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Gettin' It in the Street

Gettin' It in the Street

by David Cassidy
     
 
The bloom was off the David Cassidy rose by the time he released Gettin' It in the Street in 1976. It had been almost half-a-decade since he topped the charts and this LP didn't reverse the trajectory of his career; it closed out his three-album run at RCA, never receiving a proper release within the U.S. (it appeared in Japan and Germany), and it would be

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The bloom was off the David Cassidy rose by the time he released Gettin' It in the Street in 1976. It had been almost half-a-decade since he topped the charts and this LP didn't reverse the trajectory of his career; it closed out his three-album run at RCA, never receiving a proper release within the U.S. (it appeared in Japan and Germany), and it would be nearly another decade before he recorded a pop album. Despite its lack of success, or even exposure, Getting' It in the Street is, by many measures, one of Cassidy's best records, a lively, mildly adventurous collaboration with America's Gerry Beckley. Echoes of Cassidy's earlier Bruce Johnston-produced albums can be heard on the Brian Wilson collaboration "Cruise to Harlem," but the Beach Boys aren't necessarily the primary influence here, despite the preponderance of melodic, piano-anchored pop, nor is Beckley's sunny, sonic Ventura high vista a touch point. This is a thoroughly modern pop album circa 1976, favoring soft yet sprightly melodies over a persistent disco beat; think something that falls halfway between McCartney and/or Eric Carmen, or even David Dundas. There are two big showstoppers, the soaring ballad "I'll Have to Go Away (Saying Goodbye)" and Harry Nilsson's pastiche "The Story of Rock & Roll," and there's also a giddy piece of Tropicalia on "Rosa's Cantina," but most of this is big-budget pop with chart aspirations. That Gettin' It in the Street didn't wind up achieving its goal -- didn't even receive American release -- shouldn't be held against it, as it's a thoroughly enjoyable piece of mainstream mid-'70s pop.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2012
Label:
Real Gone Music
UPC:
0848064000877
catalogNumber:
400087
Rank:
132671

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