Saturday, 3 March 2018

Day 3 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 3.....

Rockers Revenge Ft Donnie Calvim - Walking On Sunshine (Original 12 Inch Version)

Oh how I love this 12 Inch Single, I first heard it in a local pub when it was played by a DJ, the beat and the synths had me hooked immediately, quite simply one of THE greatest Disco 12 Inch records I own.

Rockers Revenge was a project set up by producer Arthur Baker, it was a short lived affair as they only ever released 2 singles, “Walking On Sunshine” and “The Harder They Come” (another fantastic 12 Inch Vinyl I own)

This is 9 minutes of pure disco heaven. The 12 Inch is backed by an Acapella of the 7 Inch Version, the 7 Inch Single version and “dub” version called “Rockin’ on Sunshine”, which is over 10 minutes long and adds to the overall brilliance of this 12 Inch single.

The song was written by Eddy Grant, who released it as a single in 1979, but it failed to chart. Rockers Revenge released their version in 1982 and fared much better, as the single reached Number 4, in the UK Singles chart.


A1 Walking On Shine (12 Inch Version) 9:30
A2 Acappella Sunshine 4:30
B1 Rockin' On Sunshine 10:30
B2 Walking On Sunshine 4:30

You will find it very difficult to track down the vinyl 12 inch of “Walking On Sunshine”, however, the digital edition, which features all 4 tracks is available on Amazon here:

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