Produced by Jimmy Iovine (tracks 1–6, 8–10)
Jess Bailey & Alison Moyet (track 7)
Joseph Hughes & David Freeman (track 5)
Jean Guiot (track 6)
Hmmm. Not a happy time. Bad move, someone so very European in her influences making an album with an American producer and an album that was ultimately left to engineers. I had a manager at the time who was going good business in the states and saw it as the place to be. I had become very unsure of my own instincts and went with the flow. I do like some of the songs but the conception of them was all wrong…what was written as jangly, english irony got the american session, pop treatment. I didn’t involve myself in the “sound”.
I was on my own out there for many months without anyone from my camp. Missing home and the things that mattered. I was not the full shilling all the time and wasn’t interested in recording or records. I was driving on cruise control. It was made and not felt. It sold well but was received as the filler that it was. The first time I ever recorded a song because I knew it was a hit. Not good. A bad time all in as much as I liked LA. There followed a lack-lustre yearlong tour that was equally uncomfortable and signaled the break down in my relationship with the label. I was coerced into releasing Love Letters – a cynical shower. I didn’t recognise myself or my tastes in the sounds and serves me right”
Alison writing here, May 2007
The album was originally to be called “Chasing Rain” but the change was made to appeal to a dance market
It features the only duet on one of her records – Sleep Like Breathing
Alison won another Brit award as Best British Female Solo Artist in 1988 for Raindancing – she later declared: ” I didn’t feel good about selling loads of records. And it’s not like I can blame anyone else for that, I just drove blindly into it myself. The only thing that makes me feel better about it is that a lot of people start off great and end up crap…Maybe I can start off crap, and end up brilliant.” NME 13 April 1991
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