It Must Be Obvious

It Must Be Obvious is a tribute to some of my influences – featuring covers of songs by: Pet Shop Boys, The Beatles, Depeche Mode, New Order, Duran Duran, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, David Bowie, The Cure, The White Stripes, Muse, John Barry and The Velvet Underground.

I produced and mixed this Space March covers album with an upfront vocal sound and synth-laiden production. It was mastered by Robin Schmidt (OMD).

The best selling tracks across all digital services are: It Must Be ObviousUprising and Enjoy The Silence.



Chronology: Album 5
Released (Digital): 12 May 2014
Released (CD): 14 May 2014
Labels: Hark Records / Space March Pty Ltd
Production: All tracks performed, recorded, arranged, produced and mixed by Craig Simmons.
Mastered by Robin Schmidt at 24-96 Mastering.
Design by Craig Simmons.
Cover art based on photo by Alex Harris.
# Track Originally by…
01 It Must Be Obvious Pet Shop Boys (1990)
Written by Chris Lowe / Neil Tennant
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
02 Uprising Muse (2009)
Written by Matthew Bellamy
Published by Loosechord Limited
03 Tomorrow Never Knows The Beatles (1966)
Written by John Lennon / Paul McCartney
Published by Northern Songs Catalog
04 Crystal New Order (2001)
Written by Gillian Gilbert / Peter Hook / Stephen Morris / Bernard Sumner
Published by Warner Chappell Music
05 Do You Believe in Shame? Duran Duran (1989)
Written by Simon Le Bon / Nick Rhodes / John Taylor /
Eleanor Broadwater / Delmar Hawkins / Stanley Lewis
Published by Arc Music Group Catalog (BMG Rights Management US LLC)
06 The Love Cats The Cure (1983)
Written by Robert Smith
Published by Universal Music Corporation
07 My Doorbell The White Stripes (2005)
Written by Jack White
Published by Peppermint Stripe Music
08 Messages Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (1980)
Written by Paul Humphreys / Andrew McCluskey
Published by BMG Rights Management US LLC
09 I’m Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground (1967)
Written by Lou Reed
Published by Oakfield Avenue Music
10 Space Oddity David Bowie (1969)
Written by David Bowie
Published by Essex Music International, Inc
11 Enjoy The Silence Depeche Mode (1990)
Written by Martin Gore
Published by EMI Music Publishing
12 Space March John Barry (1967)
Written by John Barry
Published by Unart Music Corp