Year One - Golden Gate (The)

Year One
Released 29/06/09. The Golden Gate was the brainchild of Reid Whitelaw and Billy Carl, two songwriters reeling from the recent success of penning and singing on the 1910 Fruitgum Company’s 1968 hit “Goody Goody Gumdrops.” 1969’s Year One would follow a different path. Aided with some of New York and Philadelphia’s finest studio musicians—and the background vocals of none other than members of The Tradewinds (“New York’s A Lonely Town”)—The Golden Gate bridged lushly orchestrated soft pop, Bacharach-influenced Brill pop, Beach Boys/Four Seasons-influenced harmonies, with slight bubblegum affectations. The Golden Gate was not long for this world and ceased operation shortly after the release of this, their lone LP. Coveted by Japanese soft pop collectors for years, it’s not uncommon for mint original copies of Year One to fetch three figures. Making its worldwide CD debut, Year One is augmented by 7 Bonus Tracks, which were culled directly from original master tapes.
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High On A Melody Monday After Sunday Diane I Never Thought I’d Love You Ridin’ High In A Colorful Way Lucky Make Your Own Sweet Music Contrary To Mary Ready, Willing And Able BONUS TRACKS Lucky (Rhythm W/Vocals – Mono) Monday After Sunday (Alternate – Mono) Monday After Sunday (Mono) Diane (Mono) I Never Thought I’d Love You (Mono) Lucky (Mono) In A Colorful Way (Mono)
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