Michael Des Barres & Holly Knight ‎– Obsession (US Promo 12″)

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

AObsession (Extended Version)5:40
BObsession (Single Version)3:50

One thought on “Michael Des Barres & Holly Knight ‎– Obsession (US Promo 12″)”

  1. I doubt the Animation contained the same vocals – the entire thing sounded re-recorded. If you want a treat, look up Puddles Pity Party’s cover, featuring Michael – it’s a jolt to the ears the first time, but grows on you.

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