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Obsession   (UK)

EuroDance group
Added : 20/11/2001
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We Love Elton
Only Wanna Be With You
Obsessed - We Love Obsession
I'm Alive / Life Insurance
Neverending Story
Suspicious Minds / I Want You Too Much
If I Can't Have You
The Crying Game
Can You Feel It
Without You / State Of The Nation
Only Wanna Be With You
Anytime
Shine
On A Day Like Today
Kiss me
Being With You
Venus
Absolutely Not
Sacrifice
If I Could Turn Back Time
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Love Insurance
In Private
Your Song
Viva Viva
Upside Down
Tragedy
The Rumour
Somebody To Love
Rocket Man
Never Ending Story
How Do I Let You Know
If I Could Turn Back Time
I Want Love
If I Can't Have You
Always On My Mind
It's A Sin
Movin On
Love Pains
State Of The Nation
Believe
Life On Mars
Suspicious Minds
Suspicious Minds / Always On My Mind
89 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Latest Obsession news

11/04/2015 : Almighty Records are re-releasing Obsession's Suspicious Minds in a special packages gathering mixes from the 1992 and 2000 editions.

31/05/2014 : Obsession released 2 singles from their current best of : Believe and Life On Mars, both remixed by Matt Pop.

16/05/2014 : Almighty records released a new best of collection from their project Obsession, entitled Obsessed - We Love Obsession. It comes in a 2 and in a 3-CD set version : Reloaded & Rediscovered, Classic Mixes and The 12" Mixes.

07/03/2014 : Obsession are back with new remixes for their song State of the Nation, which was originally released as B-side on their single Without You 20 years ago.

01/03/2013 : Almighty records re-released Obsession's song Love Pains with 6 updated remixes. This Yvonne Elliman cover was originally a B-side of their single On A Day Like Today in 1999.

28/01/2013 : Obsession released new remixes for their single Without You, originally from 1994.

04/11/2011 : Almighty records re-released Obsession's cover of Cher's If I Could Turn Back Time with 4 new remixes.

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Obsession albums

We Love Elton We Love Elton 2 CDs
Only Wanna Be With You Only Wanna Be With You 3 CDs 2003
Obsessed - We Love Obsession Obsessed - We Love Obsession 3 CDs May 2014

 

Obsession singles

I'm Alive / Life Insurance I'm Alive / Life Insurance  
Neverending Story Neverending Story 1990  
Suspicious Minds / I Want You Too Much Suspicious Minds / I Want You Too Much 1992  
If I Can't Have You If I Can't Have You 1993  
The Crying Game The Crying Game 1993  
Can You Feel It Can You Feel It 28th Sep 1993  
Without You / State Of The Nation Without You / State Of The Nation 27th Feb 1994  
Only Wanna Be With You Only Wanna Be With You 27th Feb 1995  
Anytime Anytime 25th Jun 1996  
Shine Shine 1997  
On A Day Like Today On A Day Like Today 16th Apr 1999  
Kiss me Kiss me 2000  
Being With You Being With You 1st Feb 2000  
Venus Venus 25th May 2001  
Absolutely Not Absolutely Not Promo only 2002  
Sacrifice Sacrifice 16th Sep 2002  
If I Could Turn Back Time If I Could Turn Back Time Promo only 2003  
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 10th Jan 2003  
Love Insurance Love Insurance 2004  
In Private In Private 2006  
Your Song Your Song (Digital release only) 2006  
Viva Viva Viva Viva 2006  
Upside Down Upside Down (Digital release only) 2006  
Tragedy Tragedy (Digital release only) 2006  
The Rumour The Rumour (Digital release only) 2006  
Somebody To Love Somebody To Love (Digital release only) 2006  
Rocket Man Rocket Man (Digital release only) 2006  
Never Ending Story Never Ending Story 2006  
How Do I Let You Know How Do I Let You Know (Digital release only) 2006  
If I Could Turn Back Time If I Could Turn Back Time (Digital release only) 2006  
I Want Love I Want Love (Digital release only) 2006  
If I Can't Have You If I Can't Have You 2007  
Always On My Mind Always On My Mind Aug 2010  
It's A Sin It's A Sin Aug 2010  
Movin On Movin On Sep 2010  
Love Pains Love Pains 13th Feb 2013  
State Of The Nation State Of The Nation 6th Mar 2014  
Believe Believe May 2014  
Life On Mars Life On Mars May 2014  

 

Aliases - Records released under other names

Suspicious Minds Obsession Goes To Vegas - Suspicious Minds 2000  
Suspicious Minds / Always On My Mind Obsession Goes To Vegas - Suspicious Minds / Always On My Mind 3rd Nov 2000  

 



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Obsession biography

Production : Hams, Hevans (also producers for Jackie O). Obsession is a project of Almighty Records (also responsible for euro projects such as Rochelle, 4-2 the Floor).

Obsession's first single was the double track I'm Alive / Life Insurance. Then came the singles Neverending Story in 1990 (a cover of a Limalh track) and Can You Feel It in 1993. The follow-up The Crying Game included a B-side called Forbidden Fruit. Miriam Stockley (the voice of Adiemus, and also backing vocalist for Clock's hit Everybody) gave her voice to this single.

