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TOPIC: Ballerina (Prima Donna)

Ballerina (Prima Donna) 3 years 4 months ago #12319

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Is Ballerina (Prima Donna) out in any digital format, ie CD or digital download? I was going through my old stuff in the loft last week & came across my old 45's, I've not got a turn table any more. That track meant a lot to me back in the 80's when I split from my girlfriend at the time., I played that record to death. I've been going through Google, Amazon & itunes but nothing comes up. Please Steve put it out there in some sort of digital format for your fans to buy, I'm sure there are other like me.
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Ballerina (Prima Donna) 3 years 4 months ago #12322

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It does seem strange that Ballerina Prima Donna hasn't appeared on any album or even on Steve's anthology. It is popular (especially with the ladies apparently) but it's definitely not a winner for me.
I suggest you buy a turntable or re-live that episode in your life through YouTube.
If you can't say something nice don't say nothing at all.
Last Edit: 3 years 4 months ago by Stella Day. Reason: I was too harsh....even by my standards.
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Ballerina (Prima Donna) 3 years 2 months ago #12480

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I also like this track and had the single. Like you I was surprised that it doesn't appear on CD. From what I can make out, this track was written by Mike Batt (or maybe co written with Steve, I'm not sure) but for whatever reason, Steve doesn't seem to consider it a "Steve Harley track" and seems to have distanced himself from it. I don't know the exact politics behind it but I have collected all Steve's material for years, and have never seen it see the light of day since the first single release, and to be honest, I don't expect to see it again. Hold on to the 45 is my advise and invest in a vintage record player.
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