11/4/14 – Scarlet Party – Eyes Of Ice – 1983

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Eyes Of Ice was the second single from the mysteriously unsuccessful Scarlet Party. The album, Scarlet Skies  was recorded at Abbey Road in 1981-82 but EMI decided not to  release it – disillusioned the band broke up.scarlet_party-eyes_of_ice-aa

The band consisted of singer/songwriter brothers Graham and Steven Dye with Sean Heaphy on drums and Mark Gilmour on lead guitar – yes, Dave Gilmour’s brother. Graham Dye’s vocals  were startlingly reminiscent of  John Lennon. He sang lead vocals on the track Light Of The World (with Steven Dye on backing vocals) on the Alan Parsons Project album, Stereotomy in 1985. We are still waiting to hear the Scarlet Party album 3o years later.

As I find more links to Scarlet Party songs I will post them. Apparently there was a documentary on the making of Scarlet Skies at Abbey Road in the early eighties but as yet I haven’t been able to find it. Any information or music from this band would be much appreciated. Does anyone have a copy of this album?





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