeymoon, to her dismay.
It would appear that the marriage ended in the husband's abandoning his bride, leaving her with no more than the 'band of gold' of the title and the dreams she invested in it. Controversial allusions to the husband either being impotent or gay have been suggested as the cause of the breakdown of the relationship. Steve Huey's article on Allmusic. An earlier studio recorded version of the song includes some lyrics which were cut from the seven-inch single, which reveal the story as somewhat different.
The couple were young, the girl was either a virgin or sexually inexperienced. She was still living at home In Love Again (Vocal Theme) - Band Of Gold - In Love Again took me from the shelter of my mother"the boy was her first boyfriend "I had never known or loved any other"and the relationship was probably unconsummated "and love me like you tried before". After the hurt she had caused, they spend their wedding night in separate rooms.
She then expresses her regret at her mistake "And the dream of what love could be, if you were still here with me". According to Ron Dunbar, when interviewed in the documentary Band of Gold — The Invictus Story he encouraged Payne to learn the lyrics to the song despite her reluctance, Payne saying "this makes no sense to me. Dunbar continued, "They said this song is a smash in the gay community.
And I said, gay community? They said, yeah man, it's a smash. And I says, why In Love Again (Vocal Theme) - Band Of Gold - In Love Again it that?
And they said, well it's what the lyrics are saying. She said the guy couldn't make love to her so they figured he had to be gay! And I said oh no! And I remembered when they said that to me and I listened back to the song and there was a part in there The lyrics which Dunbar cut in the final edit which he was referring to were made to reduce the length of the single from three minutes 43 seconds down to the final two minutes 53 seconds. These were taken from the first verse — "And the memories of our wedding day, and the night I turned you away" — these were effectively substituted with, "And the memories of what love could be, if you were still here with me"; and a larger bridge — "Each night, I lie awake and I tell myself, the vows we made gave you the right, to have a love each night.
With further refinements in the arrangements, including a heavier, richer bassline, and a different vocal take, a further 14 seconds were shaved off the final released seven-inch single. Despite both coming off major hits and working with noted musicians, neither the Belinda Carlisle In Love Again (Vocal Theme) - Band Of Gold - In Love Again the Bonnie Tyler versions were major hits.
Carlisle's version was also given dance remixes featuring vocals by Freda Payne herself, that appear on a CD re-issue of the album Belindawhich features the hit " Mad About You ". McClain's version reached No. Nalick would perform the song live, despite the fact that it would not appear on any of her studio efforts.
It was later included for release as part of the Desperate Housewives soundtrack Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives. Kimberley Locke released her version of "Band of Gold" to radio on August 13, as the second single from her album Based on a True Story. In DecemberBillboard Dont Stop The Music (Jody den Broeder Big Room Dub) - Rihanna - Dont Stop The Music (Remixes) Kimberley's version of the song at number 45 on their list of the top 50 Dance Club Play songs of the decade.
An additional remix by Piper was later released in the digital remix package for Locke's next single, " Fall ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song recorded by Freda Payne. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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