Sunday, 3 June 2018

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Love Is A Sacrifice (1980)


Released in 1980

Pretty difficult to get hold of this album these days, which is a shame as it is one of Southside's best "non Van Zandt/Springsteen" albums.

Dating from 1980, highlights are "Restless Heart", "Why", "Love When It's Strong", "On The Beach", "Why Is Love Such A Sacrifice" and the beautiful, soulful "Long Distance".

Musically, it is the usual attack of horns and Southside's gin-soaked bluesy voice. Some good saxophone solos on it too. Springsteen fans will be interested to know that future E Street Band vocalists Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell appear on this album as backing vocalists.


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