Garnett Ford – Postcard [1982]

PhotobucketCountry Canada         

Style AOR

Rating 82/100

Band Members Garnett Ford – Vocals, Kim Mitchell, Don Gaze, Bernie LaBarge, Sharon Lee Williams, Mike Frances – Guitars, Grant Slator, Mike Konn, Dennis Keldi – Keyboards, Mike Konn, Dennis Finhorn – Bass, Jon Anderson, Paul Armstrong – Drums, Leon Stevenson, Peter Appleyard – Percussion, Earl Seymour – Saxophone, Allen MacMillan – Strings, Garnett Ford, BB Gabor, Doug Templeton, Leon Stevenson, Bernie LaBarge, Shawn Jackson, Colina Phillips – Backing vocals

Tracks 01. Stay The Way, 02. Can’t Do Without You, 03. Words Of Love, 04. Looking For You, 05. Time Won’t Let Me, 06. Live It Up, 07. When I’m Beside You, 08. Can’t Slow Down, 09. You And I, 10. Something In Her, 11. Second Chances

Profile Garnett Ford is a Toronto singer who started his career in a band called Pinball during the ’70s. Produced by Ian Thomas, Garnett released his first solo album ‘Under The Influence’ in 1978. “Postcard” was his 2nd and last effort before disappearing as main artist from the music scene (he is now composing music for movies and television).

Many in-demand session musicians were part of this recording, such as the great Kim Mitchell, Bernie LaBarge or the late BB Gabor. The overall musical style on “Postcard” is stylized Canadian rock&pop with some Lite AOR moments. “Stay The Way” was the single (a minor hit), a really nice radiable tune.  Other goodies are the John O’Banion-like “Can’t Do Without It”, the aorish and catchy “Looking For You” and the Rick Springfield inspired “Live It Up”. On “When I’m Beside You” Garnett sounds as Ian Thomas (good guitars here), while the orchestrated ballad “You And I” has some westcoast touches.

Expertly produced by Paul Gross and Jack Richardson (Harlequin, Aerosmith), “Postcard” is a nice addition to any collection, specially if you like the Canadian style and bands like Eddie Schwartz, Bernie LaBarge or Stan Meissner!

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  1. Herb Maclean says:

    Hi How R U Garnett:

    Glad to hear you are doing music yet and 4 the movies .

    I did 3 w/ Joe Sins of Nashville in 2013 and hope to do a studio aalbum of country rock in 217 and sell it online . My writing has matured a lot since Cottingham and Tom and me with the Kmart tape Ha Ha

    I am 59 I sold the river land

    Hpe to hear back via my email

    Thanks 4 starting me out You are truly fantastic artist / guy

    Over Herb P.S.. Could you mail me some CDS/albums to me at Box 520 Souris by the sea Prince Edward Island Canada C0A 2B0 How is everyone in T.O.?

    God bless you in the coming months Herb Take care Shalom

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