1992 Tony Hadley – The State Of Play

The State Of Play is the first solo album by singer Tony Hadley , former vocalist of the British Spandau Ballet group released for the EMI label, in 1992.

From the album, which does not have a great commercial success, despite the flawless vocal performance of the singer (one of the few to have studied singing among the very many self-taught people of the eighties ) two singles are extracted: Lost in Your Love and For Your Blue Eyes Only . The first of the two 45s (which is also the opening song of the 33 rpm ), in the single CD edition, also includes two unreleased works performed live in a 1992 concert , held in Germany and taken up by German TV , Why Can’t We Fall in Love? and Theme No. 7 , the first of which is written by Tony Hadley alone, while the second is composed by him together with the faithful Keeble; both unreleased live tracks are produced and mixed by Hadley and Keeble with Chapman ( Andy Reilly is instead the sound engineer). As for the songs included in the long playing , Tony Hadley signed 5 out of 12. Among the other pieces, the signatures of the English duo Climie Fisher ( You Keep Me Coming Back for More ) and the American composer Diane Warren ( Just the Thought of You ), which he wrote for many artists: an illustrious example consists of a considerable part of the most successful solo repertoire of the singer of the US female band Go-Go’s , Belinda Carlisle .


1  Lost In Your Love (Andy Hill; Peter Sinfield) 4:31
2  Just The Thought Of You (Diane Warren) 3:45
3  You Keep Me Coming Back For More (Dennis Morgan; Rob Fisher; Simon Climie) 4:18
4  For Your Blue Eyes Only (Christopher Ward; David Tyson) 4:01
5  Fever (Tony Hadley) 4:16
6  Riverside (John Keeble) 4:26
7  Never Give Up On Love (Jon Lind; Peter Sinfield) 4:22
8  This Time (Tony Hadley) 4:32
9  Game Of Love (Jimmy Scott) 4:11
10  Free Wheel (Tony Hadley) 4:05
11  One Good Reason (Tony Hadley) 4:35
12  Somebody Up There (Tony Hadley) 4:48



BassKevin Miller
DrumsJohn Keeble
KeyboardsToby Chapman
GuitarJerry Stevenson
GuitarSteve Lukather
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo
Background VocalsToby Chapman
Background VocalsMark Spiro

Liner Notes

Producer – Ron Nevison
Arranged By – Ron Nevison, John Keeble, Jerry Stevenson, Toby Chapman, Tony Hadley
Engineer – Ron Nevison
Engineer (Additional) – Andy Udoff, Craig Brock, Kyle Bess

Design – Bill Smith Studio
Design Concept – John Keeble, Tony Hadley
Photography By – Neil Davenport

Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.