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Platinum Blonde Discography
by Rob McIntyre of musicbymailcanada.com/buymusic.ca. Additional single information and graphics from LBcuregirl & Dancin' Queen
Chart information from "Top 40 Hits - The Essential Chart Guide" and "Top Albums - The Essential Chart Guide" by Nanda Lwin.
Singles (7"/12")
FORMAT TITLE TRACK LISTING DETAILS/AVAILABILITY
"No Regrets"
(Unknown Label)
No Regrets
Hey Hey You 
Collector's Item
Very Hard To Find
"Doesn't Really Matter"
1983 - C4-4351
Edited Version
Long Version
Their first single on Columbia
"Doesn't Really Matter"
Jan 84 - A 4454
Doesn't Really Matter
All Fall Down
Peaked 34 on 03/12/84
In Top 40 for 5 Weeks
"Standing In The Dark"
Apr 84
n/a Check GEMM & MusicStack
Single "Sad Sad Rain"
Aug 84
n/a Check GEMM & MusicStack
"Not In Love"
Oct 84
Not In Love
Video Disease
Peaked 17 on 01/14/85
In Top 40 for 2 weeks
Single "Take It From Me"
CDN-133
Take It From Me
Leaders In Danger
Not In Love
Check GEMM & MusicStack
"Take It From Me"
12CXP-7029
Take It From Me
(extended version)
Standing In The Dark
Check GEMM & MusicStack
"Crying Over You"
EPIC-5593 (usa)
ca-7085 (canada)
Crying Over You
It Ain't Love Anyway
This Platinum selling single
peaked at the number 2 position
on October 16th, 1985 and
remained at that position for
four weeks, remaining in the
top 40 for 17 weeks !
"Crying Over You"
1985 Columbia Records Canada
(CBS Records Canada)
EP - 12CXP-7115
Crying Over You
Radical Mix
Dub Version
Instrabeat Mix
The platinum selling single
with remixes. Some are known
to pop up at the used vinyl stores
and on GEMM & MusicStack.
12 Inch Single "Crying Over You"
12CDN-205
n/a Check GEMM & MusicStack
"Situation Critical"
Oct 85 Columbia Records Canada
MBIAC47120
Situation Critical
Out Of Time
Peaked at 18 on 12/16/85
In Top 40 for 11 weeks
"Somebody Somewhere"
Feb 86 - EPIC-05804/EPIC-5804
Somebody Somewhere
Crying Over You
Peaked at 26 on 02/03/86
In Top 40 for 7 weeks
Single "Somebody Somewhere"
USA - EPIC-34058
Somebody Somewhere
Red Light
Check GEMM & MusicStack
"Hungry Eyes"
Jun 86 - C4-7149
Hungry Eyes
Alternative Mix
Check GEMM & MusicStack
12 Inch Single "Hungry Eyes"
12CDN-266
n/a Check GEMM & MusicStack
"4 Play"
1987 CBS Records Canada
CS - 4TST-22016
Crying Over You
Standing In The Dark
Situation Critical
Somebody Somewhere
Rare Cassette
"Contact"
Sep 87 - EPIC-43017 
Contact
Tough Enough
Peaked at 11 on 11/23/87
In Top 40 for 14 weeks
"Contact"
12EXP3023
The Runaway Mix
Dub Mix
Single Mix
Check GEMM & MusicStack
12 Inch Single "Contact"
12CDN-383
n/a Check GEMM & MusicStack
"Father Christmas"
1986 CBS Records Canada
C4 7195
Father Christmas
Pere Noel
Very Rare Single
"Fire"
EPIC-07717
Fire
System
Check GEMM & MusicStack
"Fire"
12EXP-3031
Smokin' Mix
5 Alarm Mix
Fire
Check GEMM & MusicStack
"Connect Me"
e4-3025
Connect Me
Automatic Drive
Check GEMM & MusicStack
12 Inch Single "Connect Me"
12CDN-394
n/a Check GEMM & MusicStack
Cassette Single "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
JEC-35002
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Hold On Me
n/a
Albums and E.Ps
FORMAT TITLE TRACK LISTING DETAILS/AVAILABILITY
"Platinum Blonde"
(a.k.a "Six Track Attack")
1983 CBS Records Canada
EP - CBS-80084
CS - CEPT-80084
Take It From Me
Video Disease
Not In Love
Doesn't Really Matter
All Fall Down
Cinderella Story
Can occasionally be found 
in used vinyl stores
and on GEMM & MusicStack


