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Desmond Child & Rouge

Runners In The Night (BGM)

£11.99

RELEASED: 16th October 2020
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Grammy winning and Emmy nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child is one of music’s most prolific and accomplished hitmakers. He’s a film, television and music producer, recording artist, performer, and author. His credits appear on more than eighty Billboard Top 40 singles spanning five decades, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “Bad Medicine,” “Born To Be My Baby,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “Angel,” “I Hate Myself For Lovin’ You,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “The Cup Of Life,” “Waking Up In Vegas” and many more.

But before all this the future songsmith to the stars had collaborated with a trio of female signgers known as Rouge. The second Desmond Child & Rouge album, Runners In The Night was released in 1979. It’s got the pop hooks, powerful vocals and arena-ready guitar riffs a rock fan would expect from an AOR effort of this era but it delivers much more. The songs have an unusually intense edge because of what Child was going through at the time: he had come to the realization that he was gay yet was afraid to go public with it, partially due to the fact that he was in a relationship with fellow group member Maria Vidal.

As he result, he pours his heart out in the songs. Titles like “The Truth Comes Out” and “Imitation Of Love” hint at where Child was at emotionally and psychologically during this time. He marries the soul-searching tone of these lyrics to accessible, hook-filled melodies that act as the pretty roses hiding the thorns of his dark narratives. 

TRACKLISTING:

1. The Truth Comes Out
2. My Heart's On Fire
3. The Night Was Not
4. Goodbye Baby
5. Runners In The Night
6. Tumble In The Night
7. Scared To Live
8. A Feelin' Like This
9. Imitation Of Love
10. Rosa