The Wild Places - Streets of Fire
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||The Wild Places||Duncan Browne||6:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Roman Vecu||Duncan Browne||4:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Camino Real, Pt. 1, 2 & 3||Duncan Browne||8:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Samurai||Duncan Browne||4:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Kisarazu||Duncan Browne||7:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Clash||Duncan Browne||3:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Planet Earth||Duncan Browne||6:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fauvette||Duncan Browne||3:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||American Heartbeat||Duncan Browne||3:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||She's Just a Fallen Angel||Duncan Browne||5:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Streets of Fire||Duncan Browne||8:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Nina Morena||Duncan Browne||4:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Things to Come||Duncan Browne||5:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||(Restless) Child of Change||Duncan Browne||3:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Following his stint in the group Metro with Sean Lyons and Peter Godwin, Duncan Browne turned up in 1978 with his first solo album since the dawn of the '70s. The Wild Places isn't much like his Immediate album Give Me, Take You — indeed, it's more like a lost Roxy Music album, or perhaps a lost Bryan Ferry record. It's electric, and the music has a sense of drama as well as beautiful melodies that were even better realized, with lush contributions on the synthesizer and related keyboards by Tony Hymas and a fierce guitar sound courtesy of Browne himself, aided by the up-front presence of John Giblin and Simon Phillips on bass and drums, respectively. The music runs the gamut from edgy progressive rock to straight-ahead rock & roll (the latter highlighted by "The Crash"), though Browne was at the top of his game, as both a singer and composer, working in an introspective, romantic vein, as on the killer title cut and numbers like "Roman Vecu" and "Kisarazu." [The 2000 Japanese import of The Wild Places combines the album with Streets of Fire.]
Another Musical Artist who IMHO has no real contemporary to compare musical style to. Seriously- nobody makes music like Duncan Browne. The music Duncan Browne created with Metro is great too! Quite a few of Duncan Browne's albums are being reissued and not so oddly enough are also being pre-ordered to the extent that CD reissues that are not even created yet are unavailable.
Note: Duncan Browne was also a featured Artist on Top Of The Pops
Do yourself a favor and just buy this album because you won't even find it at any SF Bay Area "Rock Swap" if you want a vinyl LP. I know this from experience. You will save on gas money or bus fare.
Born: 1946 in England
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s