Romance

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Relocating to England after a successful stint on Broadway in the early '80s (he had the title role in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), David Cassidy joined forces with Alan Tarney, a producer who'd had several soft rock hits with Cliff Richard and Leo Sayer at the dawn of the '80s but who had recently turned into a hot property thanks to his work on a-ha's "Take on Me." Cassidy's resulting 1985 album Romance naturally leans closer to Richard than a-ha's new wave synth pop, yet the LP is slathered in synths, from its shimmering surfaces right down to its rhythms. It is, without question, a quintessentially '80s record, and it's also a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Relocating to England after a successful stint on Broadway in the early '80s (he had the title role in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), David Cassidy joined forces with Alan Tarney, a producer who'd had several soft rock hits with Cliff Richard and Leo Sayer at the dawn of the '80s but who had recently turned into a hot property thanks to his work on a-ha's "Take on Me." Cassidy's resulting 1985 album Romance naturally leans closer to Richard than a-ha's new wave synth pop, yet the LP is slathered in synths, from its shimmering surfaces right down to its rhythms. It is, without question, a quintessentially '80s record, and it's also a quintessentially European record, relying on sprightly, tacky dance cuts, percolating midtempo pop, and an over-abundance of ballads designed for televised pageant, all crossed with a heavy George Michael influence (the man himself sang on the song "The Last Kiss," a single that went to number six in the U.K.). It's a sound that's oddly suited for this very American pop star, possibly because he's comfortable in any manner of prefabrication, so he never seems out of place within the crystalline synthetic surfaces here. There aren't a lot of knock-out songs here, but there aren't many bad ones, and the entirety plays like what it is: a solid, forgotten, mainstream pop album from the height of the MTV era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2012
  • Label: Real Gone Music
  • UPC: 848064000891
  • Catalog Number: 400089
  • Sales rank: 62,437

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Romance (5:27)
  2. 2 Touched by Lightning (4:30)
  3. 3 The Last Kiss (4:36)
  4. 4 Thin Ice (4:46)
  5. 5 Someone (4:20)
  6. 6 The Letter (4:42)
  7. 7 Heart of Emotion (4:37)
  8. 8 Tenderly (3:26)
  9. 9 She Knows All About Boys (3:25)
  10. 10 Remember Me (3:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Cassidy Primary Artist
Basia Vocals
Technical Credits
David Cassidy Composer
Michael Jay Artwork
Alan Tarney Composer
Jim Pierson Reissue Producer
Vic Anesini Remastering
Mike Ragogna Liner Notes
Rob Santos Producer
Gordon Anderson Reissue Producer
Dana Merino Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    I've waited a long time for this CD. I think it is one of his b

    I've waited a long time for this CD. I think it is one of his best. Hearing his beautiful voice and touching lyrics reminds me of why I've loved him all these years.

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