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In Pursuit - 1985 When Darkness Falls



ARTIST: In Pursuit
ALBUM: When Darkness Falls
LABEL: MTM Records (USA)
SERIAL: MLP-72150
YEAR: 1985

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Emma - bass guitar, vocals * Jay Joyce - guitar, vocals * Jeff Boggs - drums, vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Losing Control * 02 When Darkness Falls * 03 Sacrifice * 04 Witness * 05 Cold World


Background
In case you were wondering MTM Records was no relation to the ever popular and much-missed German melodic rock label, but part of the enterprising production company founded by American TV star Mary Tyler Moore and husband Grant Tinker; the man responsible for the great 'WKRP Cincinnati' among other golden age smash sitcoms. Why a record label? Why not if you had the money and doors were already open, but primarily the imprint's focus was on safe middle-of-the-road housewifey Country music with two notable exceptions - one LP from forgotten Minneapolis AORsters The Metros and Nashville by way of Cleveland band In Pursuit. Moving to Music City in 1983; In Pursuit put out a 7" EP on their own which was summarily ignored, but drew attention of MTM based on their energetic live shows and were the burgeoning label's first signing.


The Songs
While the company suits had big wallets, they chose the EP format for In Pursuit's first time out on MTM with the focus on cute vocalist Emma (Grandillio), although guitarist Jay Joyce picks up the slack on a couple tunes and it's a weird platter to be honest. Blending rootsy jangle pop with a few hi-tech moves on 'Losing Control' where Emma sounds like an rockier version of Lone Justice singer Maria McKee. Admittedly this threw me off a bit as does the title track and 'Sacrifice' both of which fly by quickly, sounding messy and leaving little to memory. Side two is preferable with clever vocal arrangements on 'Witness' reminding me of some of the material found on the early 80's I.R.S. label Renaissance albums while 'Cold World' is the albums stone-cold winner. Catchy with a monstrous hook marred only by its harsh and yes, dated production; the song was smartly re-recorded for the follow-up album 'Standing In Your Shadow' released a year later which overall showed a marked improvement in the band's style venturing closer to a purer hi-tech pop sound.


In Summary
That record produced the band's only hit 'Thin Line'; a beautiful example of classic sophisti-pop right up there with the dressy best of Everything But The Girl, The Kane Gang and Prefab Sprout. The song landed In Pursuit major arena tours with Mr. Mister and Starship but looking at a solo career, Emma left the band where she went on to write tunes for Garth Brooks and others while Jay Joyce became a high profile session player and producer.


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#1 | super80boy on February 24 2013 19:20:02
Their full length is definitely a move more into AOR territory. And 'Cold World' is a very infectious song.
 
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