Something New: Unreleased Gold (Remastered) Andrew Gold
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- 1Something New (Band Version)03:39
- 2Come Down To Me (Solo Demo)03:32
- 3What You Do Is What You See (Solo Demo)03:34
- 4The World Tomorrow Brings (Solo Demo)04:29
- 5You Are Somewhere Within Me (Solo Demo)04:22
- 6Sometimes When A Man's On His Own (Solo Demo)02:49
- 7Prisoner (Band Version)02:25
- 8Ten Years Behind Me (Solo Demo)03:08
- 9Timothy Corey (Solo Demo)03:36
- 10Almost Love (Solo Demo)03:41
- 11Penny Arcade (Solo Demo)03:39
- 12Don't Bring Me Down (Solo Demo)04:03
- 13Resting In Your Love (Band Version)03:11
- 14Joseph (Solo Demo)02:55
- 15A Note From You (Alternate Band Version)02:56
- 16To Be Someone (Solo Demo)03:46
Info for Something New: Unreleased Gold (Remastered)
In the mid-1970s, Andrew Gold’s skills as a musician and an arranger were ubiquitious, appearing on some of the biggest records of the decade by artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Art Garfunkel, and James Taylor. By 1977, he had reached the Billboard Top 10 as an artist and writer with his self penned hit, “Lonely Boy.” In the mid ’80s and early ’90s, Andrew’s song “Thank You For Being A Friend” was used as the theme for the hugely successful NBC-TV sitcom The Golden Girls. From 1992–1999, Andrew was the TV theme voice of the Paul Reiser—Helen Hunt comedy starrer Mad About You and in 2019, Andrew’s “Spooky Scary Skeletons” found new life thanks to a viral dance craze on TikTok that has reached over 250 million people!
But in 1973, like so many singer songwriters in Los Angeles, Andrew Gold was just another talented guy looking for a record deal. Brought to Clover Recorders by producer Chuck Plotkin (Bruce Springsteen), Gold set out to lay down the many songs he had written that he’d hoped would land him a recording contract. Over a period of many months, Plotkin and Gold recorded numerous songs that would ultimately land him a deal with Asylum Records who would release his first album in the fall of 1975. Interestingly, none of the songs recorded in 1973, save for reworked versions of “Resting In Your Love” and “A Note From You” would appear on any of Andrew’s four solo albums over the next several years…until now!
Omnivore Recordings is proud to announce the release of Something New: Unreleased Gold, a collection of sixteen previously unissued tracks by Andrew Gold from 1973.
From the liner notes by two-time Grammy® Award-winning producer Peter Asher: I suppose the science of genetics made it incredibly unlikely that Andrew could have been born without musical talent… his father was Ernest Gold, the Academy Award-winning composer and his mother was Marni Nixon, who provided the singing voice for West Side Story, The King And I, and My Fair Lady.
No doubt, Andrew had a leg up on his competition and these 16 tracks offer an insight into a musical mind that was just exploding with creativity. So, take a listen to Something New, a look back into the beginning of the musical artistry of Andrew Gold, truly a hidden gem waiting to shine.
Andrew Gold, vocals, guitar
Kenny Edwards, guitar, vocals
Peter Bernstein, bass
Gene Garfin, drums, vocals
Produced by Brad Rosenberger & Leslie Kogan-Gold
Andrew's remarkable career in popular music 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, dazzled by the sweet and glistening din of the British Invasion ensembles - especially the Beatles. Diligently, he 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." As Linda's go-to arranger, he crafted 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 from time to time throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
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