Saturday, 1 April 2017

The Golden Gate - Year One (1968 (2009, Now Sounds) Flac


Year One album for sale by Golden Gate was released Aug 11, 2009 on the Now Sounds label. Billy Carlucci and Reid Whitelaw were a pair of New York-based songwriters who, after kicking around the business for several years, hit paydirt in 1968 when they wrote the tune "Goody Goody Gumdrops" for the 1910 Fruitgum Company. Year One songs It was the first of a string of pop songs the team would write for the Kasenetz-Katz bubblegum empire, and they formed a bubblegum act of their own, Marshmallow Way, who cut an album for United Artists.
Year One album for sale But by 1970, Carlucci and Whitelaw had ambitions to make music that was classier and more mature, and they signed a deal with Audio Fidelity Records for their new project. Year One CD music The Golden Gate combined polished pop tunes and a production that matched the well-crafted pop/rock of acts like the Buckinghams with horn-based arrangements in the manner of Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears. The Golden Gate's one and only album, YEAR ONE, is a notably more ambitious and less gimmicky work than Carlucci and Whitelaw had delivered in the past; with a handful of top studio musicians backing them up and the vocal group the Tradewinds adding background harmonies, YEAR ONE's craft is impeccable (beyond a few shaky vocal moments that reveal these guys were songwriters first), and the production and arrangements are a canny reflection of both the style of the day and the studio-centered pop background of the composers/bandleaders.
Billy Carlucci and Reid Whitelaw were a pair of New York-based songwriters who, after kicking around the business for several years, hit paydirt in 1968 when they wrote the tune "Goody Goody Gumdrops" for the 1910 Fruitgum Company. It was the first of a string of pop songs the team would write for the Kasenetz-Katz bubblegum empire, and they formed a bubblegum act of their own, Marshmallow Way, who cut an album for United Artists. But by 1970, Carlucci and Whitelaw had ambitions to make music that was classier and more mature, and they signed a deal with Audio Fidelity Records for their new project.
The Golden Gate combined polished pop tunes and a production that matched the well-crafted pop/rock of acts like the Buckinghams with horn-based arrangements in the manner of Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears. The Golden Gate's one and only album, YEAR ONE, is a notably more ambitious and less gimmicky work than Carlucci and Whitelaw had delivered in the past; with a handful of top studio musicians backing them up and the vocal group the Tradewinds adding background harmonies, YEAR ONE's craft is impeccable (beyond a few shaky vocal moments that reveal these guys were songwriters first), and the production and arrangements are a canny reflection of both the style of the day and the studio-centered pop background of the composers/bandleaders.
  
Very good sunshine/bubblegum with brill building influence. To me a strong effort. Strong melodies and the horn arrangements are very tasteful. Very good effort.

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               Frank    
                                                FLAC

9 comments:

  1. Re-up please. Thanks.

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    1. Hello Quotus i'll post the link in a few minutes.
      Cheers
      Frank

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  2. Thank you so much!!!
    This blog is one of my favorite blog now :)

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  3. Hi, Great music, great info. Great bands! Congrats!!!
    The new link is dead too, could you re-up please?

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    1. The link is up in one minute!
      Have fun
      Frank

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    2. Hi. Thanks so much for the quick response. But something's wrong with the new link. Thanks again

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    3. Hola El mas frio, thanks for the info. I had problems with my megasync. I'll post a complete fresh link in a few minutes.
      Frank

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    4. The link is up and i hope i fixed it. Please let me know if there are still problems
      Frank

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