Wednesday, 17 June 2020

ANDREW GOLD · SOMETHING NEW: UNRELEASED GOLD


Label: Omnivore Recordings
24 April 2020

A mediados de la década de 1970, las habilidades de Andrew Gold como músico y arreglista eran omnipresentes, apareciendo en algunos de los discos más importantes de la década por artistas como Linda Ronstadt, Art Garfunkel y James Taylor. En 1977, había alcanzado el Top 10 de Billboard como artista y escritor con su éxito "Lonely Boy". A mediados de los 80 y principios de los 90, la canción de Andrew "Thank You For Being A Friend" se utilizó como tema para la exitosa comedia de televisión de NBC The Golden Girls. De 1992 a 1999, Andrew fue la voz del tema televisivo de Paul Reiser, protagonista de la comedia Helen Hunt Mad About You y en 2019, "Spooky Scary Skeletons" de Andrew encontró nueva vida gracias a una locura de baile viral en TikTok que ha alcanzado más de 250 millones ¡personas!

Pero en 1973, como tantos cantautores cantantes en Los Ángeles, Andrew Gold era solo otro tipo con mucho talento que buscaba un contrato discográfico. Llego a Clover Recorders a través del productor Chuck Plotkin (Bruce Springsteen), Gold se propuso conseguir que las muchas canciones que había escrito le permitieran obtener un contrato de grabación. Durante un período de muchos meses, Plotkin y Gold grabaron numerosas canciones que finalmente lo llevarían a un acuerdo con Asylum Records, quien lanzaría su primer álbum en el otoño de 1975. Curiosamente, ninguna de las canciones grabadas en 1973, salvo las versiones reelaboradas de " Resting In Your Love" y " A Note From You" aparecerían en cualquiera de los cuatro álbumes en solitario de Andrew en los añs posteriores ... ¡hasta ahora!

Something New: Unreleased Gold, es una colección de dieciséis temas no publicados anteriormente por Andrew Gold que datan de 1973.

Extraído de las notas del productor dos veces ganador del premio Grammy® Peter Asher: Supongo que la ciencia de la genética hizo increíblemente improbable que Andrew pudiera haber nacido sin talento musical ... su padre era Ernest Gold, el compositor ganador de un Oscar y su madre era Marni Nixon, quien proporcionó la voz para West Side Story, The King And I y My Fair Lady.

Sin duda, Andrew tenía una ventaja sobre su competencia y estas 16 canciones ofrecen una idea de una mente musical que estaba explotando con creatividad.

Something New es una mirada al comienzo del arte musical de Andrew Gold, una verdadera joya escondida que espera brillar.




In the mid-1970s, Andrew Gold’s skills as a musician and an arranger were ubiquitious, appearing on some of the biggest records of the decade by artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Art Garfunkel, and James Taylor. By 1977, he had reached the Billboard Top 10 as an artist and writer with his self-penned hit, “Lonely Boy.” In the mid ’80s and early ’90s, Andrew’s song “Thank You For Being A Friend” was used as the theme for the hugely successful NBC-TV sitcom The Golden Girls. From 1992–1999, Andrew was the TV theme voice of the Paul Reiser—Helen Hunt comedy starrer Mad About You and in 2019, Andrew’s “Spooky Scary Skeletons” found new life thanks to a viral dance craze on TikTok that has reached over 250 million people!

But in 1973, like so many singer songwriters in Los Angeles, Andrew Gold was just another talented guy looking for a record deal. Brought to Clover Recorders by producer Chuck Plotkin (Bruce Springsteen), Gold set out to lay down the many songs he had written that he’d hoped would land him a recording contract. Over a period of many months, Plotkin and Gold recorded numerous songs that would ultimately land him a deal with Asylum Records who would release his first album in the fall of 1975. Interestingly, none of the songs recorded in 1973, save for reworked versions of “Resting In Your Love” and “A Note From You” would appear on any of Andrew’s four solo albums over the next several years…until now!

Something New: Unreleased Gold is a collection of sixteen previously unissued tracks by Andrew Gold from 1973.

From the liner notes by two-time Grammy® Award-winning producer Peter Asher: I suppose the science of genetics made it incredibly unlikely that Andrew could have been born without musical talent… his father was Ernest Gold, the Academy Award-winning composer and his mother was Marni Nixon, who provided the singing voice for West Side Story, The King And I, and My Fair Lady.

No doubt, Andrew had a leg up on his competition and these 16 tracks offer an insight into a musical mind that was just exploding with creativity. So, take a listen to Something New, a look back into the beginning of the musical artistry of Andrew Gold, truly a hidden gem waiting to shine.

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Tracklist:

1 Something New (Band Version)
2 Come Down To Me (Solo Demo)
3 What You Do Is What You See (Solo Demo)
4 The World Tomorrow Brings (Solo Demo)
5 You Are Somewhere Within Me (Solo Demo)
6 Sometimes When A Man’s On His Own (Solo Demo)
7 Prisoner (Band Version)
8 Ten Years Behind Me (Solo Demo)
9 Timothy Corey (Solo Demo)
10 Almost Love (Solo Demo)
11 Penny Arcade (Solo Demo)
12 Don’t Bring Me Down (Solo Demo)
13 Resting In Your Love (Band Version)
14 Joseph (Solo Demo)
15 A Note From You (Alternate Band Version)
16 To Be Someone (Solo Demo)





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