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AOTW David & David WELCOME TO THE BOOMTOWN (A&M SP 5134)

Discussion in 'A Small Circle of Friends: The Music Forum' started by LPJim, May 17, 2017.

  1. LPJim

    LPJim Well-Known Member Moderator Thread Starter

    David & David are David Baerwald & David Ricketts

    A1 Welcome To The Boomtown 5:30
    A2 Swallowed By The Cracks 4:16
    A3 Ain't So Easy 4:50
    A4 Being Alone Together 5:31
    B1 A Rock For The Forgotten 4:25
    B2 River's Gonna Rise 4:28
    B3 Swimming In The Ocean 3:58
    B4 All Alone In The Big City 4:37
    B5 Heroes 3:07 -- written by Baerwald



    Recorded at Skyline, A&M, Mad Hatter and Capitol Studios
    Mixed at Capitol Studios

    WELCOME TO THE BOOMTOWN entered the Billboard Top 200 on August 16, 1986
    It charted for 38 weeks and peaked at # 39
    The title song reached # 37 as a single

    Issued as CD 5134


    JB

     
  2. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    What a great CD!!! Too bad there was no follow up because David Baerwald went solo. Matt Clark Sanford, MI
     
  3. jfiedler17

    jfiedler17 Active Member

    Great album indeed! "Welcome to the Boomtown" has definitely got to be one of my favorite lost 45s of the late '80s. It's not the most commercial song in the world, admittedly - the lyric is anything but uplifting - but it's a deceptively catchy song, and the production and arrangement of the song are absolutely brilliant. It's one of the more ambient rock songs of its era.

    You can find a full article (penned by yours truly) about the album here if you're interested in reading more about the duo. Though this was the only album they ever technically released as a duo, both Baerwald and Ricketts continued to work together, and they'd go on - both as a team and individually - to play a big role in the success of many a later female pop star, including Toni Childs, Meredith Brooks, and most famously, Sheryl Crow.
     

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