If I Can't Have You included a Saturday Mix, an Original Mix, a Disco Mix, and a Pop Mix. It featured once again Miriam Stockley and was followed by a remixes CD. Then came Without You was released with 2 bonus tracks : State Of The Nation and Cloudburst. Released in 1994 too, the single Only Wanna Be With You was composed and written by Mitchell, Norris and Radford. The single contained not less than 6 different mixes : a 7" Mix, a Euro Mix, a NU-NRG Mix, a Mr Smiles Club Mix, a Mr Smiles Dub, and a Mystical Mix.

Anytime featured the voice of Diana Dee. It included 4 different mixes : a 7" Radio Mix, a Definitive Mix, a Trinity Mix, and a Euro Mix. The follow-up Being With You had a great Euro sound with a catchy tune and fantastic vocal performance from the Obsession girls. Having been released to certain territories earlier the same year (to test the response and determine the interest), they added two new Definitive mixes for its international release in November. Being With You (a cover of the Smokey Robinson) was produced by Jon Dixon & Martyn Norris. Can You Feel It (a cover of The Jacksons) was produced by Martyn Norris & Richard Cottle.

Shine was also original song. An excellent song that moved on from the all-too-dates Euro sound of the last few years and gained the kind of respect from DJs and dance music aficionados. It came in 3 versions : a 7" Mix, a Definitive Mix and a Millennium Mix.

Then, after a little pause, came the cover of Bryan Adams' track On A Day Like Today, plus an extra track, the classic song Love Pains (previously Yvonne Elliman, Hazell Dean and Liza Minnelli have enjoyed hits with the very same song). From this time, Obsession kept on releasing cover songs.

In 2000, Kiss Me was released. Originally a Sixpence None The Richer track, the single inculded a Radio Mix, a Definitive Mix, a Dub version and a Lost Words version. The follow-ups Suspicious Minds and Always On My Mind were 2 of Elvis' biggest hits remade here by Obsession. From the pop/trance style of Suspicious Minds to the uplifting Euro-tastic Always On My Mind, this release was sure to be big with all kinds of dance music enthusiasts. It was released under the name Obsession Goes To Vegas.

Then Obsession did a remake of the classic Bananarama tune Venus and gave it a new clubby slant with 3 mixes in total, enough to satisfy most commercial dance tastes. It included a B-side called The Way You Make Me Feel. Sacrifice was the first single from Obsession album We Love Elton. It came with the bonus tracks Your Song and I'm Ready To Believe.

In 2003 they released a new version of Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Elton John's classic. Obsession's pumped-up dance version was an uplifting and clever interpretation of this song. DJs have absolutely raved about the Definitive Mix. Also included, there was the unreleased Definitive Mix of The Rumour (a song written in the mid 80s by Elton for Olivia Newton John).

Recently, a 3 CDs album called Only Wanna Be With You – The Definitive Collection was released under Almighty records. The first CD featured new remixes produced exclusively for this compilation. The second CD contained a retrospective 20 tracks party megamix, and the CD 3 full unedited versions and all brand new remixes.

2004 : Obsession's Love Insurance was Almighty's second release back in 1991 but strangely, this track was never been released as a CD single! It has though, always remained a favourite for many. So, as a special treat, the classic Front Page Mix had been beefed up and studio enhanced (with fabulous effects), by the current Almighty studio team. It included remixes from Hi-NRG legends Ian Anthony Stephens and the late Rod Warren.

Obsession is currently fronted by three women who each take turns doing solo recordings for various different singles. For the more Disco oriented remakes, Almighty tends to go towards having famous studio background singer Tracey Ackerman take the lead. For more powerful club oriented remakes Jackie "Tasmin" Rawe is the woman with her power voice. For calmer and not so powerful or Disco oriented voices, Almighty often calls upon Amanda Abs, the lady who helped launch both Almighty Records and Obsession in 1989. While Obsession is sung by three vocalists, each vocalist sings one at a time, so far they haven't recorded together under one single.

2006 : Obsession released In Private, a cover of a Dusty Springfield/Pet Shop Boys song from the 80's. Jill Saywood (Jackie 'O') came together with Obsession to sing lead vocal on this re-make. While she was not credited, it was later revealed by Almighty that she was the one who sung the lead on this song, with the members of Obsession singing back-up. She had alsor contributed to the promo If I Could Turn Back Time in 2003.

The same year, many singles followed, most of them only released as mp3 : Tragedy (a cover of the Bee Gees), Upside Down (originally by Diana Ross), Your Song, Rocket Man (2 Elton John covers), The Rumour (originally sung by Elton John & Olivia Newton-John, including a remix by Dancing Divaz), Somebody To Love (a song by Jefferson Airplane). There was also a re-release of Never Ending Story.

2007 : If I Can't Have You was re-released, with many brand new remixes.

Obsession biography was last updated Sat, January 13th 2018

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