Peaked at 39 on 1/23/84
In charts for 2 weeks
"Standing In The Dark"
1983/84 Columbia Records Canada
(CBS Records Canada)
LP - PCC-80090
CS - PCCT-80090
CD - CK-80090
Doesn't Really Matter
Standing In the Dark
Sad Sad Rain
Take It From Me
Cast A Shadow
Leaders In Danger
Not In Love
Video Disease
All fall Down
Cinderella Story
Hard to find on CD, even
used. LPs are known to pop
up at the used vinyl stores
and on GEMM & MusicStack


Peaked at 23 on 3/12/84
In charts for 10 weeks
"Alien Shores"
1985 Columbia Records Canada
(CBS Records Canada)
LP - PCC-80105
CS - PCCT-80105
CD - CK-80105

1985 Epic USA
LP - BFE 40147
CD - EK 40147

Situation Critical
Crying Over You
Red Light
It Ain't Love Anyway
Somebody Somewhere
Lost In Space
Temple Of the New Born
Holy Water
Animal
Hungry Eyes
Hard to find on CD, even
used. LPs are known to pop
up at the used vinyl stores
and on GEMM & MusicStack.


Peaked at 3 for five weeks
starting on 9/16/85

In charts for 10 weeks
"Contact"
1987 Epic Records
(CBS Records Canada)
LP - FE 40949
CS - FET-40949
CD - EK 40949

1987 Epic USA
LP - BFE 40949
CD - ET40949

Contact
Connect Me
Diamonds
If You Go this Time
System
Fire
Tough Enough
Automatic Drive
Chaperone Sally
I Might Have You
Beauty Of The Beast
One of the easier CDs by
the band to find at used
CD stores and on GEMM
& MusicStack.

Peeked at 20 on 11/2/87
In charts for 17 weeks
"Best Of Live"

1986/1993 BEI Records (A&M)
Polygram Records Canada 

CD - 70055-5004-2

Lost In Space
Temple Of the New Born
Animal
Hungry Eyes
I'm Not In Love
Red Light
Sad Sad Rain
Crying Over You
Standing In The Dark
Back In The USSR
It Doesn't Really Matter
Introduction Of the Band
Blondes United
A rough live album containing
one continious track. Also
contains tracks that aren't
listed on the cover :

Situation Critical (excerpt)
Holy Water
It Ain't Love Anyway
Time To say Goodbye (excerpt) (?)

"Yeah Yeah Yeah"
1990 Justin Entertainment Inc
MCA Records Canada
LP - JE-0002
CS - JEC-0002
CD - JED-0002
Yeah Yeah Yeah
I fall
Cool
Tara
California Skies
Candy
Hold On Me
Nail It To the Track
Rain On Me
A name change for this 
CD : The Blondes.

Occassionally available
at some used CD stores.
"Seven Year Itch (1982-1989)"
1999 Sony Direct
CD - TVK 24054
CS - TVT 24054
It Doesn't Really Matter
Holy Water
Automatic Drive
Animal
Not In Love
Sad Sad Rain
Crying Over You
Contact
Chaperone Sally
Somebody, Somewhere
All Fall Down
Lost In Space
Situation Critical
Standing In The Dark
Hungry Eyes
Cinderella Story
Their greatest hits 
compilation. Available
everywhere in Canada.
Available from Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.

Peaked at 23 on 9/27/99
In charts for 6 weeks
"Collections"
2006 Sony/Fox Video
It Doesn't Really Matter
Standing In The Dark
Situation Critical
Lost In Space
Crying Over You
Not In Love
Somebody, Somewhere
Sad Sad Rain
Animal
Hungry Eyes
Another greatest hits 
compilation. Available
everywhere in Canada.
Available from Amazon.ca
and Amazon.com.
"Now & Never"
2012 North Fontana Distribution
Valentine
Beautiful
Satellite
From Here
We Are Calling
Future Dance
Garden
Independence Day
Shined
Sing To Me
The new studio album !
Available from Amazon.ca
and Amazon.com.
Available for download :
Canada - Now & Never - Platinum Blonde
USA - Amazon.com
The 30th Anniversary version of Standing In The Dark is now available from Amazon.ca and Chapters.Indigo.ca.
The CD will be available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de and Amazon.jp shortly.
Compilations That Include Tracks By Platinum Blonde
FORMAT TITLE TRACK LISTING DETAILS/AVAILABILITY
compilation "Now Playing (84-85)"
1984 CBS Records Canada
3xLP - 3CDN-172
2xCS - 2CDNT-172 
n/a n/a
compilation "Rockin' with the hits"
1984 CBS Direct
LP - DMB1-065 
n/a n/a
compilation "This is rock"
1985 Polytel
LP - PTL-1-7007
CS - PTL4-1-7007
n/a n/a
compilation "Nothin' but the hits"
1986 CBS Direct
LP - DMB1-090
CS - DMBT-090
n/a Peaked at 48 on 10/27/86
In charts 2 weeks
compilation "Overdrive"
1986 Polytel
LP - 816 276-1
n/a n/a
compilation "The Video Hits Album"
1987 CBS Direct
2xLP - DME2-102
CS - DME2T-102
n/a n/a
compilation "Hot Tops"
1987 Coca Cola
LP
This compilation
features "Connect Me"
This LP was distributed
by Coca Cola
compilation "Hit singles II"
1988 CBS Direct
CD - DMRK 106
CS - DMR2T 106
2xLP - DMR2 106
n/a n/a
"Allstar Contact/Ultimate Hockey"
2000 Attic Records
CD - ACD 1542
This compilation
features "Contact"
n/a
"Oh What A Feeling II"

