суббота, 28 июля 2012 г.

Great Buildings -  Apart from the Crowd 1981

Performer: Great Buildings
Album: Apart from the Crowd
Ⓟ & © 1981 CBS Ink.
Manufactured by Columbia Records
Producer & Recorded: Ed E. Thacker
© 2009 Wounded Bird Records
Catalog#: WOU 6920
Genre: Rock, Power-pop
Format: FLAC (track, .cue+log)
BiTrate: lossless
Cover: PNG, 300 dpi - Full Scan
Total Time: 00:40:19

Review by Jim Worbois (allmusic.com)
Before the Rembrandts there were Great Buildings, one of a series of bands that were part of Columbia Records' Developing Artists series. Sadly, many people missed the chance to catch this early effort from Danny Wilde and Philip Solem. One listen and you know these two have an ear for a catchy pop tune. Fortunately, the failure of this record didn't signal the end of this duo.

Great Buildings was one of a series of bands that were part of Columbia Records "Developing Artists" series in the early 80's. (Paul Collins' Beat, The Laughing Dogs, 20/20, Tommy Tutone and others).
Danny Wilde and Ian Ainsworth (former singer/guitarist and bassist with Los Angeles Sparks-loving glam/bubblegum band The Quick) went on to form Great Buildings.
They recorded the "Apart From The Crowd" album for Columbia in 1981 before breaking up a short time later. Danny Wilde went on to release several solo albums for Geffen before teaming up again with Solem to form the Rembrandts.
There are some terrific tuneful pop songs with rich harmonies ("Hold On To Something", "And The Light Goes On" or "Another Day In My Life"). Opening track "Hold On To Something" was picked by Rhino for its Power Pop Classics of the '80s, along 17 classic songs of the Powerpop 80's.
The album was produced by Ed E.Thacker.

          ♪ Tracks:

        1. Hold On To Something (Wilde - Ainsworth - Solem) 3:46
        2. ...And The Light Goes On (Wilde - Ainsworth - Solem) 3:15
        3. Dream That Never Dies (Wilde - Ainsworth - Solem - Sandford) 3:42
        4. Combat Zone (Ainsworth - Wilde) 3:34
        5. Maybe It's You (Ainsworth - Wilde) 5:07
        6. One Way Out (Ainsworth) 3:38
        7. Another Day In My Life (Ainsworth - Wilde) 3:09
        8. Heartbreak (Wilde) 4:42
        9. Love Goes Blind (Ainsworth - Wilde) 3:53
       10. Apart From The Crowd (Ainsworth) 5:11

Band Members:
Danny Wilde Lead - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Philip Solem - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Ian Ainsworth - Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Richard Sandford - Drums, Percussion

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5 комментариев:

  1. Тоже неплохая группа. Радуюсь. когда в 80-х можно обнаружить незнакомого интересного исполнителя. Их там так мало было... Я "накопал" кое-что в power-pop, но, к сожалению, по отдельным трекам, не по альбомам. А тут, по-моему, целый альбомчик вырисовывается. Спасибо, послушаю повнимательнее.

  2. Кстати, нет ли у Вас в приемлемом битрейте альбома J. Paul Hancock "Straight From Nowhere"? Это начало 80-х. Я о них писал здесь: