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Night Crossing - 1984 Night Crossing



ARTIST: Night Crossing
ALBUM: Night Crossing
LABEL: Fastfire
SERIAL: FFL-21248
YEAR: 1984

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: David Austin Cook - sax, flute, lead vocals * Eddie Bach - keyboards, vocals * John Converse - bass, electric guitars, vocals * Tommy Faragher - vocals * Kevin Sullivan - vocals, percussion * Norman Law - keyboards, vocals * Ron Tierno, Skip Metzger - drums * Judie Bronsther, James Partie - percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 Keeper Of Your Dreams * 02 Lady On Fire * 03 Beth * 04 Let Me Love You Tonight * 05 American Dreams * 06 Hello Miss Lonely * 07 Gallery * 08 I Was Thinking Of You * 09 Don't Treat Me This Way * 10 Welcome Back Baby


Background
With a moniker and somewhat clich‚ cover photo that screamed AOR it wasn't a difficult choice purchasing this album back in the day. Yes, they certainly looked the part didn't they? Brick wall, tough looks, questionable 80's clothing, but I digress. Image aside after a bit of research or trying to find something on 'Night Crossing' there really isn't much is out there on these guys, how they came to be and what happened to 'em but obviously they were an industrious bunch with no less than four lead vocalists which was either a clear sign of a lack of managerial leadership or a band so bloated by their own ego's everyone needed their moment in the spotlight for better or worse.


The Songs
Adding to the lead vocalist musical chairs is the guest appearance of Tommy Faragher from the Faragher Brothers who handles lead chores on 'Let Me Love You Tonight' which sort of sounds like the Doobie Brothers meets .38 Special on a mediocre day. How and why he became involved with the project is anyone's guess and this again highlights the problems with the record. First, none of the lead vocalists are all that great shakes and you would somewhere in the crowd there would be a standout? Second and most importantly the material isn't that hot to be frank, coming across like a mid-70's Michael Stanley Band album with a mixture of bar room ballads and beer barrel rockers that just don't cut it as something I want to listen to over and over again.


In Summary
So there you have it, average bar band AOR found in Anytown, USA in 1984. Easy to find back then and now and I am sure many of you bought the album, but I wonder how many of you actually kept it in the collection?


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#1 | gdazegod on February 04 2008 01:17:33
I gotta say, I wasn't that enamored of this LP when I first laid ears on it either. They are a mix of many, but have nothing that truly gives them a point of difference (unless you count four lead singers!). For me, take a dab of Michael Stanley, Easy Street Band and The Doobies, and shake it up!
#2 | dangerzone on April 16 2009 14:35:13
Truer words were never written! A total dud in every regard.
#3 | super80boy on March 23 2013 22:23:34
Average middle of the road rock band that doesn't strike much memorable moments. The better tracks would be: 'Keeper Of Your Dreams', 'Lady On Fire', 'The Gallery'
#4 | ERJRinderknecht on April 15 2013 16:56:46
I remember listening to this album when I was really young (4 or 5 years old). Ratings and reviews weren't the best and obviously sales weren't exactly stellar, but I liked the album none the less. However, I can't really speak from an unbiased standpoint merely because the band's founder (Eddie Bach) is actually my father lol. I grew up on this album and find myself listening to it even today but for different reasons than probably most other people would. There's not a lot of info out there on this band simply because there weren't any other albums. A follow up single was planned and was not released. Norman Law, a very talented (and possibly misplaced) vocalist (Keeper, Lady and Gallery), passed away a few years ago. To my knowledge, the rest are all living their happy family lives. My dad has done some other musical work with live blues bands and the like but spends his time now as an attorney. It's surreal to hear this played on indi radio once in a blue moon and will always have a special place in my heart for obvious reasons.
#5 | gdazegod on April 15 2013 21:55:28
Thanks for sharing that info Eddie.. cheers!
 
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