Shaun Harris - Shaun Harris

Shaun Harris - Shaun Harris
Album:
Shaun Harris
Duration:
32:19
Genre:
Artist:
Release Date:
1973

Light years removed from the expansive psychedelia of his work with the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Shaun Harris' lone solo LP remains a compelling curio of the singer/songwriter boom of the early '70s -- while its lush country-pop sensibility sits squarely in the mainstream, the record's melodies and arrangements are atypically complex and its lyrics are profoundly introspective, exploring themes of melancholy, self-doubt, and even suicide with uncommon candor. Recorded with members of L.A.'s famed studio team the Wrecking Crew and featuring string arrangements by the artist's father, the esteemed symphonic composer Roy Harris, Shaun Harris captures the fear and resignation of an artist in the twilight of his career -- "Nothing to write that hasn't been written/What's the real point of livin'?" Harris asks in the record's emotional centerpiece, "Today's the Day," his most direct confrontation of the despair that spreads like cancer across otherwise slick, sun-kissed productions like "Empty Without You" and "I'll Cry Out." Harris revels in such contradictions, capturing with nuance and insight the sunset of West Coast pop's seemingly endless summer.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Empty Without You / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris2:49
I'll Cry Out / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris2:56
Underachiever / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris2:34
Color of Your Eyes / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris2:55
Canadian Ships / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris3:52
Today's a Day / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris3:06
Highest Dreams / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris2:12
Misty Morning / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris3:20
Love Has Gone Away / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris3:03
Rock and Roll Idol / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris2:34
I'll Cry Out / Shaun HarrisShaun Harris2:58

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