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YUI Orta [Bonus Tracks]

YUI Orta [Bonus Tracks]

by The Hunter Ronson BandThe Hunter Ronson Band

CD(Bonus Tracks)

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After being intermittently active during the mid-'80s, Ian Hunter returned full force to the world of rock & roll with this 1989 album. As usual, Mick Ronson plays an important role, making a substantial contribution to the songwriting and supplying an array of tasty guitar licks. The result is a strong outing that brings Hunter's classically styled rock up to date: the standout example of this is "American Music," a heartfelt tribute to the music that inspired Hunter as a child that combines power chords with a slickly harmonized chorus to create a punchy slice of pop-flavored rock & roll. YUI Orta is the slickest-sounding album in Hunter's catalog, thanks to the efforts of Bernard Edwards, the producer best-known for being half of the creative brain trust behind Chic and producing slick outings for the Power Station and Robert Palmer. This pairing might seem odd in concept but it results in an effective sound that rocks hard but offers enough ear candy elements to make the whole package listener friendly. For instance, Edwards adds a serpentine horn riff to "Cool" that cleverly enhances its soulfulness without taming the song's hard rock edge. YUI Orta also benefits from a strong, thoroughly engaging positivity in Hunter's lyrics: examples include "The Loner," a song that points out how it's a good thing to stand apart from the crowd, and "Big Time," an exuberant, rollicking tune that tells the listener, "you're never too small to hit the big time." Although it never achieved the sales it deserved, YUI Orta remains an exciting album that is worthy of rediscovery by both anyone interested in Ian Hunter's work, and anyone interested in good, old-fashioned rock & roll.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2003
Label: Lemon Records Uk
UPC: 5013929760622
catalogNumber: 6
Rank: 81047


  1. American Music
  2. The Loner
  3. Womens Intuition
  4. Tell It Like It Is
  5. Livin' in a Heart
  6. Big Time
  7. Cool
  8. Beg a Little Love
  9. Following in Your Footsteps
  10. Sons 'N' Lovers
  11. Pain
  12. How Much More Can I Take
  13. Sweet Dreams
  14. 4th Hour of My Sleep
  15. Power of Darkness

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hunter Ronson Band   Primary Artist
Pat Kilbride   Bass
Ian Hunter   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bernard Edwards   Bass
Mick Ronson   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Robbie Alter   Background Vocals
Mick Curry   Drums
Tom Mandel   Keyboards
Donnie Kehr   Background Vocals
Michele Vice   Background Vocals
Joey Cirecano   Background Vocals
Carmela Long   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Don Gibson   Composer
Ian Hunter   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Producer
Mick Ronson   Composer
Michael Christopher   Engineer
Roy Hendrickson   Engineer
Matthew "Boomer" La Monica   Engineer
Mitchell Kanner   Artwork
Michael Bays   Artwork
Scott Townsend   Artwork,Logo Design
Donnie Kehr   Composer
Nigel Williamson   Liner Notes
Alex Blades   Assistant Project Coordinator
David O'Donnell   Engineer

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