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Artist: Private Life

Title: Shadows

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1988

Label: Warner Bros.

Catalog Number: 925803-2

Personnel

Jennifer Blakeman keyboards
Jay Davis bass
Danny Johnson guitars
Kelly Breznik vocals
Lenny Campanaro drums

Tracks

1.  Put Out The Fire  
2.  Last Heartbeat  
3.  Don't Blame It On Love  
4.  Don't Let Go  
5.  Rockabye Angel  
6.  Spirit Free  
7.  Hold On  
8.  Runnin' The Race  
9.  Spider  
10.  Amazing Grace  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Harvey Date: January 1, 2002 at 8:37
One of the band members knew Eddie Van Halen's wife and the Van man ended up producing it. Utter,utter rubbish!!

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: December 14, 2002 at 21:57
Producidos por Eddie Van Halen,tenemos un grupo AOR con chica al frente,mas bien le veo influencias de Pat Benatar y Fiona en sus discos que sacaron a mediados de los 80,temas aceptables ,aunque no llegan a la categoria de temas rompedores que tienen otros grupos o solistas con féminas al frente.No esta entre los mejores discos con una chica a la voz pero NO ESTA MAL.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: December 14, 2002 at 21:59
Producidos por Eddie Van Halen,tenemos un grupo AOR con chica al frente,mas bien le veo influencias de Pat Benatar y Fiona en sus discos que sacaron a mediados de los 80,temas aceptables ,aunque no llegan a la categoria de temas rompedores que tienen otros grupos o solistas con féminas al frente.No esta entre los mejores discos con una chica a la voz pero NO ESTA MAL.

From: Musodude Date: October 29, 2003 at 18:12
Great band with good debut CD. Weak production on Eddie's part.

From: Johnny Beane Date: January 14, 2004 at 1:19
I had the tape when i was 14. Great stuff!! Johnny www.seaofsorrow.com

From: thetodd Date: February 5, 2004 at 19:23
I saw them live opening for Van Halen on the 5150 tour. They kicked ass. Good look, good sound. And the singer had a set of pipes beyond belief. They blew me away. I bought the cd as soon as I saw it in the record store. Unfortunately, they were much better live than on record. Weak production and over-emphasis on the keyboards. Whatever happened to these guys and gals?

From: Scandi Date: February 19, 2004 at 19:27
Private Life is surely better than Saraya but it's a long way up Heart (..I know it's only my opinion). However, if you mix up those mentioned bands together with Venus & Mars you'll get their style. Personally, I think Saraya is a little bit boring, Heart has the better melodies and Venus & Mars are a bit softer. The best song is Rockabye baby with the other first six in second place. My rating is a 6,8 out of 10.

From: jessica96fish Date: February 28, 2004 at 11:37
these lot did two cds.and i think they both stand up.not the best female rock i've heard.but not the worst by a long way.the sound is better on #6 on volum.a bit between venus and mars heart vixan.both worth getting

From: Tony Date: April 3, 2004 at 22:52
Get their second album as it's a ton better. Great musicians and you get the feeling live they'd be killer but this is one of those 80's albums that sounds sssooo dated to me now. It's as if a sign was put up in the studio 'NO HUMAN EMOTION ALLOWED'. Very standard paint by numbers hard rock/AOR fare. If 'awash in keyboards' in a critique makes you salivate than this release is for you. The second cd of theirs is much less polished.

From: Desslar Date: April 7, 2004 at 5:14
This is total crap. I was pulled in by the Van Halen producing credit, but there's nothing rocking about this album. It's just bland pop.

From: Rycheage Date: April 21, 2004 at 0:11
The star of the show is Kelly Breznik, who really does have an incredible voice, and who fits the bill perfectly for the type of music that Private Life play, which is radio friendly melodic rock/AOR. Altogether, a soaring voice combined with power and control. My personal favorites include the album opener 'Put Out The Fire', the surging relentlessness of 'Last Heartbeat' and the vivid melodies of 'Spirit Free'.

