Videovision ‎– Anybody

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RA - RE Productions ‎– RA.RE 00686
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Recorded and mixed at Sandy's Recording Studio

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  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Match 5015 Videovision Anybody(12") Match Music Match 5015 Switzerland 1986 Sell This Version
3523 Videovision Anybody(2xFile, MP3, 320) 12" Golden Dance Classics 3523 Netherlands 2008
TSR 3523 Videovision Anybody(12") Taurus Records TSR 3523 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
00686 Videovision Anybody(2xFile, WAV) RA - RE Productions 00686 Italy 2010

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Jogi

Jogi

August 14, 2018

Raff Todesco, Marius Percali and Pietro Fidelfatti was a team which produced a few songs for Fly Records in 1983 (Time and Video), when Fidelfatti left the team Raff and Marius founded RAM Productions (RAM >R=Raff A= And M= Marius) in 1984. From 84-86 they produced all songs together. In the same year Raff founded his own label RA-RE (RA-RE >Raff Records) and Marius produced a little longer for RAM until 1987.
Well, with this background infos its easy to realize that "Anybody" by Video-Vision is not a typical cheap cover-version...the simple idea behind is a modern mixture of their projects Visions and Video (thats why they call it "Video-Vision") - made by the same basic team as usual. On vocals here is once again Jimmy Mc Foy (who also sung "Everybody")
The harder "beats" were typical for Todesco-Percali and G.Maini in 1986 (Madigan, Keepers etc).
Of course, its a matter of taste if you like this track in the end. Not everything can be a masterpiece.
Otherwise its pretty funny anyway when you blow the drum-machine-overloaded B-Side Version loud thru your speakers. ;))
Thats what i call pure 80s. hehe
magic00

magic00

May 14, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

"Anybody" by Videovision (1986) is a terrible cover version of "Everybody" by Visions, which was released the year before in 1985. The artist and title of this release are basically stolen and the synth-line is identical in both songs. I do prefer the authentic version by Visions, especially "Everybody (Remix) (First Version)" on the Ram Productions label, which has a phatt synthesizer hook. A classic example of how two artists release almost two identical songs - a threshold of the italo disco genre. In this case, the latter tried to change the vocals around but the former remains far superior, thanks to men behind the successful italo project, Anthony's Games.