7-89017 Groovy Kind of Love
Produced by Phil Collins and Anne Dudley
(Track 2 produced by Phil Collins and Lamont Dozier)
Released on August 1988
UK CHART POSITION #1 . . . US CHART POSITION #1
(charted Sep. 3, 1988 for 25 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
7-89017 wo. picture sleeve  

W hen I kiss you leaps. “Groovy Kind of Love” was actually written by Tony Wine and Carole Bayer Bacharach (act now! add your name here, spaces are filling up fast), so it’s a little more sensitive (sorry, couldn’t get the “p” key to work when I tried to type in “sappier”) than some of Phil’s material. Sort of a lullaby really. Fine if you’re on prozac, or trying to flush a Central American dictator out of his palatial stronghold, but not the sort of thing you’d want to be remembered for at the end of the day. The flip side is “Big Noise,” a (mostly) instrumental cowritten with Motown legend Lamont Dozier (I’m pretty sure he had his name legally changed to read “Motown legend Lamont Dozier”). Both songs appeared in the film Buster, as did Phil Collins. So did “Two Hearts.” I didn’t see the movie, but if I wanted to watch average-looking middle-aged people make out, I’d put a mirror over my bed. Then invite an average-looking middle-aged pair of swingers over to my house and hide under the bed while they made out, poking my head out occasionally to watch them in the mirror on the ceiling. But only because I can never get comfortable in movie theater chairs.

TRACK LISTING

  1. GROOVY KIND OF LOVE    (Tony Wine/Carole Bayer Bacharach)    3:28
  2. BIG NOISE    (Lamont Dozier/Phil Collins)    3:43

    CD single track listing
  3. GROOVY KIND OF LOVE
  4. BIG NOISE
  5. WILL YOU STILL BE WAITING

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK August 1988 Virgin 7"/12 VS/VST 1117 picture/gatefold sleeve
UK August 1988 Virgin CDS VSCD 1117 booklet
US August 1988 Atlantic 7" 7-89017 picture sleeve
FRA/GER 1988 WEA 7" 257 851-7 picture sleeve
GER 1988 WEA 12 257 850-0  
GER 1988 WEA CDS 257 845-2  
JPN 1988 WEA CDS 10P3-6042 same as 7" track listing

 

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