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Luba - 1982 Luba (EP)



ARTIST: Luba
ALBUM: Luba (EP)
LABEL: Capitol
SERIAL: DLP-3003
YEAR: 1982

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Luba - lead & background vocals * Mark Lyman - guitars * Pierre Marchand - keyboards, background vocals * Pete Marunzak - drums * Michael Bell - bass

TRACK LISTING: 01 Scarlet Letter * 02 Everytime I See Your Picture * 03 Paramour * 04 Ravens Eyes

WEBLINKS: www.myspace.com/lubamusic


Background
Luba Kowalchyk was kicking it around the Quebec music scene long before anyone had heard the over-the-top balladry of Celine Dion and the seemingly endless string of female Quebecois vocalists who attempted to follow in her gold-plated footsteps in the years since. Luba thankfully trail blazed a rockier path early on, offering a new wave tinged AOR sound with her band Chain Reaction. A mainstay on the Montreal club scene, the band released an album in 1980, but the solo winds were calling for Luba and when her first EP hit the shelves two years later, little did anyone realize it was the start of one Canada's biggest success stories.


The Songs
1982 was a banner year for music in the great white north especially when it came to EP's with both Kim Mitchell and Surrender delivering small and powerful packages of goodies for the AOR hungry, but arguably Luba's first effort leads the pack with four songs and a lot of bite. Opener 'Scarlet Letter' brims with class and as an up-tempo rocker, it's right up there in quality with best of Tane Cain and Lisa Hartman. Driving keyboards matched by Luba's dynamic vocal style, the song's a winner on every level. 'Everytime I See Your Picture' is the albums centerpiece and when all is said and done, Luba's most popular song. Pre-dating Bonnie Tyler's penchant for dramatic pomp, it had hit single written all over it at a time when the term 'power ballad' was just starting to come into its own. On the backside there's no slowing down whatsoever with two red-hot rockers the heart-stopping 'Paramour' and the electric 'Raven's Eyes' which I'm sure were crowd pleasers in a live setting.


In Summary
And take to the road she did with extensive club dates and opening act appearances with both The Beach Boys and Chris de Burgh. Future albums found Luba mining lighter pop territory, but all of them have something to offer as one of the '80s more interesting female melodic rock artists.


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#1 | Traveller in time on April 05 2011 22:32:07
Killer album in my eyes, typical 80's stuff from Canada
#2 | gdazegod on April 06 2011 01:03:37
I've got most of her stuff too. Need to take a refresher course..
#3 | reyno-roxx on April 06 2011 16:32:58
The best thing Luba ever recorded. This needs to be given a reissue this on CD, even if it's only an EP.
#4 | Eric on April 06 2011 20:06:41
Agree Dave. -her 'AOR' album. Unidisc reissued the Chain Reaction record, too bad they didn't pick this up.
#5 | swazi on April 07 2011 16:51:19
Could someone please upload the tracks of this one ?? And the artwork while you are at it ..... Wink
#6 | Traveller in time on April 09 2011 11:29:15
Bernd,

I can send you the songs with artwork.

Alf
#7 | swazi on April 11 2011 21:47:46
Ja bitte, Alf! Danke ...! Wink
#8 | Traveller in time on April 11 2011 22:59:33
DoneGrin
 
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