Love and Work

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Late 2012 saw a flurry of activity from 10cc, including the release of an excellent career-spanning box set called Tenology, but perhaps the most noteworthy development on this front was the release of Love and Work, Graham Gouldman's first album in 12 years. Gouldman dedicates Love and Work to his late friend and Wax partner Andrew Gold and that isn't just a matter of sentiment; the album pares back Gouldman's lingering eccentricities and focuses entirely on his precision popcraft, a skill that's been at the foundation of his music since the Hollies. Here, the vibe is gentle and reflective but never melancholy, the songs are sculpted but never fussy, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Late 2012 saw a flurry of activity from 10cc, including the release of an excellent career-spanning box set called Tenology, but perhaps the most noteworthy development on this front was the release of Love and Work, Graham Gouldman's first album in 12 years. Gouldman dedicates Love and Work to his late friend and Wax partner Andrew Gold and that isn't just a matter of sentiment; the album pares back Gouldman's lingering eccentricities and focuses entirely on his precision popcraft, a skill that's been at the foundation of his music since the Hollies. Here, the vibe is gentle and reflective but never melancholy, the songs are sculpted but never fussy, the melodies unfurl with an elegant grace. All these qualities speak to Gouldman's status as a pop veteran, one who is comfortable with his legacy and where he resides now, but the remarkable thing about Love and Work is how it builds upon what Gouldman has done before. Much of this sounds as if it could have been a soft rock hit between 1977 and 1982, an era when McCartney-derived pop often hit the charts, so it has a familiarity but it also has a freshness due to how Gouldman refuses to chase after a nonexistent hit. He's simply making artful, exceptionally crafted pop, which is more than enough to turn Love and Work into something of a small gem.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2012
  • Label: Ais
  • EAN: 5037300775784
  • Catalog Number: 0077578
  • Sales rank: 78,936

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Halls of Rock 'N' Roll (3:22)
  2. 2 Daylight (3:58)
  3. 3 Ariella (3:55)
  4. 4 Then It's Gone (2:51)
  5. 5 Let Me Dream Again (4:25)
  6. 6 Lost In the Shadows of Love (2:59)
  7. 7 Battlefield (4:19)
  8. 8 Cryin' Time Again (3:16)
  9. 9 Any Day Now (3:35)
  10. 10 Puttin' My Faith In Love (3:14)
  11. 11 Black Gold (3:23)
  12. 12 Memory Lane (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Graham Gouldman Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals, Background Vocals, 6-string bass
Brian Bennett Drums
Andrew Gold Dobro, Piano
Chris Braide Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Upright Bass, Piano (Upright)
Henry Priestman Organ, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Mick Wilson Keyboards, Background Vocals
Graeme Pleeth Organ, Synthesizer, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Mark Jordan Hammond Organ
Angela Lupino Background Vocals
Peter Whitfield Strings
Technical Credits
Graham Gouldman Composer, Producer
Phil Thornalley Drum Engineering
Chris Braide Composer, Producer, drum programming
Henry Priestman Composer, Producer, drum programming
Ian Brown Composer
Mick Wilson Composer, Producer, drum programming
Graeme Pleeth Composer, Producer, drum programming
Miles Showell Mastering
Angela Lupino Composer
Scott McCormick Engineer
Peter Whitfield String Arrangements
James Collins Drum Engineering
Chris Tompkins Composer
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