Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DAVID CASSIDY Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes... BELL LP

This 1973 release by teen idol sensation David Cassidy comes off as a serious artistic statement considering any of the songs on his previous solo LPs would've easily fit on any Partridge Family album ("Cherish" and "Rock Me Baby" which are both produced by Partridge producer Wes Farrell).

A new producer, Rick Jarrard, brings a different sound to the backing tracks as David covers Nilsson, Peggy Lee, John Sebastian and even the Partridge Family's "Summer Days" is here in a completely different arrangement. A few nice originals too written with future superstar Kim Carnes, who was Cassidy's backup vocalist, and her husband Dave Ellingson. I remember the BCR championing this album in teen mags in their early days. And why not? David's got a great voice and he was definitely a rock star. He released two more solo albums on the Bell label (a live one and a greatest hits collection half full of Partridge tunes) before Clive Davis decided to clean house and D.C. moved to RCA and continued what he started with this one. Try it, you'll like it.
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2 comments:

  1. Thanks. I saw in my RSS reader that you had a post on BCR's Burning Rubber earlier in the week but it has disappeared ? I guess maybe there was an issue with sharing it, but thanks anyway for trying!

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  2. Phil--post will be up tomorrow! Enjoy!

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