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Lighthouse Family - Ocean Drive (National Album Day 2023)

Lighthouse Family - Ocean Drive (National Album Day 2023)

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NAD 2023: 14/10/23 - Blue Vinyl 

Genre: Pop

Lighthouse Family – vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and songwriter Paul Tucker - formed in Newcastle in 1993. Both Baiyewu and Tucker were working in bars when they first met; together, they recorded demos of a number of songs Tucker had written during the late 1980s. Among these, a demo of "Ocean Drive" attracted the attention of Polydor Records who, in 1993, signed the band to a six-month development deal.

Debut single "Lifted", received airplay on BBC Radio One as well as a number of BBC Local Radio stations, and The Chart Show aired its music video. Still, this did not translate to considerable single or album sales within 1995; it was not until "Lifted" was re-released in 1996 that it reached the top five on the UK Singles Chart, and Ocean Drive rebounded and was certified six-times platinum by the end of 1997, spending 154 weeks on the UK Albums Chart in the process.

The album also produced the UK Top 20 hits "Ocean Drive", "Goodbye Heartbreak" and "Loving Every Minute". Released in the age of CD, Ocean Drive is now making its debut on LP for National Album Day and is pressed onto high quality 180 Gram blue vinyl.


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