Tommy James and The Shondells

Tommy James & The Shondells

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TRACKLISTING

"The Vital Spark"

1. Iím In A Hurry
2. The Vital Spark
3. Used Cars
4. The Velvet Vampire
5. Time And Money
6. I Will Whisper Your Name
7. Donít Look Back
8. Thereís A Rhythm
9. Echoes
10. The Silence Of Her Dreams
BONUS TRACK
11. Just When I Needed You Most
"Sings Stephen Foster"
12. The Camptown Races
13. Oh! Susanna
14. My Old Kentucky Home Good Night
15. Beautiful Dreamer
16. Angelina Baker
17. Old Folks At Home
18. Hard Times Come Again No More
19. Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
20. Old Black Joe
21. We Will Keep A Bright Outlook
 

RANDY VAN WARMER recorded "The Vital Spark" in 1994 and "Sings Stephen Foster" in 2003 just before he was diagnosed with Leukaemia and he died on 12th January 2004
age 48. His widow Susan has overseen this release and added as a bonus track a beautiful never before released solo recording of "Just When I Needed You Most" which was a worldwide smash HIT (USA no 4 and UK No 8) when it was released in 1979. Mick Ronson who was working with Ian Hunter at the time also guested on "The Vital Spark"

Amongst the songs Randy wrote was the hit single for The Oak Ridge Boys "I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometime" Other artists who have recorded his songs include Charley Pride, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Kenny Rodgers Michael Johnson and Alabama. In his later years he continued to write music for others. His final album "Sings Stephen Foster" was released posthumously only in Japan. Ironically Randy Died 140 years to the day since Stephen Foster died.

In keeping with one of his greatest loves his cremated remains were sent into space in 2007

MUSICIANS
RANDY VAN WARMER, SHANE FONTAYNE, MICK RONSON, BOBBY HAMILTON, LEIGH FOXX, DAVID BEEBE
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