Bliss (10)

Bliss (10)

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British group from Coventry, England, UK.

Originally founded in 1986 by lead by vocalist Rachel Morrison, with bassist Paul Ralphes.

Drawing inspiration from black American folk music, soul, blues and gospel, they soon recruited drummer Chris Baker and guitarist Paul Sirett.

Backed by a group of session musicians on organ, piano, and brass instruments they introduced their downcast, sophisticated pop with a pair of indie-label singles, "I Hear You Call" (1986) and "Your Love Meant Everything" (1986).

After signing to Parlophone (EMI), in 1989 Bliss issued their debut album, "Loveprayer", while the record failed in both the UK and the US, the group had more success in other territories, from Germany to New Zealand to Brazil.

After album "A Change In The Weather" (1991), Morrison took maternity leave, and Bliss stopped recording for the rest of the decade.

Rachel Morrison later resurfaced as a solo performer, mainly featuring on dance music label Underwater Records with partner Tom Morrison, as artist Meeker.

From 2007, Rachel Morrison, Tom Morrison, and Paul Ralphes made the decision to reform Bliss to record several new projects.

They re-released a collection of original and new material with the "Best Of Bliss" albums, titled "Spirit Of Man" (in Germany) and "Mercy" (in Italy). EMI re-released the entire Bliss back catalogue including six videos on digital platforms.

Track "Mercy (Love Is The Answer)" garnered much attention, with it's remix version "Mercy (Meeker Remix)", featuring in British film "Sparkle" (2007).

An album with new material called "My World Your World” (2009), was also released.
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Bliss (10) Discography Tracks

Albums

Bliss (10) Loveprayer (Album) EMI, Parlophone, Survival Records Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
Bliss (10) A Change In The Weather (Album) Parlophone Brazil 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mount 1 Bliss (10) I Hear You Call(12") Sermon Mount 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SUR 12 037 Bliss (10) Your Love Meant Everything(12") Survival Records SUR 12 037 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Bliss (10) Won't Let Go (Single, Maxi) Parlophone Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Bliss (10) How Does It Feel The Morning After (Single, Maxi) Parlophone UK 1989 Sell This Version
Bliss (10) I Hear You Call (Maxi, Single) Parlophone Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Bliss (10) Won't Let Go / I Hear You Call Parlophone Italy 1989 Sell This Version
9951 156 Bliss (10) / Neneh Cherry Bliss (10) / Neneh Cherry - I Hear You Call / Buffalo Stance(12", EP, Promo) Virgin 9951 156 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
00 1793617 Vasco Rossi / Bliss (10) Vasco Rossi / Bliss (10) - Vivere Senza Te / I Hear You Call(7", Promo) EMI 00 1793617 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Bliss (10) Watching Over Me (Single) Parlophone Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Bliss (10) Crash Into The Ocean (Single) Parlophone Italy 1991 Sell This Version
R 6295 Bliss (10) I Don't Want To Hurry(7", Single) Parlophone R 6295 UK 1991 Sell This Version
27000 60066 Bliss (10) Believe(CD, Single) Zounds Music 27000 60066 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
27000 60070 Bliss (10) Mercy(CD, Single) Zounds Music 27000 60070 Germany 2007 Sell This Version

Compilations

CD 2700020145 B Bliss (10) Best - Spirit Of Man(CD, Comp, RM) Zounds (3) CD 2700020145 B Germany 2006 Sell This Version
2700020145 B Bliss (10) Best - Spirit Of Man(CD, Comp) Zounds (3) 2700020145 B Germany 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

CD BLISS 1 Bliss (10) Bliss(CD, Promo, Smplr) Parlophone CD BLISS 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version

Videos (19) Edit