Lovin' and Losin' You - Dwayne Ford
Thanks to our friends over at Westcoast Dream Cruiser for unearthing this lost smooth classic from 1980. Recorded with Californian AOR heavyweights such as David Foster, Jay Graydon, Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro and Mike Porcaro, Dwayne Ford's album Needless Freaking was all set to make an impact but just before the launch his label Sefel Records suddenly went bust. CBS/Epic tried to rescue the project but the moment had passed, and like so much yacht rock from this era, it passed quietly into obscurity. Actually many of the tracks on the album don't hold up thirty years on. The opening track "Lovin' and Losin' You" cant be denied however. A real find - like a cross between late 1970s America and Fahrenheit-era Toto.