Union Square Music release original albums and single and multi artist compilations across a broad range of musical genres. We pride ourselves on the high standards of our sleeve design, booklets, sound quality and value.
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Union Square Music owns and administrates over 10,000 tracks from a variety of labels including Madness and Nazareth. Click here to search the Union Square Music Licensing database.
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2012 news archive
Slade night on BBC 4
It’s Slade Night on BBC 4 tonight, starting at 9pm. The biggest Black Country band of them all will feature in well over three hours of rocking documentaries and vintage movie gold. The night kicks off with the 1999 documentary It’s Slade, followed by a brand new, specially commissioned documentary called Slade @ the BBC, featuring archive material not seen on UK television since the original transmissions. Then, at 10.50, there will be a screening of  what is universally regarded as one the finest rock movies ever made, Slade In Flame.

9pm - It’s Slade - documentary about the band

9.50pm - Slade At The BBC - compilation of appearances on the BBC introduced by Noddy Holder

10.50pm - Flame - The major motion pic from 1974

Click here to see all our Slade releases

The Power of Love issued as an extended digital EP
Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s The Power Of Love is available now as an extended EP (in the UK and Eire) featuring several versions of their 1984 Christmas chart-topper and, exclusively through iTunes, the original video for the 7" mix.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

The Power of Love Original 7” Mix
The Power of Love Original 7” Instrumental
The Power of Love Original 12” Mix
The World is My Oyster Original 7” B-Side
The Power of Love Alternative Mix
The Power of Love Best Listened To By Lovers
The Power of Love Instrumental, singlette version
The Power Of Love                                              Original video (iTunes only)

20 year old Gabrielle Aplin’s cover of  The Power of Love, selected by the John Lewis to soundtrack their blockbuster festive advertising campaign, hit the top spot in the UK singles chart last week.
It accompanies a 90-second advert that follows a snowman’s quest to find the perfect gift for his wife. Here it is:

The Power of Love, for many people Frankie’s finest composition, can be found on Salvo’s new compact compilation, Frankie Said, in two versions, the original single and a stunning, previously unreleased orchestral instrumental subtitled "...best listened to be lovers".

It’s available from all good retailers in digital and physical formats, while Gabrielle’s reading of the song can be downloaded from iTunes.

Total Pie-Flinging Madness!

The Total Madness online game is now live.

Click here to fling custard pies at the band and get the chance to win a signed poster and a signed copy of Total Madness. Happy flinging!

As Madness fans make their way home from the annual House Of Fun Weekender, their thoughts will no doubt turn to the tour, which kicks off in Dublin this Thursday. Make sure you catch them at one of the venues below:


28th – Dublin O2

30th – Cardiff Motorpoint



1st – Brighton

3rd – Bournemouth International Centre

4th – Plymouth Pavillions

6th - Nottingham

7th – Liverpool

8th – Newcastle

10th – Glasgow

11th – Sheffield

13th – Birmingham

14th – London O2 – SOLD OUT

22nd – London O2

News regarding Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Sex Mix release (SALVOMDCD28)

Stereo masters have been located and have been used to prepare a new, all stereo version of disc one.

If anyone would like to replace their current version of disc one with one of these freshly minted, all stereo versions then all we ask is that you please send us your current disc, or email us a  copy of your receipt if you prefer, and provide a return address. We will then forward a copy of the all stereo disc to you by first class post.

Please send the discs to the following address:



Union Square Music Ltd.

Unit 1.1, Shepherds Studios

Rockley Road


W14 0DA


Please send emails to: info@unionsquaremusic.co.uk

For your reference there will be one or other of two codes on the discs featuring the tracks with one channel repeated on both sides and they are: *053731 and *055114

The code on the new discs is: *056837

These codes can be found on the underside of the disc in the ring around the centre.

In addition, those who bought digital downloads of the album can now download an updated version at the store from which it was originally purchased.




Union Square Music Publishing signs Swing Out Sister

Union Square Music Publishing are delighted to announce that we’ve signed a deal to represent the catalogue of Swing Out Sister’s Corinne Drewery & Andy Connell.

