Monday, June 14, 2010

ALAN GORRIE - Sleepless Nights (1985)

Requested in "Request & Fill Corner" section...

Scottish born bassist, guitarist, keyboardist and singer Alan Gorrie, founding member of the classic 'AVERAGE WHITE BAND', released his one and only solo album in 1985.

Co-written and produced by JAY GRUSKA, the album mixes classic Westcoast AOR elements with the typical '80s Hi-Tech synthetic sounds.
Gruska is a reference in the Westcoast world because he was the leader of MAXUS and worked with JOSEPH WILLIAMS, CHICAGO, MARILYN MARTIN, etc.

'Electric Between Us" sounds a lot like Kenny Loggins mid-eighties stuff.
'Diary Of Fools' is a beautiful ballad in the Maxus style, while 'That Kinda Girl' wouldn't be out of place in any Michael McDonald's album.
'I Can Take It' goes very hi-tech, the title track is a sensual ballad that reminds me Ned Doheny, and 'The Age Of Steam' is a classic and really good '80s piece.
The 'Who's Who' top notch players-session man are present here: MICHAEL LANDAU, DAN HUFF, NATHAN EAST, JOSEPH WILLIAMS ...

This is the remastered and first-time on CD reissue, ripped at maximum quality, as requested.
I've added as bonus, a remix version of 'I Can Take It', more radio-friendly than the album version.

01 - Up
02 - Electric Between Us
03 - Diary Of A Fool
04 - That Kinda Girl
05 - I Can Take It
06 - The Girl Upstairs
07 - Sleepless Night
08 - The Age Of Steam
09 - In The Jungle
10 - I Can Take It (Remix) [bonus]

Bass, Guitar, Vocals: Alan Gorrie
Guitar: Dann Huff, Michael Landau, Michael Mugrage
Bass: Nathan East
Drums: John Robinson
Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
Keyboards: Larry Williams, Jay Gruska, Randy Kerber, Jeff Bova, Michael Boddicker
Background Vocals: Marc Jordan, Joseph Williams, Alex Ligertwood, Joe Pizzulo, David Bryant, Michelle Gruska
...and many more.



Anonymous said...

link not working anymore. you can download it here