Saturday, January 21, 2017

Flint - 1979 - Layin' It On The Line

Layin' It On The Line

01. Cant Afford Your Love 3:37
02. Crazy
03. Little Girl 3:38
04. Carry You 4:21
05. Keep You Moving On 3:59
06. Say You Are 5:40
07. Shop Rat Blues 2:41
08. Anytime 3:22
09. Find Someone Else 3:08
10. Heard It Again 4:31

Don Brewer — lead vocals, drums, percussion
Mel Schacher — bass, guitar, percussion
Craig Frost — piano, backing vocals, clavinet,keyboards, percussion, organ, mellotron

Columbia JCT 36113 NOT RELEASED
Produced by Jeffrey Lasser, a Viasound Production.
Engineered by Mark Stebbeds
Assistant engineer: Rick Sanchez
Recorded and mixed at THE RECORD PLANT, Sausalito, CA
Matrix number:AL 36113/BL 36113

This is ok album, not bad at all, as anyone may expect from rejected albums.
Yes, its a fact that this didn contain any hit single and at moments this sounds somehow dated, but otherwise its a collection of old good 70-rock ala mid 70-ties"Grand Funk".

Why was not "Layin´it on the line" released?  Well, in 1979 CBS had big problems, sales went down with 30%. Many groups were sorted out and their records were not released. Since "Flint" didn´t sell good, CBS decided NOT to release "Layin´it on the line". CBS  made  heavy promotions for Bruce Springsteen and Miles Davies instead. One of my friends layed his hands on the one and only "promo tape" that was distributed to CBS Scandinavia. The tape is a copy of the entire album. I´ve also read the complete "matrix formula" of  the actual recording. The song list is official and confirmed.

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