Frank Harris With Maria Marquez ‎– In A Minor Mode

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Ralph Records ‎– RR-8757
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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A1 Urban Guerrilla
Lyrics By – Susan HarrisMusic By, Lyrics By, Vocals, Synthesizer [Synclavier], Guitar – Frank Harris
A2 Tenderly
Music By, Lyrics By, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer [Synclavier], Vocals – Frank HarrisSaxophone – Daniel ZinnVocals – Maria Marquez
B1 Loveroom
Music By, Lyrics By, Vocals, Synthesizer [Synclavier], Guitar – Frank HarrisSaxophone – Daniel ZinnVocals – Maria Marquez
B2 Campesina
Music By, Lyrics By – Juan Vicente TorrealbaSynthesizer [Synclavier], Backing Vocals – Frank HarrisVocals, Backing Vocals – Maria Marquez

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Regular black vinyl edition.
Early pressing came in clear blue vinyl (In A Minor Mode) with a wrong speed master at 33 ⅓ RPM, and in purple vinyl (In A Minor Mode) with correct speed at 45 RPM.

Produced and recorded at the Third Wave/Informusik Compound in San Francisco, California, 1987.
A Third Wave production.
Loveroom is from the motion picture "Three By Three" by Calogero Salvo.

All compositions published by Sync Down Music ASCAP.
© ℗ 1987
© 1987 Ralph Records
Jacket made in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 1796-18757-1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): 87571-A L-29181 S-18756-RE-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): 87571-B L-29181X S-18757-RE-1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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mach1ne

mach1ne

December 2, 2006
edited over 10 years ago

The A-side of this record features some of most appallingly eighties sounding music I have heard in a long time. I remember first hearing another of their tracks around the time of this release and it was far, far better. Timeless. But the A-side of this most certainly isn't timeless. To use the word 'dated' is an understatement.

Unlike the B-side, however. The difference is startling. The music is far more atmospheric and without the jarring synth cords of the Miami Vice-like A-side.

And Maria Marquez's beautiful voice is something to die for. They've gone for a more traditional/folk-style angle and it works. Perhaps Marquez's Venezuelan origins have had an influence on the proceedings. But with her talent it would be a waste not to let her have an influence!

Well worth looking for whether a fan of Harris or Marquez but not a patch on their classic "Canto Del Pilon".