Living In Oz CD (2008)

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Label Coaches Choice
SKU 207544059
UPC 886972404424
UPC 14 00886972404424
Format CD
Release Date 3/10/2008
Author Rick Springfield
Associated Artist/Work Daryl Hall & John Oates
Associated Artist/Work Hall & Oates
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Silverman, Jeff
Technical Info
CatalogID 14660
Lable Name RCA
Released 1983
Original Release 1983
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 50s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886972404424
Album Notes and Credits
Though this was Rick Springfield's ninth album, it seemed like the third to most pop music fans, as it came on the heels of his breakthrough, Working Class Dog, and its successful follow-up, Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet. And though this contained as many hits as the aforementioned collections, it isn't remembered as quite the same in terms of accomplishment; this may be because it is so personal that it's just not as accessible. Living in Oz is Springfield's response to the dance-pop wave that was just starting to build and would be prominent until grunge announced its presence, as well as his response to the naysayers who wouldn't accept him as a serious musician. Where earlier hits, like "Jessie's Girl" and "Don't Talk to Strangers," were well-crafted pop tunes, on this release he shows an edge and a maturity he hadn't before. By embracing the synthesizers he also shows contempt for, he is able to illustrate how they're changing music and the way fans mindlessly embrace them. This sets up a dichotomy between the coldness of synths and about the need for the human touch -- whether it's with a mistress, a friend, or a father -- as each cut is about the need for that touch or about the consequences of it. Be it of adultery (a sexually charged "Alyson"), youthful dreams of fame (a spare, unsentimental "Me & Johnny"), or his upbringing (the restrained indictment "Like Father, Like Son"), the entire CD is like a confessional, and that type of honesty suits Springfield well as he matures as an artist and not just as a pop idol. Living in Oz ranks among his best. ~ Bryan Buss
Professional Reviews
Record Collector (magazine) (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The energy levels rarely flag...and 'Affair Of The Heart' and 'Souls' could be Foreigner off-cuts..."
Disc 1
1 Human Touch
2 Alyson
3 Affair of the Heart
4 Living in Oz
5 Me & Johnny
6 Motel Eyes
7 Tiger by the Tail
8 Souls
9 I Can't Stop Hurting You
10 Like Father, Like Son

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