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The Big Easy - 1994 The Big Easy



ARTIST: The Big Easy
ALBUM: The Big Easy
LABEL: Endel
SERIAL: 0011022LG
YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Torben Zinckernagel - vocals, keyboards * Simon Harder - guitars * Jakob Nyborg - bass * Frank Lorenzen - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Last Call * 02 Let The Rain Stop * 03 Wheels * 04 Wild World * 05 Go Back * 06 Drawing A Circle * 07 Katie Lee * 08 Angel * 09 Bound To Believe * 10 Nothings Gonna Stop Me Now


Background
This is a superb slice of AOR sitting somewhere in the middle lane of Keven Jordan, Brett Walker, West Of Sunset and fellow Danes Sko Torp. Not a particularly well known band are The Big Easy, but the Danish connection is quite strong, with the album being produced in Medley Studios and mixed by Lars Overgaard, while another Toys Of Joys connection is made with Hans Henrik Egestorp putting in a guest appearance throughout the album.


The Songs
10 tracks on offer here, kicking off with the magnificent 'Last Call'. This one has that same cruisy feeling evident on the aforementioned Toys Of Joy 'One Of These Days' album. The chorus and vocal harmonies are so smooth. 'Wild World' has a real mid-west theme surging through it and for a minute I thought I was listening to Sko Torp. My favourite tracks are the very Steve Winwood flavoured 'Angel' (gotta listen to that killer chorus!) while the album closer 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now' sounds like an outtake off an Alfie Zappacosta album and has some lovely keyboards and accoustic guitar permeating through the song. Torben Zinckernagel's voice takes a bit of getting used to, and is not as smooth as someone like Soren Sko, but when melded with the music, it's a good fit.


In Summary
Again, a bit of a rarity, if you find it good luck. As a matter of interest .. I picked this up on a shopping trip in a second hand CD shop in the middle of downtown Sydney - Australia. Of all the places to find an album like this. Thanks also to drummer Frank Lorenzen who dropped us an email during 2001, giving us an update of the band members whereabouts.


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#1 | trillion1999 on October 25 2011 15:21:23
A legendary record-store with one of the friendliest guys you ever wanna meet had this forever in the bargain-bin for a half dollar!Had I read this review when I saw it I for sure would have picked it up.No clue why I did not think West Coast when I saw it.After all the cover makes it so obvious.Sadly the shop is no more.
 
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