Composed by Michael Steele

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Michael Steele's lone solo contribution to the Bangles' Different Light, "Following" remains one of the most unusual -- and lasting -- pieces on the album. Cast on a dark, folk-based melody with some light jazz touches, the song ebbs and flows like some of Joni Mitchell's better work. As well, like some of Mitchell's narrative songs, Steele speaks/sings the lyrics in a beautiful/artless style. The emotions of longing and loss are paramount here and are conveyed in a wonderfully fresh, emotional style.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
A Different Light 1986 Columbia 3:21
All Over the Place/Different Light/Everything 1997 Sony Music Distribution 3:19
Kuschelrock, Vol. 1 1999 Sony Music Distribution 2:55
Eternal Flame: The Best of the Bangles 2001 Columbia 3:22
Different Light/Everything 2002 Sony Music Distribution 3:21