Lily Was Here

"Lily Was Here" is an instrumental duet by English musician David A. Stewart and Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer. It was released as a single in 1989 from the soundtrack of the same name for the Dutch movie De Kassière, also known by the English title Lily Was Here. The song reached number one in the Netherlands and became a top-twenty hit in several other European countries, Australia, and the United States.

"Lily Was Here"
Dave Stewart and Candy Dulfer Lily Was Here.jpg
Single by David A. Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer
from the album Lily Was Here and Saxuality
Released1989 (1989)
GenreSmooth jazz
Length4:19
LabelAnxious
Songwriter(s)David A. Stewart
Producer(s)
David A. Stewart singles chronology
"Lily Was Here"
(1989)
"Jute City"
(1991)
Candy Dulfer singles chronology
"Lily Was Here"
(1989)
"Saxuality"
(1990)

BackgroundEdit

David A. Stewart invited Candy Dulfer, who had not previously released any of her material, to play the saxophone on this instrumental. The single became a major hit and stayed at the number one position for five weeks in the Netherlands. Because of this success, the single was also released in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States where it became a hit as well, reaching number six in the UK and even rising to number 11 in the tough U.S. market. The success of this instrumental encouraged Dulfer to compose music for her own album, which she titled Saxuality.

RecordingEdit

According to Candy's father Hans Dulfer on Dutch radio, the recording was done in just one take, actually a jam session, and at that time not meant to be released. This jam session was done at the end of a day of recording for the movie De Kassière, and Dave Stewart later decided to release this as a single.[1]

Track listingsEdit

CD maxi

  1. "Lily Was Here" — 4:19
  2. "Lily Was Here" (Space Centre Medical Unit Hum) — 8:10
  3. "Lily Robs the Bank" — 2:33

CD maxi

  1. "Lily Was Here" — 4:19
  2. "Lily Robs the Bank" — 2:33
  3. "Here Comes the Rain Again" — 6:00

7-inch single

  1. "Lily Was Here" — 4:19
  2. "Lily Robs the Bank" — 2:33

3-inch single

  1. "Lily Was Here" — 4:19
  2. "Lily Robs the Bank" — 2:33

12-inch maxi

  1. "Lily Was Here" (Space Centre Medical Unit Hum) — 8:10
  2. "Lily Was Here" (Orbital Space Lab Mix) — 6:57
  3. "Lily Robs the Bank" — 2:33

PersonnelEdit

Charts and certificationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dutch radion station Radio 2, Gijs 2.0
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  27. ^ "1990 Top 100 Singles". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications. 2 March 1991. p. 41.
  28. ^ "1991 The Year in Music" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 103 no. 51. 21 December 1991. p. YE-36. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
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  30. ^ "Dutch single certifications – Dave Steward & Candy Dulfer – Lily Was Here" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 29 July 2019. Enter Lily Was Here in the "Artiest of titel" box.