“The Lost Boys: Hard-To-Find ’80s Albums” gives you exactly what the title implies: a rare or out-of-print album from the ’80s in its entirety. Some will be from CD, but most will have been lovingly transferred from pristine vinyl culled directly from the Analog Kid’s vast collection. Whatever album I choose, it will be one that you can’t easily find a physical copy for sale on Amazon or in your local record store (if you even have one anymore). Death…by stereo!
The Analog Kid is a sucker for power pop, and power pop doesn’t get much better than Phil Seymour. Phil was a member of the Dwight Twilley Band in the ’70s, and his 1981 debut solo album remains one of my all-time favorite LPs. 1982’s Phil Seymour 2 may not reach the same heights as his first record, but it’s still a great album with some insanely catchy tunes. It was also the first place a record owner could hear “Surrender,” a wonderful song from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers that somehow never made an album in the ’70s. Petty eventually re-recorded “Surrender” and finally released it on the 2000 compilation Anthology: Through The Years.
Phil Seymour 2 was briefly released on CD in 2011, but the songs on that album were extensively remixed. The 320 kbps rip below is from my own vinyl pressing, and features the original Val Garay mixes from 1982. I have also included Seymour’s contribution to the soundtrack of the 1982 cult classic The Last American Virgin as one of the bonus tracks.
Sadly, Phil Seymour passed away from lymphoma in 1993– the same year that I had to undergo a bone marrow transplant to combat leukemia. Maybe that’s one of the reasons Phil’s music is so precious to me, but I also know that his body of work speaks for itself. The Analog Kid hopes you enjoy this super-rare power pop classic!
Phil Seymour: Phil Seymour 2
Boardwalk Records, 1982
320 kbps vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid
1. “Love Receiver” (Terry Mace/Debbie Wright/P.R. Battle)
2. “Don’t Let Daddy Find Out” (Terry Mace/Ralph Hammer/Debbie Wright)
3. “Dancing A Dream” (Robert Cowsill/Paul Cowsill)
4. “Surrender” (Tom Petty)
5. “Looking For The Magic” (Dwight Twilley)
6. “Talk To Me” (Joey Alkes/Chris Fradkin/Gary Robertson)
7. “You Give Good Love” (Terry Mace/Howard Wolen)
8. “Suffering” (Phil Seymour/Jimmy Podlor)
9. “Better To Me Than You” (Phil Seymour)
10. “Tear Up The Night” (Shandi/Jeff Rollings)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: “Surrender” (Tom Petty)
From the album Anthology: Through The Years
MCA Records, 2000
Phil Seymour: “When I Find You” (Jeff Rollings)
From the soundtrack album The Last American Virgin
Columbia Records, 1982
Vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid
Phil Seymour: “Precious To Me” (Phil Seymour)
From the album Phil Seymour
Boardwalk Records, 1981
Dwight Twilley Band: “Looking For The Magic” (Dwight Twilley)
From the album Twilley Don’t Mind
Arista Records, 1977