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Silver Condor - 1983 Trouble At Home



ARTIST: Silver Condor
ALBUM: Trouble At Home
LABEL: Columbia
SERIAL: CBS 25548
YEAR: 1983
CD REISSUE: 2001, Songhaus/Rewind, 55020-2

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Joe Cerisano - vocals * Steve Plunkett - vocals, guitars * Nick Brown - guitars * Steve Goldstein - keyboards * Kenny Aaronson - bass * Craig Krampf - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Trouble At Home * 02 Dear Abby * 03 Goin' Out On The Town * 04 Good Lovin' Don't Come Easy * 05 I Stand Accused * 06 Thank God For Rock 'n' Roll * 07 When A Man Loves A Woman * 08 Turn Back The Big Machine * 09 Barely Holdin' On

WEBLINKS: www.cerisano.com


Background
This band Silver Condor came together with the union of vocalist Joe Cersiano and guitarist Earl Slick. From New York, they recruited other notable members Jay Davis (Axis, Private Life), and John Corey (The Eagles). Their debut released in 1981 was a strong effort, produced by Mike Flicker, and is highly regarded in the melodic rock fraternity. Based around the blues soaked voice of Cerisano, whose great pipes are a mixture of Frankie Miller, Dan McCafferty (Nazareth) and Jimmy Barnes (Cold Chisel). However, as is the case with the album release, it went nowhere, so Columbia persevered for a second release 'Trouble At Home'. There were several lineup changes though, with Autograph's Steve Plunkett and A440's Nick Brown turning up to play. A few guests turn up at the studio too, including guitarists Neal Schon, Rick Derringer and Waddy Wachtel, as well as saxophone king Clarence Clemons.


The Songs
The blues swagger of the title track 'Trouble At Home' gets us under way. Not exactly a convincing start, and though 'Dear Abby' has a certain big band/swing feel to it, the end result isn't too bad. Things definitely improve with the brooding 'Goin' Out On The Town', passing the likes of early era Foreigner and Bad Company on the outside lane of AOR Boulevard! 'Good Lovin' Don't Come Easy' is a pleasant workout though would've have sounded better with a guitar solo rather than a saxophone me thinks, whereas 'I Stand Accused' has 'epic ballad' written all over it. A rework of 'When A Man Loves A Woman' is done here by our Joe, many years before Sir Michael Bolton got onto the bandwagon, while 'Holdin' On (Barely)' is as moody and melodramatic as the title suggests, with Neal Schon pulling the strings on the solo! This was the same song which Lee Aaron did on one of her albums, though it was written by Joe.


In Summary
However, be forewarned, it is not strictly an AOR album as the lineup would indicate, but good bluesy melodic rock. However, worth getting because the cover is quite cool (the baby bird has flown the coop!), and the renditions of 'When A Man Loves A Woman' and 'Holdin' On (Barely)' are great too. Plus of course, the quality of the singer Joe Cerisano. 'Trouble At Home' finally saw a CD release on the Songhaus label during 2001.


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#1 | rostoned on May 26 2008 08:13:50
in my humble opinion one of the best artwork/cover sleeve in the melodic rock universe ever! To be enjoyed at full rate holding a big, vinyl LP copy.

And 'Holdin' On (Barely)' is an unsung epic masterpiece, right from the ethereal and pompous keyboard intro up to the majestic final crescendo. Glorious stuff indeed. clap
 
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