Robin Lane - Piece of Mind

Robin Lane - Piece of Mind
Album:
Piece of Mind
Duration:
40:55
Genre:
Recording Location:
Woolly Mammoth
Styles:
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
Artist:
Release Date:
February 11, 2003

Unexpectedly reforming 20 years after their 1983 breakup, Robin Lane and the Chartbusters pick up, literally, where they left off: most of 2003's Piece of Mind consists of new recordings of songs the Boston folk-rockers had written and demoed for their third Warner Brothers LP in 1982, before the company dropped them.

Not only does it sound like the intervening two decades had never happened, Piece of Mind actually sounds several degrees better than either Robin Lane and the Chartbusters or Imitation Life.

Freed of major label expectations and the suffocating slickness that plagued those earlier records, Piece of Mind sounds like Robin Lane and the Chartbusters were meant to sound; the jangly pop tunes are still there, but there's a rootsier feel on songs, like the country-ish "Little Bird." Lead guitarist Asa Brebner breaks out occasional rockabilly or R&B riffs, and the band's trademark three- and four-part harmonies, as well as Lane's own warm alto, sound as good as ever. Though no one song is as memorable as the group's classic first single, "When Things Go Wrong," this is their most consistently solid effort by far, and, surprisingly enough, the best Robin Lane and the Chartbusters album yet.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
All Fall Down / Robin LaneRobin Lane feat: Robin Lane & The Chartbusters3:43
Talk to You / Ronnie LaneRobin Lane feat: Robin Lane & The Chartbusters3:45
Last One to Know / Robin LaneRobin Lane feat: Robin Lane & The Chartbusters2:54
She Wants You Back / Robin LaneRobin Lane feat: Robin Lane & The Chartbusters3:54
Little Bird / Robin LaneRobin Lane4:35
Somebody Else / Robin Lane / Anthony MoodyRobin Lane feat: Robin Lane & The Chartbusters2:50
In My World / Joey Belladonna / Frank Bello / Charlie Benante / Scott Ian / Robin Lane / Dan SpitzRobin Lane feat: Robin Lane & The Chartbusters2:56
The Letter / Robin Lane / Wayne CarsonRobin Lane feat: Robin Lane & The Chartbusters3:13
I Remember / Robin LaneRobin Lane3:19
Idiot / T.J. Jackson / Robin LaneRobin Lane feat: Robin Lane & The Chartbusters2:56
Psychotic Disorders / Robin LaneRobin Lane feat: Robin Lane & The Chartbusters3:48
[Untitled Track]Robin Lane3:02

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