RAF & David Valentine

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RAF

RAF first album released 1980, the segue is of the original demo's which sealed the deal with A&M Records, Los Angeles in 1980. At the time David had to slip a few dollars to a security guard to get into A&M Records, and got a five minute meeting with Bob Schualmann, he loved it and sent the tape straight to David Kershenbaum head of A&R at their New York office and then flew on the red eye to sign RAF in Los Angeles. The album was recorded in George Martin's Air Studio, London and then mixed in Cherokee, Los Angeles.

Track Info

  1. Sweet Melinda    
  2. Give Me A Little Time
  3. Warm Welcome On A Cold Night
  4. Don't Take Sweets From Strangers
  5. Take Me To Your Leader    
  6. Change Your Ways
  7. More Crazy Now
  8. Blue
  9. She Used To Be Mine  
  10. Waiting For The Weekend

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The Heat's On

"The Heat's On" was released 1981 by A&M again, during the recording John Lennon was killed and a tribute was included in "Tightrope" and the first line of "Ticket To Ride" was sung on the outro. Peter John-Vettese joined RAF for this album, and then left to join Jethro Tull. Jacob Studio, Surrey was used to record and mix this album in 4 weeks, it was a live-in studio so it was 24hr concentration on the album.

Track Info

  1. Easy Come Is Easy Go

  2. You Can't Hold Back Now    

  3. Stop Her On Sight    

  4. The Heat's On    

  5. Tightrope    

  6. I Can't Get Started    

  7. Borrowed Time    

  8. Talking Pictures    

  9. Miracles  
  10. Holocaust    
  11. Miracles (Reprise)

Click To Download & Preview - Restless Spirit
Restless Spirit

"Restless Spirit" was released in 1986, there was a change of personnel on this album as Peter had left. David took over all the keyboard parts, guitar and vocals, Tony Beard on drums, Rab Howat on lead guitar, Bob Heatlie on sax and Dave Sinclair on bass. The album was pre-produced and written here at heartbeatstudio and then produced and mixed at Castle Sound, Pencaitland by Calum Malcolm, Chris Harley & David. The track "We Can Only Dream" was recorded at Leadervale Studio by Bob Heatlie, and was the official record for the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games and featured many of the Scottish athletes.

Track Info
   1.Dream Boy   

   2. Only the heart can tell   

   3. Steal your love   

   4. Restless spirit  

  5. Faces in the windshield   

  6. Woman like you   

   7. Stranger in the mirror   

   8. We can only dream

   9. Its only love   

   10. Reprise: Restless spirit


"Woman Like You", "Dream Boy" & "We Can Only Dream" where all released as singles from "Restless Spirit"


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Missing

A compilation of various tracks  recorded in the last 20 years and displays a diverse style of writing acquired over the 50 years David Valentine has been playing  and writing!!!!
Track Info

  1. Missing
  2. New York City Nights
  3. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
  4. The Waiting Game
  5. Somebody To Watch Over Me
  6. Why Do We Break Each Others Heart
  7. Hometown
  8. Tell Me Why
  9. We're Better Than This
  10. Nothing Was Good Enough
  11. It's Over
  12. Whole Lotta Rockin
  13. One Lonely Heart
  14. Dancehall Queen
  15. Endlessly
  16. Missing (Instramental)
  17. The Words I Love You
  18. Out On My Own Again
  19. Brand New Day (Demo)
  20. Dancehall Queen (Remix)
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Back On My Feet Again

Recorded at Heartbeat between 1986 and 1990 and was taken to the US with no success and remained on the shelf until now.

Track Info

  1. Who Loves You When You're Wrong
  2. Back On My Feet Again
  3. Into The Real World
  4. Set The World On Fire
  5. Toe The Line
  6. Hold The Night Forever
  7. Working My Life Away
  8. Movin The Right Direction
  9. Corridors
  10. Life In A Day
  11. All Gone To Pieces
  12. Please Don't Let Me Down
  13. Don't Keep Me Hanging On
  14. Radioactive
  15. Diamonds In The Sky
  16. Dance The Nite Away
  17. Don't It Make You Feel Good
  18. Come On Tell Me Your Secrets (Demo)
  19. Looking For The One
  20. Why Do You Take It Out On Me
  21. Switch On Your Heart

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Change Your Ways

The first RAF single in Britian and record of the week on Andy Peebles Radio 1 show. From RAF first album. 

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We Can Only Dream

Recorded at Leadervale Studio by Bob Heatlie, and was the official record for the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games and featured many of the Scottish athletes. From "Restless Spirit" album.

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Easy Come Is Easy Go

Released as a single from "The Heat's On"

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Woman Like You / Dream Boy

Released as a single from "Restless Spirit"

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Talking Pictures

Released as a single from "The Heat's On"

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Woman Like You

Released as a single from "Restless Spirit"



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David Valentine

David doing some vocals in the early 80's.

Doug Bogie

Doug Bogie was originally on Lead gtr then moved on to live sound at a later date. Doug had a short stint on bass with an early incarnation of QUEEN called SMILE.

Bob Heatlie

Bob played sax on many tracks. Bob is also a great songwriter, with many No1 tracks, inc "Merry Christmas Everyone".

Billy McGhee

Billy McGhee was brought in on bass-He had played in the 60,s band INDEX managed by Tam Paton of Rollers fame and David had played with him in Free Flight during the late 70's

Peter John Vettesse

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Rab Howatt

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Tom Annan

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