Beverley’s single Promise Me shot to number three in the UK charts in 1991 following appearances on Wogan and Top of the Pops.
A string of hits followed and her self titled debut album achieved enormous success in mainland Europe and the UK.
In 1992 she was nominated for three Brit awards and walked away with the Best British Newcomer Award. A UK tour followed with sell out dates at the Royal Albert Hall.
Beverley Craven – Promise Me
Catalog#: 655943 7
Format: Vinyl, 7″
Country: UK & Europe
A Promise Me 3:35
B I Listen To The Rain 2:55
Engineer – Barry Hammond , Toby Alington (tracks: B)
Mixed By – Frank Filipetti (tracks: A) , Toby Alington (tracks: B)
Producer – Paul Samwell-Smith
Written-By – Beverley Craven
‘Promise me’ was the debut single from Beverley Craven. It was released in the summer of 1990. While her debut album reached number 3 in the UK albums chart, this single did not reach the UK singles chart. Meanwhile, it was a big hit in Europe, reaching number 8 in the Dutch Top 40 for instance.
The song was recorded in a Chinese version performed by Sandy Lam a year later. The song was also covered by Bulgarian-born French singer, songwriter and harpist Rossitza Milevska on her debut cd ‘Pop harp’ in 2006.
Tracks: ‘Promise me’ / ‘I listen to the rain’
You light up another cigarette and I pour the wine
It’s four o’clock in the morning and it’s starting to get light
Now I’m right where I want to be losing track of time
But I wish that it was still last night
You look like you’re in another world
But I can read your mind how can you be so far away
Lying by my side when I go away, I’ll miss you
And I will be thinking of you every night and day just
Promise me you’ll wait for me ‘cos I’ll be saving all my love for you
And I will be home soon, promise me you’ll wait for me
I need to know you feel the same way too
And I’ll be home, I’ll be home soon