Wednesday, 22 March 2017

P.F. Sloan - Songs Of Our Times 1965 (SHM CD Japan Remaster 2014) Flac

Sloan's solo debut unveiled a singer-songwriter of a more serious, not to say Dylanesque, mindset than was evident on the material he had written for other artists up to that point (and indeed on the material that he continued to supply for acts like Johnny Rivers, Herman's Hermits and the Grass Roots after this album). At times, the Dylan influence was obvious -- "What Exactly's the Matter with Me," for instance, sounds like a pop Dylan with a heavy streak of satirical self-pity. Yet the strongest half or so of the album revealed a composer of considerable talent. Sloan's own versions of "Eve of Destruction" and "Take Me for What I'm Worth" are starker than the hit covers by Barry McGuire and the Searchers respectively, and "The Sins of a Family" is one of his best and most penetrating works. Other tracks, such as "I Get Out of Breath" and "This Is What I Was Made For," show more of the pop tunesmith in Sloan, and his underrated voice is well-suited for the earnest charm of the material.

P.F. Sloan had written songs with and for the big names in music business of the sixties. But after the departure from songwriting partner Steve Barri and later from Dunhill Records ( he gave away all of his songwriting roalties to get away from Dunhill) his fame began to fade in the business. 1972 he recorded his last album till 2006 Raised On Records. Sailover in 2006 was his last record and P F Sloan died in 2015.
Here is his first solo album Songs Of Our Times.
Hope you will like it
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