Swing Out Sister have been making music and touring worldwide since 1985, and this year have been celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album “It’s Better To Travel” entering the UK charts at number one.

The deal includes the full back catalogue of ten studio albums, the double Grammy nominated single “Breakout”, hit singles “Surrender” and “You On My Mind”, as well as Connell’s pre-Swing Out Sister material from his time in Factory Records’ A Certain Ratio and Kalima.

The band are currently promoting their album “Private View” and first DVD release “Tokyo Stories”, which sees many of their hits and classic songs given a new jazzier arrangements. Already available in the UK & Japan, its European release via Edel appears later this month, with the USA to follow in early 2013.

’Good Vibrations’ hits the big screen
Good Vibrations is the chronicle of Terri Hooley’s life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast’s punk-rock scene and the man who released The Undertones’ generation-defining track, ’Teenage Kicks’. Starring Richard Dormer, Dylan Moran and Jodie Whittaker the film is on general release from Friday 19th October.
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USM sign Sandie Shaw catalogue
Union Square Music have signed a long term deal with Sandie Shaw to represent her recording catalogue.

Known as the barefoot queen of pop for her habit of not wearing shoes onstage, Sandie came to fame in the 60s at the impossibly early age of 17 with a string of classic singles including (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me, Girl Don’t Come, Long Live Love and the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest winner Puppet On A String. A successful collaboration with life long fans The Smiths in the 80s saw Sandie back in the charts with a version of Hand In Glove and a new album Hello Angel. Sandie is still active in the industry today – having recently performed at the T Rex Tribute Concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire and with the Jools Holland Orchestra on tour. She is also on the board of the Featured Artists Coalition.

Under the new arrangement USM will re-issue Sandie’s entire catalogue, physically and digitally, with initial marketing activity centred around the beginning of 2013 when the company will release a best of and expanded original albums. The deal will also see USM exploit the recordings, which include 16 UK Hits, via synchronisation and sub-licensing.

Peter Stack - MD Union Square Music

“USM are thrilled to be representing Sandie Shaw’s catalogue. Sandie is one of the UK’s most successful and iconic artists. Still very active in the record industry she has become an inspiration to many of today’s female artists and we greatly look forward to a creative, imaginative, successful and fun partnership.”

Sandie Shaw

“To have a company totally dedicated to promoting and exploiting back catalogue using the best possible people to run it is very attractive to an artist who has the good fortune to own their own work. In the short time I have been with USM I have been deeply impressed with the individual care and attention and sheer professionalism they have shown. It is what all artists deserve for their work.”

The Undertones and The Fall played ultimate John Peel fundraiser gig
On October 10th The Undertones played at Epic Studios, Norwich with The Fall. This was a fundraiser for the John Peel Centre For Creative Arts and was filmed. This highlights film features exclusive songs from the night and interviews with Michael Bradley and Paul McLoone. www.thespace.org

Caravan are on tour!
Caravan are on tour. See all the latest gig info here.

The Zombies are on tour!
The Zombies are on tour. See all the latest gig info here.

Madness rock the Roundhouse!

Madness smashed it last night at their iTunes Festival appearance at The Roundhouse in Camden, London. Serving up a blistering set of classic hits and tracks from their new album ‘Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da’ (released 29th October), the band well and truly rocked the house.

Watch the performance here.

New Madness album sleeve designed by Sir Peter Blake

Madness have recruited pop art guru Sir Peter Blake to design the sleeve for their tenth studio album ‘Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja Ja, Da Da’, set for release on October 29th. The sleeve features crossed-out names that were considered for the album and ultimately eschewed in favour of the ‘Oui, Oui’ title.


The legendary artist - now 80 - has designed album sleeves for Paul Weller and Oasis as well as the groundbreaking cover for the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ in 1967.


Madness, who are still riding high on their successful performances at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and the Olympics closing ceremony this summer, will release a single - ‘My Girl 2’ - on 22nd October and are due to play the iTunes Festival in London on September 27th.


They will also embark on a UK tour later in the year, kicking off at their own ‘House Of Fun Weekender’ at Butlin’s in Minehead on 23-26 November and finishing with two nights at London’s O2 on Dec 14 and 22.


