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The Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly Project ….

The Kelly/Steinberg song writing team were amongst the most successful of the 1990’s but,like many others, their beginnings were humble and shrouded in obscurity. i – Ten’s ‘Taking A Cold Look’ may not have made much of an impact when first released but its arrival signalled a seismic shift in the world of pop and rock. It was the recording debut as a duo of two of the world’s most successful songwriters, a record that came and went in the blink of an eye but containing some of the most impressive songs and musical arrangements of all time.

Produced to pin-point perfection by Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner etc), together with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, the tracks display a healthy appetite for the kind of super glossy hi-tech sound employed by Toto, Steely Dan and Journey; high grade AOR of the finest variety. However, it’s Steinberg and Kelly’s songs that provide the bulk of the cake – songs later covered by the likes of REO Speedwagon, Honeymoon Suite and Heart (‘Alone’ was a #1 hit US single). ‘Taking A Cold Look’ is recognised by those in the know as one of the most complete works of the era and one deserving full reappraisal.

Taking A Cold Look

Sony Music 2013

The Tracks are: Taking A Cold Look, Quicksand, Alone, Workin’ For A Lovin’, Lonely In Each Other’s Arms, I Don’t Want To Lose You, Time To Say Goodbye, The Easy Way Out, I’ve Been Crying & Pressing My Luck.

Musicians on the Taking A Cold Look album: Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Steve Lukather, Chas Sanford, Dennis Belfield, Alan Pasqua, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Peggy Sandvig, Mike Baird & Lenny Castro.

Taking A Cold Look

Rock Candy Records 2009

The Tracks are: Taking A Cold Look, Quicksand, Alone, Workin’ For A Lovin’, Lonely In Each Other’s Arms, I Don’t Want To Lose You, Time To Say Goodbye, The Easy Way Out, I’ve Been Crying & Pressing My Luck.

Musicians on the Taking A Cold Look album: Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Steve Lukather, Chas Sanford, Dennis Belfield, Alan Pasqua, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Peggy Sandvig, Mike Baird & Lenny Castro.

Taking A Cold Look

Rewind Records 2000

The Tracks are: Taking A Cold Look, Quicksand, Alone, Workin’ For A Lovin’, Lonely In Each Other’s Arms, I Don’t Want To Lose You, Time To Say Goodbye, The Easy Way Out, I’ve Been Crying & Pressing My Luck.

Musicians on the Taking A Cold Look album: Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Steve Lukather, Chas Sanford, Dennis Belfield, Alan Pasqua, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Peggy Sandvig, Mike Baird & Lenny Castro.

Taking A Cold Look

Epic Records 1983

The Tracks are: Taking A Cold Look, Quicksand, Alone, Workin’ For A Lovin’, Lonely In Each Other’s Arms, I Don’t Want To Lose You, Time To Say Goodbye, The Easy Way Out, I’ve Been Crying & Pressing My Luck.

Musicians on the Taking A Cold Look album: Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Steve Lukather, Chas Sanford, Dennis Belfield, Alan Pasqua, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Peggy Sandvig, Mike Baird & Lenny Castro.

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