Didn’t know Animotion’s version was a cover!
British musician and actor Des Barres teamed up with Holly Knight on the 1983 original, a stripped back, slower but with more guitary version, produced by Mike Chapman and was from the original motion picture soundtrack “A Night In Heaven”
A strong, sexual duet between Holly Knight and Des Barres (half speaking the lyrics). Knight was also a successful writer, whose hits include “Better Be Good to Me,” for Tina Turner, “Love Is a Battlefield” for Pat Benatar and “Love Touch,” for Rod Stewart.
If you have a listen to the Animotion version, did they just overdub the original ?
A&M Records – SP-17262
|A||Obsession (Extended Version)||5:40|
|B||Obsession (Single Version)||3:50|