Roman Holliday – “Roman Holliday”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
None.

Personal Review:
 So, I don’t know, I really liked the sailor hats.

 So, the album opens with the song “Stand By” and there has never been a record that has sounded more 80’s than this album, the instrumentals, the vocals, the lyrics, it’s all way too 80’s. It’s different, not bad, just… very different. After that comes “Motor Mania” and we’re still continuing on with very 80’s sounds, it’s something about the lead vocalists voice, and then the backing vocals, all of them combined just makes it really weird. The A-Side closes with the track “I.O.U.” and it seems to be the most promising track of the A-Side so far, too bad it’s the closing one. Anyways, it’s been alright so far. It suddenly slows down to some like really soft music, and it’s actually surprisingly good. Oh, then it goes back to that weird 80’s sound.

 So, the B-Side opens with “Don’t Try to Stop It” and well, still, very, very, very, VERY 80’s. It’s pretty decent though, I’m not really sure how to feel about this album. One of these guys has a really deep voice, and it’s discomforting. Then the B-Side closes with the song “Beat My Time” and it’s all been a very 80’s time, maybe only 14 minutes too.

Interesting Facts:
None.

Track Listing:
A1 – Stand By
A2 – Motor Mania
A3 – I.O.U.

B1 – Don’t Try To Stop It
B2 – Beat My Time

Label:
Jive Records

Catalog Number:
EPJV-2

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Produced by Peter Collins for Loose End Productions
Engineered by Phil Harding & Brad Davis
Recorded at Battery Studios, London
Photography – Cameron McVie & Vinod Devlia
Guitar & Backing Vocals – Brian Bonhomme
Keyboards & Backing Vocals – Adrian York
Lead Vocals – Steve Lambert
Trumpet – John Eacott
Drums – Simon Cohen
Saxophone – Rob Lambert
Bass & Backing Vocals – John Durno

Other Albums I Own by Roman Holliday:
None.

Released:
1983

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