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gdazegod
14-12-2017 01:20
Chris, is there such an album? Maybe we should get Alun onto the case. He loves those oddball albums.

englandashes
13-12-2017 23:49
Performance enhancing aspect....never did much for me.

englandashes
13-12-2017 23:49
Like Froome, my 5k and 10k times are now in doubt, as it seems I took too many puffs of my inhaler before the races.In all seriousness it sounds pretty odd that an inhaler used by millions has such an

englandashes
13-12-2017 23:43
Canít believe Pope Francis 2015 release, Wake Up, has not been reviewed yet here at GDM?

reyno-roxx
13-12-2017 17:40
Man, I really thought Froome was above any doubt, but this will always hang like a shadow now. Damn! Unlikely to win Sports Personality of the Year on the Beeb now too.

reyno-roxx
13-12-2017 17:38
Look what happened when the Pope signed to Infinity? Brought the company down and certainly ruined TKO's career. Brad Sinsel probably not a fan.

gdazegod
13-12-2017 11:37
Oh dear, Chris Froome in a doping scandal. This looks bad.

gdazegod
13-12-2017 11:34
A couple of new fileshares going up in the download members forum in the next day or so. Keep an eye out for those.

gdazegod
13-12-2017 10:36
My next Blog will be about the year of 2017, and the unveiling of the sexual deviants. From Harvey Weinstein to Dustin Hoffman.. and more..

Nick C
13-12-2017 01:02
Aren't those songs of the Days of Wine and Wafers album?

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Gorden, Keith - 2010 A Place In Time



ARTIST: Gorden, Keith
ALBUM: A Place In Time
LABEL: Retrospect Records
SERIAL: RR-494
YEAR: 2010
SPONSOR: Retrospect Records

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Keith Gorden - lead vocals

Musicians: Vince Di Cola - keyboards, programming, backing vocals * Brett Tuggle - keyboards * Rocket Ritchotte, Scott Shelly - guitars * James Hunting - bass * John Batdorf - programming * Casey Young - keyboard programming * Mike Baird, George Perilli - drums * Carl Eagen - string arrangement & performance (track 4) * Gary Falcone - backing vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 You're Not Alone Tonight * 02 Never Had To Ask * 03 Miracles (Something Tells Me It's Not Over) * 04 A Place In Time * 05 Always Friends

RATING:


Background
If you're a fan of Chicago (the band not the city), then this 5 track CD is for you. This album takes us back to 1997 when it was originally recorded. Keith Gorden who is the lead singer here, definitely has Peter Cetera on his side as a vocal reference, with a hint of Art Garfunkel too. The players on the album are familiar from their time working with Stan Bush, Rick Springfield and others, while keyboard gods Vince Di Cola handles production on three tracks, Brett Tuggle does the other two. Vince Di Cola and the late Roger Voudouris penned 'You're Not Alone Tonight' and 'Miracles (Something Tells Me It's Not Over)' while John Batdorf wrote 'Never Had To Ask' and 'Always Friends'. Perhaps the best reference point is the 'Twenty 1' album from Chicago, lot of keyboard/synth bombast, with some dashing guitar lines.


The Songs
The opener 'You're Not Alone Tonight' exemplifies this to a tee, David Foster like piano lines, before the Chicago like chorus kicks in, and the whole songs lifts to a higher level. Fat synth parps, a glorious guitar solo plus some rich harmony vocals makes this a winner! Vince Di Cola's arrangement really does have a flair for the dramatic!

Some wistful vocals and harmonies introduce 'Never Had To Ask', before it steps out on a melodic plain with a wide-eyed soundscape in front of it. A beautiful track, reminding me of some of Cliff Richard's AOR inspired moments.

That Foster like style is back again for 'Miracles (Something Tells Me It's Not Over)' another huge Chicago make over.

The title track 'A Place In Time' is a mostly piano driven ballad, with Toto and Chicago as the backdrop.

'Always Friends' is the finale here, a laidback ballad with acoustics and orchestration being the main features.


In Summary
'A Place In Time' contains two rocking tracks, one mid-paced track and two ballads. A fair cross-section for this 5 track effort. AORsters and West Coast fans will get a great deal of pleasure out of this, and if you're a Vince Di Cola fan, well you'll need no introduction. Check out Retrospect's website to see where you can pick this up. Recommended!


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