Please Stand By...

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All Music Guide - Doug Stone
This quintet is a fiery vehicle for the hefty pipes of the luscious Karen Lawrence. Lawrence was an L.A. Jet who sang on Aerosmith's debauched "Get It Up." One of the key rock producers of all time, Jack Douglas (Rocks, Standing on the Edge) tagged along for 1994's eponymous inaugural in 1978 and stuck by Lawrence through her resulting career with Blue by Nature. Lawrence's knack for the blues is evident throughout Please Stand By, and her smoky vocals blend nicely with the grimy slide twang in "Nerves of Steel," part of a sweet deuce closer. The band is most fun when trying to keep up with the futuristic marketing plan. The title track kicks off with some of that great ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Doug Stone
This quintet is a fiery vehicle for the hefty pipes of the luscious Karen Lawrence. Lawrence was an L.A. Jet who sang on Aerosmith's debauched "Get It Up." One of the key rock producers of all time, Jack Douglas (Rocks, Standing on the Edge) tagged along for 1994's eponymous inaugural in 1978 and stuck by Lawrence through her resulting career with Blue by Nature. Lawrence's knack for the blues is evident throughout Please Stand By, and her smoky vocals blend nicely with the grimy slide twang in "Nerves of Steel," part of a sweet deuce closer. The band is most fun when trying to keep up with the futuristic marketing plan. The title track kicks off with some of that great comp-rock released before computers were in every home, and "Don't Break It Up" puts out more great disposable pop. The record almost descends into average, but remember it was 1979, when average was darn good, so listeners should give any of these cuts a chance and they will find something to like.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2010
  • Label: Rock Candy
  • UPC: 827565056538
  • Catalog Number: 6505653
  • Sales rank: 87,083

Album Credits

Performance Credits
1994 Primary Artist
Jay Gruska Background Vocals
Jim Alcivar Synthesizer
Rick Armand Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar
John Desautels Percussion, Drums
Jim Horn Saxophone, Soloist
Karen Lawrence Piano, Vocals, Tubular Bells
Terry Linvill Bass Guitar
Bill Rhodes Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Clavinet, Slide Guitar
Sarah Taylor Background Vocals
Michelle Gruska Background Vocals
Lanier Greig Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Garland Jeffreys Composer
Lee DeCarlo Engineer
Jack Douglas Producer
Ed Thacker Engineer
Derek Oliver Liner Notes
Paul Suter Liner Notes
Cavaliere Composer
Andy Pearce Remastering
B. Rhodes Composer
K. Lawrence Composer
Eddie Leonetti Producer
R. Armand Composer
Matt Wortham Remastering
Kristine Desautels Direction
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