From: Penny Michelle Date: April 22, 2004 at 16:08
I am from Shreveport, where these guys are all from. I knew Danny (he dated a friend of mine) and I hung out with the Private Lifers many times. Great, fun live music, and Kelly can sing like no bodies business. I think she is way better than any of the singers around today of the pop variety...I came across their first lp Shadows, while working in my art/music room and played it all weekend, brought back lots of those memories. I would love to hear her do something NOW! Updated, and kick the pa

From: Penny Michelle Date: April 22, 2004 at 16:10
I am from Shreveport, where these guys are all from. I knew Danny (he dated a friend of mine) and I hung out with the Private Lifers many times. Great, fun live music, and Kelly can sing like no bodies business. I think she is way better than any of the singers around today of the pop variety...I came across their first lp Shadows, while working in my art/music room and played it all weekend, brought back lots of those 80's memories.

From: Lonewolf Date: December 7, 2004 at 11:35
Does anybody know where I can this CD at? I've been looking for this CD for some time now.

From: Erik Date: February 18, 2005 at 7:13
Lonewolf go to www.hangloose-records.com

From: CurtisLoew Date: February 18, 2005 at 8:02
Wounded Bird have Private Life listed on their 'CD re-issues coming soon' page, but I'm not sure which one they're going to reissue: http://www.woundedbird.com/soon.htm

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From: Jez Date: August 30, 2005 at 10:55
Have been re-visiting this one recently and have to say that I really like this alot. Some really catchy songs on here with 'Put Out The Fire' 'Don't Let Go' 'Running The Race' and 'Don't Blame It On Love' all hitting the mark nicely. Not as good as Heart or the fabulous Saraya debut, but very worthwhile all the same. I think this is being re-issued as a 2on1 with the disappointing follow up.

From: vancouver8 Date: August 31, 2005 at 1:48
Hey Penny Michelle If you want to hear some of Kelly's current vocals contact me at vancouver8@aol I can send you an MP3 of a more recent demo she did (softer smoother) but an absolutely beautiful voice (I may be biased cause she's my wife), but Im sure not many would argue it. vancouver8

From: juan carlos Date: June 16, 2007 at 11:24
Gran MR/AOR con una voz femenina que la verdad está espectacular, a la altura de cualquier Female Fronted respetadísima, sorprendido la verdad. El único filler acá es 'Spider' el resto es una excelente colección de temas con mucho gancho y muy pegajosas. Producción solo ok y un tal Danny Johnson que no lo hace nada mal tras su guitarra. La 1,2,3,6 y 7 personalmente mis preferidas pero en global es muy parejo y Muy agradable el disco. Terminan con una balada acústica de poco mas de 1min.ok 8.8/10

From: metalmastermusic Date: August 14, 2008 at 8:53
Just because Eddiue produced it doesn't mean it is good. This is a VERY overated album. It just doesn't have any song that reaches out and grabs you. I find it interesting that it has received such a high rating for such a mediocre album. Anyway it rates solid 72/100 on my scale.

From: darobinson Date: December 8, 2008 at 18:11
Scandi my man, how you figure that Private Life is better than Saraya self titled is hard to take. That is a killer disc. This is not bad but this is no Saraya. Just my two cents....

From: newscandi Date: December 8, 2008 at 22:35
This is more AORish, SARAYA is more hard Rock. Maybe that's why I got to my opinion in those days. In fact, I don't like them both too much. My cup is more 80s HEART or DARBY MILLS in Female Fronted bands, I think those bands are softer in a way.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 1, 2009 at 22:03
What could possibly go wrong when you have 2 beauty killers (Jennifer and Kelly)and once the master of the 6 strings (Mr Eddie Van Halen)as a producer???..well nothing but great songs!!!...for all the lovers of Melodic Rock and AOR this album is as sweet as a bag of chocolates!...'Put Out The Fire'(love this track!-pure melody),'Last Heartbeat'(very pleasant AOR song)'Don't Let Go'(a hit 4 sure)'Rockabye Angel'(nice ballad)'Spirit Free'(along with 'Put Out...',my favourite track),'Hold On' and 'Runnin' The Race' are also wonderful and 'Spider' has that great bass beat delivered by Mr Davis...'Don't Blame It On Love' is perhaps the less consistent but still a goodie one and 'Amazing Grace' which is a filler i must admit.In general lines a good album that deserved more promotion at that stage...90/100

From: 123charpenay Date: October 14, 2016 at 17:07
eddie van halen is a sensational guitarist ok but like producer....hum he is very bad.his production is very cheap it s the weak point of this record.ok with rick "amazing grace" is a filler but the other songs are really great despite a very poor production.


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