Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive

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by Lighthouse Family
     
 
Ocean Drive, the debut album from the London-based duo Lighthouse Family, is a modest, but extremely pleasant affair that makes for excellent rainy-day listening. While some may find Paul Tucker and Tunde Baiyewu's song stylings a little too soft rock for their taste, the smooth guitar chords and quiet percussion quickly become addictive. Not to mention the

Overview

Ocean Drive, the debut album from the London-based duo Lighthouse Family, is a modest, but extremely pleasant affair that makes for excellent rainy-day listening. While some may find Paul Tucker and Tunde Baiyewu's song stylings a little too soft rock for their taste, the smooth guitar chords and quiet percussion quickly become addictive. Not to mention the album's best tunes, "Lifted" and "Ocean Drive," are virtually guaranteed to buoy one's spirits. "Ocean Drive" is particularly transporting; if you close your eyes and let your mind wander while listening to this track, you can almost feel yourself driving along the coast, the wind in your hair and your responsibilities left behind. The other songs aren't quite on the same level, but they are still fun to listen to. "Loving Every Minute" features some great trumpet backup from "Tim Kellett," and the drums on "Keep Remembering" and "Sweetest Operator" certainly get your feet tapping. The album ends on a high note with "Goodbye Heartbreak," a song about love and loss that makes a nice bookend to the upbeat first track, "Lifted." With the exception of these two songs and "Ocean Drive," the weakest aspect of the record is the lyrics, which range from the forgettable to the inscrutable. Fortunately, lead singer Baiyewu possesses such a strong voice, you can treat it as another instrument and tune out what he is actually saying. The group's real strength is the music anyway. A great album to put on while you're reading or just sitting quietly by yourself.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/1997
Label:
Universal I.S.
UPC:
0731452378729
catalogNumber:
5237872

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lighthouse Family   Primary Artist
David Grant   Background Vocals
Rupert Brown   Drums
Danny Cummings   Percussion
Lain Gray   Background Vocals
Tee Green   Background Vocals
Clive Griffin   Background Vocals
Tim Kellett   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
London Session Orchestra   Strings
Frank Ricotti   Vibes
Philip Todd   Bass,Flute,Brass
Paul Tucker   Keyboards
Pete Wingfield   Piano
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Steven Dante   Background Vocals
Simon Eyre   Guitar
Lawrence Johnson   Background Vocals
Tunde Baiyewu   Vocals,Background Vocals
Heard But Not Seen   Background Vocals
Dave Brewis   Guitar

Technical Credits

Oscar Castro-Neves   Composer
Martin Hayles   Engineer
Nick Ingman   String Arrangements
Michael Peden   Arranger,Producer
Mel Wesson   Programming
Lighthouse Family   Arranger
Mike Peden   Producer

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Ocean Drive 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the music so much that when ever i listen to the rythem it make me happy ,also i enjoys every moment i listen to it.so more grease to your elbow.kemi