Wednesday, May 14, 2014

SEVEN - Man With A Vision + extras (1990)

SEVEN - Man With A Vision + extras (1990)
Re-post from years ago, because it's very rare, and very good.

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 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

SEVEN - Man With A Vision


Nitderock said...

I think that soon escape music will release the only Cd by the band, a great slice of classic AOR.

Anonymous said...

Thank you !!!


Wayne said...

Camelblue you are a legend. Thank you x1000 :)

Anonymous said...

On June 20th to be exact :-)

T.P said...

I already got access to that fine record at a time when Camelblue's very first posting was still "hot" in terms of the old link's activity.

But more than that, especially 'Man With A Vision' and 'Inside Love' are hot as well and speak for themselves. So when I listened to the record for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised by the clear and polished European sound that mastermind John Parr and his boys from Seven had to offer. In fact, I didn't expect it to be that good after I had a look at the cover at first, because I reckoned it would turn out to be just another early 90s' boy band copy & paste stuff. And oh my, how wrong was I! I really should have known better that actually you can't go wrong with a record produced by John Parr.

Bye for now,