EGLP 107 Caught In The Crossfire
Produced by John Wetton and John Punter
Released on 1980
(no chart information)
Find it at GEMM
EGLP 107 cover  

Anyone who slogged through Greg Lake's debut may be surprised to find Wetton's Caught in the Crossfire is actually pretty catchy. The mix of songs suggests the road behind (U.K.) and the road ahead (Asia), with a number of memorable moments. Prog fans will enjoy the homage to Hawkwind paid on "Get What You Want," and if "I'll Be There" sounds like a certain song by The Monkees, well... cheer up sleepy Jean, it gets better. Martin Barre slips in a few smart cameos, his guitar-playing as pungent as ever, but it's largely Wetton's show. Obviously, he's most comfortable writing songs on the bass, yet even songs that should have been throw-aways (like "Get Away") turn out pretty good. There's a little of everything on here, and fans of his work with Asia or U.K. are bound to like some of it. Read the review at All Music Guide.

EGLP 107 back cover
EGLP 107 back cover

TRACK LISTING

  1. TURN ON THE RADIO    3:47
  2. BABY COME BACK    3:24
  3. WHEN WILL YOU REALIZE?    4:34
  4. COLD IS THE NIGHT    5:22
  5. PAPER TALK    4:00
  6. GET AWAY    4:30
  7. CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE    5:03
  8. GET WHAT YOU WANT    (John Wetton/Peter Sinfield)    3:18
  9. I'LL BE THERE    3:33
  10. WOMAN    4:33

    *Expanded reissue bonus tracks...
  11. EVERY INCH OF THE WAY
  12. OUT OF THE BLUE

    All songs written by John Wetton unless noted

CREDITS

JOHN WETTON -- voices, lead guitars, basses, keyboards
SIMON KIRKE -- drums
Martin Barre -- lead guitars (2,3,5,10)
Malcolm Duncan -- saxophone (7,9)
Phil Manzanera -- (7)
Richard Mason -- engineer
Martin Moss -- engineer
John Punter -- engineer
Nigel Walker -- engineer

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK/US 1980 EG Records LP/CS EGLP/EGMC-107  
FRA/NET 1980 Polydor LP 2302 103  
JPN 1980 Polydor LP 28MM0010 insert
  1991 EG Records CD EGCD-47  
  1992 Caroline CD 1588  
US September 14, 1999 Renaissance CD 116 different cover
JPN   Avalon CD MICP-10162 w. bonus tracks (*)

 

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