Taken from the debut album entitled, yep, you guessed it Living in a Box - which reached #25 in the UK album charts - this synth-based single reached #5 in the UK and #17 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 during 1987. It was their only top 40 hit in the U.S., but the 80's band had seven Top 40 singles (eight singles overall) between 1987 and 1989 in the UK, and two Top 30 albums. The second album, Gatecrashing, reached #21 in the UK in 1989.
The seven other hit singles (release order) in the UK were; Scales of Justice (#30), So The Story Goes (#34), Love is the Art (#45), Blow The House Down (#10), Gatecrashing (#36), Room in Your Heart (#5) and Different Air (#37).
Blow The House Down reached #10 in the UK singles charts in 1989 and was the first single to be lifted from the second album Gatecrashing. The previous single Love is The Art just missed the Top 40, and so it came as some relief to the band when this hit the Top Ten. The song features Brian May from rock band Queen on guitar.
This very 80s ballad reached #5 in the UK singles charts. After the next single Different Air, "Artistic differences" and changes to the Chrysalis record label led to the break-up of the band in 1990.
This was the band's second single release which reached #130in the UK, but unlike theie debut single, this failed to break into the Billboard Hot 100 in America. Directed by Mark Lebon, the promo video is an extended version of the official video release.
Best of Living In A Box (MP3 Album)