Indiscreet is the debut album from British AOR/hard rock band FM. Indiscreet was originally released in 1986 on the Portrait Records label, a sister label of Epic Records. The song “”Frozen Heart”” became a moderately successful single. The song “”That Girl”” was covered by Iron Maiden as a Bide to their single “”Stranger in a Strange Land””. This is likely because future FM member Andy Barnett (who was actually not a member of FM for this album) is a friend of Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and they had written “”That Girl”” together. They would later play together again on Smith ASAP project.
Label: Portrait – PRT 26827
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK & Europe
Genre: Arena Rock, AOR
A1 That Girl
A2 Other Side Of Midnight
A3 Love Lies Dying
A4 I Belong To The Night
A5 American Girls
B1 Hot Wired
B2 Face To Face
B3 Frozen Heart
B4 Heart Of The Matter
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records
Copyright (c) – CBS Records
Distributed By – CBS Records
Distributed By – CBS Disques S.A.
Recorded At – Mediterranean Studios
Recorded At – Comforts Place
Recorded At – Livingston Studios
Bass, Vocals – Merv Goldsworthy
Drums, Vocals – Pete Jupp
Keyboards – Didge Digital
Lead Guitar – Chris Overland
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Steve Overland
Producer, Arranged By, Engineer – Dave King, F.M.*
Made In England,
With printed inner sleeve
“”That Girl”” – 3:55 (M. Goldsworthy/P. Jupp/A. Barnett)
“”Other Side of Midnight”” – 4:07 (M. Goldsworthy/P. Jupp)
“”Love Lies Dying”” – 4:46 (M. Goldsworthy/S. Overland/P. Jupp/C. Overland/D. Digital)
“”Frozen Heart”” – 5:07 (M. Goldsworthy/S. Overland/P. Jupp/C. Overland/D. Digital)
“”American Girls”” – 4:06 (S. Overland/C. Overland)
“”Hot Wired”” – 4:49 (M. Goldsworthy)
“”Face to Face”” – 4:37 (S. Overland/C. Overland/P. Jupp)
“”I Belong to the Night”” – 4:17 (S. Overland/C. Overland)
“”Heart of the Matter”” – 4:27 (S. Overland/C. Overland)
Steve Overland – Lead vocals, guitar
Merv Goldsworthy – Bass, backing vocals
Pete Jupp – Drums, backing vocals
Chris Overland – Lead guitar
Didge Digital – Keyboards
Fronted by Steve Overland, FM are one of UK’s most enduring and most loved Melodic Rock / AOR acts.
Absolutely gorgeous, pure golden AOR / Melodic Rock classics.
This is a classic FM album, that also contains the song That Girl, that inspired IRON MAIDEN to cover it:
RON MAIDEN – THAT GIRL COVER (Originally a song by FM)
5.0 out of 5 stars Id love to hear this one more time!,
I used to have this on Vinyl when it came out but allas It went missing ages ago, but id love to hear this again, saw this band live a number of times, and they are still the best live band I ever saw, (and I’ve seen a lot) brilliant vocalist, and live show. I wonder what there doing now? If you like smooth rock you should love this classic album.
5.0 out of 5 stars Eighties melodic rock classic.,
I bought FM Indiscreet in 1988. It was a complete whim’ but when I got home and put the cassette in my Hi-Fi I was immediately entranced. It was extremely well produced with a rich, tight sound.
Musically it is excellent with some wonderful double bass drum and hi-hat riffs by Pete Jupp and great keyboards (Didge Digital. Don’t think that was his real name) and guitars (Chris Overland), solid bass work (Merv Goldsworthy) and Steve Overland vocals are perfect for the sound.
Every song is a gem, though some are rather cliched; but it 80, big perm rock was, right?