Kajanus: 12-string guitars, charango,
Veracruzana harp and lead vocals
and music by Georg Kajanus
and mixed by Jeffrey Lesser
USA promotion material for the "Trouble" album:
SAILOR have unquestionably arrived at stardom. Their unique vocal
style and musical approach, complemented by a thoroughly unusual
stage show has captivated the continent's live, T.V. and radio
SAILOR's latest single, Glass Of Champagne, hit the #1 spot on the Britisch charts. Producer Jeff Lesser and Rupert Holmes of widescreen production fame produced it, and while Rupert was on the phone during the production chores with Barbra (Streisand, that is), Jeff laid down the tracks that were to finally become SAILOR's 2nd American album release. SAILOR, incidentally, had it so together while in the studio Jeff and Rupert had no trouble (no pun intended) in capturing the group on tape. The technical aspects were their own concern.
Trouble (without doubt SAILOR's best effort to date) toasts the broad spectrum of musical tastes with such selections as Glass Of Champagne, Girls Girls Girls, People in Love, and Stop that Man, to name but a few.
As a totally unique entity SAILOR reflect this character even in their instruments. The Nickelodeon (bearing no resemblance to those old canival-styled machines which decorated the corners of old dusty pool halls and soda canteens) is an instrument designed by head singer Georg Kajanus, which combines the crisp clean sound of a glockenspiel and the electronic manouverability of a syntheziser. The results are stunningly infectious and form the basic from which their sound emanates.
The Nickelodeon is just one clue to the source of SAILOR's particular style of magic. The others are on this LP. SAILOR. Their latest LP is in your hands. Why not take 29 minutes and 25 seconds and get into Trouble. It could become a habit, you know.
Thanks to Dave Rossi (USA) for this "Trouble" promotion material!
Review by the "Rolling Stone":
word in European eclecticism, SAILOR generally succeeds
in its attempts to combine various good-time musical
styles with effete flash. "A Glass Of
Champagne," the English hit included here, is a sort
of carbonated version of Roxy Music's "Love Is The
Drug," and the group's general stance is located
precisely between Bryan Ferry and early Nilsson. They
move from a tailor-made American pop concoction,
"Girls, Girls, Girls," to an exotic
adventure-film parody, "Trouble In Hong Kong,"
to a ballad, "People In Love," whose vocal
passion is increased by the pleasant banality of its
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