Broken Chains (Grapevine GRV 131) 1979 UK*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malcolm Wild - Broken (Grv Fnt)

Malcolm Wild – Broken Chains – Grapevine – front cover

 

 

Malcolm Wild-Broken Chains-front

Malcolm Wild – Broken Chains – Maranatha – front cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Malcolm half of Malcolm & Alwyn leaves behind the sound of the duo’s prior recordings for this orchestrated pop—rock offering. A few George Harrison impressions are left here and there, especially the opening ‘When You Call’ with its slide guitar melody. Heavily doctored up with strings at times, but still has plenty of Vibrant rock energy on ‘Pride (Before A Fall)’ and the title track. Some catchy tunes in here, including ‘Morning Star’ (which enlists the aid of his old chum Alwyn), the Nilsson-esque ‘You’re The Reason’ and the bitter-sweet ballad ‘Dreams’ (for which Malcolm resurrects his auto-harp). Closes with the Henry Cutrona ballad ‘The Prize’ which also appears on Darrell Mansfield’s Higher Power. The album credits list assistance from Cutrona and Mansfield, as well as Parchment. Norman Barratt, John Mehler and John Wickham. Released in the US on the Maranatha label (MM0069A) (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Malcolm Wild - Broken Chains - Grapevine - front sleeve

Malcolm Wild – Broken Chains – Grapevine – front sleeve

 

 

Malcolm Wild - Broken Chains - Grapevine - rear sleeve

Malcolm Wild – Broken Chains – Grapevine – rear sleeve

 

Malcolm Wild - Broken Chains - Grapevine - Label side 1

Malcolm Wild – Broken Chains – Grapevine – Label side 1

 

 

Malcolm Wild - Broken Chains - Grapevine - label side 2

Malcolm Wild – Broken Chains – Grapevine – label side 2

 

 

Malcolm Wild - Broken Chains - Grapevine - rear cover

Malcolm Wild – Broken Chains – Grapevine – rear cover

 

 

 

Malcolm Wild-Broken-back

Malcolm Wild – Broken Chains – Maranatha – rear cover

I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you George  for the Maranatha Europe front and rear covers.  Thank you Donald for the Grapevine album photos.

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1 Malcolm Wild ‎– Broken Chains 3:45
1-2Morning Star3:05
1-3Broken Chains4:53
1-4Was It You My Love?3:50
1-5Dreams3:49
2-1Pride (Before A Fall)3:44
2-2The Best Is You3:04
2-3You're The Reason3:45
2-4Love Is You3:14
2-5The Prize3:32

 

 

 

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