Cherry Records has once again outdone themselves with the recently released “Andrew Gold: Lonely Boy – The Asylum Years Anthology” box set.
Andrew Gold came into prominence on the LA music scene in the 1970’s. His musicianship soon caught the eye and ears of Linda Ronstadt who wasted no time in hiring Gold as a key member of her band. His self titled debut was released in 1975 and featured his original version of the song “Endless Flight” which would be made famous by singer Leo Sayer the following year.
In 1976 Gold hooked up with legendary producer Peter Asher (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Peter & Gordon) for his breakout album “What’s Wrong With This Picture?” which produced the Top Ten single “Lonely Boy.” More hits followed including the Top 40 smash “Thank You For Being A Friend” that has since been immortalized as the theme song to the popular sitcom “The Golden Girls.”
This box set features all of Gold’s Asylum solo albums released between 1975 and 1980 and is a must for all Andrew Gold fans. 74 tracks spread across 6 CDs plus a DVD of 19 hard to find music videos and LIVE performance clips. All elements come housed in a sturdy box that includes a lavishly illustrated booklet and poster.
All audio has been remastered for this set and has never sounded better making this the definitive collection of SoCal’s masterful singer/songwriter.
Pat Francis currently hosts the popular comedy/music podcast “Rock Solid,” called 1 of the 8 great music podcasts to put in your ears by USA Today and featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar and Susanna Hoffs. His frequent appearances on Jimmy Pardo’s top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites. Pat began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic in Chicago, IL. After touring the country and performing in 42 states at comedy clubs and colleges, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. There he appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central, AMC, the UCB and is a yearly regular at the San Francisco Sketchfest. For the past 5 years he has also served as Co-Host of the yearly event Pardcast-A-Thon which to date has raised over 700,000 for Smile Train. When not entertaining people in person he also makes his living as a Story Producer for reality television programs. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask.