Adult Contemporary Music in Japan

Monthly Recommended Discs Page

Many Adult Contemporary Music CD are releasing every month. SO, I would hereby show you Adult Contemporary Music CD New Release ( also including Reissue) information. As "Recommended Discs of The Month" , I would highly recommend to buy several albums with my personal review. In addition, I would also give you release information regarding other remarkable recent titles supported by one of the well-known on-line music stores "CD Now" and "Amazon.com" as "Noteworthy Discs of The Month" .


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RECOMMENDED DISCS OF MARCH 2000


NEW RELEASES

PHIL PERRY / MY BOOK OF LOVE

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Phil Perry, born in St. Louis, started his professional music career with the soul group "The Montclairs" in 70's. Then, he teamed up with another member of "The Montclairs" to form the duo "Perry and Sandlin" which released 2 albums for Capitol Records. After the duo split, Phil began writing and quickly known as a background vocalist and session singer in Los Angeles. Performances with Lee Ritenour and David Garfield made him very popular among Adult Contemporary Music lovers all over the world.
In 1991, he started his solo singer career with his 1st solo album "Heart of the Man" released under Capitol Records. Phil continued his session singer performances and recording works with Dave Koz, Fourplay an d/or The Benoit/Freeman Project, which added to Phil's burgeoning popularity. and Phil signed with GRP in 1994 and released his 2nd solo album "Pure Pleasure". In 1998, he released his 3rd solo album "One Heart, One Love" under Private Music, a unit of Windham Hill Group. And now, his 4th solo album "My Book Of Love", about which Phil describes as more R&B-oriented than some of my other records. I would admit this album would be one of the finest Adult Contemporary collection of truly great songs.

  • Label : Peak Records / Private Music, a unit of Windham Hill Group, USA (01005-82181-2) <Japanese version: BMG Funhouse Inc. Japan, BVCM-21148>
  • Release Date: March 7, 2000 (USA), April 21, 20000 (Japan)
  • Executive Producer: himself
  • Producers: Barry J. Eastmond, Gary Brown, Lee Curreri and Ronnie Foster
  • Musicians:
    • Keyboards: Tom Keane, Maverick Cotton, Barry J. Eastmond, Lee Curreri
    • Piano: Lee Curreri, Roger Smith
    • Drum Programming: Jeff Byrd, Tom Keane, Gary Brown, Barry J. Eastmond, Lee Curreri
    • Wind Synthesizer: Larry Williams
    • Bass: Doug Grigsby, Neil Stubenhaus, Melvin Davis
    • Guitars: Thomas Verdonck, Charles J. Fearing, A. Ray Fuller, Jeff Mironov, Ira Siegel, Charles J. Fearing, Ron Muldrow, Mike O'Neil
    • Percussion: Luis Conte, Alex Acuna
    • Duet Vocal: Lillian Perry (Track 13 - Japanese version bonus track)
    • Background Vocals: Donna Simon, Lillian Perry, Joseph Perry, Paloma Perry, Phillip Perry, Jacob Perry
    • Violin: Bruce Dukov, Rachel Purkin, Rafael Rishik, Endre Granat
    • Viola: Marlow Fisher, Simon Oswell
    • Cello: Armen Ksajikian, David Low
Phil Perry / My Book Of Love
 

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Tracklisting:

  1. My Book Of Love
  2. Closer To Heaven
  3. Heart Of My Heart
  4. Keep Me In The Dark Tonight
  5. To Fall In Love
  6. Intro
  7. (A Postcard In) Winter
  8. She's Over Me
  9. F.M.L. (My Fantasy, My Mystery, My Love)
  10. You're As Right As Rain
  11. Makin' Memories
  12. Only Wanna Be With You
  13. To Fall In Love (Japanese Version Bonus Track)

 


STEELY DAN / TWO AGAINST NATURE

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Steely Dan's 8th album! It was 1980 when we had 7th Steely Dan's studio recording album "Gaucho". 20 Years has passed away since then... Good Music are returning! What a excellent album this is! No reviews required! Just listen, Do listen to the first masterpiece of this new Millennium!

  • Label : Giant Records, USA (7599-24719-2)
  • Release Date: February 29, 2000
  • Producers: Walter Becker and Donald Fagen
  • Steely Dan is:
    • Walter Becker: Guitars / Bass
    • Donald Fagen: Lead Vocals / Keyboards / Wurlitzer
  • Supporting Musicians:
    • Drums: Ricky Lawson, Keith Carlock, Leroy Clouden, Michael White, Vinnie Colaiuta, Sony Emory
    • Bass: Tom Barney
    • Guitars: John Herrington, Hugh McCracken, Dean Parks, Paul Jackson Jr.
    • Keyboards: Ted Baker
    • Sax: Chris Potter, Dave Tofani, Lou Marini, Roger Rosenberg
    • Trumpet: Michael Leonhart
    • Wurlitzer: Michael Leonhart, Amy Helm
    • Clarinet: Lawrence Feldman, Roger Rosenberg, Roy Hitchcock
    • Trombone: Jim Pugh
    • Vibes: Steve Shaper, Dave Schenk
    • Percussion: Gordon Gottlieb, Daniel Sadownick, Will Lee
    • Backup Vocals: Carolyn Leonhart, Cynthia Calhoun, Michael Harvey
Steely Dan / Two Against Nature
 

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Tracklisting:

  1. Gaslighting Abble
  2. What A Shame About Me
  3. Two Against Nature
  4. Janie Runaway
  5. Almost Gothic
  6. Jack Of Speed
  7. Cousin Dupree
  8. Negative Girl
  9. West Of Hollywood
 

 

 


 

TOM SAVIANO / CROSSINGS

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Tom Saviano, the great sax player / composer /producer, showing his talent on his leader solo album or his legendary group "Heat", and also known for the recent activity with Bill Champlin on not only Bill's solo works but also reunited Sons Of Champlin, has just released his 2nd solo album "Crossings" on February 22, 2000 under Miramar Records USA. You can fully enjoy Tom's excellent Sax performances through all the tracks. In addition, on the track "One More Chance", you can listen to Bill Champlin's awesome vocals too.

  • Label : Miramar Recordings, USA (23417)
  • Release Date: February 22, 2000
  • Supporting Musicians:
    • Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Moore, Stephen Saviano, Land Richards
    • Bass: Alex Al, Scott Cannady, Brian Bromberg, Stanley Sargeant
    • Guitars: Thom Rotella, Jeff Golub
    • Piano: Randy Waldman
    • Organ: Bill Champlin
    • Percussion: Arno Lucas, Lenny Castro
    • Trumpet: Lee Thomburg, Steve Madaio
    • Vocals: Bill Champlin
Tom Saviano / Crossings
 

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Tracklisting:

  1. You Move Me
  2. A Leap Of Faith
  3. One More Chance
  4. Twist Of Fate
  5. Don't Doubt My Love
  6. That Was Then, This Is Now
  7. All For You
  8. Night Moves
  9. Time Zone
  10. Crossings

 


 

KEVYN LETTAU / WALKING IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS - SONGS OF THE POLICE -

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Kevyn Lettau became well-known among L.A. music scenes when she participated in Sergio Mendes group in mid 80's. Kevyn did many session vocal works on Contemporary Jazz / Brazillian-Jazz albums such as Lee Ritenour's "Portrait" (1987) and Dori Caymmi's "Brazilian Serenata" (1988), which brought her a chance to make her own albums. Kevyn released her 1st solo album "Kevyn Lettau" in 1991 for Nova, followed by "Braziljazz" with the guitarist Peter Sprague and percussionist Michael Shapiro in the same year. Kevyn succeeded to establish her popularity as a charming female NAC (New Adult Contemporary) vocalist by those albums. Kevyn's 3rd album "Simple Life" was released under JVC Music, USA in 1992, followed by "Another Season" (1994).
Her 5th solo album "Universal Language" (1995) was a little different from her previous albums, on which Kevyn seemed to seek for possibility as an more pop-oriented female singer. The following 1998 album "Language Of Flowers" reveals new Kevyn Lettau as an more pop-oriented Adult Contemporary female singer. On this brand new album, Kevyn covers songs of the Police with her own interpretation, which reveals her excellent musical talent.

