Showing posts with label Alan O'Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alan O'Day. Show all posts

Oct 5, 2015

Alan O'Day - Undercover Angel (1977)

Alan O'Day - Undercover Angel (1977) - WLCY RADIO
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"Undercover Angel" was a hit single for singer/songwriter Alan O'Day. Certified gold, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (one of 1977's ten biggest hits) and #9 on the Australian Singles Chart.

In 1977, Warner Bros. Music decided to form a special label for their composers who also performed. O'Day was the first artist signed, and his first release was "Undercover Angel." The original vinyl pressing was released with the B-side "Just You".

The song, which O'Day described as a "nocturnal novelette", was released without fanfare in February 1977. Within a few months, it had reached #1 in the U.S., even without an album to support it. O'Day said of the experience, "It's wonderful when you find out what feels right, and then it also feels right to other people. That's a songwriter's dream."

Backup vocals are provided by Carol Parks.