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Innocence (band)

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Years active  1990–1992
Record label  Cooltempo Records
Labels  Cooltempo
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Past members  Gee Morris Anna Jolley Mark Jolley Brian Harris
Origin  London, United Kingdom (1990)
Albums  This Is Love Live!, Belief, Build, Peep Show, This is Love, Sukh Sobar Prane, Amor De Ángel, Silent Voice
Members  Anna Jolley, Brian Harris, Mark Jolley
Genres  Ambient music, Chill-out music
Similar  Sylvia Mason‑James, The Trade Winds, Carlos Marín, Brian Cross, The Family Stand

Innocence was a British R&B band fronted by Gee Morris, that achieved some success in the UK in the early 1990s.

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Masterminded by the production team of Anna Jolley, Mark Jolley and Brian Harris, Innocence's sound was similar to then-popular group Soul II Soul, but also addied elements of downtempo and chill-out music. Signed to Cooltempo Records, the group's debut single, "Natural Thing", became their biggest UK hit in 1990, peaking at #16. The 12" version of the song featured the complete introduction and guitar solo by David Gilmour, from the Pink Floyd song, "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".

That same year they released their debut album, Belief, which was a Top 30 hit in the UK Albums Chart. The album spawned four further singles, all but one charting inside the UK Top 40. Belief was released in the US the following year, adding a cover version of "Riders on the Storm", originally by The Doors, which was not available in the UK edition. The album and its singles only found modest success in the US Billboard R&B chart.

In 1992, they released their second album, Build. Never released in the US, it was less successful than their debut, although two of its singles became Top 40 hits in the UK. After this album, the group disbanded. Gee Morris later released an unsuccessful self-titled solo album in 1994.

Albums

  • Belief (1990) UK #24, US R&B #54
  • Build (1992) UK #66
  • Songs

    Natural ThingBelief · 1990
    This Is LoveThis Is Love Live! · 2014
    Call MeThis Is Love Live! · 2014

    References

    Innocence (band) Wikipedia


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