Ocean Drive

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All Music Guide - Ethan Alter
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ethan Alter
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/1997
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 731452378729
  • Catalog Number: 5237872
  • Sales rank: 115,015

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lifted (4:31)
  2. 2 Heavenly (3:47)
  3. 3 Loving Every Minute (4:10)
  4. 4 Ocean Drive (3:48)
  5. 5 The Way You Are (5:01)
  6. 6 Keep Remembering (4:01)
  7. 7 Sweetest Operator (4:03)
  8. 8 What Could Be Better (3:57)
  9. 9 Beautiful Night (4:48)
  10. 10 Goodbye Heartbreak (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lighthouse Family Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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
The 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
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Martin Hayles Engineer
Nick Ingman String Arrangements
Michael Peden Arranger, Producer
Mel Wesson Programming
Lighthouse Family Arranger
Mike Peden Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    mervelous

    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

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