Lene Lovich: It’s You, Only You / Blue

Format: 7″
Label: Stiff (BUY 164)
Country: UK
Year: 1982
Price paid: $2.50
Purchased at: My Mind’s Eye, Cleveland OH


‘Isn’t it strange how sure you can be when you find the one you want?’

Isn’t it strange how crazy you go when you finally won the one that you want?’

‘It’s You, Only You (Mein Schmerz)’ is the second single off of Lene’s third full-length LP. It was her last single to chart in the UK and lowest ranking as well, only reaching #68.

Lene would continue to release material sporadically throughout the rest of the 80s (including another LP), but this single all but marks the end her classic ‘Stiff’ years, as she left the label shortly thereafter. ‘Blue Hotel’ was her last official Stiff single, but it failed to chart…

The sleeve art is haunting and stark, a perfect compliment to this dispiritedly morose yet hopeful song.



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