четверг, 8 мая 2014 г.

Louise Goffin - Kid Blue (1979 Asylum Records)

Artist: Louise Goffin
Album: Kid Blue
Label: Asylum Records
Catalog#: Q6E-203
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Canada
Released: 1979
Genre: Rock, Pop, Rhythm & Blues
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:36:16

Louise Goffin's debut suffered by unfair comparison to her mother Carole King's work. "Not as good as Tapestry" was the lazy, myopic verdict, and the album failed to take off. What no one thought to point out was that Goffin was 16 at the time, while King made Tapestry in her late twenties. A more sensible comparison could have been drawn by measuring Kid Blue against King's first recording Baby Sittin', made when she was 16. By that score, Kid Blue is a commendable effort; Goffin's lyrical concerns -- apart from the teen bluster of "Jimmy and the Tough Kids" -- are far more ambitious than King's adolescent Brill Building records, and both Goffin, on vocals, piano, and guitar, and her band turn in sophisticated, polished performances. True, the songs (mostly written or co-written by Goffin) are good, rather than brilliant. Most mine a crunchy guitar rock vein ("Red Lite Fever," "Kid Blue"), although there are some interesting surprises, particularly the Shangri-las cover "Remember (Walking in the Sand") and the delightfully tuneful "Singing Out Alone." Goffin's adolescent voice is an acquired taste, sometimes obnoxiously nasal. But, like Janis Ian before her, and even Debbie Gibson after, Goffin was a teenager with a genuine interest in music, performance, and composition. And in teen pop, a genre that throughout its history has been about marketing trite sexual fantasies (i.e., Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore), Goffin was at the very least a true artist. ~ Charles Donovan

 • Side One:
A1. Kid Blue 03:14
A2. All I've Got To Do 02:55
A3. Hurt By Love 03:40
A4. Red Lite Fever 03:46
A5. Remember (Walking In The Sand) 03:41
  Side Two:
B1. Jimmy And The Tough Kids 03:46
B2. Angels Ain't For Keeping 03:29
B3. Long Distance 03:50
B4. Trapeze 03:47
B5. Singing Out Alone 03:51

      Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
      Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
      Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
      Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
      Recorded At – The Sound Factory
      Producer – Danny Kortchmar 

Peter Asher - Percussion
Michael Baird, David Kemper, Russ Kunkel - Drums
Michael Boddicker - Accordion, Synthesizer 
Background Vocals:
Jorge Calderon, Carole King, David Lasley, J.D. Souther, Arnold McCuller,
Don Henley, Sharon Celani, Curtis Coleman
Dean Cortez, Tim Drummond, Bob Glaub - Bass
Dan Dugmore - Pedal Steel
Ken Edwards - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Louise Goffin - Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Andrew Gold - Organ, Synthesizer
Don Grolnick - Organ, Electric Piano
Dennis Herring - Electric Guitar
Danny Kortchmar - Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Michael Landau - Guitar (12 String), Electric Guitar
Steve Lukather, Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Bob Mayo - Piano
Stevie Nicks - Composer, Vocals
Bill Olvis - Guitar, Piano, Vocal Harmony, Vocals (Background)
David Paich - Organ, Piano
John Pierce, Mike Porcaro, Lee Sklar, Eric Wallengren - Bass
Peter Manning Robinson - Electric Piano, Synthesizer
William D. "Smitty" Smith - Organ, Piano

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