Saturday, 23 February 2013

Alex Acuna - Thinking Of You (1991)

Format: flac + cue + log
Genre: Country, Music, Jazz, Fusion, Latin Jazz, Alternative, New Wave
Original Release Date: 1991
Label: JVC






An expanded CD version of the Unknowns' sole record, now billed to "Bruce Joyner & the Unknowns." This replaces the original Invasion LP as the definitive document, including not only all of that record's tracks, but doubling the length and then some with the addition of 13 previously unreleased demos. Several of these are rawer versions of songs that ended up on the 1982 album, but half a dozen are tunes that didn't make the cut. To be honest, these demos aren't nearly as good as what ended up on the LP. The early takes of songs that were re-recorded for the album were rearranged to considerably greater effect in their official versions, and the numbers that were left off the record weren't as good as the ones that were selected. Still, it's real interesting for fans to hear, and the CD's 24 tracks encompass the Unknowns' entire legacy, with the exception of their Sire Dream Sequence EP.

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