“Breaking Glass” by Hazel O’Connor - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1980Album Chart of the Decade: 1980s

TJR says

Decent debut album from the intriguing 25-year-old singer-songwriter-actress: “I ran away from my home in Coventry when I was 16… made and sold clothes in Amsterdam, picked grapes in France, joined a dance troupe that went to Tokyo then onto Beirut (escaping the start of the civil war by one month!) travelled West Africa, crossed the Sahara, sang with a dreadful singing trio for the U.S. troops in Germany and came home to 'settle down'. Through all this experience of life and the world I realized that singing always cheered me up. I decided to be a singer. Through strange turns of fate I ended up in a film called 'Breaking Glass' I also ended up writing all the songs for the movie.” In the UK, 5 singles were lifted from the set: “Writing On The Wall” (Jun '80, didn't chart), “Eighth Day” (Aug '80, #5), “Give Me An Inch” (Oct '80, #41), “Will You?” (May '81, #8) and “Calls The Tune” (Jan '82, #60).

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A1 [03:20] 5.2.png Hazel O’Connor - Writing On The Wall (Hazel O’Connor) New Wave
A2 [03:22] 6.2.png Hazel O’Connor - Monsters In Disguise (Hazel O’Connor) New Wave
A3 [03:42] 6.1.png Hazel O’Connor - Come Into The Air (Hazel O’Connor) New Wave
A4 [03:04] 5.5.png Hazel O’Connor - Big Brother (Hazel O’Connor) New Wave
A5 [03:09] 6.4.png Hazel O’Connor - Who Needs It (Hazel O’Connor) New Wave
A6 [04:49] 7.7.png Hazel O’Connor - Will You? (Hazel O’Connor) Pop Ballad
B1 [03:11] 8.3.png Hazel O’Connor - Eighth Day (Hazel O’Connor) New Wave
B2 [03:15] 5.8.png Hazel O’Connor - Top Of The Wheel (Hazel O’Connor) Cerebral Pop
B3 [03:00] 6.0.png Hazel O’Connor - Calls The Tune (Hazel O’Connor) Pop Ballad
B4 [03:44] 4.9.png Hazel O’Connor - Blackman (Hazel O’Connor) New Wave
B5 [03:08] 5.4.png Hazel O’Connor - Give Me An Inch (Hazel O’Connor) New Wave
B6 [04:15] 7.4.png Hazel O’Connor - If Only (Hazel O’Connor) Songwriter

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