ODYSSEY "INSIDE OUT" (1982)
This is a fine example of a top quality, new wave soul tune, and it's a timeless classic that almost everyone remembers from the 1980s although I was not heavily into soul music at the time. I was a young teenager who had been brought up on rock music, and in the 70s I listened to a lot of Suzi Quatro and my Mum's rock n' roll records from the 1950s and 60s. I was also a fan of trashy disco music, with Ottawan's D.I.S.C.O. being a firm favourite - if only I had paid more attention to soul music!
Inside Out was the final hit to break in the UK Top 40 for Odyssey, reaching #3 on 27th June 1982, where it stayed for two weeks before falling to #4 on 11th July. The track was released as the lead single from the band's fifth studio album Happy Together. This was the group's highest charting album in the UK, reaching #21 during 1982. Overall, the band's albums were not massively successful and this was the final album to chart anywhere for the group.