so many years “Closed” was mysterious band for me and I am so
happy I got opportunity to find out more and thank you so much! I remember
my feelings clearly in 1987 when I heard for the first time “Living
In Your Eyes” ,
faster heart beating, goosebumps were just two of many feelings I had :-)
Since then, it is one of my best “Italo Disco” songs. Can you
tell us your feelings when you made this fabulous song?
We were much younger, and at that time listening tunes with feeling. It was what we wanted to convey at that moment, as the melody and the lyrics of the song are very emotional.
Where you took inspiration for this song?
Gabriel Tintó, CLOSED duo singer, worked at a local radio station in Sabadell (Barcelona), and in his program all the music for the publicity done by the sound technician José María Pasadas. One day he brought a song half done, I heard it, and we decided not to include it for the publicity, because we really liked. It lacked the chorus, and Gabriel did it that night. After testing several voices, we decided that Gabriel sing the song. We lacked a female voice, and Olga Tintó, a partner in the radio program, finally made the chorus. Was our friend David Lyme who recommended us to record in a recording studio and presented on various labels. And finally liked the song and was released through the label DON DISCO. This group was called CLOSED (Gabriel Tintó, Olga Tintó and José M ª Pasadas).
In Your Eyes” vinyl is pretty expansive today, it's very rare and
I guess you are aware of that?! ;-) Do you have your own copy still?
Yes, I know and obviously we retain our copy.
“Don Disco” label released other very good “Italo” songs, but I always wondered and felt sorrow that nothing else came out from “Closed”. Could you tell us the reasons for that?
Yes, it is true, we were about to edit other song but we had problems of understanding with the label, and we decided not to edit it.
You do have although another great songs, but never released. Those are “Dance With Me”, “Take My Hands” and “Touch In The Night”, which is cover of German’s band Silent Circle. Would you tell us more details about each song please?
For our performances we needed to add more songs, and made "Dance For Me" by J. M. Pasadas, "Take My Hands" by Irene Cesar of Day Dream group and a cover of Silence Circle "Touch In The Night", a song that really likes to Gabriel.
© Zeljko Vujkovic - October 2009