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Price, Lisa - 1983 Priceless



ARTIST: Price, Lisa
ALBUM: Priceless (EP)
LABEL: Mirius
SERIAL: MEP-321
YEAR: 1983
CD REISSUE: 2013, Yesterrock, YR-2013-42

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Lisa Price - vocals * Bernie La Barge, Derry Grehan, John Albani - guitars * Ross Garant - bass * Gerald O'Brien, Grant Slater - keyboards * Gary McCracken - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Can't Hold On Forever * 02 Heartache * 03 Everywhere I Go * 04 No One's Business * 05 Empty Heart * 06 Runaway


Background
Another Canadian beauty from the early 80's is this mini LP from Toronto chanteuse Lisa Price. I recall the initial review of this in Sounds Magazine during 1983. Very complimentary it was, but also slagging off the record label for providing an overkill of statistics in relation to record sales. Unusual for a small label such as Mirus. I mean.. they are hardly Atlantic Records or Capitol Records now are they? lol! As you can see from the line-up above, this is Lisa Price plus friends.. and what a bunch of friends to bring along to a recording studio to play on your album! Not only do the guys listed above deserve recognition, so does producer Paul Gross, well known and loved to many at GDM. Despite the fact that this is only a 6-tracker, all the tracks are worth their wait in gold.


The Songs
Now if you were thinking that this might be a Wrabit album with female vocals, considering that three of the musical bunnies from that band are onboard (it is Easter as I write this.. forgive me some humour), it doesn't quite work out that way. Though she may look like Lee Aaron on the back cover, it's musically a mix of many female contemporaries.. Aaron being one, Patty Smyth and Scandal, Marilyn Martin and Martee Lebow being some others.. but really, take your pick among the leading ladies of the day. They'll be there or thereabouts.. 80's Canadian AOR is the flavour of the day with the most of these tracks, 'Can't Hold On Forever', 'Everywhere I Go' and the fast paced 'No One's Business' stand out, the latter has a very Honeymoon Suite flavour about it - probably because Derry Grehan blazes all over it.


In Summary
Just quite where Ms Price ended up is uncertain. Even after all these years, the Internet doesn't have too much detail on this impressive vocalist. I still see her album for sale on Ebay, so copies still abound some twenty four years later. Amazing..


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#1 | richardb on June 17 2008 21:33:27
One of my favourite female AOR albums. A very classy affair and not surprising really when you see who's involved.

Richard B
#2 | gdazegod on June 17 2008 21:41:04
I understand Lisa Price passed away a few years ago from a brain aneurysm.
#3 | rostoned on May 12 2010 10:19:19
George apparently Lisa Price is NOT dead at all contrary to collectors belief! check here the posts at the bottom

http://alocacoc-b...i-gem.html
#4 | swazi on February 03 2012 14:39:56
Has this ever been released on CD ?? I'd love to have a copy.
#5 | reyno-roxx on February 03 2012 16:20:35
Unfortunately, it's not yet been released on CD.
#6 | Eric on February 03 2012 17:03:19
The same label that released Link's 'All for you'. Talked to that band years ago and they said the Mirus head-honcho ran off with the money and the masters and was never seen again.
 
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