Desire for Freedom was singer/songwriter Jim Diamond's second studio album. Released in 1986 it featured a wide range of styles such as heartfelt ballads and stirring rockers. Singles that came from this album were "Hi Ho Silver", "Young Love (Carry Me Away)", "Desire" and "So Strong". It is currently out of print, though most tracks appear on The Best of Jim Diamond. All tracks composed by Jim Diamond and Paul "Wix" Wickens; except where indicated.
Producer – Jim Diamond, Paul Wickens (tracks: A1 to B2, B4, B5). Remix – Paul O'Duffy (tracks: B3). Notes. Made In West Germany By Polygram.
Jim Diamond is Singer/Songwriter Jim Diamond's self-titled and third studio album. Diamond was assisted by old friends Graham Lyle and Chris Parren, who had worked with him on previous albums. The album featured tracks like "Broadway" (which was released as a single), "Could Have Fooled Me" and "Second Chance". The Last Time" was also released as a single ("Miracles" was the B-Side.
Album · 2010 · 7 Songs. A Single Sky (with Jim McNeely & Frankfurt Radio Bigband). See All. Dedication Suite. DR Big Band and Jim McNeely.
Jim Diamond sings I Should Have Known Better on Top of the Pops in 1984. In the same year Diamond went to No 1 again with the celebrity ensemble The Crowd on You’ll Never Walk Alone, a charity record for families of the victims of the Bradford City stadium fire. In 1986 his second solo album, Desire For Freedom, delivered the No 5 hit Hi Ho Silver, a song commissioned for Boon, starring Michael Elphick, and featuring yet another of Diamond’s catchy choruses, this time set to a briskly pumping reggae beat.
A 5 hit in 1986 by Scottish singer/songwriter Jim Diamond. It is best known for being the theme song for Boon. The song was from Diamond's second solo studio album "Desire for Freedom". Although many people believe that Diamond wrote the song especially for Boon, he actually wrote it in memory of his father who had died the previous year.
A1 Desire A2 So Strong A3 Young Love (Carry Me Away) A4 My Weakness Is You A5 I Can't Stop B1 Maybe One Day B2 Hi Ho Silver B3 Judy's Not So Tough B4 You'll Go Crazy. Keyboards, Producer – Paul Wickens Vocals, Producer – Jim Diamond. Label Category Country Year
|A3||Young Love (Carry Me Away)|
|A4||My Weakness Is You|
|A5||I Can't Stop|
|B1||Maybe One Day|
|B2||Hi Ho Silver|
|B3||Judy's Not That Tough|
|B4||You'll Go Crazy|
NotesWHITE / BLANK label test pressing.
|395 131-1||Jim Diamond||Desire For Freedom (LP)||A&M Records||395 131-1||UK||1986|
|CDA 5131||Jim Diamond||Desire For Freedom (CD, Album)||A&M Records||CDA 5131||UK||1986|
|395 131-4||Jim Diamond||Desire For Freedom (Cass, Album)||A&M Records||395 131-4||Europe||1986|
|AMA 5131||Jim Diamond||Desire For Freedom (LP)||A&M Records||AMA 5131||UK||1986|
|395131-4||Jim Diamond||Desire For Freedom (Cass, Album)||PolyGram||395131-4||Greece||1986|