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Passing Stranger [CD]

Paul Korda Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Mar 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rpm
  • ASIN: B0073GVYC2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,536 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. Morning Wakes The Sun
3. Dover Ferry
4. To Love A Woman
5. Ode To The Ministry
6. Into Your Station
7. Pass Me Winter
8. Under Other Skies
9. Rubble My Cauldrons
10. We Are Each Other
11. A Passing Stranger
12. Sunny In The Dawn
13. Mud Mother
14. English Country Garden (Bonus Track)
15. Seagull (The West Coast Oil Tragedy) (Bonus Track)

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Passing Stranger is reissued for the first time in Europe & US since first release on MAM in 1971. An album by writer & singer Paul Korda as an expression of his life and views at the time, innocence and complexity born of 60 s idealism. The recording was made at Olympic Studios, coproduced by Vic Smith, and with performances by Chris Spedding, Madeline Bell, Doris Troy, Onnie McIntyre and Alan Gorrie (of AWB), Andy Roberts and Ray Russell. We have added the bonus tracks of the MAM single bside, plus Kordas 1969 single for Parlophone Seagull (this was also covered by Love Sculpture). Style is somewhere between contemporaries Labi Siffre and Cat Stevens. Korda started as a writer for Immediate, penning PP Arnolds single The Time Has Come, and went on to write the hit Written On The Wind for Roger Daltrey, with a spell as a producer at EMI Records in between. Latterly Korda turned to acting and has appeared on TV in My Name Is Earl , and in films such as two of the Pirates Of The Caribbean instalments.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Getting To Know 21 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Paul Korda was an original cast member of Hair, he also produced Jon Andersons pre Yes recordings.
This album from 1971 was recorded over a thirteen hour session and features the talents of Chris Spedding, Alan Gorrie [A.W.B] and Andy Roberts [Plainsong] among others. Good organic production from Vic Smith also helps give an edge to the material. This album was pretty much dismissed in a brief review in Mojo but is definitely worth a listen.
On the first few songs Kordas voice does come across a bit like Cat Stevens wearing a very tight pair of trousers, but midway through i started to detect a Dave Cousins vibe in his delivery and at times you could imagine the Strawbs doing some of these songs. The musical backing as you would expect is really good and most of the songs are having a go at the establishment, the title track reflecting on people being pre judged on their appearence.
At the time Korda didn't even know that the album had been released, it slipped out in France on the MAM label.
Rodger Daltry recorded three of Kordas songs for his Ride A Rock Horse album and i have always had him down as being a fairly shrewd guy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite album 7 Oct 2013
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I had this album back in the vinyl days and it was a fave then, Now I'm revisiting those moments again... and again... and again... great album. Have a listen and then just get it!
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