LIAR – Sunset Plaza Drive [Previously Unreleased] (2020)
Pioneers of the British scene, melodic hard rockers LIAR finally will see released their long-lost debut album. Entitled “Sunset Plaza Drive“, the album was originally recorded & mixed in LA, but never released until now. Original members Steve Mann (Lionheart), Paul Travis, Dave Taylor and Dave Burton also reunited late last year to record the track “Woman” which will appear as a bonus track on the new release.
Dedicated to late LIAR drummer Clive Brooks (RIP), the album was carefully restored and remastered.
LIAR originally formed in the mid-Seventies and recorded their first album “Straight From The Hip” for Decca Records. The band toured extensively in the UK and throughout Europe supporting the likes of UFO, Scorpions, Judas Priest before recording the critically acclaimed “Set The World On Fire”, one of the first colour picture-disc records released in the UK.
A year later the band were whisked off to LA to write new material ready for the new album. For inspiration, they were ensconced in a house at the top of the Hollywood Hills (next door to Mick Fleetwood) on Sunset Plaza Drive, from which the name of this new release was taken.
The material on the album comprises a collection of wonderful UK-inspired songs which epitomise late 70s West Coast classic rock but which have also well and truly survived the test of time.
01 – Judy Teens
02 – Delaney
03 – Fighting Man
04 – Do You Ever
05 – Brand New World
06 – I’ve Got a Feeling
07 – Too Rich
08 – Tired of Waiting
09 – Midnight Lady
10 – Blame It on the Kids
11 – Woman
Clive Brooks (RIP) – Drums (x EGG)
Dave Burton – Lead Vocals / Guitars
Dave Taylor – Bass / Vocals
Paul Travis – Guitars / Vocals
Steve Mann – Guitars / Keyboards / Vocals (Michael Schenker, Lionheart)