Robin George - Crying Diamonds / Dangerous Music Live '85 (2010 double cd Re - issue)

(Genre - Rock      Label - Angel Air)
 
Track listing
CD1 - Crying Diamonds
01 - Learn To Dance
02 - Thanks For The Memories
03 - Face To Face
04 - Judy
05 - What Goes Around Comes Around
06 - Flying
07 - Cocoon
08 - Haunted
09 - Loving You
10 - Crying Diamonds
11 - Kings Call
12 - Things Have Got To Change
13 - Yesterdays News
14 - Roulette
15 - Cry From The Heart
16 - Chance Of A Lifetime
17 - Machine
18 - Red For Danger
 
CD2 - Dangerous Music Live '85
01 - Showdown
02 - Shoot On Sight
03 - Spy
04 - No News Is Good News
05 - In The Night
06 - History
07 - Hitlist
08 - Heartline
09 - Dangerous Music
10 - Go Down Fighting
11 - Shout
12 - Dont Turn Away
13 - Shoot On Sight (Bonus)
14 - Hit List (Bonus)
15 - No News Is Good News (Bonus)
16 - Go Down Fighting (Bonus)
 
David Byron, Magnum, Phil Lynott, Robert Plant, Diamond Head, Sean Harris, Life and Roy Wood are just some of the artists that Robin George has worked with over the years.
Angel Air have pulled together this timely 2 disc set from George's archives that features studio album Crying Diamonds and live release Dangerous Music from 1985 (where he is joined by a band that includes original Magnum drummer, the late Kex Gorin).
Crying Diamonds showcases some of Robins greatest songs including
“Learn The Dance”, which he co-wrote with Byron, a fiery “Judy”, and the reflective yet deceptively powerful pair “Yesterday’s News” and “Thanks For The Memories” along with "Crying Diamonds" a track that he Co-wrote with Phil Lynott himself!
The second CD, Dangerous Music Live ‘85, sees Robin on the road, playing some of his best tracks from across his carear to that point. Not the greatest of live recording, more akin to a good quality audience recorded bootleg than a pro recorded live album but it does capture the sets atmosphere well.
This double cd set is a great introduction to one of the most versatile and talented writer / performers / producers that the Uk has ever produced.  


Rating 8/10

by Barry Gennard

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