Category Archives: Cutting Crew

One For The Mocking-Bird

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01 One For The Mocking-Bird
02 [I Just] Died In Your Arms (Extended Remix)
03 One For The Mocking-Bird (Extended Remix)
04 Mirror And A Blade (Live)

INFO > It recently dawned on me that 30 years have passed since I first attended high school. This observation is not nostalgic, but rather a reminder that I’m no longer a young lad. Further compounding this middle age malaise is that my best friend’s daughter just went off to college, and at my old alma mater, to boot. On the other hand, my schoolboy years are fondly associated with musical exploration and discovery—the beginning of my collecting obsession.

Cutting Crew is one of those acts that will forever be relegated to the past. The band’s hit single “[I Just] Died In Your Arms” prompted me to purchase their debut LP, “Broadcast,” which was a decent album at the time. The band’s second US single, “One For The Mocking-Bird”, could not match the success of “Died In Your Arms” but still managed to crack the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Tim Palmer produced the remixes on this 1987 UK CD single, both of which are digitally exclusive to the release. Call me sappy, but I was most partial to Cutting Crew’s other big hit, “I’ve Been In Love Before.”

“[I Just] Died In Your Arms” US promo video:

“One For The Mocking-Bird” promo video:

“I’ve Been In Love Before” US promo video: