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Encyclopedia > All About Eve (band)
All About Eve on Top Of The Pops in 1988.
All About Eve on Top Of The Pops in 1988.

All About Eve is a British rock/pop band. The creative core consists of Julianne Regan (vocals) and Andy Cousin (bass guitar), with other members changing over the years. Image File history File links All_about_eve. ... Image File history File links All_about_eve. ... Top of the Pops is a long-running British music chart television programme shown each week on BBC Two and now licensed for local versions around the world. ... Julianne Regan is the lead singer of the notable English band All About Eve. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Bass guitars typically have four strings instead of six as found on regular guitars. ...


Julianne Regan, a former journalist, played bass for the popular rock group Gene Loves Jezebel for a little while. The initial core of All About Eve was Regan, guitarist Tim Bricheno, and bassist Andy Cousin from Aemotti Crii. As a three-piece (plus a drum machine), they released a series of independent singles in the mid 1980s including "D For Desire", "In The Clouds" and "Flowers In Our Hair". After Julianne sang backing vocals for The Mission's God's Own Medicine album, the band received greater attention and were signed to Phonogram. Drummer Mark Price was added around this time. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gene Loves Jezebel is a goth band from the early 1980s founded by twin brothers, Michael and Jay Aston. ... Steve Howe playing lead guitar for Yes in 1977 A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... Tim Bricheno has been the guitarist for several notable English indie bands, including All About Eve, The Sisters of Mercy and X-CNN. He has also played as a tour guest with The Mission. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... The Mission (known as The Mission UK in the United States due to a naming clash with a Philadelphia R&B band) is a gothic rock band formed in 1986 from the splinters of the freshly-dissolved rock band The Sisters of Mercy. ... A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... Mark Price is a British musician (drummer) who has played in many bands such as Nik Kershaw, Right Said Fred, All about Eve and Scottish band Del Amitri. ...


Their self-titled debut album was released in 1988 and produced the UK hit single Martha's Harbour. In a well known incident, the band later performed a dubbed version of this song on the BBC1 television show Top Of The Pops, but, owing to a studio technical error, the taped vocals were broadcast without the band being able to hear them, resulting in the TV audience hearing the recorded version of the song, while the band members sat motionless on screen waiting for their cue to begin. Drawing much of its lyrical material from hippie ideals, white magic and dreamlike fairy tales, the album's gentle folk rock-inspired pop sound won the band many fans (nicknamed "angels"). Although often falsely lumped by the media under the label of goth rock, little (if any) such inspiration actually played a part in the band's music after around 1986, any "goth" connection being drawn not from the music, but from the previous and future engagements of the band members in the musical scene of the time. An eponym is a person, whether real or fictitious, whose name has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery, or other item. ... A debut album is the first released record album by an artist or a band. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Viewing Figure History BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest television station in the world. ... Top of the Pops is a long-running British music chart television programme shown each week on BBC Two and now licensed for local versions around the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Idealism is an approach to philosophical enquiry. ... Magic (also called magick to distinguish it from stage magic) is a supposed way of influencing the world through supernatural, mystical, or paranormal means. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Bob Dylans folk-rock album, Blonde On Blonde Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... This article is about notable bands within the goth scene. ...


The following year, their second album Scarlet And Other Stories was released, and the band toured around the UK. Widely prevalent on this album were Regan's somber, highly melancholic moods. Painful chance encounters with love also appeared on the lyrical front, and it is this motif (and period of time) which was to greatly paint the picture for the future of the band as well. Melancholia (Greek μελαγχολια) was described as a distinct disease as early as the fifth and fourth centuries BC in the Hippocratic writings. ... A cartoonish version of the heart, a frequent modern symbol of love Love has several different meanings in the English language, from something that gives a little pleasure (I loved that meal) to something one would die for (patriotism, pair-bonding). ... In literature, a motif is any recurring element that has symbolic significance. ...


In 1990, Bricheno left the group (later to join The Sisters Of Mercy for their Vision Thing era, and subsequent bands XC-NN and Tin Star) to be swiftly replaced by The Church's Marty Willson-Piper. They went on to record Touched By Jesus in 1991 (which featured David Gilmour of Pink Floyd on guitar on two tracks), before changing record companies and taking a dramatic stylistic change by releasing Ultraviolet the year after. This article is about the year. ... The Sisters of Mercy are a band that emerged out of the British post punk scene in 1980-1981. ... The Church are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. ... Marty Willson-Piper is a guitarist and original member of Australian independent rock band the Church. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born March 6, 1946) is an English guitarist and vocalist with British rock band Pink Floyd. ... Pink Floyd (formed in 1965 in Cambridge, England) is an English rock music band, noted for progressive compositions, philosophic lyrics, sonic experimentation, cover art and elaborate live shows. ...


Going an altogether different way to their previous release, Ultraviolet mellowed the band's sound greatly, revisiting Scarlet's general sorrowful feel with a heavy inspiration from the shoegazing movement and psychedelia to turn the Eve signature sound ever colder, with much downplayed vocals. The album, released by MCA Records was not well supported by the record company, considering the change to be for the worse, and the band subsequently went their separate ways. MCA, shedding no tears, promptly deleted the album from their catalogue. Although the band continued for a couple more months without Regan's input, they disbanded in early 1993, with the album they had been working on at the time eventually seeing the light of day under the group name Seeing Stars. Shoegazing is a style of alternative rock that emerged in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. ... Psychedelic music is a musical genre inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. It is not rigorously defined, and is sometimes interpreted to include everything from Acid Rock and Flower Power music to Hard Rock. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ...


