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Airplay – Airplay [1980]

AIRPLAY_APCountry USA          Style Melodic Rock/WestCoast AOR

Rating 82/100

Band Members
David Foster – Keyboards,Backing Vocals, Jay Graydon – Lead/Backing Vocals,Guitar, Tommy Funderburk – Lead/Backing Vocals

Additional Musicians
Jeff Porcaro,Mike Baird – Drums, David Hungate – Bass, Steve Lukather,Ray Parker, Jr. – Rhythm guitars, Steve Porcaro,Pete Robinson – Synthesizer, Jerry Hey,Gary Grant,Steve Madaio – Horns, Bill Champlin,Tom Kelly,Max Gronenthal – Backing vocals, Bill Reichenbach Jr.,Charlie Loper,Lew McCreary – Trombone

01. Stranded (4:28), 02. Cryin’ All Night (4:46), 03. It Will Be Alright (4:01), 04. Nothin’ You Can Do About It (4:46), 05. Should We Carry On (3:47), 06. Leave Me Alone (4:34), 07. Sweet Body (4:40), 08. Bix (4:15), 09. She Waits For Me (3:39), 10. After The Love Is Gone (4:29)

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Profile Airplay was a short-lived American band, formed by David Foster and Jay Graydon. The band released a self-titled album in 1980, containing “Nothin’ You Can Do About It” (later recorded by Manhattan Transfer) and a cover of the Earth, Wind & Fire hit “After the Love Has Gone”, written by Foster and Graydon with Bill Champlin.

A gem concocted by the genius of Jay Graydon, David Foster and the incredible Tommy Funderburk, featured as backing session musicians almost the entire Toto; Jeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro among other beasts like Mike Baird on drums or Bill Champlin doing backing vocals.

It should come as no surprise then that “Airplay” sounds very Toto-esque indeed. Foster and Graydon produced and arranged the album, and it leans toward the hard rock end of things, with a really slick, arena-rock sound. It’s frequently over-the-top, with sudden blasts of dynamics, and exaggerated horn parts and vocals. AIRPLAY is without question a classic!!!



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