TERI DeSARIO – Caught [Rock Candy remaster]
For many years, one of the most sought after releases from the early ’80s was TERI DeSARIO’s “Caught”, now avaliable in a full remastered mode thanks to Rock Candy specialists.
Back in the very early ’80s the female musical domain was mainly restricted to disco or pop, and that’s exactly the place where you would have found Teri DeSario.
Signed to the flamboyant Casablanca label, Teri’s recorded output had consisted of two thoroughly unremarkable poppy albums before the company and her new management had the vision to rethink this approach.
They secured Humberto Gatica as engineer, and top AOR / Melodic Rock songwriters such as Joey Carbone, Desmond Child, Richie Zito and Tom Keane to name some.
Focussing on her phenomenal vocal range she was soon cutting one of the great, if undiscovered, Melodic Rock albums of the era.
Recruiting some of the best L.A. session musicians including Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, Mike Landau, Ritchie Zito, David Foster or Mike Baird, “Caught” explodes with pure melodic mayhem.
Sharp, yet ballsy, every track is pure dynamite with “All I Wanna Do”, “Hittin’ Below The Belt” and the title track all delivering big time, whilst the smooth AOR of the day was well represented by the catchy “Time After Time”, the quirky “I Hate You” and “Standin’ On The Edge” with its memorable chorus and no less than two searing guitar solos from Lukather and Zito.
Look out for Teri’s exceptional vocals in “I’ve Got A Secret”, truly one of the greatest female rock performances from the golden decade.
“Caught” ‘Remastered & Reloaded’ comes with the usual high quality package by Rock Candy specialists featuring a glossy booklet complete with rare photos, a 3,500 word essay about the making of the album and a new interview with Teri. However, and although the sound obtained on this remaster by Andy Pierce is quite good and clear, it doesn’t have the sparkle that Rock Candy’s other ‘go to’ guy Jon Astley would probably have brought to the table.
Anyway, this is the first time for “Caught” on CD, and a great opportunity to discover this fine slice of classy American female melodic rock.
01 – Caught
02 – Time After Time
03 – I’m With You Now
04 – Standin’ On The Edge
05 – Hittin’ Below The Belt
06 – I’ve Got A Secret
07 – All I Wanna Do
08 – I Hate You
09 – I Should Have Known Better
Teri DeSario: Vocals
Mike Landau: Guitars
Richie Zito: Guitars
Steve Lukather: Guitars
John Pierce: Bass
Dennis Belfield: Bass
David Foster: Synthesizer, Keyboards
Michael Boddicker: Synthesizer
James Newton Howard: Synthesizer
Steve Porcaro: Synthesizer
Bill Purse: Keyboards
Mike Baird: Drums
Carlos Vega: Drums
Paulinho Da Costa: Percussion
Backing Vocals: Bill Champlin, Tom Kelley, Jim Haas, Bruce Hornsby, John Joyce, Jeannie Campbell, Joey Carbone, Teri DeSario
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