Regan went on to form Mice and to work with Bernard Butler, but an album with the latter never came to fruition due to personality clashes. Though often quoted that Julianne thought Butler to be "Satan", this quote is in fact not true. Later on, she also teamed up with her old Gene Loves Jezebel acquaintance Jean-Marc Lederman in the highly atmospheric Jules et Jim project (a collaboration which continues to this day). Julianne Regan Julianne Regan is a British singer, song writer, guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboard player, originally from Coventry, England. ... Bernard Butler (Born East London, 1970) first achieved fame in 1992 as the guitarist with Suede, at the time an instant phenomenon in the UK. He co-wrote and played guitars and things on every track until 1994, when he left Suede over personal tensions within the band following the... Jean-Marc Lederman is a Belgian keyboard player and music producer who has worked with numerous bands, including Fad Gadget, The The, Gene Loves Jezebel, and artists Julianne Regan and Alain Bashung. ... Jules et Jim is a band consisting of Jean-Marc and Julianne Regan. ...


At the end of the 1990s, old friends The Mission reformed after a short break and started touring. They invited Regan to open for them, and their offer was accepted, starting the second era of the band. Soon after the tour the newly-reformed (Regan, Willson-Piper & Cousin) All About Eve toured for two years, releasing Fairy Light Nights, an acoustic live collection in 2000, with Volume 2 following in 2001, and later followed by two more live albums Live And Electric At The Union Chapel and Cinemasonic (the latter of which was also released as a DVD). A collection of early recordings was also released, entitled Return To Eden, Volume 1 (no second volume has yet appeared). The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... It has been suggested that Dual layer recording be merged into this article or section. ...


In 2002, Willson-Piper left the band to pursue other projects, to be replaced by new guitarist Toni Haimi, previously of the band Malluka and now in the Sohodolls. Also in 2002, Julianne and Andy released their first studio recordings in a decade, with the EP Iceland – a collection of "winter songs", including reworkings of previous fan-favourite December and cover versions of Wham!'s "Last Christmas", Queen's "A Winter's Tale", and a minimalist electronic take on the popular song from the animated short The Snowman, "Walking In The Air". An example of EP, Mint Car from The Cure released in 1996. ... In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... Wham! was a British pop duo formed in 1981 by George Michael and Andrew Ridgely. ... Queen is a British rock band that came to popularity during the mid-1970s, amassing an enormous worldwide fanbase that continues to exist to this day. ... The Snowman is a childrens book by British author Raymond Briggs, published in 1978. ...


In mid-2004, just after the release of their first single in a decade, "Let Me Go Home", the band split once again. Regan is currently working on projects including an album with Jean-Marc Lederman (in a long-awaited follow-up to the first Jules et Jim album), as well as collaborating with Norwegian songwriters GKraft, and a possible solo album. The nearly-completed Eve studio album that was being worked on remains unreleased, although Regan and Cousin may possibly be dusting off the recordings to finish them in the near future. A double CD collection entitled Keepsakes, consisting of the singles, key album tracks and previously unreleased rarities, as well as some newly recorded songs, was released early March 2006 and will initially be available with a DVD of promo videos and TV appearances. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Discography

(Albums Underlined, Singles In Italics) (CDS= CD Single ; CS= Cassette Tape ; LD= Laser Disc ; DS= Download Single)


Eden Period

  • 1985 D For Desire (12")
  • 1986 In The Clouds (7") (12")
  • 1987 Our Summer (7") (12")
  • 1987 Flowers In Our Hair (7") (12")

1988 All About Eve (CD) (LP) (CS)

  • 1987 In The Clouds (7") (12")
  • 1988 Wild Hearted Woman (7") (12") (CS) (CDS)
  • 1988 Every Angel (7") (10") (12") (CDS)
  • 1988 Martha's Harbour (7") (12") (CS) (CDS) (LD)
  • 1988 What Kind Of Fool (7") (10") (12") (CDS) (LD)
  • 1989 Evergreen (Video)

1989 Scarlet And Other Stories (CD) (LP) (CS)

  • 1989 Road To Your Soul (7") (12") (CDS) (LD)
  • 1989 December (7") (10") (12") (CS) (CDS)
  • 1990 Scarlet (7") (12") (CDS)
  • 1990 "Thirteen" (CDS)

1991 Touched By Jesus (CD) (LP) (CS)

  • 1991 Farewell Mr. Sorrow (7") (12") (CS) (CDS)
  • 1991 Strange Way (7") (10") (12") (CDS)
  • 1991 The Dreamer (7") (12") (CDS)

1991 BBC In Concert Transcription Disc #526 (CD)


1992 Ultraviolet (CD) (LP) (CS)

  • 1992 Phased (7") (10") (CS) (CDS)
  • 1992 Some Finer Day (7") (10") (CS) (CDS)

1992 Winter Words - Hits And Rarities (CD) (CS)


1992 Blessed By Angels (Bootleg CD) Look up bootleg in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


1993 BBC Radio One Live In Concert (CD)


1999 The Best Of All About Eve (CD)


2000 Fairy Light Nights I aka Unplugged aka Martha's Harbour (CD)


2001 Fairy Light Nights II (CD)


2001 Live & Electric At The Union Chapel (CD) (2CD)


2002 Return To Eden, Vol. 1 - The Early Recordings (CD)


2002 Iceland (EPCD)


2003 Cinemasonic (CD) (DVD)


2003 Fairy Light Nights I + II aka Acoustic Nights (2CD)

  • 2004 Let Me Go Home (CDS)
  • 2006 Keepsakes (DS)

2006 Keepsakes - A Collection (2CD + DVD)


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