Price: £6.00
Format: vinyl
Artist: Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
CatNo: BROKEN6

Originally a minimally-produced B-side to an early Thomas Dolby single, 'Leipzig' is given the full pop treatment with an expansive and technicoloured arrangement. The chorus remains one of the great pop anthems of the eighties, and engendered two fictitious characters (Henry & James) who subsequently took on a life of their own in another Stewart/Gaskin song. C/W 'Rich For A Day', Dave's take on crap TV game shows. Released in 1983 on Dave & Barbara's Broken Records label, the track generated considerable airplay without breaking into the charts. The A-side features Pip Pyle (drums, percussion) and Rick Biddulph (bass, electric 12-string guitar), with Jakko Jakszyk guesting on guitar and additional backing vocals on the hectic B-side. Remastered and extended versions of both tracks appear on the CD album <a href="https://www.burningshed.com/store/davebarb/multiproduct/326/1909/">Broken Records - The Singles (Special Edition)</a>.

 

A.  Leipzig (4:09)
B.  Rich For A Day (4:21)