  • Label : Videoarts Music, Japan (VACM-1150)
  • Release Date: March 15, 2000
  • Producer: Michael Shapiro
  • Arrangers: Russell Ferrante and Bill Schnee
  • Musicians:
    • Keyboards: Russell Ferrante, Neil Larson, Jeff Babko
    • Bass: Jerry Watts Jr., Jimmy Haslip
    • Drums: Michael Shapiro
    • Percussion: Luis Conte, Michael Packer
    • Guitars: Linda Taylor, Jeff Richman
    • Sax: Scott Mayo
    • Sax, Woodwinds, Flute: Gary Meek
    • Trumpet: Walt Fowler
    • Background Vocals: Bill Cantos, Randy Crenshaw, Scott Mayo, Sharon Perry, Mindy Stein
Kevyn Lettau / Walking In Your Footsteps
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Tracklisting:

  1. Message In A Bottle
  2. Wrapped Around Your Finger
  3. Every Breath You Take
  4. Murder By Numbers
  5. Every Little Thing She (He) Does Is Magic
  6. Walking In Your Footsteps
  7. King Of Pain
  8. When The World Is Running Down - Interlude
  9. Synchronicity
  10. Don't Stand So Close To Me
  11. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  12. I Burn For You

 


 

DAKOTA / LITTLE VICTORIES

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Dakota, the finest American AOR Band has just completed their brand-new album titled "Little Victories". Thoughtscape Sounds is now distributing this album soon. No critics would be needed because I believe that most of subscribers would know how Dakota music would be..... Keep your eyes open for Dakota's new CD release information!
Moreover, you will pleased to listen to the track "Brother To Brother" on which Bill Champlin takes a duet lead vocal!! Fortunately I have a chance to listen to the track, yes it is really awesome track!

  • Label : DAK Records, USA distributed by Thoughtscape Sounds (DAK-002) (Japan: Nexus, King Records KICP-734)
  • Release Date: February 15, 2000 (Japan: September 6, 2000)
  • Producers: Jerry G. Hludzik and Rick Manwiller
  • Dakota is:
    • Jerry G. Hludzik : Bass, Vocals
    • Rick Manwiller : Keyboards, Vocals
    • Jon Lorance : Guitars, Vocals
    • Eli M. Hludzik : Drums, Vocals
  • Guest Musicians:
    • Bill Champlin: Additional Vocals on "Brother To Brother"
  • More Info & Sound clips are available at: The Official DAKOTA Home Page
Dakota / Little Victories

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Tracklisting:

  1. Don't Count Me Out
  2. Hearts On Fire
  3. Brother To Brother
  4. I.O.U.
  5. The Deep
  6. Praalude (to Victory)
  7. Little Victories
  8. Let Go
  9. Go Easy (On My Heart)
  10. Rescue Me
  11. Wish
  12. The Next in Line
  13. Friday On My Mind
  14. Workin' Hot
  15. Mr. Lucky (Bonus Track for Japanese Version)

 


 

DAKOTA / THREE LIVE TIMES AGO

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Dakota, one of the finest American Rock whose sounds remind you the late 70's and early 80's Styx and/or Chicago will present you their early days live this fall. As I have already let you know, they have just released the brand-new studio album "Little Victories". In addition to this new studio recording album. they will release the live recording CD done in 1980 right after releasing their 1st album "If It Takes All Night". It means that the songs on this CD were from their pre-Dakota era "Jerry and Kelly" and the "new - at that time" songs from their 1st album. This live recording tracks are so powerful and full of energy. Moreover, several unreleased materials would be appeared on CD as Bonus Tracks.

  • Label : DAK Records, USA distributed by Thoughtscape Sounds (DAK1980)
  • Release Date: February 15, 2000
  • Producers: Jerry G. Hludzik
  • Dakota was:
    • Jerry G. Hludzik : Guitar, Lead Vocals
    • Billy Kelly : Guitar, Lead Vocals
    • Bill McHale : Bass, Vocals
    • Tony Romano : Drums
    • Jeff Mitchell : Keyboards, Vocals
    • Louie Cossa : Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
  • Additional Musicians (Tracks 14 -17):
    • Drums: Phil Roland
    • Bass: John Marchel, Jackie Petrilla
    • Keyboards: Art Tombasco
  • More Information available at: The Official DAKOTA Home Page
Dakota / Three Live Times Ago

