MelodicRock Classics is excited to announce the limited-edition reissue of four acclaimed cult classic AOR albums over the next two months. Each album has won fan and critical praise over the years and all four titles have remained on the impossible to find list for many collectors.
The campaign begins August 26 with reissues of two British classics – CHRIS IRVINE and 2AM.
On September 30, two more classics arrive – LAMARCA and YA YA ‘II’.
2AM is the brain child of vocalist Dave Lloyd (Nutz/Rage) and guitarist/songwriter Mark Thomas.
The high-tech AOR duo delivered their one and only album in 1987, before splitting in 1988 after being dropped by their label RCA, leaving behind a true classic that fans have traded audio copies over the last 30 years.
Unfortunately, there is a sad side to this reissue. Mark Thomas was only recently discovered to have passed away several years ago after dropping out of the industry many years earlier.
In 2003 Judges sitting in the High Court in London ruled that American singer Bobby Womack had stolen the 2am song ‘You’re The One’, awarding Thomas GBP57,000 in royalties.
Unable to afford to pursue Womack in US courts for payments that never came, Mark left the business with a bitter taste.
It is hoped that this official remaster, which comes on the 35th Anniversary of the album’s release, will help remind fans of what a fantastic writer and guitarist Mark Thomas was and close the 2AM story on a positive note.
There are no additional songs recorded at the time that could be used as bonus tracks, but there is one additional track ‘Right Now I Need You’ that was a B-side on the 1987 12” single ‘Somebody Someday’.
2am ‘When Every Second Counts’ has been lovingly remastered from the original CD audio by JK Northrup, giving the songs fresh new life.
MelodicRock Classics presents 2AM ‘When Every Second Counts’ August 26. Limited Edition 500 Units.
01. Never Gonna Let You Escape 4:02
02. You’re The One 4:13
03. Somebody Someday 3:48
04. Who Will You Run To 4:47
05. Too Late 4:53
06. Lost Souls 3:52
07. Running With The Same Old Crowd 3:44
08. Never Feel This Way Again 4:03
09. Dreams And Promises 4:35
10. Now You’re Leaving 4:03
11. Right Now I Need You (B-Side) 3:33