пятница, 27 декабря 2013 г.

Joey Stec - Joey Stec (1976 Playboy Records) 

Artist: Joey Stec
Album: Joey Stec
Label: Playboy / Polystar Co ltd.
Catalog#: PSCR 5874
Released: 2000

Made in Japan
Genre: Pop/Rock, Soft Rock
Format: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:32:25

Connoisseurs of American pop will recognize Joey Stec from his work with both The Millennium and Sagittarius - two late '60s Sunshine pop bands that produced cornerstone albums of that breezy genre. A few years down the road Stec finally came out with an album of his own in 1976, released on the ill-fated Playboy label and in turn never received the attention it so justly deserved. Spoken in reverence amongst power pop fans in the know, the album has become a cult item over the years and finally saw a CD reissue in 2000 on the British Poptones label.
Produced by the legendary Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones, Blind Faith and Motorhead), fans of Big Star and mid-70's AM radio pop will find this an endearing disc. I love the opener 'Do You Know' which could easily be mistaken for a Big Star out take circa 'Radio City'. 'Happier' is a nice little pop ditty while 'Give My Love to You' has an obvious Eagles influence and really, the Laurel Canyon sound is never too far away in Stec's music. A Beatles influence pops up late on the albums closer 'Even Angels' and it's over before you know it. A fun listen and sure, the saxophone solos on some of the cuts including 'Back Again' gives the album a jazzy feel in spots and are not always welcome, but Stec's material is strong enough to carry any inconsistencies instrumentally making this a perfect road disc while traversing the dusty back roads of the upper Midwest on a summer afternoon - a joy I can attest to.
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01. Do You Know 03:23
02. Happier 03:39
03. I Wish It Would Rain
04. No Knowing 03:39
05. Give My Love To You 03:17
06. Easy To Love 02:57
07. Back Again 02:50
08. Standing Here Alone 03:35
09. Then 02:32
10. Even Angels 02:58

     Producer by Jimmy Miller
     Engineer by Andy Johns

Drums – Jim Gordon
Saxophone – Bobby Keyes
Vocals, Guitar, Organ – Joey Stec
Guitar – Arthur Delgudico, John Nuese
Percussion – Joe Lala
Piano, Organ – Peggie Sanvig
Bass – Carl Radle

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2 комментария:

  1. Заменил MP3 на FLAC, lossless.
    Replaced by MP3 of FLAC, lossless

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