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American Grammy and CMA nominated singer/songwriter James House is best known as a country star for his three hit Nashville records, recorded for MCA and Epic Records in the years spanning 1989-1994 and his Song Of The Year nominations for the likes of Dwight Yoakam ("Ain't That Lonely Yet) and Martina McBride ("A Broken Wing"). But before that, James House was a rocker, making his solo debut on Atlantic Records in 1983 with an acclaimed self-titled record that featured James co-writing the album's 9 songs, plus a young Alan Pasqua on 2 co-writes. The album featured a superstar lineup including Jimmy Haslip (Blackjack), Mike Baird (Journey, Rick Springfield, Van Stephenson), Alan Pasqua (Giant), Rick Derringer and more. For whatever reason, it was never released on CD, with fans demanding it's release for years. Over the next several years, James became one of the go-to writers and singers for classic 80s soundtracks. Working with such notable studio musicians such as Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather (Toto) plus yet to be discovered artist Bruce Hornsby and others, James was in the writing and recording rock songs and movie soundtrack phase of his career. Songs were included in such high-profile movies as Dream A Little Dream, Gleaming The Cube, Teen Wolf, The Wraith and Fire With Fire. MelodicRock Classics owner/A&R Andrew McNeice was obsessed with one particular 'lost' recording of James which got this project rolling. The closing credits for one of his favorite 80s movies, Scenes From The Goldmine featured the song "Time Enough For Love", a heartfelt mid-tempo anthem that McNeice loved for years and was determined to see released officially. Masters for all the material except for one song were lost, as were the masters for the Atlantic Records album. James managed to track down a still sealed copy of his LP, which was specially transferred and remastered for this release. The big hold out was James' most popular song that has never been released previously - despite fan calls for it over the last 30 years! The sentimental ballad "In It For Love" from the Paramount Studios movie Fire With Fire, has never even been heard in full before, having just an edited version of the song featured in the movie. But thanks to months of back and forth correspondence with Paramount, a master was found and is included in this set. This compilation of his classic rock tracks is a time machine back into the 80's music and teen movie scene in Los Angeles.
American Grammy and CMA nominated singer/songwriter James House is best known as a country star for his three hit Nashville records, recorded for MCA and Epic Records in the years spanning 1989-1994 and his Song Of The Year nominations for the likes of Dwight Yoakam ("Ain't That Lonely Yet) and Martina McBride ("A Broken Wing"). But before that, James House was a rocker, making his solo debut on Atlantic Records in 1983 with an acclaimed self-titled record that featured James co-writing the album's 9 songs, plus a young Alan Pasqua on 2 co-writes. The album featured a superstar lineup including Jimmy Haslip (Blackjack), Mike Baird (Journey, Rick Springfield, Van Stephenson), Alan Pasqua (Giant), Rick Derringer and more. For whatever reason, it was never released on CD, with fans demanding it's release for years. Over the next several years, James became one of the go-to writers and singers for classic 80s soundtracks. Working with such notable studio musicians such as Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather (Toto) plus yet to be discovered artist Bruce Hornsby and others, James was in the writing and recording rock songs and movie soundtrack phase of his career. Songs were included in such high-profile movies as Dream A Little Dream, Gleaming The Cube, Teen Wolf, The Wraith and Fire With Fire. MelodicRock Classics owner/A&R Andrew McNeice was obsessed with one particular 'lost' recording of James which got this project rolling. The closing credits for one of his favorite 80s movies, Scenes From The Goldmine featured the song "Time Enough For Love", a heartfelt mid-tempo anthem that McNeice loved for years and was determined to see released officially. Masters for all the material except for one song were lost, as were the masters for the Atlantic Records album. James managed to track down a still sealed copy of his LP, which was specially transferred and remastered for this release. The big hold out was James' most popular song that has never been released previously - despite fan calls for it over the last 30 years! The sentimental ballad "In It For Love" from the Paramount Studios movie Fire With Fire, has never even been heard in full before, having just an edited version of the song featured in the movie. But thanks to months of back and forth correspondence with Paramount, a master was found and is included in this set. This compilation of his classic rock tracks is a time machine back into the 80's music and teen movie scene in Los Angeles.
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The L.A. Tapes: Classic Rock Years
Artist: James House
Format: CD
New: Available $26.99
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DISC: 1

1. Cool Boy in Spain
2. Outside
3. Steal Your Love Away
4. Wait for Me
5. Hot on Your Tail
6. Jude
7. Bittersweet
8. Talk to My Machine
9. The Edge
10. Bad Mistake from the Movie "The Wraith" (1986)
11. Flesh on Fire from the Movie "Teen Wolf" (1985)
12. You Better Wait from the Movie "Dream a Little Dream" (1989)
13. Time Enough for Love from the Movie "Scenes from the Goldmine" (1987)
14. Listen to My Heartbeat from the Movie "Scenes from the Goldmine" (1987)
15. The Seeker from the Movie "Scenes from the Goldmine" (1987)
16. Leave My Heart Alone from the Movie "No Man's Land" (1987)
17. I'm in It for Love from the Movie "Fire with Fire" (1986)
18. All the Money in the World from the Movie "Million Dollar Mystery" (1987)
19. Million Dollar Mystery from the Movie "Million Dollar Mystery" (1987)
20. Goin' for Gold from the Movie "Million Dollar Mystery" (1987)
21. Born to Race from the Movie "Speed Zone" (1989)
22. Soundtrack Medley: The American Dream from "Jay Leno and the American Dream" (1986), Gleaming the Cube from "Gleaming the Cube"

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American Grammy and CMA nominated singer/songwriter James House is best known as a country star for his three hit Nashville records, recorded for MCA and Epic Records in the years spanning 1989-1994 and his Song Of The Year nominations for the likes of Dwight Yoakam ("Ain't That Lonely Yet) and Martina McBride ("A Broken Wing"). But before that, James House was a rocker, making his solo debut on Atlantic Records in 1983 with an acclaimed self-titled record that featured James co-writing the album's 9 songs, plus a young Alan Pasqua on 2 co-writes. The album featured a superstar lineup including Jimmy Haslip (Blackjack), Mike Baird (Journey, Rick Springfield, Van Stephenson), Alan Pasqua (Giant), Rick Derringer and more. For whatever reason, it was never released on CD, with fans demanding it's release for years. Over the next several years, James became one of the go-to writers and singers for classic 80s soundtracks. Working with such notable studio musicians such as Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather (Toto) plus yet to be discovered artist Bruce Hornsby and others, James was in the writing and recording rock songs and movie soundtrack phase of his career. Songs were included in such high-profile movies as Dream A Little Dream, Gleaming The Cube, Teen Wolf, The Wraith and Fire With Fire. MelodicRock Classics owner/A&R Andrew McNeice was obsessed with one particular 'lost' recording of James which got this project rolling. The closing credits for one of his favorite 80s movies, Scenes From The Goldmine featured the song "Time Enough For Love", a heartfelt mid-tempo anthem that McNeice loved for years and was determined to see released officially. Masters for all the material except for one song were lost, as were the masters for the Atlantic Records album. James managed to track down a still sealed copy of his LP, which was specially transferred and remastered for this release. The big hold out was James' most popular song that has never been released previously - despite fan calls for it over the last 30 years! The sentimental ballad "In It For Love" from the Paramount Studios movie Fire With Fire, has never even been heard in full before, having just an edited version of the song featured in the movie. But thanks to months of back and forth correspondence with Paramount, a master was found and is included in this set. This compilation of his classic rock tracks is a time machine back into the 80's music and teen movie scene in Los Angeles.
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