New England (New England album)
|Studio album by|
|Genre||Pop rock, progressive rock|
|Label||Infinity Records LP |
Renaissance Records CD
|Producer||Mike Stone, Paul Stanley|
|New England chronology|
New England is the debut album by the American rock band New England. The group was best known for the song "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya", which received heavy radio exposure on Album-oriented rock (AOR) stations and reached the US Top 40 in 1979. "Hello, Hello, Hello" also received some airplay.
The quartet formed in the Boston area and was discovered by manager Bill Aucoin, who also managed Kiss. Paul Stanley helped produced the debut album along with famed producer Mike "Clay" Stone, best known for his work with Queen and Asia. Guitarist and vocalist John Fannon was the leader of the band.
The group had a live stint supporting the falling but still high-profile Kiss, but New England unfortunately slid between the cracks of other Aucoin projects. The group's success stalled when their label Infinity Records was absorbed by its parent company, MCA Records.
The album was also issued on CD in 1998 by the US re-issue label Renaissance Records. The CD contains an un-marked bonus track, a different extended mix of "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya".
All songs written and arranged by John Fannon.
- "Hello, Hello, Hello" - 3:36
- "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya" - 5:22
- "P.U.N.K. (Puny Undernourished Kid)" - 3:24
- "Shall I Run Away" - 5:10
- "Alone Tonight" - 3:39
- "Nothing To Fear" - 5:04
- "Shoot" - 4:00
- "Turn Out The Light" - 3:26
- "The Last Show" - 3:51
- "Encore" - 3:12
Bonus track on 1998 reissue
- "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya" (extended mix) - 6:20
- John Fannon: guitars, lead vocals
- Jimmy Waldo: keyboards, backing vocals
- Hirsh Gardner: drums, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Nothing to Fear"
- Gary Shea: bass guitar
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