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The Babys - Broken Heart (1978) - Lp
















Released:  1977
Genre:  AOR Rock
Format:  LP
Label:  Chrysalis Records
Catalog#  511150
Prijs:  €10,00

Broken Heart is The Babys second album. The album produced The Babys first big hit "Isn't It Time", which reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977.

On Broken Heart, the Babys make good on the sense of potential that was only hinted at on their debut release. The band found a sympathetic producer this time out in Ron Nevison, who applied the same basic production strategy he used on Lights Out for UFO: He gives the band a sharp, precise recording that fully brings out their power while balancing out the heavier elements of their sound with sophisticated orchestrations that broaden their sound into a cinematic realm. The Babys live up to this ambitious style of production by stepping up to the plate with a collection of songs that are tight, catchy, and full of rock & roll conviction.
Highlights include "Give Me Your Love," a steamy mid-tempo rocker that shows off Michael Corby's skill at the keyboards, and the title track, which balances its hard-hitting attack with catchy pop hooks to create an effective, guitar-driven slab of power pop. Broken Heart also gave the Babys their first taste of singles chart success with one its few outside contributions: "Isn't It Time" is an effective power ballad that alternates lush, orchestrated verses with a fiery chorus driven by female backup vocals and a punchy horn arrangement.
The end result is an album that is a quantum leap forward from The Babys in every way. Broken Heart is undoubtedly one of the crown jewels in the Babys' catalog and a worthwhile listen for any fan of big-production AOR rock.


Side A
A1. Wrong Or Right  (3:26)
A2. Give Me Your Love  (3:37)
A3. Isn’t It Time  (4:03)
A4. And If You Could See Me Fly  (2:50)
A5. The Golden Mile  (5:01)

Side B
B1. Broken Heart  (3:02)
B2. I’m Falling  (3:55)
B3. Rescue Me  (3:50)
B4. Silver Dreams  (3:00)
B5. A Piece Of The Action  (4:35)

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