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Tracklisting:

  1. Settle Down
  2. Magic
  3. Crazy For Your Love
  4. Possession
  5. You Can't Live Without It
  6. When The Rebel Comes Home
  7. Lady
  8. Workin' Hot
  9. Changes
  10. One Stop
  11. It Gets Easier
  12. Restless
  13. If It Takes All Night
  14. Silly Boy
  15. Dear Love
  16. You Can Be
  17. Bad Dreams

 


 

MICHAEL McDONALD / BLUE OBSESSION

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Michael McDonald's long-delayed brand new solo album "Blue Obsession" is now available! It is well-known among us that this album release was originally scheduled to be on sale in Autumn 1997 under Warner Bros, USA. As a matter of fact, Warner Bros pressed a few hundred advance promo CDs in October 1997 with different track order. Michael started his own label "Ramp Records" and distribution is undertaken by Chicago Records for this "Blue Obsession" album, which might remind you of the story regarding Chicago's unreleased masterpiece "Stone Of Sisyphus". For your information, 3 tunes "Give It Up", "Tell It Like It Is" and "Take It From The Top" appeared on the before-mentioned advance promo Warner CD are replaced by "Where Would I Be Now", "Build Upon It" and "Down By The River" on this commercial release.

  • Label : Ramp Records, USA (#1005, distributed by Chicago Records)
  • Release Date: February 29, 2000 (USA)
  • Producers: Tommy Sims, Berine Chiaravalle, David Pack, Chris Pelonis and himself
  • Musicians:
    • Keyboards: Tommy Sims, David Pack, Bill Livsey, Marc Harris, Joe Hogue
    • Piano: Matt Rollins
    • Drums: George Perilli, Dan Needham, Chester Thompson, Armand Grimaldi
    • Percussion: Tom Roady The Nashville String Machine.
    • Guitars: Tommy Sims, Chris Rodriguez, Bernie Chiaravalle, William Owsley, George Cocchini, Gordon Kennedy, David Pack
    • Bass: Tommy Sims, Viktor Krauss (acoustic bass)
    • Lap Steel: Dan Dugmore
    • Sax: Kirk Whalum, Mark Douthit, Doug Moffet, Dennis Solee
    • Trumpet: Mike Haynes
    • Trombone: Barry Green
    • Flute: Sam Levine
    • Oboe: Bobby Taylor
    • Vocals: Wendy Moten
    • Background Vocals: Tommy Sims, Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, Kevin Max Smith, Johnny Neel, Tabitha Fair, Angelo Petrucci, Veronica Petrussi, Joey Kibble, Mark Kibble, Claude McKnight, Nicol Smith, Chris Willis
Michael McDonald / Blue Obsession
 

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Tracklisting:

  1. All I Need
  2. No Love To Be Found
  3. Obsession Blues
  4. Where Would I Be Now
  5. Build Upon It
  6. The Meaning Of Love
  7. Open The Door
  8. Kikwit Town
  9. Down By The River
  10. Someday You Will
  11. Ain't That Peculiar
  12. You Can't Make It Love

 


PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY / PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY

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DTS DECODER REQUIRED !

"Pacific Coast Highway" (formerly "Spaghetti Western"), a hot new country/rock band from Los Angeles released their debut album on a 5.1-channel compact disc encoded exclusively in DTS Digital Surround, which is the first 5.1 Digital Surround new artist release under DTS Entertainment. You may wonder why I pick up this title. The answer is that I found the name "Michael Carey Schneider" well-known for his excellent band activity with "Sneaker"! The music style of "Pacific Coast Highway" is a little bit similar to those of The Eagles, Pure Prairie League and etc. It's really just west coast rock with a little country flavor thrown in. For Adult Contemporary Music /Westcoast Fans, some tunes on this album may be too country, but most of them are very good westcoast tunes with good harmony vocals.
Please note that DTS CDs will play on a CD player if it has optical or coax digital outputs and require the use of a DTS Digital Surround decoder. Other decoders may create excessive noise and blow out your speakers!

