Album: Different Light

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Different Light

Different Light (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 2 January 1986
Length: 39:09
Label(s): CBS Records
Studio(s): Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; studio information needed

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Canada: RPM100 Albums 15 Feb. 1986 19 35
Canada: RPM100 Albums 6 Dec. 1986 8R 28
USA: Billboard Top Pop Albums 1 Feb. 1986+ 2(2) 82
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Germany: Deutsche Charts LPs 24 Mar. 1986 21 20
The Netherlands: Nationale Totale Top 75 22 Nov. 1986 26 16
Norway: VG-Lista Albums Week 08/1986 5 17
Sweden: Album Charts 19 Feb. 1986 24 5
Switzerland: Schweizer Hitparade Albums 13 Apr. 1986 16 11
U.K.: Gallup Top 40 Albums 15 Mar. 1986 3 47
Pacific
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
New Zealand: Albums Chart 11 May 1986 4 34
R indicates chart re-entry.
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 28 Apr. 1986 Gold (500,000)
RIAA, USA 16 Dec. 1986 Platinum (1 million)
RIAA, USA 2 Feb. 1987 Platinum x2 (2 millions)
RIAA, USA 7 Oct. 1994 Platinum x3 (3 millions)
CRIA, Canada 27 Jun. 1986 Gold (50,000)
CRIA, Canada 19 Dec. 1986 Platinum (100,000)
CRIA, Canada 26 Feb. 1987 Platinum x2 (200,000)
BPI, UK 13 Oct. 1986 Silver (60,000)
BPI, UK 28 Nov. 1986 Gold (100,000)
BPI, UK 5 Jan. 1987 Platinum (300,000)
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Of the 5 singles released from this album, only the one with a Prince contribution is listed below:

Manic Monday
b/w In A Different Light
Manicmonday single.jpg

See also


    
Different Light is the second studio album by The Bangles.

The album contained one song with musical input by Prince - Manic Monday, written by Prince (under the pseudonym Christopher).

Prince's input was a result of Prince meeting The Bangles' lead singer Susannah Hoffs on a flight to London, England, in early February 1985 (while flying over for the BPI Awards, 11 February 1985); Hoffs asked Prince to provide songs for their next album, and he provided them with Manic Monday and Jealous Girl, which they rejected.


Recording process

Prince's original version (originally intended for the Apollonia 6 album) was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, and the Bangles are believed to have used some of the basic tracks on their own version.


Promotion

The album produced five singles, Manic Monday, If She Knew What She Wants, Walk Like An Egyptian, Walking Down Your Street, and Following. Manic Monday became The Bangles' biggest hit to date (reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, behind Prince and the Revolution's own Kiss, before their follow-up single, Walk Like An Egyptian, reached number 1.

The album reached number 2 on the US Billboard Top Pop Albums Charts.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is a reissue from the original LP.
Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Manic Monday (3:03) 1
  2. In A Different Light
  3. Walking Down Your Street
  4. Walk Like An Egyptian
  5. Standing In The Hallway
  6. Return Post
  7. If She Knew What She Wants
  8. Let It Go
  9. September Gurls
  10. Angels Don't Fall In Love
  11. Following
  12. Not Like You


CD Reissue (2008)

  1. Manic Monday (3:03) 1
  2. In A Different Light
  3. Walking Down Your Street
  4. Walk Like An Egyptian
  5. Standing In The Hallway
  6. Return Post
  7. If She Knew What She Wants
  8. Let It Go
  9. September Gurls
  10. Angels Don't Fall In Love
  11. Following
  12. Not Like You
  13. Walk Like An Egyptian (Extended Dance Mix)

The vinyl long play format is the original issue.

  • Side 1:
  1. Manic Monday (3:03) 1
  2. In A Different Light
  3. Walking Down Your Street
  4. Walk Like An Egyptian
  5. Standing In The Hallway
  6. Return Post
  • Side 2:
  1. If She Knew What She Wants
  2. Let It Go
  3. September Gurls
  4. Angels Don't Fall In Love
  5. Following
  6. Not Like You


1 Written by Prince (under the pseudonym Christopher)



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • none.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
Krushgroove album.jpg 1985
Krush Groove
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1986
Minneapolis Genius
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