Sunday, October 26, 2014

1977, Swept Away - Steve Hunter, vinyl

1977, vinyl
"Swept Away" - Steve Hunter

After the Welcome To My Nightmare tour Steve Hunter released his debut solo album "Swept Away." Recorded in a two year period I believe this was during Steve's touring with Alice Cooper. In Toronto on Aug 18-28, Oct 24-29, Nov 24-28 in 1976. Then in L.A. on Dec 17-19 in 1976 and Jan 8-10 1977. Out on Acto label a division of Atlantic who produced Alice's WTMN album.

Hunter's backing band was pretty much the same people who work on WTMN and Go To Hell album. Steve Hunter on all guitars and vocals, Prakash John on bass, Jim Gordon on drums and Bob Ezrin on keyboards, percussion, and vocals. Bob Ezrin who also produced this album along with Brian Christian. Some other guest include Jim Malen on percussion and Jozef Chirowski plays Fender Rhodes on "Eldorado Street" track.

Steve covers an instrumental version of "Eight Miles High" by The Byrds that is amazing and I also love the drums by Jim Gordon. Another cover is "Sail On Sailor" a Beach Boys song.
I also like "Of All Times To Leave" that is a short song written by Hunter.
Steve Hunter shows off his guitar work on this album and is done very well. It's more of a laid back sound. It reminds me of being on a tropical island hence the title "Swept Away". 

I found this LP at Nuggets record shop in Kenmore Square in Boston a long time ago.
A puncture hole in the top left corner (no it's not a bullet hole) price around $4.99.


Back Cover

Side One

Side Two

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