Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
Andrew?s toughest rocking album was the only one of his solo albums for Asylum not to make the charts, but many fans count it as his best. And it?s sweetened here by the second version of ?Gambler?, a song that Andrew love... more »
Andrew?s toughest rocking album was the only one of his solo albums for Asylum not to make the charts, but many fans count it as his best. And it?s sweetened here by the second version of ?Gambler?, a song that Andrew loved but never officially released; an almost complete version of Dobie Gray?s ?The In Crowd?; a studio session appropriately entitled ?Traffic Jam?, and a live version of ?Endless Flight?. From 1979!
A surprise offering from a gifted artist!
D. Frame | Missouri | 03/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pay no attention to Andy8047's review. He apparently thinks that if an LP had no major hits then it must not have been a good album. If you are a casual fan of Andrew Gold, I would suggest his compilation CD which spans the majority of his career as a solo artist. However, if you are a fan of Gold and are not familiar with this album, I can promise you that you will not be disappointed with this purchase. It is true that you will not find songs that sound like "Thank You For Being A Friend" on this CD. Personally, I am grateful for that. I've always considered this album to be the one where Andrew Gold matured as an artist - and I use the word "artist" as a major compliment - a singer, songwriter and, yes, a rocker. This is the Gold offering that shows his more rocking side and he does it well. Imagine "Lonely Boy" with a bit more edge and you've got the idea for this one. Musically and lyrically, there is not one bad track on this CD. I would probably have only given this four stars (his "What's Wrong With This Picture" would be a five star effort) but I wanted to offset the ridiculous 1 star rating given by the only other reviewer at the time I wrote this. If you've got other Andrew Gold CDs and you are wanting to find out what he was doing during this period in his solo career, I highly recommend this one, especially if you are wanting to hear the gifted singer/songwriter with more of a rock edge."
Dr. K. McElroy | USA | 02/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A. Gold is one of those obscure backup musicians with a great gift who had a couple of nominal hits. This alblum however is the best Mr. Gold ever put together. He is an adept song writer and has a voice that just makes you kind of cock your head to the side like a dog and try to listen even harder. The guitar work is exceptional, mostly single coil heavily chorused and beautiful tone. This master talent never got a major break but this is a major work-give it a listen! Kmac"