MARCIA HINES
From The Inside
(Artie Wayne)
Australia 1975
#8 Sydney #12 Melbourne #2 Brisbane #14 Adelaide #39 Perth

Original version

Produced by Robie G. Porter (Rob E. G.)

Sixteen-year-old singer Marcia Hines came to Australia from the US in 1970 for Hair, stayed for Jesus Christ Superstar, and became Australia's most popular female pop star of the late 70s, voted 'Queen of Pop' for three years. She is still a TV star in Australia as a judge on Australian Idol.

See also You and Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees by Marcia Hines.

Artie Wayne:

Thirty years ago I wrote a song, From the Inside, for my late Grandmother who is still one of my biggest inspirations. She'd always say to me, "Go on boy... You can do it!! It's only life... There's nothin' to it... Just the seein' through it... From the Inside." - message to Spectropop Discussion Group, November 2003.

Artie Wayne also wrote Judy Stone’s 4.003,221 Tears From Now and co-wrote Ray Brown's classic B-side Go To Him

Further reading: Milesago's Marcia Hines page. Marcia Hines bio at Australian Idol. Artie Wayne elaborates on the writing of From The Inside - and includes the lyrics - at his blog Artie Wayne On The Web.

KIM CARNES
From The Inside
(Artie Wayne)
USA

Unreleased demo version

Reference: songwriter Artie Wayne’s post to Spectropop, November 2003.

LYNNE HAMILTON
On The Inside
(Allan Caswell)
Australia 1979
Red herring
#3 Sydney #3 Melbourne #1 Brisbane #2 Adelaide #2 Perth (1980) #5 NZ (1981) #3 UK (1989)

Similar title, sometimes confused with 'From The Inside' by Marcia Hines.

Theme from Prisoner, the cult Australian TV melodrama better known outside Australia as Prisoner: Cell Block H.

Further reading: 1. Wentworth Web, the Prisoner fansite, has more details (including other versions), as well as a RealAudio file and sleeve shot. 2. Prisoner at Aussie Soap Archive.  

Thanks to Terry Stacey.

Later versions:

YVONNE ELLIMAN
From The Inside
(Artie Wayne)
USA 1975
Later version

From the 1975 album Rising Sun.

MAGGIE MACNEAL
From The Inside
(Artie Wayne)
Netherlands 1976
Later version

On the 1976 album Maggie MacNeal, by popular Dutch singer born Sjoukje Lucie van't Spijker: 'MacNeal' is a play on the word 'spijker', meaning 'nail'.

Maggie MacNeal was one half of Mouth & MacNeal, the originators of How Do You Do, a hit in Australia for Jigsaw.

Further reading: Roel Smit's definitive Maggie MacNeal site at MaggieMacNeal.nl
Thanks
to Roel for version alert.

ARTHUR WAYNE
From The Inside
(Artie Wayne)
USA 1977
Later version

On an album by the song's composer on Casablanca label, Another Island.

Thanks to Joop Jansen for version alert.
VICKI BROWN
From The Inside
(Artie Wayne)
UK 1977
Later version

From UK album From The Inside, on Power Exchange label. Solo album by former Vernon Girls and Breakaways member. Samantha Jones, who recorded the original of Don't Come Any Closer, had also been in the Vernon Girls.

Reference: Jos Van Geffen’s Vicki Brown page.

LYNN ANDERSON
From The Inside
(Artie Wayne)
USA 1978
Later version

On the 1978 Columbia album From The Inside.

CILLA BLACK
From The Inside
(Artie Wayne)
UK 2003
Later version

Recorded in 1974 but unreleased until the 2003 EMI album The Best of 1963-1978.

Thanks to Joop Jansen for version alert.

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