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John Farrar
John Farrar, Michael Porcaro, Tom Snow
John Farrar
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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All Artists: John Farrar, Michael Porcaro, Tom Snow, Hank Marvin, Michael Boddicker
Title: John Farrar
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: See for Miles (UK)
Release Date: 10/25/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5014661048436
 

CD Reviews

Olivia's main man's solo turn.
bobby morrow | United Kingdom | 08/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Farrar's one solo album is a real find. I vaguely remember it being released in 1980 but it quickly sank without trace. It's very much an album of it's time and John clearly had been listening to a lot of the Bee Gees! His vocals are good but in truth aren't really distinctive enough to stand out. 3 songs here were covered by Olivia Newton-John, 'It'll Be Me Babe', 'Falling' and 'Recovery', the last two turning up a year later on her excellent 'Physical' album. To my Olivia-loving ears, her versions are far superior, particularly on the latter track, but Farrar is very much a multi-tracked vocal fan, just like Olivia!

Other standout songs include 'Reckless', 'From The Heart' and 'Cheatin' His Heart Out Again' though I do find myself wishing there were ONJ versions available. She'd do a great job on the former, especially.

'Tell Someone Who Cares' is a another strong, pacey track though 'Gettin' Loose' and 'Can't Hold Back' work less well to my ears.

Nevertheless, this short (9 tracks!) album is really good and came at possibly the creative highpoint of John's career, inbetween his producing and co-writing of Olivia's 'Totally Hot' and 'Xanadu-Soundtrack' LPs.

This re-release by See For Miles is hard to find now, but snap it up if you can."
A sensational singer, songwriter and arranger
Michael G. Powell | 07/01/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Although only 9 tracks, they are all real class, there is plenty of variety.
For a sample of the best that music can offer check this cd out."