Cutting Crew’s classical reworking has no string attached , it’s just great!

So no puns no nothing just a really positive little
write up where we say to you our lovely readers, if you haven’t heard of
cutting crew or simply thought the new hair salon down the road was the only
place you had heard the name, then shame on you as they were responsible for
one of the best hits of the ‘80s and more than that they have been all over
some of your fave video games too , so here we go , if you hadn’t heard of them
before read on and appreciate what you have been missing. The Grammy-nominated rock band were formed in England
in 1985 by ever-present singer and guitarist, Nick Van Eede with original
guitarist, writer and fellow-conspirator from Canada, Kevin MacMichael,
Literally within months, the band signed with Siren Records/Virgin on the
strength of their melody-rich demos alone.

Cutting Crew, becoming a foursome in 1986, entered the
studio the same year to record the multi-million selling debut Broadcast album,
one year before “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” exploded and made them
stars at home and in the USA where it hit the number one spot in the charts and
has so far garnered 5 million plays on the radio in that country alone!

It has since become something of a popular culture
icon, finding its way into films such as Hot Tub Time Machine; smash-hit TV
series as varied as Stranger Things and Ash Vs Evil Dead and video games such
as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. “I’ve Been in Love Before” and
“One for the Mockingbird” also enjoyed massive worldwide radio play,
reaching the Top 10 and Top 20 Billboard singles charts respectively and the
band began their love affair for touring with worldwide stops as opening act
for such groups as The Bangles, Starship and Huey Lewis & the News, as well
as their own sell-out headline shows.

Cutting Crew released an award-winning sophomore
album, The Scattering, in 1989 and a third in 1992, Compus Mentus. Sadly, after
the death of his friend and founder member Kevin, there was an obviously long
silence but Nick eventually chose to revive the band the following decade, featuring
a radically different line-up, releasing the edgy Grinning Souls recorded in
Kevin’s hometown in Nova Scotia in 2006 and the remarkable Add to Favourites in

The band continues to tour the world to rapturous
receptions, with very recent visits to Mexico, Canada, Australia and Japan
reinforcing their global popularity. Released this Spring, “Ransomed Healed
Restored Forgiven” is a welcome reminder of a band who have always delivered
beautiful, classy anthems for the past 4 decades.



2) (I
Just) Died in Your Arms

I’ve Been in Love Before

Everything but My Pride

5) One
for the Mockingbird

6) No
Problem Child


8) Any

9) Climb

10) Berlin in

11) (I Just) Died
in Your Arms – Reprise