Andrew Gold – Leftovers – CD


Artist: Andrew Gold
UPC: 634479441820


Every day, somewhere across the globe, someone is enjoying the music of Andrew Gold. Whether it’s his joyous ode “Thank You for Being a Friend,” his plaintive hit “Lonely Boy,” his elegant guitar work and arrangements on various classic tracks such as Linda Ronstadt’s smash “You’re No Good,” his crafty, ear-friendly art-pop as one half of the duo Wax, or one of his engaging, mellifluous children’s album, Andrew produced some of the most beloved sounds of the past 50 years. Andrew’s remarkable career showcased his prodigious talents as a mellifluous, passionate singer; a polished, thoughtful, astute songwriter; a creative, meticulous producer, arranger and engineer; and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist. Born in Burbank, CA. on August 2, 1951 and raised in Hollywood, Andrew was a precocious kid. He wrote his first songs when he was a mere 13 years old; then, he diligently mastered a band’s worth of instruments including guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. It’s no surprise that music was Andrew’s calling. His father, Ernest Gold, was one of Hollywood’s premier composers, winning an Academy Award for scoring the epic feature-film “Exodus.” And his mother, Marni Nixon, was an accomplished singer and musical performer renowned for providing the singing voices of famous actresses in high-profile films such as Natalie Wood in “West Side Story”: Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady”; and Deborah Kerr in “The King and I.” While a schoolboy abroad in England, Andrew scored his first recording contract at the age of 16 after he submitted a selection of demos to Polydor Records’ London office. It would only be a few years later when he would have his first major impact on the world of pop music, teaming up with then-rising country-rock singer Linda Ronstadt and her producer Peter Asher. Beginning with her 1974 breakthrough album Heart Like a Wheel. Andrew collaborated on the majority of Linda’s records in the 1970s. He sang and played behind her as a mainstay of her band, manning virtually every instrument on her #1 hit ‘You’re No Good’ (which features a classic Gold guitar bridge) and much of Heart Like a Wheel, and crafting the sounds of such memorable Ronstadt chart-toppers as ‘When Will I Be Loved,’ and ‘Heatwave.” Andrew was in Linda’s band from 1973 until 1977, and also played with her sporadically throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Earning kudos from critics and fans as well as the respect of his peers, Andrew was subsequently invited to share his skills with a who’s who of music-industry superstars. His vocal and instrumental prowess and deft songwriting enhanced the records or live performances of many major artists, including Celine Dion, Carly Simon, 10cc, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Diana Ross, Cher, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd, Jesse McCartney, Jennifer Warnes, Stephen Bishop, Nicolette Larson, Eric Carmen, Maria Muldaur, Neil Diamond, Juice Newton, Leo Sayer, Vince Gill, Aaron Neville,The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Japanese superstar Eikichi Yazawa. But Andrew was becoming an accomplished solo artist, too. In the mid-’70s, he released four well-received albums: Andrew Gold (1975), What’s Wrong with This Picture (1976), All This and Heaven Too (1978), and Whirlwind (1979). The single ‘Lonely Boy,’ taken from What’s Wrong with This Picture, was a Top 10 hit in the U.S., as was ‘Thank You for Being a Friend’ from All This and Heaven Too. ‘Thank You for Being a Friend’ later became the theme for the massively popular television situation-comedy The Golden Girls – which continues to be watched and adored on cable TV, in syndication on broadcast TV, and on DVD throughout the world since it’s original NBC network run from 1985-1992. The song itself is considered a classic pop tune – a uplifting anthem of camaraderie with appeal that cuts across all demographics. Meanwhile, “Lonely Boy” has been featured the soundtracks of a variety of films including 1997’s “Boogie Nights” and 1998’s “The Waterboy.” Over the past three decades, Andrew continued to f

Track List:

1. Tail Lights
2. Marcella
3. Here Without You
4. I’m in No Condition
5. The Gospel According to Love
6. Falling Down
7. A River in Time
8. Love Will Have It’s Way with You
9. What a Gentleman Does
10. Show Me a Way
11. Guilty
12. The Golden Paths of Heaven


Format: Compact Discs

Genre: ROCK

UPC: 634479441820

Artist: Andrew Gold

Release Date: 02/11/2003

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