2001 Universal Music Canada
4xCD - 453483

Features "Crying Over You" This limited edition four CD
Canadian pop/rock compilation
Peaked at 5 on 3/24/01
In charts 15 weeks
digital release "Best of 80's Rockers Collection"

2009 Sony Music Canada

Features "Crying Over You" A compilation of
hard rock themes from the 80's

Best of 80's Rockers Collections - Various Artists
Other Projects By Former Members
FORMAT TITLE TRACK LISTING DETAILS/AVAILABILITY
digital release The Ending

"Follow"
2009

Follow The first single from
Sergio's Other Band

Follow - Single - The Ending
digital release The Ending

"Freak Show"
2009

Touch Me
Follow
Freak Show
Need To Know
The Ending's first EP.
Includes music videos for singles "Follow" and "Freakshow"

The Beginning of the Ending - EP - The Ending
digital e.p The Ending

"The Beginning of the Ending"
2009

Freak Show Another hit single from
Sergio's other Band

Freakshow - Single - The Ending
digital release Mark Holmes

"Cameron The Chameleon"
Sinking Ship Entertainment 2008

Cameron The Chameleon A Children's Track
by Mark Holmes

Cameron the Chameleon - Roll Play 2
Mark Holmes

"Are You Sitting Comfortably?"
2007

Live
Forever Afternoon
Magic Roundabout
Aliens
Station
All Right
Journey To The Sun
Superheroes
Take
My Time
Begin Again
The long overdue PB2 album
released as Mark's first solo
album. Available internationally
from iTunes and CDBaby.


CANADA/USA - Are You Sitting Comfortably? - Mark Holmes
INTERNATIONAL - Mark Holmes - Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Kenny Maclean

"Don't Look Back"
1990 Justin Entertainment
MCA Records Canada
JED-0001

Don't Look Back
Don't You Know It
Rescue Me
State Of Mind
I Can't Resist
Because I Love You
One Night
Breakdown
Hot Pink
Lullaby
Kenny Maclean's first
solo album. Available from
GEMM or Musicstack.
Radio Single Kenny Maclean
"Don't Look Back"
"Don't Look Back" Peaked on radio charts at 31
on 04/23/90
Kenny Maclean

"Clear"
1995 Page Publications
PP 61595

Clear
Walk The Stranger
Say Goodbye
In Pieces
Nothing's Forever
Same As You
Love For Live
Diamond Dreams
Deep As Oceans
(Could I Be) So Wrong
Clear Reprise (Instrumental)
A very good album
featuring former 
members Sasha and Mark
with other big names.
Available from
GEMM or Musicstack.
iconicon Kenny Maclean

"Completely"
2010 Duke Street Records
DSRD 310902

Feel Free
Something About You
Spin Around
Completely
Deliverence
Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas
In Pieces
Nothing's Forever
Don't Look Back
Transition/Lullaby
Deliverance (Remix)
Kenny Maclean's last
solo album, released by
Duke Street Records in 2010.
CD available from Amazon.ca
Downloads available on iTunes icon
and from CDBaby
Vertigo
The Orange Alert Soundtrack
3K0 Entertainment
CD - 3K2 2335
Superheroes
Secrets

