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John Warren – Private Motion [1989]

John Warren - Private Motion front_Country USA          Style AOR

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Band Members
John Warren – Lead,Backing Vocals, Ron Komie, Nick Moroch – Guitars, Tsuyoshi Kon – Acoustic Guitars, Mark Davis – Keyboards,Synthesizer, Phil Upchurch – Bass, Satoshi Nakamura – Programming,Synths, Paulinho DaCosta – Percussion, David Woodford,Satoshi Nakamura – Sax, Beth Anderson – duet Lead Vocal on 5, Chuck Wansley,Debrah Neal – Backing Vocals

01. Watching Maria Dance, 02. Private Motion, 03. Higher Power, 04. Quiet Time, 05. Turn On The Light (Duet With Beth Anderson), 06. Away So Long, 07. I’ll Take You In My Arms, 08. She Is A Friend Of Mine, 09. Any Day Now

Profile JOHN WARREN started as studio vocalist based in Los Angeles at the beginning of the eighties. His debut as solo artist, the very good EP ‘Take Me Back’ in 1988 was quite successful in Japan.  So Warren’s Japanese small label decided to release his full length CD “Private Motion” only in Asia, though it was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles with skilled session musicians.

Warren’s style reminds you Chris Eaton, Michael Breen, Richard Marx, that’s it Lite AOR with some Westcoast and Hi-Tech flashes. All is arranged and played with finesse, while the warm voice of Warren adds a velvety touch to the softer tunes, and a cool punch to the rockin’ ones. Just check the title track video below. Pure ’80s AOR.

“Private Motion” is out of print, and as all John Warren albums, hard to find.  But this blog always gives you something extra; as bonus are included one of the tracks recorded by Warren for the television medical drama ‘General Hospital’, plus “Amazing Grace”, a private recording of the religious song that has become quite popular in secular music. Really Good CD, and Warren’s following album is even better .


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