Total Madness, the definitive greatest hits album, is out now.

USM sign Kirsty MacColl catalogue

Union Square Music is starting a Kirsty MacColl reissue programme this autumn under ’The One and Only Kirsty MacColl’ theme.

Following a long-term deal with MacColl’s estate, USM will exploit recordings including UK hits Days, Free World and Walking Down Madison, via synchronisation and sub-licensing.

With the late singer’s early Stiff Records recordings and later ZTT album Titanic Days already under USM’s control, the reissue programme will include physical and digital reissues of the Kite, Electric Landlady and Titanic Days albums as well as a debut CD release for the Kirsty’s first LP, Desperate Character. The four albums will hit the streets (on both formats) via Salvo on October 8th.

A charity tribute album recorded at the Shepherds Bush Empire in 2010 featuring performances of Kirsty’s best loved songs by artists including Ellie Goulding, Amy MacDonald, Alison Moyet, Billy Bragg and Catherine Tate, is also set for release.

The campaign will culminate with a TV-advertised Best Of... early next year.

New Madness album set for October release!
Madness’s eagerly awaited tenth studio album is scheduled for release on October 29th. The album, the follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed ’The Liberty Of Norton Folgate’ is yet to be named, but a taster has been released in the form of a free single: ’Death Of A Rude Boy’, which can be downloaded here. More singles from the album will be released on 22nd October and 17th December.

Madness have already been incredibly busy this year, with high profile performances at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert and the London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony: BBC iPlayer

The band have announced a second London date at the O2 Arena on December 22nd to close their Christmas tour. Click here for full details of the tour dates and tickets.

The USM greatest hits package, Total Madness, is out now. Click here for details.

Roy Harper to Play Summer Festival Dates
Legendary UK singer songwriter continues to celebrate his critical and commercial renaissance with festival appearances at the End Of the Road Festival in Dorset on Friday August 31st and the Moseley Folk Festival on Saturday September 1st. Check out Roy’s  superb 2CD set Songs Of Love And Loss on Salvo. Also just released the CD / DVD of Roy’s live performance at Metropolis Studios in 2011. 

Last Shop Standing - Movie Premier!
Showing at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton on Wednesday 5th September.
’Last Shop Standing’ traces the amazing journey of UK independent record shops, their rise, fall and unexpected rebirth in a digital age.
Artists and industry luminaries such as Paul Weller, Clint Boon, Billy Bragg, Johnny Marr,  Noman Cook, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley, Martin Mills and Tony Wadsworth add their voices to the stories of the many shop owner themselves to weave a picture of an industry in transformation.

Visit the website and see the trailer!

Procol Harum on the road in 2012
Procol Harum have announced thirty concert and festival dates across America throughout July and August. Check out all the details and links to buy tickets here.

The band have also made a new live album available to buy. Check out MMX Live here.

Jesus Christ Superstar comes to USM

From the West End to Broadway, stage and screen, comes Jesus Christ Superstar the infamous musical extravaganza that continues to delight audiences the world over.

After debuting on Broadway in October 1971 Jesus Christ Superstar has divided nations, enraged the devout and inspired the agnostic young. The show has now been professionally produced in 42 countries around the world.


USM are proud to present a collection of memorable performances from the show, performed by the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Martin Yates and leading stars of the West End stage including: Dave Willetts, Clive Rowe,  Paul Baker,  Paul Collis, Kim Criswell and many more This rock spectacular is sure to bring out the superstar in you!

Click here for full details

USM Publishing news
Lots of exciting things happening over at USM Publishing:

USM Songs have signed influential songwriter Russ Ballard whose catalogue includes over 20 Top 40 singles in US and cuts on over 50 million record sales.

Graham Gouldman has released ‘Daylight’, his first solo single in twelve years.

USM publishing has entered into a joint venture with former Complete Music MD, Martin Costello, to form a new Publishing company, USM Songs.

USM Publishing have launched a blog page while their new website is under construction. Check out all the latest news here.

Charge Of The Isle Of Wight Brigade!

Madness will play the Isle Of Wight Festival this Saturday 23rd of June. The band will play on the main stage in between Labrinth and Jessie J. For more details click here.

