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Leo Sayer (born Gerard Sayer) had a string of highly polished mainstream pop hits in the late '70s. Sayer began his musical career as the leader of the London-based Terraplane Blues Band in the late '60s. He formed Patches with drummer Dave Courtney in 1971; Courtney used to play with British pop star Adam Faith. Faith was beginning a management career in the early '70s, so ... Read more in Amazon's Leo Sayer Store

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  • Audio CD (8 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Rpm
  • ASIN: B00005V359
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,771 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Innocent Bystander
2. Goodnight Old Friend
3. Drop Back
4. Silverbird
5. The Show Must Go On
6. The Dancer
7. Tomorrow
8. Don't Say Its Over
9. Slow Motion
10. Oh Wot A Life
11. Why Is Everybody Going Home
12. Living in America (Bonus track)
13. Quicksand (Bonus track - a-side single)
14. Leo's Story (Bonus track)

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  1. Innocent Bystander
  2. Goodnight Old Field
  3. Drop Back
  4. Silverbird
  5. The Show Must Go On
  6. The Dancer
  7. Tomorrow
  8. Don't Say Its Over
  9. Slow Motion
  10. Oh Wot A Life
  11. Why Is Everybody Going Home
  12. Living In America
  13. Quicksand
  14. Leo's Story (part 1)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn VINE VOICE on 24 Oct. 2005
Format: Audio CD
You don't expect the early 1970s to throw up a haunting and imaginative album with a sense of the dramatic unless it comes from one of the prog giants. But Leo Sayer, too hastily written off these days as an easy-listening balladeer, made this gem without resorting to any of the multi-layered, riff-laden flamboyance that the era is renowned for.
The first three tracks are basic rock songs in stripped-down arrangements, but with a profound, unsetting feel which permeates the whole album. "Drop Back" in particular hits hard and features a brief, simple, but spine-tingling guitar solo. Both "The Dancer" and the orchestral "Why Is Everybody Going Home?" are topped by Sayer's deranged, lingering falsetto. The remaining tracks all add something different. "The Show Must Go On" might have been a major hit, but it isn't representative of the album.
What is certain however is that "Silverbird" has one of the hallmarks of all great albums, that of a unique feel. It inhabits a distinct world. Put your prejudice aside and try it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rob Frampton VINE VOICE on 22 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
It has to be said that Leo Sayer has achieved a rather cheesy image over the years. That's a real shame because his voice is powerful and unique, and this album with its spare arrangements is a forgotten classic.
Just listen to 'Drop Back', 'The Show Must Go On' and 'Don't Say It's Over' for proof of the quality of the material. This is the kind of 70's pop which lived alongside T-Rex and Gary Glitter but which deserves better recognition thirty years on.
Still, even if he kept the haircut, at least he ditched the clown suit...!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. J. T. Brooks on 15 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I first discovered this album in my parents collection as a child, and loved it from the first opening note. Upon reaching my 35th year I discovered a taste for trying out as many different variety of albums to broaden my musical taste/knowledge. So, I wondered whether this album was as good as I remembered it, and boy it was even better. Forget whatever preconceptions you may have about Leo Sayer, do yourself a favour and buy this album, nothing short of fantastic!
p.s I played this album to a 21 year old co-worker who is into drum and base music, and he couldn't get the opening track out of his head, and he really enjoyed it!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BLS on 15 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Sayer's Silverbird is simply stunning.There, I said it! Want more? Okay ... along with Led Zep's Physical Graffiti, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and David Essex's All The Fun Of The Fair, this album defines Britain in the 70s. Leo, as ever, tells it like it is and he deals with a whole array of emotions here - love, harrowing despair, food anxiety, animal joy, sexual craving and severe depression. Oh where to start with the highlights !?! First off the slow burning 'Dont Say It's Over', which from what I gather is an supportive ode to communism, the genre shifting 'The Dancer', 'The Show Must Go On' (obv.!) and the twisted love story of 'Oh Wot A Life' with Leo's best vocal delivery of his career, check out the line "Some cat down there split his head wide open", a musical landmark to these experienced ears. To be honest there's not a single bad song here and along with the added bonus tracks (the sex-funk sleaze of Quicksand being of particular note) there's simply no excuse not to slip a bit of Sayer into your collection .Yes, Leo would go on to be more punk, more jazz and more experimental but he has never been more visionary. Please do not be put off by his embarrassing appearance on Celebrity Big Brother (2007).
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Format: Audio CD
I think this album is one of the best albums made. its got songs that could easily match some of john lennons (probably even better).

songs like The Dancer and Why Is Everybody Going Home are just classic alone as i said because he came out dancing in a clown costume he was dismiised as a joke but if this album was written today it would be number one for quite a while.

its up there with Goats Head Soup and Shaved Fish in my book.
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