J. Richford* And G. Stevan* ‎– Feelings

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Conroy ‎– BMLP 143
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A1 Flying High
Written-By – J. Richford*
3:35
A2 Going Home
Written-By – J. Richford*
2:46
A3 Walking In The Dark
Written-By – J. Richford*
4:42
A4 Fighting For Life
Written-By – J. Richford*
3:37
A5 Feeling Tense
Written-By – J. Richford*
4:05
B1 Running Fast
Written-By – G. Stevan*
4:42
B2 Loving Tenderly
Written-By – G. Stevan*
3:27
B3 Fearing Much
Written-By – G. Stevan*
3:35
B4 Being Friendly
Written-By – G. Stevan*
2:54
B5 Having Fun
Written-By – J. Richford*
4:00

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Library release. The Sleeve states: 'An original Carosello recording, Italy'

Due to legal restrictions at the time regarding artists working for multiple labels, neither Sandro Brugnolini nor Stefano Torossi’s names could appear on the initial release of Feelings by Carosello in 1974. Instead, “Jay Richford and Gary Stevan,” the aliases for Puccio Roelens and Giancarlo Gazzani, respectively, were used. Later editions in 1975 by Brazil’s Top Tape and in 1976 by England’s Conroy followed the same approach.

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  • Matrix / Runout (A): BMLP 143 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (B): BMLP 143 B1

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CLN 25041 Jay Richford & Gary Stevan Jay Richford & Gary Stevan - Feelings(LP, Album) Carosello CLN 25041 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
ET 926 CD Stefano Torossi Feelings(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Easy Tempo ET 926 CD Italy 2000 Sell This Version
LP-TT-067 Jay Richford & Gary Stevan Jay Richford & Gary Stevan - Feelings(LP, Album) Top Tape LP-TT-067 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
NRE/1245, NRE 1245 J. Richford* / S. Torossi* / G. Stevan* J. Richford* / S. Torossi* / G. Stevan* - Strumentali : Tensioni(LP, Promo) Nuovo Repertorio Editoriale, Nuovo Repertorio Editoriale NRE/1245, NRE 1245 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
GP1017LP Jay Richford & Gary Stevan Jay Richford & Gary Stevan - Feelings(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) Golden Pavilion Records GP1017LP Portugal 2012 Sell This Version

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Rickski65

Rickski65

May 12, 2015
There was an unofficial UK pressing of this in the summer of 2001, I definitely remember seeing a copy in a shop in Camden Town and also around the same time at a one-stop distributor in Wembley who had multiple copies of it. Don't remember if the labels copied the originals or not, or if they were blank. I assume it was mastered from the Easy Tempo CD...
Rickski65

Rickski65

June 2, 2014
Due to legal restrictions at the time regarding artists working for multiple labels, neither Sandro Brugnolini nor Stefano Torossi’s names could appear on the initial release of Feelings by Carosello in 1974. Instead, “Jay Richford and Gary Stevan,” the aliases for Puccio Roelens and Giancarlo Gazzani, respectively, were used. Later editions in 1975 by Brazil’s Top Tape and in 1976 by England’s Conroy followed the same approach.

In 1986, however, Costanza Records first used Torossi’s name, excluding the three co-composers, the same credit used by Easy Tempo’s CD and LP reissue in 2000. As the 2012 Golden Pavilion Records’ LP reissue followed Carosello’s lead, it appears Nuova Fonit Cetra is the record label closest to being accurate as credit is given to three of the four composers. Their 1989 LP reissue of Feelings, under the name Strumentali: Tensioni, uses Stefano’s name and the pseudonyms for Roelens and Gazzani, “Jay Richford and Gary Stevan.”

Who at the record company first decided to use Stefano Torossi’s name as the single composer is unclear, but this was done without the knowledge of Torossi. In fact, he and Sandro Brugnolini agreed not to appear on labels and jackets yet Stefano’s name appeared later nonetheless. Whatever the case, Torossi recently commented, “we all worked together, including Brugnolini, and consequently, we all signed together the deposit document of each selection, dividing the royalties in equal parts… That’s the story.”
Yemsky

Yemsky

January 10, 2012
(Not my review but a great piece of prose:)

Nicola Conte and Bernard Herrmann in a Discotheque!

Way cool! Stefano Torossi has provided me one of my favorite albums of the year (although it was released in the mid-80s and reissued by Easy Tempo recently).

It's got a distinct Bernard Herrmann-taxi Driver sheen to it. Lots of reverb on the strings and dynamite, driving, 70s type percussion.

The sound and song fall somewhere between post-mink stole and pre-Fern Bar; imagine if the ever-sturdy skill of Italian pop songcrafting had descended on Issac Hayes' Shaft-era horn clusters, Barry White's strings, Artie Kane's late 60s film scoring techniques ("The Love Machine"), then all of it ladled with that snazzy, way-Uptown, 'oh babe let's dress up like we're in a decadent Helmut Newton photo -will you slip on those 7 inch stilettos?' vibe that Neely Plumb produced for the remix versions on the 1977 TAXI DRIVER soundtrack (including the groovy flugelhorns). Throw in a few guitar licks from Archie Bell and the Drells' "Tighten Up". Gosh, you can just visualize some mid-70s era rock star's mistress leaping long-legged out of a limo, dashing by Tiffany's for some last minute jewels, catching her wistful reflection in the store window, then dipping some nose candy in the leather backseat before she heads off to that new place called Studio 54, and basking in all the lush, melancholy neon draped along both sides of the streets along the way ("Aren't the bums so tragique? I wonder if Liz will drag along that little eyesore, Truman?") It's such an exciting life, and it can be yours if you buy this disc!!!

It's all done skillfully: Herbie Hancock-swift electric keyboards, throbbing electric bass, outrageously lush strings that swoop down from heaven and spin circles around driving percussion, and horn arrangements that spit sunbeams. The title cut alone will make you long for another romantic laision - no matter how disastrous the last one may have been!

All Easy Tempo fans of Piccioni and Umilani: this is a must-get. It's more mid-70s than, say, Camille 2000, but it's got the scintillating quality of Nicola Conte's JET SOUNDS which apes and reimagines the late 60s and its leopard-print Mrs. Robinson aesthethic. Put them both on repeat play and you'll never need Prozac again.

(5-start review by L. S. Slaughter "silvanus" (Chapel Hill, NC), as published March 22, 2007 on http://www.amazon.com/Feelings-Stefano-Torossi/product-reviews/B00002798V/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 )
Bradx

Bradx

June 15, 2011
edited over 4 years ago

Probably the greatest library album ever made. A brilliantly arranged and produced example of the library genre semi-anonymously authored by 'J Richford & G Stevan' - apparently pseudonyms for the italian composer Stefano Torossi (or not as the case may be - see the Rickski65 comment above).
This Isaac Hayes/ Shaft-inspired funk odyssey comes with lashings of wah-wah guitar and extremely subtle interplay between the instruments. Deeply atmospheric and sublime. Has been bootlegged and reissued on different labels with different sleeves over the years but still seems to be difficult to pick up. Worth buying at almost any price.

All tracks in the "Feelings" album are composed by Torossi, Sandro Brugnolini, Puccio Roelens and Giancarlo Gazzani, as stated in the SIAE database.
Arrangements, orchestration and conduction duties were shared by Roelens and Gazzani, who adopted the Richford and Stevan pseudonyms for contractual reasons. (Thanks to DavidNerattini for this info).