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The Associates formed in 1979 in Edinburgh. Initially a duo performing standards and soul covers, Billy MacKenzie and Alan Rankine scored three hit singles and two critically-acclaimed albums by 1982. However, they went their separate ways toward the end of the year.
Billy MacKenzie continued under the Associates name with various musicians, releasing a number of albums through the 80s. Wild and Lonely was the last album under this name, released in 1990. It was recorded with a supporting cast of around 20 personnel, including contributions from Art of Noise core member Anne Dudley amongst others.
The reissues of "Wild And Lonely" and "Outernational" will be released on August 8, 2006. ??
Wild And Lonely
Fire to Ice Fever People We Meet Just Can't Say Goodbye Calling All Around the World Glamour Chase Where There's Love Something's Got to Give Strasbourg Square Ever Since That Day Wild and Lonely
1, 2, 3 Green Tambourine Groovin' With Mr. Bloe I'm Gonna Run Away Fever In The Shadows
Outernational Feels Like The Richtergroove Opal Krush Colours Will Come Pastime Paradise Grooveature (To Be Continued) Sacrifice And Be Sacrificed Baby What Made Me Turn On The Lights In Windows All
Look What You've Done (Marital Mix) Colours Will Come (US60659 Mix) Because You Love (Previously??unavailable)