  • Label : DTS Entertainment, USA
  • Release Date: January, 2000 (USA)
  • Producers: Chuck Ainlay and Rory S. Kaplan
  • Pacific Coast Highway is:
    • David Blasucci: Lead Vocals, Lead Guitars
    • James Hollister: Drums, Percussion
    • Michael Carey Schneider: Guitars, Background Vocals
    • Michael Della Gala: Bass, Background Vocals
    • John Berrafato: Piano, Background Vocals
  • Additional Musicians:
    • Paul Franklin: Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Dobro Guitars
    • Larry Franklin: Fiddle
    • Albert Lee: Lead Guitar
    • Rory S Kaplan: Organ, Synthesizer
    • Michael Blasucci: Lead Guitar
Pacific Coast Highway
More Information available at P.C.H official webpage!

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Tracklisting:

  1. Locomotive
  2. Give Me Back Heart
  3. Memorize This Moment
  4. Marylou
  5. Mississippi Girl
  6. It Should've Been You
  7. Dangerous
  8. Are You Ready For Love?
  9. The Further She'll Fly
  10. The Woman In You

 


 

MARK WILLIAMSON / YOU'RE SO BEAUTIFUL (Maxi-CD Single)

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Mark Williamson, known for his solo album under GRP, his 80's early works in the CCM field and/or "Bridge 2 Far" project, has just released new Maxi CD here in Japan. The Maxi CD includes 4 tracks. "You're So Beautiful" is now often running background of the TV Commercial for a shampoo "Lux Super Rich" here in Japan. You may find that Michael Thompson and Neil Stubenhaus are playing on the Maxi CD.

  • Label : Tricycle Entertainment, Japan (TNCP-5006, distributed by Universal Music)
  • Release Date: February 16, 2000
  • Executive Producer: Michelle Hart
  • Producers: Marc Hugenberger and Michelle Hart
  • Musicians:
    • Keyboards, Rhythm Programming: Marc Hugenberger
    • Guitar: Michael Hakes, Michael Thompson
    • Bass: Neil Stubenhaus
    • Background Vocals: Catte Adams, David Allen Baker, Robbie Wyckoff
Mark Williamson / You're So Beautiful

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Tracklisting:

  1. You're So Beautiful
  2. What Do I Have To Do
  3. My Home Is Still Your Heart
  4. You're So Beautiful (Karaoke Mix)

 


 

REISSUES

  

KAZU MATSUI featuring CARLOS RIOS / THE DIRECTION-WEST

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Another must-have Kazu Matsui's project album will be reissued on CD very soon . Actually this album was originally released only on Vinyl in 1982 and CD (Canyon Records D25Y0167) was also released later, but this CD was really rare. For the A.O.R / Westcoast fans, this album is well-known for the 2 songs featuring Bill Champlin, one is "At The End of Alley ( England. 1840...)", and the other is "Then I Heard the Sound of Rain". Just for your information, Bob Stone remastered this reissued version, thus you can expect much more clear sound than the original CD.

  • Label: Cool Sound Inc. Japan (COOL-039) (Original Label: Agharta/Pony Canyon Inc. Japan)
  • Release Date: February 25, 2000 <Original Release Year:1982>
  • Producer: Kazu Matsui
  • Musicians:
    • Guitar: Carlos Rios, Paul Jackson Jr.
    • Piano & Rhodes: Russell Ferrante
    • Keyboards: Craig Hundley, Satoshi Nakamura
    • Bass: Abraham Laboriel
    • Drums: "Ndugu" Leon Chancler, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Ferraro, Jun Aoyama
    • Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
    • Piccolo, Flute: Joel Peskin
    • Flugelhorn & Trumpet: Steve Madaio, Chuck Findley
    • Trombone & Euphonium: Slyde Hyde
    • Bass Trombone: John Bonine
    • Horns: Earth Wind & Fire Horns
    • Lead Vocals: Bill Champlin, Jennifer Warnes, Rena Scott
    • Background Vocals: Maxi Anderson, Lisa Robers, Marlena Jeter
Kazu Matsui featuring Carlos Rios / The Direction-West

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Tracklisting:

  1. Overture
  2. At The End Of The Alley (England, 1840.....)
  3. Then I Heard The Sound Of Rain
  4. Fortune Teller
  5. The Direction You Take
  6. From These Hills
  7. A Night Of The Great Canyon
  8. Fiesta En Los Andes (Festival In The Andes)

 


 

THE KAZU MATSUI PROJECT / IS THAT THE WAY TO YOUR HEART

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One more Kazu Matsui's project album will be also reissued on CD. Actually this album was released only on Vinyl in 1984 and reissued on CD (Canyon D25Y0168) in the later days too. The featuring vocalists on this album are Gregory Walker,Phillip Ingram and Norman Dozier, who gave this album black taste. Cool Sound has reissued this album with one interesting bonus track recorded and was on sale as 45 rpm single in the same era. The bonus track is "Round The Corner" featuring Eric Tagg on the lead vocal.

