Limahl – ‘Only for Love’ EMI Promotional Poster – Over the Top?
Today we bring you yet another piece of unusual ‘Goo related merchandise.
In the November of 1983, Limahl successfully kick-started his solo career with debut single Only for Love – the first track to be lifted from his hit album Don’t Suppose…. The song was not only a UK hit, but was a success over Europe and even hit the billboard charts Stateside.
Today, we feature a rare survivor from ’83….a limited edition ‘Only for Love’ promotional poster. These posters were issued in limited numbers by EMI Records to accompany the purchase of the record in either its 7” or 12” format.
KajaFax is not aware how many of these were originally issued, but we can say that we have only ever seen one!
Another bonus in purchasing the record was its b-side. Anybody who has ever seen the Kajagoogoo Live set of 1983 will be familiar with the song Over the Top. An a cappella piece, the song was performed on Kajagoogoo’s White Feathers tour but did not make it to vinyl until Limahl recorded it for release as a solo artist. A cappella refers to an all-vocal group performance of many styles; this performance being in the barbershop style, that is to say made up of four part vocal harmony.
We finish today’s article with a video clip featuring the little heard b-side, Over the Top (O.T.T.)
Remember that Limahl’s debut album, Don’t Suppose, is available on this Limited Edition CD. On a strict run of 2000 copies, you can order your copy here.
Limahl’s current single release, 1983, can be purchased here: