Tom Teeley | Tales of Glamour and Distress

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Tales of Glamour and Distress

by Tom Teeley

From song to song, a consistently strong collection of punchy,melodic pop-rock from this singer / songwriter ,originally released in 1984 , this album compares well to such other 80s artist as Thomas Dolby or Nik Kershaw.
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shangri-la
3:27 FREE
2. Victoria
4:29 FREE
3. A Rocket and a Roman Candle
4:06 FREE
4. Remember Gina
3:28 FREE
5. She Got Away
3:29 FREE
6. Tales of Glamour and Distress
3:13 FREE
7. Long Way To Heaven
4:26 FREE
8. Bobalu
3:11 FREE
9. Woman in Love
3:35 FREE
10. Heartland
4:39 FREE
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Album Notes
Tales of Glamour and Distress is the first solo album by singer - songwriter Tom Teeley who prior to its 1984 release had been working on the Broadway stage in productions of both Beatlemania, and Dick Clark's,Rock and Roll the First 5000 Years, as well as playing the New York club scene with the band The Metromen.
The album was co produced by Teeley and Neil Kernon. Recorded on location at the rock venue Irving Plaza, [ today known as The Fillmore } producer Kernon utilized a mobile recording truck ,parked on east 15th street alongside the venue and set up recording using different parts of the building for ambient effect. Essentially a 'one man band' style record, Teeley performed all parts of the arrangements,the only exceptions being a stellar appearence by Mahavishnu Orchestra's keyboardist Jan Hammer on the track Heartland, and Hall and Oates saxman Charlie DeChant on Shangri-la and Remember Gina. Although Teeley was known more for his guitar work, the albun featured mostly synth driven arrangements, more akin to other conemporary acts of the day such as Thomas Dolby, Nik Kershaw, or Thompson Twins. Stylisticly however , the musical influences on this record are more varied,including some obvious Stevie Wonder ,and Steely Dan nods , but as well touches of baroque on Woman in Love, or a Leonard Bernstein-esque chorus on the title track. Rocket and a Roman Candle was the album's first single release , and was the one track from the album to receive MTV exposure for it's promotional video. 80's pop at ity's best with this one, but somehow doesn't date itself with any of the insipid cliches of the times.

-Dack Fontaine 2010



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These PoPs & Cracks Take Me Back
It has been a while, but I remember the album well. I am so thankful for it. Tom told me meany stories that I could mold as my own. My mom dating again, hanging with the cool kids in the Jr High smoking area, & discovering PoP N Rock coming together to Move and Groove me. I could wax On & On about this LP , but you should know already , this Body of Work is Worth its weight in GB. Much Love To you....Tom Teeley. ( smiley face w/ winking eye )