The IOW Festival is just one in a string of appearances that Madness are making this summer, following their triumphant, show-stopping turn at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert on June 4th.

The band are much in demand. With their tenth studio album set for release in late 2012 and their UK Christmas tour kicking off at the House Of Fun Weekender at Butlins in Minehead on 23-26 November, Madness are enjoying one of their busiest years ever. Click here to find out where and when you can catch them.

Football Forever!

With football fever about to commence, USM Jr presents Football Forever, a special football album aimed at children and featuring favourite upbeat football songs and anthems guaranteed to get them in the spirit of the season!

Included are all the golden songs which have carried the England team & many of fans through the years including Three Lions, World in Motion and Come On England as well as ‘footy’ favourites such as Match of the Day, Amarillo and We are the Champions. Original artists include Embrace, Collapsed Lung, and DJ Otzi plus more.

The album also uniquely features a exclusive Bonus DVDLearn The Skills’ by the prestigious Brazilian Soccer School. Children will want to emulate their favourite sporting heroes and this is the perfect album & dvd to help develop their skills and kick off the tournament in true style.

Gilbert O’Sullivan To Play Hop Farm Festival
Following his successful UK tour in March, Gilbert O’Sullivan is set to play at Kent’s Hop Farm festival on Sunday July 1st. Playing alongside such luminaries as Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan and Damien Rice this will be Gilbert’s only festival appearance this year.

Click here to see all the albums and singles by Gilbert O’Sullivan available from Union Square Music

The Wiggles embark on their Celebration UK and Ireland Tour and unveil plans for a new generation

Anthony, Greg, Jeff and Murray - The Wiggles – have announced that 2012 would be their final year of touring together and unveiled exciting plans for the future of the world famous children’s entertainment group.

The Wiggles will embark on a Celebration Tour of the UK and Ireland giving their Wiggly fans a chance to say farewell to Anthony, Murray, Greg and Jeff, with a hits loaded spectacular in May and June.

Now in their 21st year performing to children around the globe they are bringing their big hits such as Hot Potato, Getting Strong, Rock A Bye Your Bear and Toot Toot Chugga Chugga and more in a show jam packed with audience favourites!

For more info and ticket details, click here!


CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN will play a one-off show at London’s Bush Hall on July 19th at which she will be joined by special guests including OMD’s PAUL HUMPHREYS and ANDY MCCLUSKEY, HEAVEN 17’s MARTYN WARE and GLENN GREGORY and her former PROPAGANDA bandmate SUSANNE FREYTAG.

Tickets can be purchased here.

The show is to support the release of the new Claudia Brücken DVD, entitled THIS HAPPENED, which will be released on July 23rd.

Prior to that, on June 4th, Salvo/ZTT’s long-awaited expanded reissue of Propaganda’s A Secret Wish remix project, Wishful Thinking (SALVOCD055) will hit the stores. And, of course, Claudia’s life in pop is thoroughly anthologised on Salvo/ZTT’s superb collection, ComBined (SALVOCD046).

Lee Thompson’s Ska Orchestra announce UK live date
The brainchild of Madness saxophonist Mr. Lee ’Kix’ Thompson, Lee Thompson’s Ska Orchestra were formed in the back streets of Hackney, in the winter of 2011. They came together from different parts of North, East, South and West London, with their common denominator being music, and in particular those good old Ska & Reggae rhythms that burst out of Jamaica in the mid to late 1960s. As well as his usual saxophone duties, Thompson takes on the lead vocals in a hand-picked line up that features fellow Madness original Mark ’Bedders’ Bedford on bass, as well as the following members:-
Drums:      Steve ’Roo-B-Doo’ Rooney
Guitar:       Kevin ’Born Ready’ Burdett
Piano:        Louis ’Diamond Legs’ Vause
Organ:       Seamus ’Nice Man’ Beaghen
Tenor:        Steve ’Ice Man’ Turner
Alto:           Darren ’Mr Reliable’ Smith
Trumpet:    Steve ’Chalky’ White
Trombone: Bob ’The Bone’ Dowell
Vocals:       Darren ’Fordie’ Fordham

Ticket info here

Claudia Brucken launches new website & Scala DVD coming soon!
Teutonic electro-pop icon and former Propaganda lead singer Claudia Brucken’s new website  - entitled This Now - has just gone live and it will, quite naturally, be the number one source for news of her projects, past, present and future.

