In my quest to find all things Iva Twydell I stumbled across this album that he produced. This is essentially the band that backed Iva on his “Secret Service” album. This is the only album we got from these guys though there was another UK band with the same name who released another album in 1986 but none of the members were the same. Anyway this is a great Pop album that definitely feels like ATF and or Iva Twydell in many spots. It’s another one I would have loved to have heard in the 80’s but I missed it due to it’s UK only release.
Tracklist 1 – King’s Business 2 – Open Door 3 – Misty Skies 4 – Smiling People 5 – Speak To Me 6 – Prayer 7 – Feet On Solid Ground 8 – City Of Gold 9 – Sleep In Your Eyes 10 – What Can I Do For You? 11 – Countdown 12 – Take A Little Interest
Credits Backing Vocals, Producer – Iva Twydell Guitar, Vocals – Andy Balmer Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals – Dave Balmer Drums, Backin]g Vocals, Art – Tim Burgess Bass, Crowd Vocals – Pete Dillet Engineer – Bryan Smith
Companies, etc. Label – Rio Records, BANANA 500, Banana Records
We’re a little confused at the crediting of this album. We have credited it to Ivor Twidell but it may actually be instead the name of the band, Waiting For The Sun. We also apologize for the low quality of these songs but the fact that we got a copy at all was exciting as this is pretty rare album. Anyway this is the first appearance of Ivor (Iva) in the music scene and came out right when he joined After The Fire. It has a folksy seventies sound and is nothing like his later work. We tried to look into Ivor’s history before this album but we were unable to find out anything. This album has been re-released on CD in 2015 but so far we can’t find a copy but we are looking.
Tracklist 01 – Waiting For The Sun – 3:51 02 – Dear Lord – 3:03 03 – I Want To Dance – 2:21 04 – Old Fashioned Dreamer – 3:12 05 – Come Up Smiling – 2:54 06 – I Can’t Take – 4:02 07 – This Thing’s Gone On Long Enough – 3:41 08 – The Carpenter’s Son – 4:01 09 – Maybe I’m A Fool – 3:18 10 – Come To Me – 4:26 11 – Safe With Me – 3:02
Credits Bass – Robert Michael Drums – Ivor Twidell Electric Guitar – Dusty Miller Flute – Ivor Twidell, Tamsin Ginger Guitar – Ivor Twidell Lacquer Cut By – Spikey Percussion – Ivor Twidell Synthesizer – Ivor Twidell Violin – Nick Battle Vocals – Ivor Twidell, Nick Battle
If you were like me and was yearning for more from After The Fire then this album could be one for you. Iva Twydell is actually Ivor Twidell, the drummer of After The Fire. He was joined by fellow ATF member Nick Battle who played bass and produced the album. The album was financed by Redsky music who released it in The UK and New Zealand. It was also released in Canada on license by Tunesmith Records. The album is very Synth heavy and those duties were handeled by Anthony Phillips who was actually the original guitarist for Geneses. This is rather odd as I can’t find that Anthony was ever involved in any other Christian project. Anyway this is a great album and if you like ATF then you will likely enjoy this album even if it doesn’t have Peter Banks on vocals.
Tracklist 1 – The Man Inside – 3:37 2 – The Warning – 3:20 3 – Teaching Me The Hard Way – 3:43 4 – See No, Hear No, Speak No Evil – 3:58 5 – Final Fuse – 4:27 6 – Decline And Fall – 4:17 7 – Hear Me – 3:36 8 – Addicted – 3:03 9 – Get It Right – 2:58 10 – Abdication Day – 4:06
Credits Backing Vocals – Annie McCaig, Colin Blunstone, Mo Turner Drum Machine Programming – Richard Scott Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar – Nick Battle Synthesiser, Keyboards, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar – Anthony Phillips Vocals, Synthesiser, Electric Guitar, Percussion – Iva Twydell