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Life - 1981 Life



ARTIST: Life
ALBUM: Life
LABEL: WEA (Europe), Elektra (USA)
SERIAL: 99 146 (Germany), 6E-339
YEAR: 1981

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Kitty Woodson - lead vocals * George Terry - lead vocals, guitars * George Bitzer - keyboards * Harold Cowart - bass * Ron Ziegler, Jamie Oldaker - drums * Joey Mucia - guitars * Jamene Miller, Don Fedele - background vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Any Kind Of Love * 02 Whatever It Takes * 03 Don't Go Wanderin' * 04 Letter In The Mail * 05 Let Me Down Easy * 06 Cool Down * 07 When You Gonna Feel Right? * 08 Heaven Come Quickly * 09 Cold Heart * 10 Next Time


Background
If you spot this album, don't be fooled by the progressive rock cover and pay more attention to the back photo of the very 80's looking couple which will tell the tale of the record. The dude in a Hawaiian shirt and a very attractive female very much look the part of a west coast/pop album that didn't exactly set the charts ablaze, but both had serious resumes to back it up. George Terry was part of Eric Clapton's band until 1979 and penned 'Lay Down Sally' which became a major hit single for Clapton as most of us within earshot of classic rock will vouch for. Kitty Woodson's credits include appearing on an Osmonds album and other session work, but would find greater fame a year after the Life album with Jupiter 8 and a novelty single called 'ET - Phone Home'. While Life's only LP sank without a trace, the group appear on the soundtrack to the 1981 movie 'Gas', providing the title track with contributions from Rush, Pat Benatar and April Wine. Anyone remember the film? Me neither.


The Songs
Pinpointing the Life sound think Lazy Racer and more importantly Fleetwood Mac, where George Terry plays Buckingham to Kitty Woodson's Nicks. Ok, Kitty Woodson is a little more straightforward than Stevie Nicks vocally, but the blueprint Fleetwood Mac drew up with 'Rumours' is followed pretty close here. Both Terry and Woodson share vocals and there is some strong material here including 'Any Kind Of Love' and the fun 'Letter In The Mail' which sounds a Lindsay Buckingham out take. 'Let Me Down Easy' with Kitty's sweet vocals is one of the album's best cuts and overall it's her songs that standout, although George's guitar work is exemplary and without it Life would never have gone as far as they did in my humble opinion.


In Summary
Far from essential, Life's album is still easy to find and worth picking up on the cheap. George Terry has recently released a blues CD and apparently both he and Kitty are still working together. Can a Life reunion be far behind? Nah!


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#1 | gdazegod on May 11 2012 22:05:23
Quite simply, a beautiful album cover. George Bitzer was also a previous member of 70's outfit NETWORK.
#2 | super80boy on June 22 2014 00:58:46
I wish they had amped up the sound a bit, but there are some good tunes here, namely 'Any Kind Of Love' and 'Next Time'. There are also some dudes 'Don't Go Wanderin' and 'Heaven Come Quickly'. The cover artwork isn't too shabby... An adequate cut out bin special.
 
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