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707 - The Second Album

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707:
Kevin Russell (guitar, vocals)
Andy Celley (keyboards)
Phil Bryant (bass, vocals)
Jim McClarty (drums)
 
Produced by: Jai Winding
Engineered by: George Tutko
Mixed by : tbd
Mastered by: George Marino
Remastered by: Jon Astley
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition - Fully Remastered Audio - 16 page full colour booklet - 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork with previously unseen photos, band involvement and new interview. No one was more surprised than the band when it emerged that 707, an obscure baby act from Los Angeles who had recently released their debut album, suddenly had a hit single on their hands. 'I Could Be Good For You', a forceful rock track propelled by a grand piano, and even though they were signed to Casablanca Records it had all the hallmarks of an organic birth. It was enough of a success story to ensure that the band would head back into the studio to record a now highly anticipated second album. Enlisting the assistance of producer Jai Winding (Le Roux, Stephen Crane) and recorded in Los Angeles, the band's sophomore album (cunningly titled 'The Second Album') solidified their potential, albeit with the loss of pianist Duke McFadden who left the band for pastures new. His departure was quite a traumatic blow but they weren't holed beneath the waterline because the other members rose to the challenge with a defiant show of force. Issued in 1980, the album showcased a more forceful approach, something more in keeping with the AOR zeitgeist of the day and evoking comparisons this time around with Journey, Foreigner and Cheap Trick. Showcasing this harder edge, tracks such as 'Tonite's Your Nite', 'Rockin' Is Easy' and the glorious 'Strings Around My Heart' elevate the band into the stratosphere. If it wasn't for the implosion of Casablanca Records the record could've have been a huge commercial success."
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