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Artist: Grand Prix

Title: The First Album

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Grand Prix The First Album Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1981

Label: Zoom Club Records (United Kingdom)

Catalog Number: ZRCD51


Phil Lanzon keyboards, synthesizers, piano, vocals
Michael O'Donoghue guitars, vocals
Ralph Hood bass, vocals
Andy Beirne drums, percussion
Bernie Shaw lead vocals


1.  Waiting for the Night  3:29
2.  Day in the Life  4:57
3.  Thinking of You  3:36
4.  Mama Sayes  3:52
5.  Which Way Did the Wind Blow  7:10
6.  Westwind  5:50
7.  Next to You  4:14
8.  You Know It Can Be  3:40
9.  Feel Like I Do  3:31
10.  The Very Last Time (Dreamer)  4:49
Total Running Time:  45:08

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From: Date: November 18, 2002 at 10:19

From: ROB GARCIA Date: January 18, 2003 at 16:15
very good album which has some good moments on it although i think robin mc auley is a much better singer than bernie so "there for none to see" and "samuray" are a lot better.samuray its their best album,what a classic phew!!.

From: allusson Date: December 13, 2003 at 8:56
Bernie Shaw is today a great vocalist with Uriah Heep, much better than Robin Mc Auley, but at that time (1980)he wasn't so impressive as poor man's Steve Perry. The first Grand Prix album is excellent because of Phil Lanzon's writing abilities.

From: rocketron Date: July 21, 2004 at 18:03
Great UK pomp rock band ,second only to Magnum in that respect.The one that really did it for me was the follow-up "There For None To See".I think it was even better than Samurai".

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From: Jez Date: July 26, 2004 at 15:07
Excellent debut release, and probably my fave of the three (although the others are recommended aswell). Great songs throughout with 'Which Way Did The Wind Blow', 'Westwind' and 'Feel Like I Do' being the standouts for me.

From: Nick Clarkson Date: October 22, 2004 at 13:02
I agree with Jez above, I love this CD and although the others are the ones that get all the credit this has some kind of special feel about it. Waiting for the Night starts the album off with a great bouncy feel...the bass sounds great. Which Way Does the Wind Blow is a classic song. You must really get all three all are worth a place in your collection.

From: pompeius Date: December 4, 2005 at 21:56
This is pure pomp, as good as it gets (along with Magnum),IMO. For some reason the best offerings from these two bands remind me in a subtle way of having Yes influences, although I really can't explain why. Vocal harmonies? 90125? Maybe it's just the mood they put me in, I don't know. Grand Prix sure was a great band though, unashamedly theatric.

From: Boatontheriver70 Date: March 26, 2006 at 3:38
This album sounds well. Somebody says it's a pre-Heep/Shaw album. I'm not agree but it's my opinion. Originally named only Grand Prix i think it was released in 1980 and not in 1981, but i'm not sure.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 18, 2011 at 18:50
Good debut album by Grand Prix that had in its first line up the very talented vocalist Bernie Shaw(nowadays and since a long long time ago with Uriah Heep)...Pomp Rock ala old school is what they delivered on this album...my faves are "Thinking Of You"(nice & catchy),"Which Way Did The Wind Blow"(nice),"Westwind","Next To You","You Know It Can Be"(reminded me of the band Triumph in here) & "The Very Last Time(Dreamer)"(nice)....80/100

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