Several tracks produced
by Mark Holmes
Formerly Vertigo, No.9
had 2 songs on
this indie compilation.
Still available in stores
in the Toronto area.
No.9
(self titled)
1999
N09M009 (no label)
Alright
See Yourself
Superheroes
Taking Effect
Vertigo
Moodelevator
Temporary High
Secrets
Listening
My Time
The No.9 project by former
members Mark Holmes
and Sasha Tukatsch.
This CD is available
from US Based CD Baby
and used from canadian sources.
David Barrett
Staring Into The Sun
1996
Unknown Indie Label
Staring Into The Sun
Another Mile Of Silence
Close My Eyes
I Know Why
Magic Eye
Windlessness
Tribute
Whenever You Like
Exit Bedford Road
Brave
Tree And Leaf
Matinee
Lifetime
Consumtion By Fire
Nova
A 1996 instrumental
CD by former No.9/PB2000
guitarist David Barrett.
This CD is available
from US Based CD Baby.
Also Downloadable from :
Staring Into the Sun - David Barrett
The Atomsmasher's Noisy Trade
David Barrett
The Atomsmasher's Noisy Trade
2003
Unknown Indie Label
Staring Into The Sun
The Psychoanalisis Of God
Collapse Of the Wave Function
A New System Called Mass Production
This intrumental CD is available
from US Based CD Baby
and via download from eMusic
by clicking the following :
The Atomsmasher's Noisy Trade
Album David Barrett/Scott Matthews
Amitabha
2005
Unknown Indie Label
The Good, The True, and The Beautiful
Amitabha
Remote Viewing
Anywhere It Lands
The Despondency Of Arjuna
The Frozen River
Tribute
Life Of Big Muff Pi
Intuitive Model
Leaving Bedford Road
Turtles
Always Ready
Teutonic Electronica
A collaborative disc
with fellow former Crucial Taunt
bandmember, Scott Matthews.
This CD is available
from US Based CD Baby.
Also Downloadable from :
Amitabha - David Barrett/Scott Matthews
Music For Acoustic Guitar
David Barrett
Music For The Acoustic Guitar
2006
Unknown Indie Label
The Roots Of War
Leaving Nashville
Prelude in C Minor
Nadi
Hummingbird
Song For Claude
Matinee
I Know Why
Brave
Ave Maria
The Flood
The Way Of No Way
Prelude in C Minor
Windhorse
Devonshire
David Barrett's
latest intrumental CD
This CD is available
from US Based CD Baby.
Also Downloadable from :
Music For Acoustic Guitar - David Barrett
and eMusic by clicking
the following :
Music For Acoustic Guitar
David Barrett
In Search Of Oblivion
2007
Unknown Indie Label
Grace & Grit
Companero
Jessica
River Of Gold
Greensleeves
Stephen's Capo
Another Mile Of Silence
Close My Eyes
Danny Boy
The Rabbit
Tribute
Mukunda
The Ending Of Sorrow
This recording is available
on : In Search of Oblivion - David Barrett
David Barrett
Imposter
2008
Noisy Trade
Impostor
Kimono
Laura's Suggestion
At This Moment
Recovery
My Green Bicycle
Broon's Bane
ZoSo
Silverback
The Two Johns
Cold Comfort
Jellyfish
Lee's Summit
David Barrett's
latest intrumental project
This recording is available
from CD Baby and
on Impostor - David Barrett
Splub
(self titled)
2008
Splub Music
Space Debris
Oxygen Deprivation
Erosion
Solid Projectile
Crater
Nebula
Squeek
Mid Air Collision
Mass Extinction
Magnetic Field
Glider
Asymmetry
David Barrett & Sasha Tukatsch's
new band, featuring bassist
Tim Langan. This instrumental
CD is available from
CD Baby.
Northern Lights
"Tears Are Not Enough"
1985 CBS Records
7BEN-7073
Tears Are Not Enough
Instrumental
Mark performed a few verses in
this charity project. He is also
featured on both the music
video and documentary.
Northern Lights
"Tears Are Not Enough"
1985 Columbia
12BEN-7074
Available on
"We Are The World"
and "Oh What A Feeling"
7" & 12" Single
#1 for 4 weeks
In Top 40 for 14 weeks
Single ???
"It's Up To All Of Us"
"It's Up To All Of Us" An environmental charity single
on which Mark sang
Tu
1987 RCA
CD - KCD 0585
CS - KKK1-0585
The Language of Love
She Can Never Love You
Stay With Me
Hands Off!
Romance Under The Moonlight
Office Party
How To Marry A Millionaire
Remote Control
Le Freak - Tu Freak
Last Embrace
Featuring Sasha on drums,
this was the only other
act on TBA Productions.

The twins, Amanda &
Cassandra DiBliassi also
appeared in the Fire video
as backup singers.

Pre-Blonde Recordings (coming soon)