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707



Record Label: Casablanca #7213 - Released 1980

Released on CD by: Renaissance Records 195

Personnel: Phil Bryant - bass, lead and backing vocals, Jim McClarty - drums and percussion, Duke McFadden - keyboards, lead and backing vocals, Kevin Russell - guitars, lead and backing vocals

Songs:

I Could Be Good For You

Let Me Live My Life

One Way Highway

Save Me

You Who Needs to Know

Slow Down

Feel This Way

Waste Of Time

Whole Lot Better

This was 707's first album released in 1980 and is a favorite among the group's fans. The album did not chart on Billboard, but a single was released - "I Could Be Good For You" b/w "Let Me Live My Life" (Casablanca 2280) which debuted on Billboard singles chart 10/11/80. It peaked at #52 and was on the chart for 9 weeks.

The songs "I Could Be Good For You" and "You Who Needs to Know" received the most radio airplay. To this day, "I Could Be Good For You" is a true rock classic.

Even though this album has been re-released on CD, copies of the original album on Casablanca still command a price of about $10.00 in used record stores. This album was released on a single CD which also contained the group's second album. It is still in print and easily obtainable.




BILLBOARD MAGAZINE REVIEW
4/12/80

Group: 707
Title: 707
Producer: Norman Ratner
Label: Casablanca (NBLP7213)
Genre: POP
RECOMMENDED


Quartet plays well-executed mainstream rock with slight new wave influences. For the most part though, the sound is closer to the hard rocking but melodic sound of Foreigner. Kevin Russell's vocals and guitar work are two factors which make this effort shine. Band shows equal skill on uptempo and slower numbers. Best cuts: "I Could Be Good For You," "Let Me Live My Life."







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