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    Sad Café

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Dreamin' lyrics
    2La-Di-Da lyrics
    3Take Me To The Future lyrics
    4Losing You lyrics
    5Strange Little Girl lyrics
    My Oh My lyrics
    7Sail On lyrics
    8I Believe (Love Will Survive) lyrics
    9Black Rose lyrics
    Run Home Girl lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Masters [2004]
    2Misplaced Ideals [2008]
    3Fanx Ta'ra [1977]
    4Every Day Hurts [2000]
    5Best Of [2004]
    8Olé [2009]
    9Anthology [2008]
    Saving Grace [2000]


    Sad Café were founded by former members of two top Manchester bands, Mandalaband (John Stimpson, Vic Emerson and Ashley Mulford) and Gyro (Paul Young and Ian Wilson). The latter had already recorded a first self-titled album (1975) which was shelved by Chrysalis Records for unknown reasons. In May 1977 the new completed line-up signed to RCA Records and released their official debut album Fanx Ta-ra shortly thereafter. The second album Misplaced Ideals achieved international success, thanks to the US hit single "Run Home Girl". Mandalaband was briefly revived for the album The Eye of Wendor: Prophecies in 1978 with Paul Young contributing vocals. In 1979 international success for Sad Café continued with their UK Number 3 single "Every Day Hurts" taken off their third album, Facades. This third release was the first to be produced by 10cc, member Eric Stewart (who started to collaborate with Paul McCartney and record solo albums at the same time). The second collaboration with Eric Stewart resulted in the fourth release Sad Café, which spawned the hit single "La Di Da". The following double album Live turned out unsuccessful and the group's fame slowly started to fade away. The following release of that year,Olé, didn't change anything about it.

    Lead vocalist Paul Young joined Mike & The Mechanics for their 1985 debut album. Consequently, Sad Café's next release Politics of Existing starred two M&TM members, Mike Rutherford and Paul Carrack. The band was now run by Paul Young and Ian Wilson alone, completed by Jeff Seopardi on drums. Following the Living Years album of Mike & The Mechanics another attempt to revive success for the group was the release of Sad Café's Whatever It Takes. Unfortunately, again without big public attention. Various compilations followed and closed the chapter of this unique band from Manchester.

    Paul Young died prematurely and unexpectedly of a Heart Attack in Manchester on July 15th, 2000. He was only 53.

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