David Courtney

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"Midsummer Madness"
1. Madness In the City
2. No Hero
3. Dear John
4. The Kremlin Won't Like It
5. Why Do the Good Guys Die? (tribute to Alec)
6. Keeper
7. Los Dias Del Sol
8. The Easy Way Out
9. Save The Encores

"Shooting Star"
10. The Boys In A Dream
11. We Need You
12. Questions
13. Goodbye Home
14. Mind Radio
15. Pure Emotion
16. If I Could
17. Shooting Star
18. Can't Get It Back/A Reason

DAVID COURTNEY has, through a long and successful career, achieved that elusive smash hit record that many generations of songwriters strive to achieve. HIT songs such as "One Man Band", " The Show Must Go On", "Giving It All Away" to name a few

By 1975 he took time out to pursue his solo career, releasing his debut album "First Day" which caused a few ripples in the UK but charted in the USA. Seeking to maintain the momentum of that success he travelled to Honky Chateau Studios, France (where the studio had attracted David Bowie to Elton John to Pink Floyd to Cat Stevens) and assembled an amazing cast of musicians (who collectively performed as ARGENT) and recorded "Midsummer Madness" and on returning to the UK the album was mixed by legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emmerick. David on playback was not comfortable it was the right album to follow "First Day" and he took the difficult decision to mothball it. With hindsight he had produced a classic Prog Rock album which is now released for the first time 35 years later.

The bonus album "Shooting Star" was recorded in 1980 when David was living at 3361 Cold Water Canyon, Los Angeles a property later made famous by Eddie Van Halen (who bought the house from David) and renamed it 5051 studios. David and Mike Love from The Beach Boys became friends and Mike wanted to take David's new album "Shooting Star" and turn it exclusively into the new Beach Boys album. David's response "No"! Once again he put the album "back in the box" but 33 years later it now sees the light of day.

Two lost gems, mastered and available commercially for the first time.


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