Crying Diamonds CD (2008)

Artist: Robin George

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Product Overview


Label Majestic Rock Uk/zoom
SKU 208157828
UPC 823566041528
UPC 14 00823566041528
Format CD
Release Date 5/30/2008
Author Robin George
Associated Artist/Work Hughes, Glenn
Associated Artist/Work Hughes, Glenn (Bass)
Associated Artist/Work Robin George & Vix
Associated Artist/Work Vix
Technical Info
CatalogID MAJCD 072
Lable Name Majestic Rock
Released 06/05/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00823566041528
Album Notes and Credits
In many ways, Crying Diamonds caught Robin George playing catch-up with his own career. "Learn the Dance" was written with his old bandmate David Byron, around the time of the Byron Band's brief but brilliant flowering; "Crying Diamonds" itself was penned with Phil Lynott, as he and George schemed a mid-'80s Thin Lizzy comeback -- stymied, of course, by Lynott's death. It's sad that the liner notes accompanying Angel Air's 2010 reissue of the record don't add more than that; strangely, they're more fascinated in the recurrence of words like "diamond" and "danger" in George's long career. But dispense with them and dive into the album, and Crying Diamonds finds his guitar doing precisely what it says -- crying diamonds across 18 songs that also include another Heep-related co-write, "Chance of a Lifetime," plus two George originals that were later covered by Robert Plant, "Machine" and "Red for Danger." Recorded and released, sadly, at a time when interest in melodic, insistent metal was going through one of its periodic lows, Crying Diamonds barely registered at the time. It remains what it always was, however, a pristine album high on energy, low on filler, and exquisitely balanced between light and shade. A dangerous diamond indeed. ~ Dave Thompson
Disc 1
1 Learn The Dance
2 Thanks For The Memories
3 Face To Face
4 Judy
5 What Goes Around
6 Loving You
7 Cocoon
8 Flying
9 Haunted
10 Crying Diamonds
11 King's Call
12 Things Have Got To Change
13 Yesterday's News
14 Roulette
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