Monday, June 22, 2009

SEVEN - Man With A Vision + extras (1990)

Another "Request & Fill Corner" request, John Parr related.
Don't be afraid by the 'boy-band' look of this guys.
Yes, they supposed to be a chart product, but unlike that kind of monstrosity, they wrote their own songs and really play all the instruments.
And what a beautiful AOR songs!
Produced by John Parr ("Man With A Vision" tune was recorded by himself in '92), they released 2 singles on the Polydor label the same year: "Inside Love" in january and "Man With A Vision" in june, 1990.

Seven went on to tour with The Monkees, Richard Marx and Jason Donovan, and the singles sold well, but some label / management problems dissolved the project.
A shame, they were very good.
There's rumours that a full album was recorded, but was shelved...
If you like Parr's music and style, well done poppy AOR with class, this is for you.
Man With A Vision maxi-single is complete (4 tracks), plus Inside Love 7'' version and 2 demos (supposed to be part of the unreleased album).

01. Man With A Vision [7'' version]
02. Just Close Your Eyes
03. Man With A Vision [extended version]
04. Stranger (In The Night)
05. Inside Love [7'' version]
06. Untill Then (demo)
07. Be That Girl (demo)

Mick Devine: Lead Vocals
Keith MacFarlane: Guitar, Vocals
Pat Davey: Bass, Vocals
Simon Lefevre: Keyboards, Vocals
Austin Lane: Drums
Produced by John Parr

Updated HERE


GuitarheroAndy said...

Thank you very very much indeed, CamelBlue!!!
Absolutely excellent!!!!!

Thiago said...

Oh, my God, CamelBlue! This is very very rare! Thank you so much for share it.

I didn't know that "Man With a Vision" was recorded before Parr's released...

Hugs from BRAZIL

aorelectro said...

These guys are very good lookin and they look amazing.

The description is very interesting and I can't wait to listen to this.

aorelectro said...

Amazing, Awesome, Alive and Kickin!!!. Excellent taste goes to the person that requested and the uploader as well.

GuitarheroAndy said...

They were a great live band too - on Richard Marx's Repeat Offender tour, I saw them do an excellent support set that included a storming version of Pat Benatar's 'Love Is A battlefield'... Superb stuff and such a shame that they never got to release their album.

A Fan said...

Thanx alot mate

A Fan

Anonymous said...

Excellent, and ultra-rare too. Thanks :)

Angela said...

Wow - I loved this band - thanks for this. Saw them live about 5 or 6 times - what a talent!

Camelblue said...

Lucky you Angela.
You're welcome...

Stephen said...

Many thanks, these are great.

Seven's videos for both Inside Love and Man With A Vision are currently on YouTube too.

Anonymous said...

So excited when I found this as I didn't realise they even had a second single!! Link is not working!! Any chance you could reupload??

Camelblue said...

Sure. Coming up soon...

ROCKCHICK1974 said...

I posted the "Man with a Vision" on my blog but could never find the follow up single Inside Love so thanks for this!

Gilard said...

I kiss you for this one!

Ed H. said...

Hello, would you mind reposting this? It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

Wayne said...

Camelblue you are a star! I've been after this for ages. Sadly, the files are no longer available. Any chance of a re-up please? Thanks in advance.

Camelblue said...


Anonymous said...

Good news. Seven have just released a 12 song album of mostly previously unrecorded material.
Really good, updated sound.