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Bath, England (1982 – 1985, 2006 – present)

Naked Eyes was a which formed in 1982 in Bath, England. They consisted of Pete Byrne (vocals) and Rob Fisher (keyboards). The band split in 1985. Byrne reformed the band in 2006 without Fisher, who died in 1999. Unusual for a British group, they have had far more success in the U.S. than around where they started, with hits “Always Something There To Remind Me” and “Promises, Promises” still remaining popular.

The group consisted of childhood friends from Bath, England, Pete Byrne on vocals and Rob Fisher on keyboards. The two had formerly played in a band called Neon with future members of Tears for Fears and stayed together as a duo after the group broke up.

Naked Eyes is best known for their first single, a inspired of the Burt Bacharach / Hal David standard “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me” (Bacharach himself has cited the cover as a personal favourite). It peaked at #8 in the US, but it only achieved a peak of #59 in the UK. The song had reached number one in the U.K. in 1964 for Sandie Shaw. Some versions of this track (including that of Naked Eyes) have the word “(There’s)” dropped from the title: “Always Something There To Remind Me”.

Their second and third singles, “Promises, Promises” and “When The Lights Go Out”, were also hit singles. However, their second album, ‘Fuel For The Fire’, and its related single, “(What) In The Name Of Love”, were not as well-received and the group broke up soon after its release, finding their work somewhat lost in the shuffle of the ever evolving scene.


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