To date, 'All Around The World' still remains as Lisa's biggest selling hit record across the globe. Arguably a perfect song, which deservedly became her 1st number one record in the UK (2 weeks). It peaked at number one across Europe including Austria (for six weeks), Netherlands (four weeks), Norway (three weeks), Spain (two weeks), Belgium (one week). Additionally it peaked at number two in Germany, number three in Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, and number four in Sweden.
The success of this record transcended across the pond over in the United States, where it reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as topping the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Dance Club Songs charts for several weeks. It was equally successful In Canada, Australia and New Zealand and the single was certified Platinum in the United States and Gold in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Austria and Sweden.
It was difficult for anyone in the music industry to ignore Lisa's formidable success, especially when it came down to awards. In early 1990, Lisa accepted her first BRIT award for British Breakthrough and the Best Contemporary Song at the Ivor Novellos for 'All Around The World' and the list of honours and awards continued to stack up throughout the year and beyond that.
Produced and co written with her husband Ian Devaney and their co writer at the time Andy Morris. This track spawned several exceptional remixes including Yvonne Turner, C. J. Mackintosh, David Dorrell, Eddie Gordon, Paul Witts and Steve Anderson. It wasn't until 15th January 1990 that 'All Around The World' was released in North America, including the US remixes by DJ Mark the 45 King and Richard Sweret.
In celebration of 25 years since Lisa first released 'All Around The World' the reissue package (due out next month) allows the fans to revisit her first five studio albums with Arista in their remastered and expanded editions. On the 'Affection' reissue, it honors this amazing track by including several mixes of `All Around The World` with a remastering of the original on the new package, including a bonus track the (Long Version). On Disc 2 it includes two mixes; (Around The House Mix -by Yvonne Turner) & the (Runaway Love Mix - by Paul Witts & Eddie Gordon). Additionally, this track has been included as a promo video on the DVD disc and even includes a live version that was recorded in Birmingham on The 'Affection Tour'.
In 2003 the New York based DJ Norty Cotto mixed up a treat for the fans with special edition release in collaboration of Lisa's Greatest hits with 'The Norty Cotto Mix'. The original music video was directed by Philip Richardson and Lisa was styled in this video by David Thomas.
*Watch out for our exclusive post coming a little later today on the re-issue box-set!
Today we want to celebrate this track with fans 'all around the world' by playing a special video edition (below) which has been reworked by Andy Rick.
All Around The World (Norty Cotto Remix-Special Limited promo - Arista 2003) Andy Rick - Video Edition 2014