SINGLE OF THE WEEK (GIVE ME M.O.R.…)
DOLLAR: ‘Give Me Back My Heart’ (WEA). Delicious, seductive easy listening, and another step up towards some pure, impossible dream of sound in Trevor Horn’s head. I’m no apologist for the rightly-detested Buggles, but the man can truthfully be said to have lived down his past. Here he forsakes the epic quality of ‘Hand Held In Black And White’ in favour of a production that’s bright, hard and positively sparkling, possessed of a stunning precision and clarity that take your breath away. I have my reservations about the song; the chorus is rather trite, but David and Thereze do their stuff with all the usual skill plus a new and obvious conviction. Above all, there’s the ending: a stroke of genius that has Ms Bazaar singing, without accompaniment, what sounds just like a little girl’s prayer. This record, quite apart from being a massive hit, is probably going to become a personal obsession.