Living In A Box

Living In A Box

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UK '80s synth-pop outfit.

Members: Marcus Vere, Anthony Critchlow, Richard Darbyshire.
Living in a Box were formed in 1985 in Sheffield, rising from the ashes of Typhoon Saturday. Their most commercially successful single, "Living in a Box", peaked at number 5 on the UK Singles Chart, and was the band's only single to chart in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. They enjoyed more success in their home country, releasing their self-titled debut album in 1987 and a follow-up album, Gatecrashing, in 1989, which went on to generate two further UK Top Ten hits, "Blow the House Down" (which featured Queen's Brian May on guitar) and "Room in Your Heart". Artistic differences, as well as changes to their record label Chrysalis, caused the band to break up in 1990 before a third album could be released.
Lead vocalist Richard Darbyshire continued his long-standing music career, and went on to enjoy modest success as a solo artist, writing songs for artists such as Lisa Stansfield, as well as releasing two solo albums. These were How Many Angels (1994) and Love Will Provide (1999), which came as a reissue of How Many Angels, and included several new and unreleased tracks.
The band's drummer, Anthony Critchlow nicknamed 'Tich' and keyboardist and synthesizer player, Marcus Charles Vere both retired from the music industry after the band split. Tich now runs his own company providing bespoke illumination and lighting installations. Vere now produces award-winning DVDs called Here Comes A ...! for pre-school aged children. Topics include live action films about tractors, diggers, trains and fire engines.

The song "Living in a Box" was later covered by Bobby Womack, who had also worked with Living in a Box on their debut album.
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Living In A Box Discography

Albums

832363-4 Living In A Box Living In A Box (Album) Chrysalis 832363-4 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
5C 209835 Living In A Box Gatecrashing (Album) Chrysalis 5C 209835 Spain 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

4V9 43176 Living In A Box So The Story Goes (Single, Maxi) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 4V9 43176 US 1987 Sell This Version
LIBW 2 Living In A Box Scales Of Justice (Maxi, Single) Chrysalis LIBW 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LIB 1 Living In A Box Living In A Box (Single, Maxi) Chrysalis LIB 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LIBCD4 Living In A Box Love Is The Art (Maxi, Single) Chrysalis LIBCD4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
JT 34417 Living In A Box / Tina Charles Living In A Box / Tina Charles - So The Story Goes (Club Mix) / Dance Little Lady(12") D.J. Special JT 34417 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
JT 7613 Georgio (2) / Living In A Box Georgio (2) / Living In A Box - Sexappeal / Living In A Box(12", Ltd) RCA, Dee Jay's Gang JT 7613 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
JB 7617 Living In A Box / Tina Charles Living In A Box / Tina Charles - Living In A Box / I Love To Love(7", Jukebox) Chrysalis, Arista JB 7617 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
XP10-2003 Living In A Box Bed Of Roses/Love Is The Art (Single) Chrysalis XP10-2003 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
LIBCD 7 Living In A Box Room In Your Heart (Maxi, Single) Chrysalis LIBCD 7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
612 012 3A, 612 012 Living In A Box Blow The House Down (Single, Maxi) Chrysalis 612 012 3A, 612 012 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
LIBX 8 Living In A Box Different Air (Maxi, Single) Chrysalis LIBX 8 UK 1989 Sell This Version
112 337, lib 7 a1 Living In A Box Gatecrashing (Single, Maxi) Chrysalis 112 337, lib 7 a1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version

Compilations

DC 865922 Living In A Box The Best Of(CD, Comp) Disky DC 865922 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 59915 2 3 Living In A Box The Very Best Of Living In A Box (Comp) EMI Gold 7243 8 59915 2 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DC 886102 Living In A Box Collection(CD, Comp) Disky DC 886102 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MCDLX151 Living In A Box The Very Best Of Living In A Box(2xCD, Comp) Music Club Deluxe MCDLX151 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
CDDV 6620 Living In A Box The Best(CD, Comp) D.V. More Record CDDV 6620 Italy Unknown Sell This Version