Saturday, January 04, 2020

CHRIS SUTTON - Chris Sutton (1986) RARE

CHRIS SUTTON - Chris Sutton (1986) HQ
CHRIS SUTTON may be a not well known name as solo artist, but this Scottish gentleman - working as multi-purpose musician hired by Polydor and other labels - has wrote and arranged music for major artists such as Starship ('Knee Deep in the Hoopla'), Paul McCartney and George Michael among others.

Primarily, at the mid-Eighties, Polydor UK intended to launch Sutton as solo artist together with Brian Spence and alike to capitalize the radio friendly melodic rock / rock&pop so 'in vogue' at the time.
Recorded in L.A., on his self-titled debut appeared in 1986 Sutton had the opportunity to show his own songs, arranged by masters Robbie Buchanan & Peter Wolf, a bunch of commercial and smooth lite AOR poppy tunes with the typical '80s atmosphere.

Chris Sutton's style is not far from the aforementioned Spence or Jack Wagner, with nuances of several other British / American artists as well. We have a sweet cover of Russ Ballard's classic "Voices", a nice ballad co-penned by Sutton with Starship's collaborator Martin Page (incorrectly credited in the booklet as 'Paige'), the lovely '80s-soundtrack-like "Don't Push Your Love", and a mix of up/midtempo tracks with different degrees of quality.

CHRIS SUTTON - Chris Sutton (1986) back

"Chris Sutton" is a very enjoyable '80s album with nice melodies, really good session musicians (genius Dann Huff plays guitar here), and a polished sound thanks to platinum awarded producer Dennis Lambert (Player, Peter Beckett and countless '80s soundtracks via TuneWorks Inc.).

This rare CD edition includes as bonus the track "The Money Ain't Worth It", originally featured as B-Side of the single "Prince Of Justice" (which extended version 'Justice Mix 7:21' I have been looking for years).
There's copies of this album floating around the web featuring many noises. This a pristine CD-rip made by my friend Alan (thanx mate!).


01 - Trouble
02 - Tell It Like It Is
03 - Prince Of Justice
04 - Voices
05 - (You Just Can't) Tear It From A Heart
06 - Don't Get Me Wrong
07 - You Worry Me
08 - Know It All
09 - That One Love Feeling
10 - Don't Push Your Love
11 - The Money Ain't Worth It [CD only bonus track]

Chris Sutton - Lead & Backing Vocals
Peter Wolf - Keys, Bass, Guitar, Programming
Dann Huff - Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus, Alphonso Johnson - Bass
Mike Baird, Chester Thompson - Drums
Larry Williams - Sax
Robbie Buchanan - Arranger
Gabe Katona - Keyboards
Dennis Lambert - Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Producer


CHRIS SUTTON 1986 HQ _ Here
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7 Comments:

Joe Lamente said...

Thanks and interesting indeed. if u check his singles especially maxi versions, looks like there is another unreleased or two bonus tracks (one live I think) as b sides plus two long remixes of two other singles.

http://www.discogs.com/artist/352729-Chris-Sutton

T.P said...

It seems the tonality of a then Chris Sutton had been tailor-made for an audience who had - and still have - keen interest for the (sophisticated) British Pop sound from that by-gone '80s era, underpinned by equally catchy melodies and vocals with an unmistakable European touch. Which has successfully kept its character and charme up to this day, if you ask me. :-)

Bye for now,
Thomas

gonzaloaor said...

Great album, i have on vinyl

Dave said...

Wow what a find, thanks for sharing ! now if we could only find the extended versions of these amazing tracks..

"You Worry Me" "M&M Mix"
"Prince Of Justice" "Justice Mix"
"Don't Get Me Wrong" "Double Sweet Mix" or "Extended Remix" (both 7:07)
plus
"Love Is The Reason"

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gonzaloaor said...

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