Posted by DjPaulT on January 18th, 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
“When the Wind Blows” is a song from the soundtrack of the film of the same name, performed by David Bowie.
It marked the second contribution from Bowie to a film based on a Raymond Briggs book – he contributed a filmed introduction to The Snowman in 1982. Bowie’s song was the result of a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Erdal Kizilcay, who would work with Bowie in the future, most notably on The Buddha of Suburbia.
The single peaked at UK No. 44, promoted by a video that featured a montage of clips from the film, with Bowie’s animated face overlaid. Since then, the song has become something of a rarity, appearing rarely on reissues and best-of compilations.
Unlike most instrumental B-sides from the 1980s, the instrumental version of “When the Wind Blows” is not simply a version of the song with vocals dubbed, but a completely different orchestral recording.
When The Wind Blows (Extended Mix) 5:40
When The Wind Blows (Instrumental) 3:47
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Virgin – 14VA-9019
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Taken from the film of Raymond Briggs “WHEN THE WIND BLOWS”
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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