Sanford And Townsend — Smoke From A Distant Fire 1976 (USA, Pop Rock)

Исполнитель: Sanford And Townsend
Откуда: USA
Альбом: Smoke From A Distant Fire
Год выхода: 1976
Жанр: Pop Rock
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 88 МB

Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny

Best remembered for their ubiquitous 1977 pop hit «Smoke from a Distant Fire,» blue-eyed soul duo Sanford & Townsend reunited Ed Sanford and John Townsend, who previously teamed in the Montgomery, AL-based Warner Bros. act the Heart. Despite a series of opening gigs in support of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the group’s lone LP attracted little notice and after the Heart dissolved, both Sanford and Townsend migrated to Los Angeles, where the latter signed on with the group Feather and scored a chart hit with the White Whale label single «Friends.» After renewing ties in L.A., Sanford and Townsend began writing songs, most notably placing their «Peacemaker» on Loggins & Messina’s 1976 effort Native Sons; with engineer Alex Kazanegras, they cut a demo tape that eventually made its way to the legendary producer Jerry Wexler, and on his recommendation Warner Bros. extended a contract offer. After decamping to the famed Muscle Shoals Recording Studio, Sanford & Townsend issued their Wexler-produced eponymous debut in 1976. The record fared poorly on its initial release, but when «Smoke from a Distant Fire» cracked the Top Ten on the pop charts in the fall of 1977, the LP was re-released, this time titled after its smash hit. In addition to a lengthy stint opening for Fleetwood Mac on their epic Rumours tour, Sanford & Townsend also supported Smoke from a Distant Fire via gigs with Southern rockers the Marshall Tucker Band. Their second album, Duo-Glide, nevertheless failed to repeat its predecessor’s success, and when 1979’s Nail Me to the Wall met a similarly dismal fate, Warner Bros. terminated the duo’s contract. Both Sanford and Townsend then returned to session careers. Sanford later co-authored Michael McDonald’s 1982 pop classic «I Keep Forgettin’,» while Townsend resurfaced following an extended creative hiatus with a 2003 solo release, The Road Leads Home.

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Tracks:
01. Smoke From A Distant Fire — 3:31
02. Moolah Moo Mazuma (Sin City Wahh-oo) — 3:59
03. Oriental Gate (No Chance Changin’ My Mind) — 3:21
04. Shake It To The Right — 4:11
05. Squire James — 4:41
06. Does It Have To Be You — 3:13
07. Lou — 3:29
08. Sunshine In My Heart Again — 2:43
09. In For The Night — 3:51
10. Rainbows Colored In Blue — 4:53

Personnel:
John Townsend — lead vocals, keyboards
Ed Sanford — keyboards, vocals
Otis Hale — guitar, woodwinds
Roger Johnson — guitar
Jerry Rightmer — bass
Jim Varley — drums
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Kenny Loggins — vocals
Billy Townsend, George Hawkins — backing vocals
Tex Wex — bass vocals
Tom Roady — percussion
Jon Clarke — woodwinds & quartet
The Sanford-Townsend Band — arrangers
Barry Beckett — keyboards, arranger, producer
Jerry Wexler — arranger, producer

L to R: John Townsend, Ed Sanford и продюсеры Barry Beckett и Jerry Wexler

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