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Tale of the Tape/Don't Say No
     

Tale of the Tape/Don't Say No

by Billy Squier
 
Before Billy Squier's career exploded (albeit briefly) with 1981's Don't Say No, the ex-Piper frontman issued an overlooked debut solo outing, 1980's Tale of the Tape, which has become increasingly hard to find over the years -- especially on CD. But longtime fans have reason to rejoice, as Squier's first two solo releases were

Overview

Before Billy Squier's career exploded (albeit briefly) with 1981's Don't Say No, the ex-Piper frontman issued an overlooked debut solo outing, 1980's Tale of the Tape, which has become increasingly hard to find over the years -- especially on CD. But longtime fans have reason to rejoice, as Squier's first two solo releases were compiled together as a "two for one" deal in the U.K. (but easily obtainable in the U.S. as an import) -- Tale of the Tape/Don't Say No. Additionally, it also doesn't hurt that these two albums were Squier's best solo outings. While not as commercially successful or renowned as, say, Emotions in Motion, Squier's solo debut contained quite a few standouts that measure up well against his later hits -- "Rich Kid," "You Should Be High Love," and "The Music's All Right" -- and set the stage perfectly for his breakthrough sophomore effort. Undoubtedly his best solo effort, Don't Say No shows Squier going more for a heavy Led Zeppelin-esque sound on the hit title track and "Lonely Is the Night," but also manages to slip in quite a few melodic, pop-based tunes as well, especially the album opening "In the Dark" and "My Kinda Lover." As of 2004, Tale of the Tape/Don't Say No is the only way to get Squier's first release on CD, and with a fair list price, it's just about what you'd shell out for two separate CDs anyway.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2004
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261206244
catalogNumber:
624
Rank:
37732

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Squier   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
David Sancious   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Richard T. Bear   Keyboards
Bucky Ballard   Bass
Ernest Carter   Percussion
Bobby Chouinard   Drums
Mark Clarke   Bass,Background Vocals
Alan St. Jon   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bruce Kulick   Guitar
Alex Ligertwood   Background Vocals
Cary Sharraf   Guitar
Ellen Todd   Choir Director
Woodstock Children's Chorus   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Billy Squier   Composer,Producer
Desmond Child   Composer
Eddy Offord   Producer
Alan Robinson   Liner Notes
Bob Heimall   Art Direction
Spencer Drate   Art Direction

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