Send Me An Angel became a major hit for Real Life in the 80s topping the charts in number of countries. As an icebreaker it was a great international beginning for the band. Covered by a variety of performers and DJ’s from rock, metal, pop, dance to Gregorian it’s a synth standard.
Anyhow, none of this compares to playing it live to audiences in far flung countries or at home. Some songs be it a Blue Monday, Black Celebration or Are Friends Electric etc, create a bond with fans. The years do not diminish the appeal but often strengthen it creating mythology.
T.H.I.S. I.S. B.I.Z.A.R.R.E – true story: some people have the misguided belief Send Me An Angel is a Pet Shop Boys song. I began seeing the confused comments on YouTube years ago. The issue lies with Napster, the file sharing service and controversial in the late 90s. Illegally someone uploaded the song attributing it to the Pet Shop Boys and it stuck!
Duplicated for decades this error spread across the internet. The PSB’s have never publicly commented on it either way, crafty:)
Below is a performance in Melbourne, late 1997. The following year we took the show to the US and Germany. With me is David Sterry (V), Danny Simcic (D) & Allan Johnson (B).
Just to give you a further idea of audience love, below is a show we did in 2004, Salt Lake City US. David was able to rest his voice for much of Send Me An Angel. The night was electric and the audience was certainly a hit with us.
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