Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Could Also be Called the RCA Years or Cassidy's "Abbey Road"
Dan Campbell | Pacific Northwest - USA | 01/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Only the most steadfast fans of The Partridge Family and early David Cassidy solo career followed him into a somewhat darker period ending with these 3 albums. Afterwards, David himself left music for a time. It has been said that it was the fans who "grew up" and left. Perhaps, but I believe it was a combination of things; Poor handling and writing of the Keith Partridge Character - especially as his popularity grew, also the fact that David himself continued to walk further away from his fan BASE, and yes, his fans DID grow up - so we were both headed in opposite directions. That combination brought record sales to a snails pace - to the point where the 3rd LP never surfaced at all in the US. These efforts did bring some critical acclaim - but at what cost?. That said, this CD offers a rare glimpse into David Cassidy himself as he was given more discretion than every before to define himself musically. There are some nice pieces here with the group America's influence and backing vocals on several cuts; Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell (sans Dan Peek). Also some nice Beach Boy influence, among them "Darlin' " and the refreshing and upbeat tune "January" with Bruce Johnston on background vocals. Cassidy friend Bill House brings collaborative song writing and background vocals (he goes way back) too and in particular his own tune "Common Thief" which comes off nice after "Massacre on Park Bench" -- which you only get the final line here. (now THAT was dark - and "self loathing"). Dan Campbellgiveawaysplus@msn.com"
Dan Campbell | 05/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"david cassidy has been aroud because he can sing, very simple' the rca records I think are two of his best and I like all of his records but I m his biggest fan and I m proud of it . His music has made me feel good for many years and thats what it is all about , feeling good and his music will do that for you. its that simple. If you ever saw him in Blood Brothers' you would know that he is a realy good singer, that was when I saw just how much he was a true singer and not a bubble gum person like they say. Listen to his songs and feel good that s what life is about . tony"
Fantastic! Highly underrated work.
Dan Campbell | 06/30/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was so amazed and moved by this CD, that I searched for and found the 3 RCA records from which this CD is compiled, just to hear the other tracks which were not on the CD. He is such an underappriciated talent, it's a shame he's been pidgeon-holed as a bubblegum singer. I was blown away by the rich arrangements and harmonies, quality of songwriting and depth of feeling. Anyone who likes good, melodic ROCK should give this one a try. I bought it, having never heard any of the tracks, just out of curiosity. Boy, am I glad I did! This is now one of my favorite CDs. Just think, if I hadn't bought this CD, I would have never heard this wonderful music. The Moral Of This Story: Don't depend on radio or MTV to show you what good music is. You must search and search until you find it. David is now one of my all-time favorites."