Offered for sale is a limited edition blue vinyl U.S. pressing of Stealin’ Home by Ian Matthews.
While not marked a such, the blue vinyl copies were issued for promotional use only.
About this copy: This copy of Stealin’ Home is a 1978 U.S. pressing on the Mushroom label.
The cover is VG+ with light general wear. The custom inner sleeve is M- with no splits.
The blue vinyl disc is M-.
Background: Released in 1978, Stealin’ Home was the seventh solo album by former Fairport Convention member Ian Matthews.
The album did not chart in the U.S. but the lead single, “Shake It,” made the U.S. Top 40 chart.
Even though it was recorded in Oxfordshire, Stealin’ Home re-created the meticulously crafted sound of West Coast pop with impressive accuracy, and Matthews and Robertson shrewdly front-loaded the LP with tunes from other songwriters whose work was better suited to radio than Matthews’ own tunes. (It’s worth remembering that despite Matthews’ strength as a writer, his biggest previous hit was a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock.”) But if Stealin’ Home is a rare example of Ian Matthews playing the game of star-making machinery, never let it be said he didn’t play the game well. Matthews’ vocals are superb throughout Stealin’ Home, his band is tasteful and concise in its arrangements, and with “Shake It” he found a song that could have been a hit (it was penned by Terence Boylan) and gave it all the touches it needed to hit the upper reaches of the American pop charts.
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|Year of Release:||1978|