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Monday, April 8, 2013
Monday Music "Gold" with John Stewart
I heard this song on and off for many years and i would catch it on "Sirius". Andrew Stewart was the main singer and composer for this song with Stevie Nicks providing background. It is a very good song and somewhat haunting.
Bombs Away Dream Babies is an album released by John Stewart on the RSO label in 1979. It peaked at #10 on the Billboard album chart. Despite selling over a million US copies, the disc never received a Gold or Platinum award from the RIAA.
While Stewart had performed and recorded as a solo act and as the member of various groups for nearly 20 years, Bombs Away Dream Babies represented his first, and only, major commercial success.
The album is a fairly straightforward rock-pop album with tinges of the folk that had been Stewart's staple genre.
The appearance of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks
added to the commercial success of the album as well as contributing
greatly to the overall sound of the album. Buckingham's guitar work is
understated by his usual standards but integral to the sound achieved
while his vocals are a solid counter-point to Stewart's rugged baritone.
Nicks' recognisable vocals add weight to the hits "Gold" and "Midnight
"Gold" reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while "Midnight Wind" and "Lost Her in the Sun" made #28 and #34 respectively