Theme Switcher
Switch to:

Notes about GDM Themes
Click to learn more about GDM themes


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6825
Comments: 16465
Ratings: 4520
Forum Posts: 21582
Latest Comments
With Vinnie making his mu...
Same here, forgotten abou...
Both albums are really go...
Great band had forgotten ...
This debut is chocked ful...
The band really broadens ...
I've seen this many times...
A classic indeed and thei...
I hoped more from this al...
It was Heather Thomas in ...
Actually, 'Find The Lady'...
Cheers Dave, looking to g...
Great, Malcolm! I can hel...
Dave, it's already set up...
Great list, Jeffrey. The ...
Maybe an interview with G...
Finally got a copy of thi...
Thanks for the download y...
Yes Dave, I agree New Yor...
Very cool. I've always ha...
You must login to post a message.

23-01-2018 19:27
R.I.P Dave Holland, drummer, ex Trapeze and Judas Priest. Aged 69.

22-01-2018 21:32
Wonderful recent interview with Gary Numan.

21-01-2018 21:04
Lucky and now skint, judging by the winning bid!!

21-01-2018 20:47
Some lucky Jeff Lynne fan got a real rarity!

21-01-2018 09:43
Yep in Argent, especially as Rod Argent and Jim we’re cousins.

21-01-2018 07:43
Didn't Rodford also play in Argent and Charlie too?

20-01-2018 22:04
Jim Rodford, bass player, The Kinks, Phoenix (I think?), but I remember him with The Zombies, saw live a while back. RIP

17-01-2018 21:50
In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

17-01-2018 18:44
Review of the rather splendid `Hornal` album is in the works too.

17-01-2018 01:57
Dave and Jeff's best of 2017 wrap-up's just around the corner too.. computer work

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1986 Articles » Downes And Price - 1986 Downes And Price
Downes And Price - 1986 Downes And Price

ARTIST: Downes And Price
ALBUM: Downes And Price
LABEL: Atlantic
SERIAL: 7 81637-1
YEAR: 1986


LINEUP: Cliff Downes - keyboards, vocals * Jimmy Price - vocals * Gordon Kennedy, Jeff Southworth, Joe Taylor, John Goin - guitars * Larry Fast, Rob Moundsy, Shane Keister, Tommy Mandel - keyboards * Bob Babbet, David Hood, Gary Lunn, Michael Rhodes, T.M. Stevens - bass * Jerry Carrigan, Larrie Londin, Roger Hawkins - drums * Charlie DeChant - sax * Ahmet Ertegun - production

TRACK LISTING: 01 New York Hold Her Tight And Reprise * 02 Where Does Love Go * 03 Save Your Love * 04 My Imagination * 05 I Go To Pieces * 06 (I'm Gonna) Miss You Girl * 07 Promises Are Made To Be Broken * 08 This Time (I'm Really In Love) * 09 Girls Voices * 10 Feed The Fire

Without doubt, the pairing of Downes And Price were the epitome of 'soundtrack AOR'. The sort of music you can see and hear on YouTube when you bring up 'Best AOR' in your search engine. This duo were based in Nashville. Cliff Downes was the principal songwriter, and moved to Nashville after spending his formative years at the University of Alabama during the early 80's. In fact, Downes songwriting work drew the attention of Atlantic Records head-honcho Ahmet Ertegun, who offered a deal, and provided the glossy production. Bringing in Jimmy Price as the vocal talent was a good move, so too the assembled talent of Nashville's best studio hounds.

The Songs
No two ways about it, there is some fantastic hooky AOR on display, which should have been huge back in 1986. Sure, we all heard about Van Stephenson's 'Suspicious Heart' which was also a local Nashville product at the time, so too others, but Downes and Price didn't even register a blip on the charts. Just take a listen to the superb 'Save Your Love' which reminds me of Joe Bruce And Second Avenue. 'Where Does Love Go' is just mid 80's AOR perfection, and though the chorus might sound a touch familiar, when it's played this well who cares? 'Promises Are Made To Be Broken' is another exceptional track, breathy and spacious, pumping bass, and synths dabbling in the higher registers. It's all good really.

In Summary
On the album jacket, the boys could've been auditioning for Miami Vice, and to be perfectly honest, some of thie songs would've been a perfect fit for that TV show. However, truth be told, both guys are better known in the country music scene, and that is where they've made their name, particularly as songwriters for other country artists. The album drew three singles ('New York Hold Her Tight And Reprise', 'Where Does Love Go' and 'Save Your Love'), but overall, the album got lost in the shuffle of 1986. This is definitely an album worth an official CD reissue, and hopefully one day this might happen.

Downes And Price - 1986 Promises Are Made To Be Broken

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.

#1 | melodiapositiva on January 09 2018 19:47:30
Wow,i like them a lot ! the vocals are great and sound a little like I -ten ,great sound and some very good songs .
Thanks George because i think i wold never buy this album with such a cover Grin
#2 | reyno-roxx on January 09 2018 20:07:14
Very 80's Nashville image. Probably why I may have passed this one by at the time, but don't actually recall ever seeing it in my trawls through 80's record shops to be honest. Would've certainly bought it if I'd heard them beforehand. Good stuff.
#3 | gdazegod on January 09 2018 20:07:18
Save Your Love is really good. I am going to turn it into a video song.
#4 | rostoned on January 10 2018 17:15:56
If Wounded Bird has reissued The Ladder from the same year, sound and (almost) label, they could as well do this... hopefully! Along with Blue Yonder, thanks. Grin
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 0% [No Votes]
90% 90% 100% [2 Votes]
85% 85% 0% [No Votes]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 0% [No Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
Articles Cloud
Voodoo Six - 2011 Falling Knives [EP], Deep Purple - 2013 Now What?!, Babys, The - 1980 Union Jacks, Vance Or Towers - 1975 Vance Or Towers, Best Of 2007 - 2007 RichardB, Perry, Joe (Project) - 1981 I've Got The Rock And Rolls Again, Accelerator - 1991 Welcome To The Show, Jaugernaut - 2003 Interview with Jim Johnston, White Heart - 1993 Highlands, Faith, Ruby (And The Waiting World) - 2000 Best Of, Blue Rain - 1996 Just The Beginning, Roadstar - 2007 Glass Mountain, Tour De Force (USA) - 2000 Unreleased, Scorpions, The - 2014 MTV Unplugged In Athens, Garnett Ford - 1982 Post Card
Remain The Same Dan Fogelberg Bernie Marsden Alaska Dragon PV Code Red Hooker The Scorpions White Wizzard Moxy Rock Candy Records King Kobra Dream Theater Exile Zee Michael W Smith Krokus Blinding Tears Citadel Lec Zorn Project Manfred Mann Earth Band Chris Thompson Nova Rex Forest Green John Paul Young Fury Blanc Faces Keith Gorden Rock Candy Records Greg Lake Johnny Van Zant Band Van Zant Bob Welch Symphony X Lizard
All Tags
Search DDG