Saturday, May 23, 2015

CD Review: Omnivore Recordings Uncovers Unreleased Live Album From Andrew Gold

American singer/songwriter/musician Andrew Gold found success in the late-seventies with the hit singles "Lonely Boy," "Thank You For Being A Friend" and "Never Let Her Slip Away." He also collaborated with a number of artists including James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Neil Diamond just to name a few. He recorded thirteen solo albums during his 33-year career and since his passing in 2011 there has been a lack of releases of Gold's music, until now. Omnivore Recordings recently released a never-before-available live album from Andrew Gold entitled "The Late Show - Live 1978." It was recorded at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood during the height of his radio fame.

The new fourteen song release finds Gold in great spirits amongst the small audience as he interacts with them, telling them stories of his early band The Rangers and the pilots he encountered on his current tour. He mixes in his hits "Thank You For Being A Friend" with piano ballads like "Oh Urania (Take Me Away)" to showcase his talents for finding a way to your heart. You instantly flashback to the California folk/rock scene of the seventies with his delivery of "That's Why I Love You," before showing us he can also rock with "A Note From You." His hit single "Lonely Boy" draws a huge applause, before he closes the evening with a couple of cover songs, including The Beatles' "Doctor Robert" and Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven." To find out more about this truly exceptional new live release from Andrew Gold, please visit omnivorerecordings.com.

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