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Wish Key - Orient Express / Last Summer
A1Orient Express (Vocal)
A2Orient Express (Instrumental)
B1Last Summer (Vocal Version)
B2Last Summer (Instrumental Version)
B3Last Summer (Go Go Version)

Wish Key
Orient Express / Last Summer

Dark Entries | Item No: 429770
Vinyl 12" | 1983 / US – Reissue | New
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Item Description
Wish Key was an Italo Disco group formed by the husband/wife duo of Manlio Cangelli and Lorella Ghilardi in Milan.Their first single “Orient Express” was released in 1983 by Discomagic Records. The song was arranged, composed and recorded by Manlio, with the lyrics by Lorella. It was supposed to be the new single for Blue Russell, but on the insistence of Severo Lombardoni of Discomagic Records, the group was persuaded to use a male vocalist. A demo of the song was given to DJ Massimo Berti, who contributed lead vocals, while the backing vocals were done by Blue Russell. The subsequent promotion of the song demanded finding an alternate female vocalist because Blue Russell was already committed to the promotion of her own single, “I Wanna Fly Away”. Silvia Merelli, Berti’s wife, was brought in for TV appearances and future recordings. In 1985 Massimo Berti
began recording another single for the Wish Key project. “Last Summer” was recorded with help from Italo producer Sandy Dian.

“Orient Express” begins with a rolling baseline, bright synthesizer stabs, and a sampled train siren. The double tracked male/female vocals compliment each other perfectly, heightening the dramatic tension. Massimo sings about taking a train ride as a metaphor for traveling through life’s adventures. The song is accompanied by a shorter instrumental edit with an extended intro. On the flip is “Last Summer”, a slower paced affair with Silvia recalling a dream of lying on the beach and having a good time. The breakdown
introduces synthesized steel drums and Spanish guitar, for a touch of tropical melancholia.
Item Details
Item No:429770
Artist:Wish Key
Titel:Orient Express / Last Summer
Label:Dark Entries
Katalog-Nr:DE 095
Format:Vinyl 12", Vinyl, Singles, 12"
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1983
Available since:06.07.2015
Price:15,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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