Harry Thumann ‎– Underwater

Baby Records (2) ‎– BBY 12-20503
Vinyl, 12", Maxi-Single, 45 RPM

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A Underwater 6:05
B American Express
Lyrics By – H. Thumann*, L. Neale*



Produced by Baby Records
Ed. Télévis/P.E.M.C.T.
Distribution exclusive CBS
Charles Talar Records: exclusive production for France

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BBY 20.503, BBY 20503 Harry Thumann Underwater(7", Single) Baby Records (2), Baby Records (2) BBY 20.503, BBY 20503 France 1979 Sell This Version
LF 13901 Harry Thumann Underwater(12", W/Lbl) Decca LF 13901 UK 1979 Sell This Version
LF 13901 Harry Thumann Underwater(12") Decca LF 13901 UK 1979 Sell This Version
W-12017 Harry Thumann Underwater(12") Uniwave W-12017 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SPCO-7227 Harry Thumann Underwater / American Express(12") RCA Victor SPCO-7227 Spain 1980 Sell This Version


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November 5, 2016
Mesmerizing back then, and still an awesome slice of electronic music today. Respect!


February 28, 2012
The A side, "Underwater", is a great slice of instrumental Eurodisco and originally written as the leader music of a popular Italian sports broadcast named "Domenica Sportiva". Due to heavy demand, it was released as a single and as such, it became a huge European hit.
When released 1980, "Underwater", with its layered synths, strings and straight-into-your-face electric guitar in the second part, was a tune way ahead of its time. It would ultimately appear on the House music compilation "The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone" in 1988, fitting perfectly among the other tracks and fooling the listener that he/she was actually listening to a then 8 year-old tune!

The B-side "American Express" became the title track of his debut album.