- Product Code: MLT46680
- You will get bonus-scraps: 12
- Availability: In Stock
- Price in bonus-scraps: 119
The second full-length album by American AOR band.
Urgent gelled when Michael and Steve Kehr, formerly of Sterling, pulled other brother Don along for "Cast The First Stone", a great debut produced by the storied Ian Hunter. Hunter hauls old bro Mick Ronson, the guitarist from Hull, 'round again for Urgent's sophomore effort "Thinking Out Loud". Already jaded by the '80s, Hunter found the first album sessions to be a soulless experience, feeling records and radio were closed books. As a result, the royal duo's workload lightens to only co-authoring three tracks: "If This Is Love," "Inch by Inch", and "Pain (Love Is a Victim)" - the last intended for a future Hunter/Ronson project. Judas Priest helmsman Tom Allon handles production. Ensnaring no fanfare or air time, and lacking the snap of the first record, "Thinking Out Loud" disappeared instantly, along with Urgent, though the band maintains status in esoteric AOR circles.
However, this album has a good range. We can find very nice combination of tunes here, and be in love with tracks like "Running Back" for it's awesome keyboards and pre-chorus. "If This Is Love" is a great ballad. You'll can't forget the catchy "Give'em Enough Rope" for a great contributions. Still, this album is good one to have in your collection!
Manhattan Records, 1987 (MLT46680). Made in USA. First press. Although item brand new and factory sealed, there are tiny cut out on right down corner.
1. Pain (Love Is A Victim) 4:21
2. Shot In The Dark 3:51
3. I Can't Take It No More 3:42
4. If This Is Love 4:51
5. Always Be There 3:28
6. Running Back 4:19
7. Extra Extra 3:45
8. Give 'em Enough Rope 4:42
9. Inch By Inch 3:49
10. All Over The World 4:24
Total playing time: 41:12 min.