Far Corporation – One By One [1987]

Far Corporation - One By One singleCountry United Kingdom          Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 82/100

Band Members
Robin McAuley – Lead Vocals , Bernd Berwanger,Mats Björklund – Guitar, Harry Baierl,Pit Löw – Keyboards, Dieter Petereit – Bass, Simon Phillips – Drums, Bertl Gebhard,Bimey Oberreit,Frank Farian,Peter Bischof – Backing Vocals

01. One by One, 02. Johnny Don’t Go the Distance

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Profile I bet you know the very good ’85 cover of the classic ‘Stairway To Heaven’ by Far Corporation, the studio megaband created by record producer Frank Farian, including half TOTO members, ex-Saga drummer Curt Cress, Robin McAuley, etc. Their first album ‘Division One’ ranked well worldwide. A second album ‘Advantage’ was completed for a 1987 release, heralded by the new single “One By One”. Both this as well as the second single – a cover of Cockney Rebel’s ‘Sebastian’ – failed to reach the charts, and the album was eventually scrapped.

“One By One” only was released on 45 rpm vinyl, and has become a rarity. The song is a typical Far Co. produced tune, with bombastic drums and big choruses, penned and performed by Robin McAuley. It is labeled as ‘Thunder + Lightning Mix’, surely different from the upcoming album version. Curiously, this is the only version ever released as ‘Advantage’ remains shelved. Side B is one of best songs from ‘Division One’; “Johnny Don’t Go The Distance”, but this is the single version and the mix is different as well……Mega-rare single.



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