Formed in the early 1980s and originally known as the Green-Eyed Children, Hurrah! initially consisted of Paul Handyside, David 'Taffy' Hughes Anthony Price (bass), and Mark Sim (drums). Sim was soon replaced by Damien Mahoney.
Hurrah! were one of the first acts signed to Kitchenware, who issued the band's debut single, "The Sun Shines Here", in 1982 Second single "Hip Hip" was released the following year,
The third single, "Who'd Have Thought," was another indie hit in 1984, reaching number 7 on the British charts After one more single, "Gloria", the band's early recordings were compiled on the Boxed album in 1985. Hurrah! signed to Arista via Kitchenware's deal with the major label, and the Tell God I'm Here album was re-released by the record company.
In 1986, Hurrah! released their first major-label album and the single, "Sweet Sanity," in the UK and the US. Hurrah's major label debut album, Tell God I'm Here, reached number 71 in 1987,In 1989, the band released their second major-label album, The Beautiful,
This, the final re-issue in Cherry Red's acclaimed look at Hurrah! is the unreleased album, this is the first time it has ever been available on CD, it contains new artwork and detailed sleeve-notes by Classic Rock's Malcolm Dome who talks to founding member Paul Handyside about the album.
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