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Graham Gouldman – Love And Work (2LP Gatefold Vinyl)
> Out for the first time on vinyl, Love And Work is the fourth studio album by singer, songwriter and musician Graham Gouldman
> Features two brand new bonus tracks, Just Like Yesterday and the lead single Let’s Get Lost
> Dedicated to his former Wax partner the late Andrew Gold, with whom he recorded four albums between 1984 and 1996
> Includes the acclaimed single Daylight, which was written about Gold
> 180g double vinyl picture-disc in gatefold packaging, complete with a double sided colour lyrics insert
Graham was born on May 10th 1946 in Manchester, England. He was given his first guitar at age eleven and started forming and working with local bands at age fifteen. Inspired by The Beatles and encouraged by his parents Betty and Hymie, who often helped him with lyrics and song titles, Graham started writing songs.
He had his first hit as a songwriter in 1965 writing ‘For Your Love’ for the Yardbirds and also wrote their follow up hits ‘Heart Full of Soul’ and ‘Evil Hearted You’. In the same year The Hollies recorded his song ‘Look Through Any Window’ followed by ‘Bus Stop’ in 1966 as well as hits with Herman’s Hermits ‘Listen People’ and ‘No Milk Today’.
In 1972, along with Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, he formed 10cc. He co-wrote many of their hits including ‘Rubber Bullets’, ‘I’m Not In Love’, ‘The Things We Do For Love’ and ‘Dreadlock Holiday’. It’s the enduring popularity of these tracks and Graham’s love of playing songs in their simplest form, acoustically, that led him and fellow 10cc members Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens, into performing some of them – just with vocals and acoustic guitars – at 10cc concerts.
During the 1980s Graham formed ‘Wax’ with the late Andrew Gold. They enjoyed chart success in Europe with hits ‘Right Between the Eyes’ and ‘Bridge To Your Heart’.
Graham was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of fame in 2014 and received the BMI (Broadcast Music Inc) icon award in 2015.
Disc 1 Side A:
The Halls of Rock ‘N’ Roll
Disc 1 Side B:
Then It’s Gone
Let Me Dream Again
Lost in the Shadows of Love
Disc 2 Side A:
Cryin’ Time Again
Any Day Now
Puttin’ My Faith in Love
Disc 2 Side B:
Black Gold [Instrumental]
Just Like Yesterday [Bonus]
Let’s Get Lost [Bonus]