David Roberts - 2011 - The Missing Years
1. Run Back
3. Gone But Not Forgotten
4. Until Your Heart’s Content
5. Run Away With Me
6. Forbidden Fruit
7. Nothing Matters Tonight
8. I Love You So Much It Hurts
9. Higher Power (Featuring Anthony Vanderburgh on guitar)
10. One Soul (Featuring John Albani on guitar)
11. No Ordinary Girl
12. Cry Me A River Tonight
13. I Still Believe (Featuring Stan Meissner on guitar)
14. Love Waits For No-one (Bonus Track Featuring Stan Meissner on guitar)
15. The Sun Will Rise Again (Bonues Track Featuring Stan Meissner on guitar
Some thoughts from David Roberts about The Missing Years: “Over the past 25 years, I have written and recorded many songs, with some being picked up by other artists, and other's never quite falling into the right hands.
The one thing I always kept in mind while recording these demo songs, was the possibility I might do another record someday.
The songs on The Missing Years feature many such songs I feel were never discovered by artists and could have easily fit comfortably on my own CD.
You may hear many different styles in the song writing and that's because often times I would try to cater to an artist that was looking for a particular sound but more importantly, through the years my influences evolved and changed. The songs here reflect those changes."
During his 26 years as a recording artist, David worked with a lot of great song writers and artists.
His compositions can be heard on albums by artists like Starship, Bad English, Lee Aaron,Signal, House Of Lords, Jimmy Barnes and Boulevard.
The Missing years, is a collection of songs never released on cd.
The album starts with “Run Back”, an AOR song sounding a lot like mid- to late 80’s Starship.
It’s followed by two westcoast dominated tracks; “Misunderstood” and “Gone but not forgotten”!
Even though some of these songs are demos, you really get nice arrangements on this album. Same goes for the semi-ballad “Run Away With Me”.
Track 6 is the highlight of the album, even though this one’s actually the most AOR dominated song. It’s entitled “Forbidden Fruit” and this song is just as good as Bad English in there best years... This is the best tune you have (n)ever heard! Absolutely fantastic.
The first pressing of this remastered release of The Missing Years through Avenue Of Allies includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, “Love Waits For No-One” and “The Sun Will Rise Again”, and comes as a limited Special Edition in a jewel case with an individually numbered additional slipcase and an extensive booklet including lyrics, new liner notes and track-by-track comments by David Roberts to every song on the record.
Another true gem for all AOR and West Coast fans and music collectors.
Last Updated (Monday, 16 May 2011 12:17)