Label: Silvertone Records - ZD74929 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Soft Rock
Del Shannon 's final album, 's Rock On! The album is passionate, dramatic, emotional, and full of great songs. Most of all it has that amazing voice, and yes, Shannon 's majestic voice is as strong as ever here. His songwriting was still strong too. Tunes like "Who Left Who" and "Lost in a Memory" are rooted in the past but not merely recreations of glory days long gone. Country rocker "Let's Dance" even points Shannon toward Dwight Yoakam territory with startlingly good results.
The only problem with the record is the somewhat overly scrubbed and processed production by Jeff Lynne and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell that leaves the record sounding exactly like every other record Lynne produced around that time, like Tom Petty 's Into the Great Wide Open or the Traveling Wilburys ' first. Shannon 's voice keeps the record from sounding too sterile; however, he never sounds anything less than percent committed and involved.
This isn't some hack playing out the string; this is an important American artist who never really got his due spilling his guts yet Adjustment Existence - Seven Minutes Of Nausea - Our Culture Is Boring. Word was that Shannon was going to take Roy Orbison 's spot in the Wilburys. It is a tragedy that he didn't give himself the chance to be rediscovered like Roy was.
He certainly still had it and had it in spades. Anyone who doubts it only needs to listen to any song on this record. Heck, check out "Let's Dance," a bopping country tune that could have been a hit on the country charts. In fact, if you ever dug Shannon at all, you should do yourself a favor and find a copy of Rock On!
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy When I Had You - Del Shannon - Rock On! Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date October 1, Track Listing. Walk Away. Del Shannon. Who Left Who?
Are You Lovin' Me Too. Callin' Out My Name. I Go to Pieces. Lost in a Memory. Ray Whitley. When I Had You. Let's Dance.
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