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