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From somewhere on the interwebby thing:-

April Showers were a short-lived Glaswegian pop duo comprised of Jonathan Bernstein and Beatrice Colin.


Releasing their only known single “Abandon Ship” on Big Star, a subsidiary of Chrysalis, in 1984 it quickly gained a cult following due to it’s sparkling production from Anne Dudley (Art of Noise) and string-heavy arrangements. This quality was echoed on B-side “Everytime We Say Goodbye” with the 12-inch featuring an instrumental of Abandon Ship “Abandon Ship Sing-A-Long-A-Wonder Mix”. Both records are now highly collectible.


Plans to release a second single on the label Operation Twilight, and the inclusion of Abandon Ship on the compilation album “10 Years Of Marina Records” seems to be a footnote to the woefully brief story of April Showers, the perfect example of a band that has disappeared into, and whose status grows with, history.

Now here’s where I cheat.

I don’t own this single…..it’s one that’s near the top of those I dearly would love to get my hands on but won’t pay the money demanded by the sellers……

I’ve the compilation LP mentioned above, and thanks to modern technology (and the generosity of folk who make the recordings available), I’ve picked up the other two tracks:-

mp3 : April Showers – Abandon Ship
mp3 : April Showers – Abandon Ship (instrumental)
mp3 : April Showers – Everytime We Say Goodbye

One of the great lost pop-songs of the 80s

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