MCCARL, SCOTT

PLAY ON (LIBERATION HALL)

MCCARL, SCOTT - PLAY ON 150778
Format:
1 CD
Release:
29.04.2022
Label:
LIBERATION HALL
Kat.-Nr.:
150778
Barcode:
0089353507022
Any fan of pop/power: Raspberries/Badfinger/America, will LOVE this album by Scott McCarl who joined The Raspberries just before their final album! Scott McCarl may have only appeared on a single Raspberries release (their 1974 swan song, Starting Over), but the bassist was a very talented singer/songwriter -- one of the reasons why Eric Carmen and company enlisted him in the first place.

So why it took McCarl so bloody long to issue a solo album in the wake of the Raspberries' 1975 split-up was a bit puzzling to fans.

Titled after his best-known Raspberries composition, Play On surfaced in 1998, and showed that despite the long layoff, McCarl's gift for Beatlesque vocals and power pop had not dulled in the slightest.

Standouts include such melodic originals as "I'll Be on My Way," "In Love Without a Girl," and "Run for the Sun," as well as a pair of covers -- "Yes It Is" by the Beatles and "Nobody Knows" by his old pals, the Raspberries.

Hardcore Raspberries fans should definitely try to hunt down a copy of Play On -- it's pretty darn impressive how well McCarl single-handedly approximates his former band's sticky-sweet sound.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. I'LL BE ON MY WAY
  • 1.2. I HOPE
  • 1.3. WAIT A MINUTE GIRL
  • 1.4. FALLIN' IN LOVIN'
  • 1.5. IN LOVE WITHOUT A GIRL
  • 1.6. I THINK ABOUT YOU
  • 1.7. DON'T WANNA GO
  • 1.8. GO DOWN SWINGIN'
  • 1.9. RUN FOR THE SUN
  • 1.10. DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING
  • 1.11. DOIN' IT RIGHT
  • 1.12. SUSPICIOUS
  • 1.13. LIKE NOBODY CAN