  • Label: Cool Sound Inc. Japan (COOL-040) (Original Label: Agharta/Pony Canyon Inc. Japan)
  • Release Date: February 25, 2000 <Original Release Year:1984>
  • Producer: Kazu Matsui
  • Musicians:
    • Guitar: Paul Jackson Jr. Charles Johnson, Dan Huff, Guy Thomas, Roben Ford, Grant Geissman, Scott Martin, Charles Fearing
    • Keyboards: Bill Cuomo, Bill Meyers, Randy Waldman, Guy Thomas, Russell Ferrante, Bernaby Finch, John Barnes, Derek Nakamoto, Steve Wood
    • Bass: Abraham Laboriel, Nathan East, Kevin Brandon
    • Drums:Ed Greene, Carlos Vega
    • Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa, Mike Fisher
    • Simons: Vince Colaiuta
    • Sax: Judd Miller, Joel Peskin, Dave Boruff, Mike Acosta
    • Horns: Steve Madaio, Chuck Findley, John Liotine
    • Koto: Kazue Kudo
    • Lead Vocals: Norman Dozier, Phil Perry, Philip Ingram, Gregory Walker, Lorrie Griffin, Eric Tagg, Marva King, Guy Thomas
    • Background Vocals: Maxi Anderson, Marlena Jeter, Philip Ingram, Darryl Phinnessee
The Kazu Matsui Project / Is That The Way To Your Heart

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Tracklisting:

  1. Is That The Way To Your Heart
  2. Mystery Girl
  3. How To Handle Love
  4. Let's Pretend
  5. The Music Inside You
  6. Round The Corner (Bonus Track)
  7. Song In Blue
  8. Ariana
  9. Romantic Notions
  10. Fireflies
  11. Don't You Know That
  12. Break Away Gentry

 

 


 

ROBBIE PATTON / DISTANT SHORES

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Robbie Patton is generally well-known as the co-writer of Fleetwood Mac's super hit "Hold Me" appeared on the album "Mirage" (1982). As a solo artist, Robbie released his 1st album "Do You Wanna Tonight" supported by Jeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather, Mike Porcaro, Michael Landau, Steve George, Bob Welch and many others under MCA in 1979. This is his 2nd album featuring US Top 40 hit tune (highest position: #26) "Don't Give Up" released under Liberty Records, A Division of Capitol Records in 1981. As you can see, this album was done with full support of Fleetwood Mac's family, followed by his 3rd album "Orders From Headquarters" (released under Atlantic Records), which includes "Look Away" with Christine McVie on vocals and Smiling Islands" with Stevie Nicks on vocals. In 1984, he also released the album "No Problem" under Atlantic Records. The title tune of this album "Distant Shores" was written by Robbie with Jonathan Cain of Journey, and Jonathan Cain performed this tune later on his own solo album "Back To The Innocence" in 1995.

  • Label: Magic Records, France(5251332) (Original Label: Liberty, USA LT-1107)
  • Release Date: February, 2000 <Original Release Year:1981>
  • Producer: Christine McVie, Ken Caillat and himself
  • Musicians:
    • Bass: Robin Sylvester
    • Guitars: Bob Weston, Tim Weston, Lidsey Buckingham
    • Keyboards: David Adelstein, Christine McVie
    • Synthesizers: David Adelstein
    • Drums and Percussion: Colin Allen
    • Violin and Viola: Tony Selvage
    • Cello: Ernie Erhardt
    • Background Vocals: Christine McVie, Robin Sylvester, David Adelstein, Bob Welch
Robbie Patton / Distant Shores
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Tracklisting:

