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TomDac

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Artist - Toy Matinee
Title - Toy Matinee
Year of Release - 1990
Record Label - Rounder Records
Genre - Pop/Rock



The self titled release of songwriter/musicians Patrick Leonard and the late Kevin Gilbert is probably the best Pop record most people have never heard of.

It's a blend of witty yet intelligent music with great hooks and a very polished sound that has been compared to Steely Dan.

This is the only album to be released by the progressive-pop duo. Kevin Gilbert also released a solo album called "Thud" prior to his untimely death in 1996 and was also the lead singer for "Giraffe".

This CD is one of my favorites. Check out the Kevin Gilbert site: http://www.kevingilbert.com for some samples of his music.
 

Gordon Gray

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Tom,

Totally agree with you on this. Shame the group only put out one release.

Gordon
 

STV

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Tom you are spot on about this release. It's a wonderful CD that sounds awesome on Martin Logans. It's good stuff. Too bad they only released one album.


Seth
 

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My audiophile friend brought this disc over when it was first released.That DTS disc was my introduction of the DTS format. :bowdown:
 

drmrsdad

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Hey Tom, first,Toy Matinee is excellent found the CD in a used CD bin for $5.00!!

Checkout the latest from Kevin Gilbert
http://popplusone.com/gilbert.html
ALL WILL BE AVAILABLE MID SEPT.


Welcome to Joytown/Thud Live at the Troubador
Waking The Sun
Joy Town
Goodness Gracious
Shrug (Because Of You)
Waiting
Tea For One
Miss Broadway
The Tears Of Audrey
When You Give Your Love To Me
The Ballad Of Jenny Ledge
Kashmir
Smash
Song For A Dead Friend (CD only)

Bonus Video Material
Song For A Dead Friend - Kevin Solo - Live at Club Largo 1994
This Warm Night Giraffe, Rare Footage
Because Of You Giraffe, Rare Footage
1995 Interview with Kevin at Lawnmower and Garden Supply Studio - 32 minutes

NUTS!

The World Just Gets Smaller
While Heroes Cry
Until I Get Her Back
When Strangers Part
Finally Over You
Circling Winds
Shannon Elizabeth
A Tired Old Man
Childhood's End
Joy Town (Acoustic Version)
Kashmir (Studio Version)

BOLTS!

Waking The Sun
Jenny Ledge (Acoustic Version)
Something Nice For My Dog
Souvenir
God's Been Tapping My Phone
Goodness Gracious (Acoustic)
The Best Of Everything
Blank Page
Taxi Ride
Lonely Road
Finale
 
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