Matt Fretton – Dance It Up (12″)

frettoncovA bit of a tribute to an 80’s singer that took his own life over 2 years ago after losing the love of his life, photographer Sussie Ahlburg , through a tragic swimming accident the previous year. Fretton emerged on the music scene in the early Eighties, touring with Depeche Mode from 1982 till 1984. He went on to support many of the decade’s most prominent artists including the Eurythmics, Boomtown Rats and Billy Idol. This track was from 1983 and is synth assisted soul with a horn section and sampled steel drums, ably produced by Brian Tench.  Backing vocals were provided by Fairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader, then a jobbing session singer who had been in Eurythmics live band. It also featured vocal group, 14 Karat Soul, who are superb on the Acappella version giving the song a soulful edge.




A Dance It Up (Extended Version) 4:22
B1 Dance It Up (Instrumental Version) 3:03
B2 Dance It Up (Acapella Version) 2:54

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