First news first – the announcement that the DVD film and CD soundtrack of the Claudia Brücken show at the Scala, Kings Cross, London, 2011 - entitled This Happened – will be released on the There(there) imprint this summer.

The release will document the event last year at the Scala, Kings Cross, London NW1, when Claudia (and friends) performed a selection of songs from records she has made as part of Propaganda, Act, Shiver of Flowers, Onetwo, as well as some songs from records she made with Andrew Poppy and on her own.

It celebrated the release of a CD compilation of her finest works, Combined (SALVOCD046) and she was joined by various special guests including Andy Bell, Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware, Andrew Poppy and Ralf and Susanne of Propaganda.

Pirates - new Aardman animated film featuring Tenpole Tudor

World renowned animation company Aardman (home to Wallace & Gromit + Shaun The Sheep, amongst others) have just launched the trailer for their March 2012 release ’Pirates! An Adventure With Scientists’. Based on the Gideon Defoe books, the film features the unique voice talents of Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Imelda Staunton, Selma Hayek and Brendan Gleeson

The brilliantly funny trailer features the Stiff Records recording and 1981 hit ’Swords Of A Thousand Men’.

The Tenpole Tudor and Stiff master catalogues are exclusively represented by Union Square Music on a Worldwide basis. For more information and contact details, check out the USM Licensing site.

Gilbert O’Sullivan Promotion Gets Underway Ahead Of Best Of Album and UK Tour
Gilbert O’Sullivan will be very busy over the next few weeks as he undertakes a number of high profile TV, radio and press interviews ahead of the release of The Very Best Of Gilbert O’Sullivan on March 5th and the UK tour which starts on March 17th. Check back here for details of appearances on the Steve Wright Radio Show, LBC, BBC London, TalkSport, Capital Gold, Radio 4, Radio 5, Vintage TV and Live With Gabby and interviews in The Daily Mail, Mojo, Record Collector and Sunday Express Magazine.

The album will be TV advertised nationally from March 5th - here’s the advert below.


Dance music pioneers 808 State to headline London show

Manchester’s legendary 808 State are to headline an intimate London show at Village Underground on January 27.

Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane, City of London EC2A 3PQ

808 State have a well deserved reputation as a great live act and this rare London appearance should be quite a night.

Salvo/ZTT’s much praised 808 State retrospective - Blueprint - is available from all quality retailers (as are their first four ZTT albums - 90, ex:el, Don Solaris and Gorgeous) and the group have recently made available, for the first time, the unreleased albums ’State to State 2’ and ’State to State 3’, alongside ’Outpost Transmission’. These can be downloaded directly from the 808 State official website.


Nazareth to play UK live dates in March

Following their powerful performance at Dunfermline’s Alhambra Theatre on 14 January, Nazareth will embark on an 10-date UK tour in March. Details as follows:

Saturday March 10 - Classic Grand - GLASGOW

Sunday March 11 - Ironworks - INVERNESS

Tuesday March 13 - Dexters - DUNDEE

Thursday March 15 - The Grand - CLITHEROE

Friday March 16 - BEDFORD - TBC

Saturday March 17 – YORK - TBC

Tuesday March 20 - O2 Academy – NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

Wednesday March 21 - The Brook  - SOUTHAMPTON

Friday March 23 – The Assembly Rooms – DERBY

Saturday March 24 – The Robin 2 - BILSTON

You can see all the releases in Salvo’s exhaustive and highly acclaimed Nazareth reissue campaign here.



USM has acquired the Claude Hopper Productions catalogue

USM has acquired the Claude Hopper Productions catalogue featuring 5 albums of recordings by Michael Crawford star of stage and screen and one of the UK’s best loved entertainers, together with recordings by Elkie Brooks and a series of Classic Rock albums performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

USM are planning a series of releases including a high profile Michael Crawford album release later this year.  Michael is currently starring in the West End production of The Wizard of Oz. He is internationally renowned for originating the title role in The Phantom Of The Opera for which he was awarded The Olivier and Tony amongst many other Awards. Other starring stage and screen roles include The Woman In White, Billy, Barnum, Hello Dolly!, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum, How I Won The War and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. Michael’s recording career includes platinum selling albums on both sides of the Atlantic.

