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
600 263 Harry Thumann Underwater Part 1 & 2(12") Ariola 600 263 Netherlands 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


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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.