White Light – White Light
White Light – White Light

White Light – White Light

Regular price £70.00 Sale

Label: Whale Records – 9301
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Belgium
Released: Nov 12, 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave

A long time favourite back in stock from the very short-lived early 80’s Belgian new wave group White Light.

This self-titled, self-financed and self-published LP on Whale Records has the endearing quality of the underdog from the start.  Maybe it’s the softly spoken Belgian-accent English, or the shades of melancholy that glimmers at points.  The sound of innocence, uncertainty or even hope, however misguided.  Obvious standout ‘I Want You To Know Me’ is near-perfect in it’s encapsulation of emotionally-vulnerable lovable desperation and should have the most stone-hearted welling up.  It’s unbelievable that such a great song that taps into the most marketable human emotions could be overlooked by the commercial music industry.  Similarly downtrodden ‘We Sat Together’ has a diaristic feel to it.  It’s a booze-soaked sad ballad about the girl that doesn’t love you anymore.  History seems to favour the winners which may account for why this group from a small Flemish town was forgotten.  Weird plot twist is that Jo Bogaert who played bass for White Light went onto write Eurodance uber-anthem Pump Up The Jam and has probably renounced his earlier work.  Just a few deadstock copies.  (NM/NM - unplayed).



Tracklist
A1 Yellow 3:05
A2 I Want You To Know Me 5:47
A3 Then I Run To The Night 2:32
A4 It's Not Enough 3:19
A5 We Sat Together 4:17
B1 Alone 5:42
B2 Someone Like You 4:31
B3 Run Boy Run 3:45
B4 Pregnant With Night 3:26