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VA -Eclipse (1980)

18-01-2016, 17:33
Pop | Rock | FLAC / APE | HD & Vinyl


Artist:
Title: Eclipse
Year Of Release: 1980
Label: Warner Bros. [PRO-828]
Genre: Rock, Folk, Soft Rock, New Wave
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks,vinyl,scans)
Total Time: 1:25:37
Total Size: 244 mb / 576 mb
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Eclipse is one of the least-known, Loss Leaders, whose low profile may not have been helped by the 50% price increase levied on it. Beginning with this set, the remaining WB 2LP samplers would sell for a whopping $3 (*sarcasm*), as the oil embargoes, shortages and economic recession of the mid-70s began to take their toll on Warner’s bottom line. Despite its obscurity, however, Eclipse is a warmly diverse listen. Leo Sayer teams up with writing partner, Ray Parker, Jr., for the rockin’ LP opener, “When The Money Runs Out.” Bonnie Raitt covers Robert Palmer’s “You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming.” There’s solo stuff from The Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston. Laurie Wood is better known as Chunky, of Chunky, Novi & Ernie, whose biggest claim to fame just may have come from the Loss Leaders series. Vapour Trails features guitarist Larry Carlton and one-time Wings drummer, Steve Holly. The Korgis is comprised of Andy Davis & James Warren, formerly of Stackridge, something I didn’t know (or remember), despite owning a couple of their synth-heavy LPs since the early 80s. Alda Reserve is a name I don’t remember at all, but the liner notes by Jim Bickhart (who will soon hit a home run compiling the last Loss Leader, Troublemakers) tell us they were discovered by Marshall Chess on the streets of NYC, during the punk/new wave explosion. A few sound clips from Monty Python’s Life Of Brian are welcomed, as is an appearance by the great Roy Wood (ex-Move/ELO). Carlene Carter (a.k.a. Mrs. Nick Lowe) covers Elvis Costello’s “Radio Sweetheart.” Ry Cooder conjures up a completely new arrangement for “Little Sister.” And… The Dukes includes former members of Stone The Crows, Keef Hartley, Savoy Brown, Be-Bob Deluxe and the Tom Robinson Band. The sole oddity/rarity here is the 1966 non-LP 45 of The Beau Brummels’ first single for WB, Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings.” And, while the musical landscape of the early 80s continues to shift, with acts like Talking Heads and the Ramones, familiar names (Randy Newman, Little Feat, Ry Cooder and Van Morrison) are still on board.

TRACKLIST:

Disc 1:
01 - Leo Sayer - When the Money Runs Out
02 - Tom Johnston - Outlaw
03 - Lauren Wood - Where Did I Get These Tears
04 - Vapour Trails - True Love
05 - Danny Douma - Carnival Boy
06 - Van Morrison - Troubadours
07 - Roy Wood - Dancin' at the Rainbow's End
08 - The Korgis - If I Had You
09 - Ramones - I Want You Around
10 - Alda Reserve - Whiter Than White
11 - Talking Heads - Drugs

Disc 2:
01 - Monty Python - Excerpts from Monty Python's Life of Brian
02 - Randy Newman - It's Money That I Love
03 - Monty Python - Excerpt from Monty Python's Life of Brian
04 - Nicolette Larson - Isn't It Always Love
05 - Ry Cooder - Little Sister
06 - The Beau Brummels - One Too Many Mornings
07 - Carlene Carter - Radio Sweetheart
08 - Bonnie Raitt - You're Gonna Get What's Coming
09 - Sly & The Family Stone - Remember Who You Are
10 - Funkadelic - Field Maneuvers
11 - Little Feat - Down on the Farm
12 - The Dukes - Who's Gonna Tell You
13 - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Wake Up and Live (Edit)


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