Dugan McNeill – In The Velvet Night [1989]

duganmcneill_itvnCountry USA

Style Hi-Tech/Lite AOR/Pop

Rating 81/100

Band Members Dugan McNeill – Vocals,bass,guitar,keyboards, Donny Paulson – Guitar, Dik Shopteau – Bass,guitar, Kurt Barkdull,Charlie Adams – Drums,percussion, Stephanie Eubanks – Backing vocals, Yanni – Keyboards

Tracks 01. Walls Come Down, 02. Israeltown, 03. Stranger Than Paradise, 04. Eyes Of A Child, 05. Take A Chance, 06. There Goes My Heart Again, 07. Ghost On The Radio, 08. I Will Be There, 09. Love You Today

Profile Vocalist and bass player Dugan McNeill after Chameleon released this solo album “In The Velvet Night” back in 1989 through Polygram Records. The record was gestated four years after Chameleon split, so the musical orientation chosen by McNeill is pretty far removed from early ’80s light AOR vein of his former band. To be clear, “In The Velvet Night” is ‘adult rock and pop’ material with contemporary AOR traces in a style according to the era. Think 88-92 Canadian sound, like Glass Tiger or Bryan Hughes Group (Beau Geste) then add some English styling and a hi-tech stamp on some songs. “Stranger Than Paradise”, “There Goes My Heart Again” and specially “Love You Today” are the highlights of the record, elegant tunes with a nice atmosphere and McNeill smooth vocals. A fine, pretty unknown album.

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