Tuesday, 14 June 2016

How It Works: The Dad - The Album

Father's Day...

I don't 'promote' albums like I will appear to with this posting, normally reviewing and recommending as a liked item. But I do like the idea of this, probably more as a clever promotion than the collection of tracks, all well known with many most agreeable [very much my era and 'popular' before the target audience of a 41 year old male, see spiel below the track list] but not entirely my overall area of preference. By that is just preamble, so here it is and if you think it would make a good present, it is presumably out there now:

1. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
2. More Than A Feeling - Boston
3. We Built This City - Starship
4. Crazy Crazy Nights - Kiss
5. Here I Go Again '87 - Whitesnake
6. Can't Fight This Feeling - REO
7. Africa - Toto
8. Poison - Alice Cooper
9. Take My Breath Away - Berlin
10. Cold As Ice - Foreigner
11. Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Chicago
12. Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
13. Since You Been Gone - Rainbow
14. Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
15. Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
16. Black Betty - Ram Jam
17. Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
18. You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates
19. Missing You - John Waite
20. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

1. What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
2. Walk This Way - RUN
3. Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
4. Out Of Touch - Daryl Hall & John Oates
5. You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
6. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
7. Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
8. Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
9. True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
10. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
11. Drive - The Cars
12. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
13. Because The Night - Patti Smith Group
14. The Power Of Love - Jennifer Rush
15. American Woman - The Guess Who
16. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & the Range
17. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
18. Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera
19. Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson
20. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

1. Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
2. Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
3. Hold The Line - Toto
4. Dead Ringer For Love - Meat Loaf with Cher
5. Drops Of Jupiter - Train
6. Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
7. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
8. Two Princes - Spin Doctors
9. Home - Daughtry
10. No Such Thing - John Mayer
11. Hush - Love Affair
12. Ventura Highway (Live) - America
13. Burning Heart - Survivor
14. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
15. Smoke On The Water (Live) - Deep Purple
16. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Jeff Healey Band
17. Black Magic Woman - Santana
18. Taurus - Spirit
19. I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick
20. On The Road Again - Willie Nelson

The Dad is 41. He has been to a record shop. He has re-bought all the music he liked when he was young but on the most inconvenient possible format. He also asked the 22-year old behind the counter what new records were good. He bought everything she recommended because she had nice hair. He hates all the new records, but not as much as he hates himself. From the makers of the hugely successful Ladybird book series ‘How It Works’, comes the very first companion album! Just in time for Father’s Day! ‘How It Works’ – The Dad – The Album boasts a massive 60 tracks across 3CDs. The album features a raft of iconic artists and timeless tracks including Foreigner, Survivor, Kiss, ZZ Top, Journey, REO Speedwagon and much more.

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