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Avalon Everyman A King (Collector's Edition)

Format:
CD
Style:
Hard Rock
Release:
04.06.2021
Art-Nr.:
CD23402
Label:
Rock Candy
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Tracklist

01
Can't Find A Way (tosay Goodbye)
02
Deeper Than The Heart
03
Crossfire
04
The Writing On The Wall
05
Dreamland (live) (bonus Track)
06
Midnight Rendezvous (bonus Track)
07
Spirits Of Love (bonus Track)
08
A Matter Of Time (bonus Track)
09
River Of No Return (bonus Track)
10
Living In The Golden Years (bonus Track)
11
Love's The Only World (bonus Track)

Description

Collector's Edition / Fully Remastered Audio / 7 Bonus Tracks / Features 'Can't Find A Way' & 'Crossfire' / 16-page full colour booklet - 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, rare pics and new band interview - AVALON WERE quite anenigma. The band not so much exploded onto the scene but escaped via the release of a four track EP issued on the Capitol label in1982. Although its marketing and promotion was low-key, the record caught the ears of dedicated melodic rock fans that soon realisedthis was an act with major potential and talent to spare. That the record didn't trouble the charts or indeed many radio playlists isneither here nor there as its class and quality lodged it in the same league as music by Mr. Mister, Player, Ambrosia, and ChristopherCross. It is sharp, melodic and beautifully arranged, with all the accoutrements normally associated with big selling acts from an erawhere songs and melody ruled the world. The band primarily consisted of two members, Chris Coté and Rick Neigher, two musicianswho had connected in Los Angeles in the mid-70s and went on to achieve success with TV advertising and film music. It was thispartnership that turned their attention to writing and recording songs for their own project, put a band together (which included guitaristMike Mirage) and look for a recording deal. It was former Blood, Sweat & Tears drummer Bobby Colomby who had become an A&Rguy at Capitol Records that recognised their talent and signed them. Proposed as a teaser for a full album which never materialiseddue to apparent internal label politics, the project soon went cold and floundered. Containing four tracks of top-class melodic rock, theEP has subsequently become something of a touch stone for AOR fanatics. Here we present the original EP with seven bonus tracks(one live), all of which demonstrate what a sensational band they were. Listen and be amazed.