Limahl Only for Love US Video Exclusive
Limahl – Only for Love – US Video Exclusive!!!!
Here at KajaFax, it gives us great pleasure to pull together a resource of everything related to the band and it’s members. Nothing though, gives us more pleasure than finding a real piece of treasure and sharing it with you all.
Once in a while, we’ll get the absolute thrill of finding something that has yet to be unearthed and today, we have that thrill.
What we have managed to uncover is the EMI America video for the single, ‘Only for Love’. It’s an understatement to say this video is rare and very different from the video that EMI put out in the UK.
After finding a very sketchy reference to a US version of this video on the web, our very own super sleuth Steve Y did some detective work, and managed to catch up with a chap who had this nugget tucked away in his personal collection. This was on U-matic format which is the format used by the TV companies and thus broadcast standard.
After discussion, we negotiated a deal for the content and what we have here really is an exclusive and a real piece of Limahl history unearthed. A far as we know, this video was hardly used and has rarely been seen.
Before we continue, please sit back and enjoy the EMI America video for ‘Only for Love’:
And then refresh your memory of the UK video:
The US video is such a fantastic piece. It’s very well put together, on a big budget, and the kind of big scale video to rival any clip from any other top recording artist of the time. This is a proper video, shot in a James Bond style, featuring a very sophisticated looking Limahl with guns, speedboats and helicopters!
The UK video was so utterly different by comparison . Why on earth did EMI UK not release this video and push this image for Limahl?
Same single, two very different styles. We’d love to know why this was, and how and why this video never made the light of day. Can anyone say they’ve seen this video before?
We truly hope you enjoy watching this clip. I sat watching in a stunned silence, thinking ‘where on earth has he got this from’ so I can only imagine the delight that Steve Y felt when he struck gold!
Also, enjoy some stills from the video:
We’d also love to hear the thoughts from Limahl on it…when was the last time you saw this?