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They could have been a contender.
on 17 August 2013
The Producers are essentially a "hobby band" for top flight record producers Trevor Horn, Lol Creme, Stephen Lipson, and Ash Soan. I can't admit to having heard of the latter pair before this, but Trevor Horn has produced a ton of headline acts after moving into that role, originally being the man in front of the mic for Buggles and one of the many incarnations of Yes. Lol Creme you will presumably recall from 10cc and it's spin-off Godley & Creme.
Overall, I found the album to be a very pleasant mixed bag. I bought it on the strength of their names, rather than having heard it up front. It's all immaculately produced as you'd expect, but it didn't *quite* click with me. There are some tracks on the album that are just fantastic - guaranteed chart-toppers thirty years ago. Others are just "pleasant" and didn't didn't quite manage to hook onto my musical subconscious on the first play. If you like listening to Radio 2, then this is probably ideal for you. Personally, I guess I'm not that far gone yet ;-). I just felt that
it needed to "rock" just a little more and to tone down the leaning toward light pop/ballads. Each to their own, I guess. I'm still giving it 4 out of 5, as I can't mark it down based on my own musical tastes and it is a good album.