Running 6:24, this grandiloquent song was written and produced by Jim Steinman, the man who composed the music for the Bonnie Tyler hit "Holding Out For A Hero
," which contained many of the musical elements heard here.
Pandora's Box was Steinman's creation. The group was comprised of the singers Deliria Wilde, Elaine Caswell, Ellen Foley and Gina Taylor, but none of them appeared on this track. The lead vocalist here is Holly Sherwood, who often performed background vocals on Steinman productions. The backup singers on this one are Todd Rundgren
, Eric Troyer and Rory Dodd. Roy Bitten from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band played the piano.
Pandora's Box released just one album - Original Sin
- which was released only in Europe. The project had surprising little success considering the top-tier talent that was involved.