DIVINE (born Harris Glenn Milstead) was a drag performer who came to
prominence as a cult movie star appearing in several John Waters films such as
Pink Flamingos, Polyester and Hairspray.
In 1979 Divine released the dance single "Born To Be Cheap”, and
although the track didn’t make a huge impact it started a new chapter in his
career where he released a succession of camp and fun dance hits which filled
the floors of predominantly gay club nights throughout the 80’s.
The compilation MAID IN ENGLAND, released in 1988, was the all-round
performers fourth and last LP and features several of Divine’s Hi-NRG and Disco
hits including the 1984 UK top 20 hit ‘You Think You’re A Man’ as well as ‘I’m
So Beautiful’ (both produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman) and re-mixes of ‘Walk
Like A Man’ and Sam Cooke’s ‘Twistin’ The Night Away’.
DIVINE is hugely respected cult figure in both the film and music world
and still a great inspiration to many people due to his exuberant persona and
Cherry Pop is very proud to present MAID
IN ENGLAND, expertly remastered and complete with liner notes and bonus tracks.
MAID IN ENGLAND is essential listening for all Hi-NRG,
Dance, Disco and Pop fans out there!
Release Date: 17/06/2013