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Naked Eyes is an English synthpop band, best known for their singles, a cover of the Burt Bacharach / Hal David standard "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" (Bacharach himself has cited the cover as a personal favourite), and their subsequent hit the Paul McCartney like 'Promises, Promises'. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Synthpop is a subgenre of New Wave in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... (Theres) Always Something There to Remind Me is a song written in the 1960s by songwriting team Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ...

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Naked Eyes was the very first band to make significant use of the Fairlight CMI on a pop recording. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush had used the sampling synthesiser on prior efforts, but the usage had been far less than Naked Eyes would employ on their debut effort. The debut album was produced by Tony Mansfield and re-touched in places by Alan Tarney. Interestingly, Mansfield's work would again be doctored by Tarney when he produced the debut album for A-ha (Hunting High and Low). In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... The Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) was the first digital sampling synthesizer. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Tony Mansfield (born 19 January 1955 in London) is a English songwriter, musician and record producer. ... a-ha is a Grammy Award-nominated band from Norway. ... The 1985 debut album of the Norwegian pop music band, a-ha. ...


The group consisted of childhood friends from Bath, England, Pete Byrne on vocals and Rob Fisher on keyboards. The two had formerly played in a band called Neon with future members of Tears for Fears and stayed together as a duo after the group broke up. Naked Eyes is one of the few to have enjoyed significant success outside their country of origin, notably in the U.S., yet remain almost unknown in their homeland. , Bath is a small city in Somerset, England most famous for its historic baths fed by three hot springs. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Pete Byrne is a recording artist, and former singer for the pop duo Naked Eyes, during the earlier years of the 1980s. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Rob Fisher ( 5 November 1956 - 25 August 1999) was a British keyboardist, session musician and songwriter from Bath, England. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Tears for Fears are a popular English pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... The duet, by Hendrik ter Brugghen A duet is a musical composition or piece for two performers, most often used for a vocal or piano duet. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


Their second and third singles, "Promises, Promises" (which appears in an episode of the TV series, "Knight Rider") and "When the Lights Go Out", were also hit singles, mainly in the U.S., as their previous track. However, their second album, Fuel for the Fire and the single "(What) In the Name of Love", were not as well-received and the group broke up soon after its release. Byrne ended up doing session work (he is heard on Stevie Wonder's "Part-Time Lover", and wrote and produced "I Am the Cute One" for Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in 1992) while Fisher joined another duet, Climie Fisher. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... For the American media company, see Knight Ridder. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) are twin American actresses who have appeared in television and films since the age of 3 months. ... Climie Fisher were a UK pop duo formed by vocalist Simon Climie (born 7 April 1960) and former Naked Eyes keyboardist Rob Fisher ( 5 November 1956-25 August 1999). ...


Fisher died 25 August 1999 from complications following stomach surgery. is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Byrne released a solo album, The Real Illusion in 2001, which featured some of the last tracks he wrote with Fisher for a proposed third Naked Eyes album. In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ...


More recently, the Naked Eyes version of "Always Something There To Remind Me" was used in the trailers of the Vince Vaughn/Jennifer Aniston hit comedy "The Breakup". The Break-Up is a Universal Pictures film that was released on June 2, 2006. ...


On July 31, 2007, Naked Eyes, featuring Byrne, released Fumbling With The Covers, an all-new CD which consists of covers of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis Costello, along with all of the Naked Eyes hits. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ...

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Albums

Burning Bridges was Naked Eyes 1983 début album. ... Fuel For The Fire was Naked Eyes 1984 follow-up album to their successful début. ...

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US Dance US A.C. UK singles Album
1983 "Always Something There to Remind Me" 8 37 31 57 Burning Bridges/Naked Eyes
1983 "Promises, Promises" 11 32 19 95
1983 "When the Lights Go Out" 37 - - -
1984 "(What) In the Name of Love" 39 35 - - Fuel for the Fire

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... The Adult Contemporary chart lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ...

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The naked eye is a figure of speech referring to human visual perception that is unaided by enhancing equipment, such as a telescope or binoculars.
the human eye would see about 2,500 stars in the clear sky but, in practice, the atmospheric extinction and dust reduce the number to 1500 to 2000 (in the center of a city as few as 200 to 500).
Meteor showers are better observed by naked eye than with binoculars—the Perseids (10–12 August) or the December Geminids.
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