Friday, January 25, 2008

VAN STEPHENSON - China Girl (1981)

VAN STEPHENSON - China Girl (1981) front
The rare and hard to find Van Stephenson.
His first album in the small label Handshake Records, sadly never issued on CD.
At this time (early '80s) Van was writing hit songs for artists from the Nashville scene (e.g. Restless Heart) and the songwriting in 'China Girl' follow these roots.
Mid-westcoast sound, with some late 70's AOR feel.
Think Eagles meets Pages, classic.
His voice is brilliant here, as always (listen 'New York, Hold Her Tight', awesome).
Very good and polished production.
Vinyl-rip nicely done.

1. You′ve Got A Good Love Coming
2. Looks Like A Loser
3. Seeing Is Believing
4. China Girl
5. Weekend Warrior
6. I Would If I Could
7. Tonight The Love's On Me
8. Hotter In The Night
9. New York, Hold Her Tight
10. Lion In The Night

Van Stephenson: Vocals, Guitars
Wayne Perkins, Kenny Mims: Guitars
Larry Baxton: Bass
Mike Hanna: Keyboards
Shane Keister: Synthesizers
Joe English: Drums


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9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

files won't open

camelblue said...

File working perfectly

Enrico said...

Thanks for sharing this gem. Love Van's works.

Anonymous said...

upload a new link please anyone

Anonymous said...

the links are not working if anybody has it please send me the links i have his suspicous heart righteous anger unreleased album and i dont have his china girl album please any one send me my id is suhas_crock@yahoo.co.in

SthevenGuitar said...

ThanX CamelBlue!.. it's a really treasure.. Great Voice, an AoR Love...

avicenne said...

thanks for this one, - classic westcoast sound - all the best

Anonymous said...

Link is dead

Camelblue said...

Re-posted