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Airwaves - 1978 New Day



ARTIST: Airwaves
ALBUM: New Day
LABEL: A&M
SERIAL: SP 4689
YEAR: 1978

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Ray Martinez - lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, horns * John David - lead vocals, bass, keyboards * Dave Charles - drums, percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 Love Stop * 02 Let Me In * 03 The Cat * 04 Keep Away The Blues * 05 Hope You Won't * 06 You Are The New Day * 07 So Hard Without You * 08 Nobody Is * 09 Hideaway * 10 Don't Let The Daylight In * 11 Go Getter


Background
Over the years I have read a bevy of negative reviews about Airwaves two albums 'New Day' and their follow-up 'Next Stop' which has left me wondering if these critics had heard the same records I own? In my opinion Airwaves were a talented band although perhaps just a little misunderstood. The cover of 'New Day' their debut release looks more like a progressive rock/sci-fi album while 'Next Stop' with it's ever inventive Hipgnosis album art really didn't represent Airwaves in the best way possible. Or maybe people who knew two members of Airwaves were in the seminal British proto-prog group Spring expected more of the same? Whatever the case, while nothing on these records jumps out and grabs you by the short hairs, both are albums are worth a listen for fans of creative pop.


The Songs
'New Day' is a delightful record really, sort of like 10cc- lite and Klaatu without the progressive tendencies. Flyer, Lavender Hill Mob's outstanding debut and even some of George Harrison's more whimsical pieces could also be a reference point if you need any more convincing. There are some fabulous songs here and starting with side one its 'Let Me In' and 'Hope You Won't' that truly standout. Both have a sugar sweet Beatles and Klaatu flavour that I would die for lol! Another choice cut is 'You Are The New Day' that closes the side out with a beautiful a cappella piece which is not as boring as you might imagine. Really nice stuff and side two's opener 'So Hard Living Without You' with its Brian Wilson influenced 'tic-toc' beat and chorus shows just how creative and steeped in classic pop these guys were.


In Summary
Of course 'New Day' will not be for everyone. Those looking for a hard rock fix will be greatly disappointed as will prog fans, but those of us who appreciate good songs in a soft rock context will find much to enjoy here. Ignore what you have read or heard before and give Airwaves a chance.


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#1 | Recordjnky on November 28 2007 12:07:50
i believe both Airwaves albums have been issued on 1 disc.
#2 | super80boy on August 03 2013 15:23:02
Decent AOR pop record that has inventive moments sprinkled throughout. 'Hope You Won't', 'Let Me In', 'Nobody Is' and 'Hideaway' are all good songs.
 
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