Tuesday, 11 July 2017

John Sebastian - Welcome Back 1976 (2004 Reprise Japan Remaster) Flac & mp3@320


John Sebastian's relationship with Reprise records cooled after the commercial failure of his 1974 album Tarzana Kid, but he still owed one more record on his contract when his theme song for the television series Welcome Back, Kotter became a surprise hit in the spring of 1976. Reprise, naturally, called for an immediate LP tie-in, and Sebastian obliged. But he didn't really have an album's worth of top-flight tunes ready, and the result was an uneven collection filled out with a near-instrumental ("Let This Be Our Time to Get Along"), a folk-blues song he'd written in the early '60s ("Warm Baby"), and a remake of one of his old Lovin' Spoonful songs ("Didn't Wanna Have to Do It").
The new material tended to be craftsman-like pop songs, the melodies simple and catchy, the lyrics light verse ("You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine," "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back," "I Needed Her Most When I Told Her to Go"). Employing the soon-to-be Toto rhythm section of David Hungate and Jeff Porcaro, Sebastian had a solid backing when he ventured into island syncopation on "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back," and Jeff Baxter gave him some convincing pedal steel playing on "A Song a Day in Nashville," the only song that really cut deeply, painting a portrait of a struggling songwriter on the rebound who easily could have been Sebastian himself. Then, of course, there was "Welcome Back," a pleasant-enough tune whose endless repetitions of its title betrayed its origin as a brief TV theme song. It was the biggest hit of Sebastian's career, but unfortunately, with his contract up, Reprise had little reason to work to sustain his comeback, and, amazingly, he quickly went from being a man with a number one record to a man without a record label.(allmusic)


To say John Sebastian never reached the fame of sixties Spoonful times is surely true. But this say nothing about what he have done in the seventies. And it say nothing about his music. Welcome Back is an album with some really good songs on it (I needed her most when i told her to go, Welcome back, Don't wanna have to do it, You go your way and i'll go mine) You go your way... is surely an Eagles song without the Eagles but a very good one. All in all Sebastian have done a good album in 1976. End!
Have fun
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16 comments:

  1. How can I get it?

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  2. I'm thankful to your post.
    Where's mp3 link?

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  3. Where is the link? BTW really enjoy your shares

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  4. Hi SuperBillie,
    Sorry but there is no url to download anything :-)
    Regards and Thanks
    musicyoucan

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  5. hey man, please give us the link!

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  6. Can you put the link up. Warm thanks for your hard work.

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  7. Is there a link?

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  8. interested in hearing this one but don't see a link. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Hello SuperBillie1.
    Where is the link?
    Thank you very much
    Stathis

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  10. Many Thanks SuperBillie for John Sebastian. John played with the Doors on the Morrison Hotel album, with the pseudo G. Puglese, and of course old men such as me remember about John at Woodstock in 1969.
    Thanks again
    musicyoucan

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  11. 13 different ways of saying, "Where's the link?" And in my head, all I can hear is Horshack exclaiming, arm raised and bouncing, "Oo, oo! I know. Mr. Kotter, oo, I know." The first 45 I ever purchased, June 1976.

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