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I Love You Too Much #149 on iTunes Dance Chart Australia

chart position iTunes Australia Number 149 - Parralox - I Love You Too Much

With Paradise feat Marcella Detroit (Remixes) just being released it's lovely to see our back catalogue getting some renewed interest.

We just got an alert informing us that Parralox - I Love You Too Much is in the Australian iTunes Dance Chart at #149. Watch out Taylor Swift, we're coming for you!

I Love You Too Much is a track written by The Human League and first appeared on their Fascination EP in 1983, and then later in re-worked form on their Hysteria album. With the original version being the superior IMHO. They both feature bass guitar by Ian Burden, who also now contributes to Parralox on occasion, as well as John von Ahlen's previous band The Tenth Stage.

Click here to see the discography entry for Parralox - I Love You Too Much

Click here for to the YouTube video for I Love You Too Much

 


iTunes Australia - Parralox Chart Positions for December 2018

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Silent Morning - Number 45 on iTunes Netherlands Chart

chart position iTunes Netherlands Number 45 Silent Morning

Looks like Christmas has arrived a little early! Out of the blue, we've been alerted that our song Silent Morning feat Ryan Adames is in the UK Netherlands chart at #45!
Silent Morning feat Ryan Adames first appeared on the album Recovery, which also spawned our single Eye In The Sky.
The chart info comes via WhaleReport, which scans Spotify, iTunes and Shazam amongst others.

Click here to see the discography entry for Silent Morning feat Ryan Adames

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Adem’s Top 50 Albums of 2013



Australian based blog "Schizophonic" have just announced their Top 50 Albums of 2013, compiled by Adem. We are thrilled to announce that the list includes not one, but two projects by John von Ahlen!

Click here to read the full article >> http://schizophonic.org/2013/12/27/adems-top-50-albums-of-2013/

Here are the highlights :


13. Parralox “RECOVERY”
Not usually one for cover albums (however, there is still one more of those yet to appear in this countdown), in 2013 Australia’s own Parralox proved that a covers collection wasn’t something that had to be boring. Their exquisite take on Parson’s “Eye In The Sky” is as wonderful as their covers of Madonna’s “Physical Attraction” and ABBA’s “The Day Before You Came”. Nonetheless it’s Front 242′s “Headhunter” which takes the cake as the best cover here, banging away in just over six minutes of dance-floor perfection that stands as an even bigger track than the 1988 original. Parralox have always been a massive favourite of mine and this could be their finest produced record to date. With a new vocalist set to join the group for 2014 and original releases planned in the foreseeable future, there’s no doubt in my mind this next album will exceed all expectations.
KEY TRACKS: “Headhunter”, “Physical Attraction”, “Eye In The Sky”.


24. The Sound Of The Crowd “LIFE IS CALLING”
This pure electro side-project from Parralox genius and Melbourne’s very own John von Ahlen, under the guise of The Sound of the Crowd, is a rather astonishing debut. There’s a Stock/Aitken/Waterman throwback on the icy “Companion”, which sounds like it could have slotted onto the end of Mel & Kim’s first album F.L.M. quite comfortably, yet as a whole the record is a lot more underground than what we’ve come to expect from Parralox. Keep an ear out for Nic Toupee, an absolute living legend who is also one of my all-time favourite Melbourne DJs, who lends vocals to the big finale “Conclusion”, which is my choice-cut selection from Life Is Calling.

KEY TRACKS: “Conclusion”, “Wildlife”, “Companion”.




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Unreleased Human League song - You're My Baby

Parralox - Youre My Baby feat Ian Burden
DRUMSET MYSTERY
"Onstage there was no drumset at all , but you can perfectly hear it!!!"

Wind the clock back to 1982.
The Human League are on top of the world, basking in the success of their seminal album "Dare" which they perform live across the world. People bought cassettes, vinyl records and listened to the radio. Mp3, CD and internet were in the distant future.
As The Human League performed "Don't You Wan't Me" to the enthralled masses, they would sometimes start their live performance with a song called "You're My Baby".
Mystery has shrouded this track for decades. Information was non existent. There were rumours that the track was originally performed by the Motown girl-group "The Shirelles".
The only place you could hear "Youre My Baby", apart from being at a concert, was on vinyl bootlegs. The most notable bootlegs being "Drumset Mystery" and "Boiling Point".

The Human League - Drumset Mystery - Front Cover

The Human League - Drumset Mystery (Rear Cover)

"Drumset Mystery" - The Human League (Bootleg)


Fast forward to 2013.
Ian Burden (bass guitarist for the The Human League, co-writer of Love Action/The Sound Of The Crowd etc) is now friends with John von Ahlen (Parralox/The Tenth Stage/The Sound Of The Crowd) and has contributed bass guitar to each of these projects.

It all began with a conversation between John and Ian Burden about "You're My Baby", in which Ian spoke about touring with the band in the 80's and the origin of the song. It's revealed that the song is written by one Mr I. Elliot, a relative of one of the members of the Comsat Angels. Connections are made and Mr Elliot is contacted and gives his blessings for the track to be recorded.

Parralox release their 5th album "Recovery" which is all cover versions, and one of the tracks recorded in the studio sessions was "You're My Baby". Ian Burden enters the studio and performs bass guitar, in addition to some keyboard parts for the new Parralox recording of "You're My Baby" and the rest is history.
Special thanks to Ian Burden and Mr I. Elliot.

"You're My Baby" appears on the new Parralox EP "Eye In The Sky" out on 11-12-13
It will also be available on a Limited Edition CD from conzoom Records in December 2013.

Listen to "You're My Baby" by playing the YouTube video below, or clicking here.

 

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The Celebrity Cafe review Recovery


The Celebrity Cafe review our latest album Recovery and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Click here to read the article :
http://thecelebritycafe.com/reviews/2013/11/parralox-releases-recovery
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Parralox - New Releases

Parralox - Paradise feat Marcella Detroit (Banner)

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