Peter Stack MD Union Square Music:

“This represents a very exciting addition to our catalogue. We look forward to releasing the recordings across our various labels and to represent them actively in the sub-licensing and synchronisation markets. It is a personal thrill to be working with Michael Crawford recordings given Michael’s unrivalled status in Musical Theatre, Film and Television.”

Madness News!

Over Christmas, Suggs and Mike from Madness played an incredible, intimate set for the Absolute Radio Christmas Sessions at St Barnabas Chapel in London’s Soho. They included the songs ’My Girl’, ’Baggy Trousers’, ’Powder Blue’, and ’It Must Be Love’ with the last track exclusive to Absolute Radio Account holders. Here are the first two tracks from the session:


The band have added California’s Coachella festival in April to this year’s live dates. Info here. 

Prior to that, Suggs is back on tour with his brilliant one man show - dates.

The classic Madness anthem ‘Night Boat To Cairo’ is currently being featured on the new WII game ‘Just Dance 3’. As you can see from the full list below, the Nutty Boys are in good company. To download ‘Night Boat to Cairo’, click here.


1. Apache (Jump On It) by The Sugarhill Gang
2. Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz (Cover)
3. Baby One More Time by Britney Spears (Cover by The Girly Team)
4. Barbra Streisand by Duke Sauce
5. Beautiful Liar by Beyonce and Shakira (Cover)
6. Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind & Fire featuring The Emotions
7. Boom by Reggaeton Storm
8. California Gurls by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
10. Da Funk by Daft Punk
11. Dance All Nite by Anja
12. Dynamite by Taio Cruz
13. Forget You by Cee Lo Green
14. Giddy On Up (Giddy On Out) by Laura Bell Bundy
15. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) (Cover) by C+C Music Factory
16. Hey Boy Hey Girl by The Chemical Brothers
17. I Feel Love by Donna Summer
18. I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by Scissor Sisters
19. I’m So Excited by The Pointer Sisters
20. I Was Made For Lovin’ You by KISS
21. Jamaican Dance by Konshens
22. Jump (For My Love) by Girls Aloud
23. Kurio Ko Uddah Le Jana by Bollywood Rainbow
24. Land of 1000 Dances by Wilson Pickett
25. Let’s Go to the Mall by Robin Sparkles (from How I Met Your Mother)
26. Lollipop by Mika
27. Night Boat To Cairo by Madness
28. No Limit by 2 Unlimited
29. Party Rock Anthem by LMAFO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
30. Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba
31. Price Tag by Jessie J featuring B.o.B.
32. Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado featuring Timaland
33. Pump It by The Black Eyed Peas
34. She’s Got Me Dancing by Tommy Sparks
35. Somethin’ Stupid by Robbie Williams Featuring Nicole Kidman
36. Spectronizer by Sentai Express
37. Take On Me by A-ha
38. Think by Aretha Franklin
39. This Is Halloween by Danny Elfman
40. Tightrope by Janelle Monae
41. Venus by Bananarama
42. Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles
43. What You Waiting For? by Gwen Stefani
44. Think by The London Theatre Orchestra & Cast

You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties

Jona Lewie’s 1980 hit song is climbing up the charts again thanks to the IKEA campaign featuring the hit single You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties.

The song is achieving cult status with a new generation which are discovering the song for the first time along with those reliving their youth and whom remember the song the first time around. The IKEA Campaign is set to run up to the end of April 2012

Check out the advert below….

The music video is collaboration between Jona Lewie, Man Like Me, and remixed by legendary producer Arthur Baker. The video was directed by Kim Gehrig of Academy Films and sponsored by IKEA UK. The original track features on The Best Of Jona Lewie (METRCD077) along with the Christmas standard “Stop The Cavalry”.  

Check out the album on iTunes

For full tracklisting of this album and other albums within the Metro Catalogue please click here

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