Label: Windswept - CDALBERT1-3 • Format: 3x, CD Compilation, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock
Albert Way Of The World - Various - The Many Sounds Of Albert Hammond 's uninspired follow-up to the brilliant "It Never Rains in Southern California" is another collection of songs co-written with Mike Hazelwood, but this time Hammond does the production work himself, co-arranging the LP with keyboardist Michael Omartian, arranger and conductor of the previous disk. Self-production might be part of the problem, though the songs not being as memorable as the solo debut is certainly more glaring an error.
Dan Atfield, co-producer of It Never Rains, is Way Of The World - Various - The Many Sounds Of Albert Hammond to be found, and the album faces an uphill battle at the outset. As a song, the title track is over-wordy, cumbersome, and not a significant follow-up. It failed to break the Top 40, though it charted regionally in parts of the U. The originality which was so essential to the last album is gone. The entire album feels rushed, and maybe it was, but it does have its moments.
But "For the Peace of All Mankind" is stunning, and it really stands out, showing that Albert Hammond and crew still had the magic. It would be years before his When I Need You album that he would put a cohesive set of songs together again. It was his chance to become a superstar, and where Elton John rose to the occasion when the record label Io.
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