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Phil Seymour
Phil Seymour
Phil Seymour
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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The rock ?n? roll world lost a huge talent when drummer/singer/songwriter/guitarist Phil Seymour died of lymphoma at the unripe old age of 41 in 1993. Phil first made his mark in the Dwight Twilley band, then as a session...  more »


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All Artists: Phil Seymour
Title: Phil Seymour
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 12/6/2005
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Power Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Phil Seymour
UPCs: 617742061321, 0617742061321


Album Description
The rock ?n? roll world lost a huge talent when drummer/singer/songwriter/guitarist Phil Seymour died of lymphoma at the unripe old age of 41 in 1993. Phil first made his mark in the Dwight Twilley band, then as a session man most notably on Tom Petty?s American Girl. But it was on his solo work that his talent really shone; this record, his debut album from 1981, is nowadays reckoned as one of the landmark power pop albums of the era, and now we at Collectors? Choice Music are reissuing it for the first time on CD with the full cooperation of the Seymour estate. The album went to #64 on the charts thanks to the hit Precous to Me, but there ain?t a weak track here. We?ve remastered the album to make Richard Polodor?s production really shine, and none other than Tom Petty is among the notables to contribute to the notes. A Collectors? Choice Music exclusive!

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Power Pop Classic
Jacleen Cohen | 12/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What can I say? This power pop classic album is truely some of the best work of Phil's incredible career! His angel-like harmonies and his strong sultry silky lead vocals are undescribable anddefinatley worth checking out. This album was once voted to be one of the top 10 album choices to have on a desserted island. It has been over 20 years since it's original release date on vinyl, so to finally have this available on CD is beyond any wildest dreams I could imagine. If your looking for a lot of posative energy, happiness, and chills from head to toe, check out this CD.

Precious to Me
Melting American | North America | 12/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Christmas came a little early this year with the CD release of Phil Seymours' first album for Neil Bogarts' Boardwalk on Collectors Choice Music! Luckily the package has been carefully thought out to include not only the original tracks but as a bonus, tracks penned by the pop meisters from Tulsa, Bill Pitcock , Dwight Twilley and again another Phil Seymour gem "I'll be Waiting". Like most pop acts of the era by the time Phil got going, his recording matured to include themes that were relative to future Generation Xers. "Don't blow your life Away" , "Then we go Up". But to no surprise the teen fans at Phils' performances screamed like he was an answer to their unrequinted love. They truly thought he was one of them. He had it all the look, the voice and talent. Like Bobby Darin , Don Henley and Dave Grohl little time was wasted sitting on the drum throne. Phil was able to see first hand the effect well written songs, sung infectiously had on impressionable fans. He gave his time generously to help others keep the ball rolling like Tom Petty,Moon Martin,20/20. All it would take is a phone call and an invitation to record and he would be there lending his voice,drumming, guitar or bass playing and inspiring others too many to mention. Influenced by the Beatles, Elvis and Brill Building writing, this classic record will live forever. The new photo on the back demands putting this CD in front of your collection.
Sparkling power-pop solo debut
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 03/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As half of the Dwight Twilley group, drummer-singer-songwriter Seymour helped create two of the greatest albums of the late-70s power-pop renaissance, "Sincerely" and "Twilley Don't Mind." After departing from the group, Seymour did some woodshedding with Tom Petty (those are his backing vocals on "American Girl" and "Breakdown," for example), 20/20 and Moon Martin before signing with Neil Bogart's Boardwalk Records for this 1980 debut.

The Beatleisms that Seymour shared with Twilley are still here, but the Sun-styled slap-back sound has been updated to a mix more reflective of '70s pop-rockers like The Raspberries and Plimsouls. Seymour's writing (along with contributions from Twilley and Bill Pitcock IV) lived up to the standards of his two albums with Twilley, and Richard Polodor's production captures all of the band's chiming goodness. Covers of Bobby Fuller's "Let Her Dance" and The Go-Go's "We Don't Get Along" are a real hoot.

Collectors' Choice first-ever CD reissue adds three bonus cuts that include a poppy version of Twilley's "Looking for the Magic" that sounds like it was remastered 3-4% too fast. All three sound to have been drawn from lower quality tape sources than the album masters, and don't really expand on the original LP's core charms. The booklet's pictures are great, but the liner notes consist of nothing more than quotes from Robert Hilburn, Twilley, Petty and others; this release deserves an original essay on Seymour and the creation of his debut. An essential entry in the power-pop canon. [©2006 hyperbolium dot com]"