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Owen, Doug - 1978 Evenings East

ARTIST: Owen, Doug
ALBUM: Evenings East
LABEL: Hickory Records
SERIAL: 44013
YEAR: 1978


LINEUP: Doug Owen - lead vocals, keyboards, lead guitar * Jack A. Cook, Pete Bordonali, John Christopher, John R. Smarr, Donald W. Roth - guitars * Ralph Childs, Randy Hillman, Steve Schaffer - bass * Hayward Bishop, Clay S. Caire, John Baker - drums * John A. Moore, Bobby Wood, Jeffrey M. Tweel - piano * Terry L McMillan - harmonica, percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 Lookin' Like I'll Never Be Loved * 02 That Somebody Is Me * 03 Animal * 04 Indigo Blue * 05 Here Comes That Feeling Again * 06 Holocaust * 07 Dominique * 08 It's Rainin' * 09 Same Old Sky * 10 Anna (Ain't It A Shame)

The second and best of two albums from singer-songwriter Doug Owen who I know next to nothing about! How's that for an authoritative opening! Seriously though, Owen's story is not exactly overflowing on the net or from any other resource for that matter which is something of a surprise considering the quality of his music. We do know his label, the Nashville based Hickory Records started life signing country & western acts, but in the late 70's turned a watchful eye to soft rock and Doug Owen fit quite well within the new direction.

The Songs
This record is a lost classic of the singer songwriter style and a favourite of mine for many years. With that said, for fans of 'out of the box' singer song writers like Henry Gaffney, early Billy Joel and the three stellar albums by Brian Protheroe, I give a big thumb's up recommendation to 'Evenings East'. Like Protheroe's work, this is high caliber creative pop music the way it was meant to be. Lots of influences here, ranging from Little Feat on 'Lookin' Like I'll Never Be Loved' to Randy Newman on 'That Somebody Is Me', Owen creates little musical worlds that are simply delightful. Instrumentally there are all sorts of surprises from string quartets to haunting organ while lyrically painting pictures of misfits, clowns, love lost and love found.

In Summary
Criminally never on CD and I am shocked the Japanese haven't tackled it yet. 'Evenings East' is a wonder from beginning to end, a beautiful work that still deserves a wider audience all these years later.

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