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


Bass Kevin Miller
Drums John Keeble
Keyboards Toby Chapman
Guitar Jerry Stevenson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Background Vocals Tommy Funderburk
Background Vocals Joe Pizzulo
Background Vocals Toby Chapman
Background Vocals Mark 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

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

Phonographic Copyright EMI Records Ltd
Copyright EMI Records Ltd