  1. Don't Give It Up
  2. One On One
  3. Alright
  4. Boulevard
  5. She
  6. Heartache
  7. How I Feel
  8. Last Night
  9. When Love Disappears
  10. Distant Shores

 


 

 

ADRIAN GURVITZ / CLASSIC

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Adrian Gurvitz's brightest music career was started when he joined the hard rock band "The Gun" and released the album "Gun" in 1968. Once Adrian Gurvitz had disbanded from the trio Gun, he and his brother Paul with former Spooky Tooth drummer Mike Kellie started a new heavy rock project "Three Man Army" and released their debut album "Third Of Life Time" in 1971. "Threee Man Army", "Mahesha" and "Three Man Army II" were followed. Adrian then embarked on another venture - "Baker Gurvitz Army", featuring legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker. The band recorded 3 albums, "Baker Gurvitz Army" (1974), "Elysian Encounter" (1975) and "Hearts Of Fire" (1976).

In 1979, Adrian started his solo career with the album for Jet Records, "Sweet Vendetta", followed by "Il Assassino" in 1980. These albums featured Adrian's softer side, with the slickly produced mellow soul sounds by getting full support of L.A. top studio session musicians such as David Paich and Jeff Porcaro. And in 1982 Adrian released this album "Classic".

  • Label: Magic Records, France(5251362) (Original Label: RAK Records, USA)
  • Release Date: February, 2000 <Original Release Year:1982>
  • Producer: Paul Gurvitz and himself
  • Musicians:
    • Bass and Vocals: Paul Gurvitz
    • Drums and Harmonica: Charlie Charles
    • Synthesizers: Adrian Lee
    • Sax: Don Myrick
Adrian Gurvitz/ Classic
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Tracklisting:

  1. No Fears In The Night
  2. Living Ain't Easy Without You
  3. Hello New York
  4. Your Dream
  5. Classic
  6. Breakdown
  7. No-One Can Take Your Place
  8. End The Story
  9. Runaway (Bonus Track)

 


 

 

LENNY LEBLANC / BREAKTHROUGH

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Lenny LeBlanc coming from Massachusetts, moved to Muscle Shoals and started session works as a bass player and vocalist in 1973 after disbanding his band "Whale Fathers". Several years later, Lenny got the recording deal and released 2 solo albums in 1976 and 1977 which did not sell well. Lenny started LeBlanc-Carr Band with Pete Carr and released their successful album "Midnight Light" under the name of "LeBlanc & Carr" in 1977. "Something About You" ranked # 48 and "Falling" ranked # 13 on the US single chart in 1978. In spite of the success, Lenny stopped this duo project in 1978. 2 Years later, Lenny released this solo album "Breakthrough" including the hit tune "Somebody Send My Baby Home" ranked # 55 under Capitol Records. This album is the last one Lenny released in the pop music market and Lenny started to work in the Contemporary Christian Music field.

  • Label: Magic Records, France(5251282) (Original Label: Capitol Records, USA)
  • Release Date: February, 2000 <Original Release Year:1981>
  • Producer: Barry Beckett
  • Musicians:
    • Guitars: Mac McNally
    • Bass: Bob Wray, Gary Baker, David Hood
    • Keyboards: Randy McCormick
    • Synthesizer: Steve Nathan
    • Piano: Clayton Ivey
    • Vibes, Steel Drum. Percussion: Barry Beckett
    • Drums: James Stroud, Roger Hawkins, Owen Hale
    • Percussion: Tom Roady, Mickey Buckins
    • Guitar: Duncan Cameron, Jimmy Johnson, Wayne Perkins
    • Slide Guitar: Larry Byrom
    • Sax: Phil Kenzie
    • Background Vocals: Ava Richardson
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Tracklisting:

  1. Desperate Love
  2. Champagne Lady
  3. Midnight Mourning
  4. Why Did You Wait So Long
  5. Southern Bay
  6. Blue End Lady
  7. Somebody Send My Baby Home
  8. Fools Dream Away
  9. Street Lover
  10. You Can't Run

 

 


 

 

Many visitors asks me where these recommended CDs can be bought via internet. So, I would give you the the several retailers links from this page also as bellow.

A.O.R. Specialized CD/LP Mailorder Retailers Page

 

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