Zager & Evans

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- Richard Evans -- vocals, guitar

- Denny Zager -- vocals guitar



- none known





Genre: rock

Rating: 1 star *

Title:  Zager & Evans

Company: RCA Victor

Catalog: LPS-4302

Year: 1970

Country/State: Lincoln, Nebraska

Grade (cover/record): VG / VG

Comments: gatefold sleeve; cut lower left corner

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 5033

Price: $10.00


Yeah they're branded with the one hit wonder label, though the actually recorded a series of four albums and a handful of singles ...


Having scored a massive worldwide hit with the single 'In the Year 2525' and the parent album you would have thought that their cleverly-titled 1970 follow-up would have enjoyed similar sales and success.  Didn't happen which may explain why you don't see this one all that often.  Co-produced by Ted Daryll and Ray Cork Jr., "Zager & Evans" sounded very much like the earlier set.  Evans was again responsible for all of the material, tracks like 'During REM', 'Reginald Ludwig' and 'The Plastic Park' all sharing a similar pompous, pseudo-intellectual, psycho-babble feel.  Unfortunately none of the ten songs was particularly impressive.  Apparently out of good ideas, the pair seemed content to substitute baroque orchestration and already dated sound effects for quality ('Overture' and 'The Candy Machine').  The horn propelled 'In My House' came the closest to being something you could actually listen to though the lyrics sound like they were cobbled together by a third grade English class.  RCA actually tapped the album for a couple of singles, but neither did anything commercially:


- 'Crutches' b/w 'The Plastic Park' (RCA Victor catalog number 74-0359)

- 'Listen To he People' b/w 'She Never Sleeps Beside Me' (RCA Victor catalog number 74-0299)


(Maybe it's just me, but it looks like the cover art was doctored - look at the head on the guy sitting on the plastic chair - looks like it was pasted on ....) 


"Zager and Evans" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Overture   (Richard Evans) - 

2.) In My House   (Richard Evans) - 

3.) During REM   (Richard Evans) - 

4.) Reginald Ludwig    (Richard Evans) - 

5.) The Plastic Park   (Richard Evans) - 

(side 2)
1.) The Candy Machine
   (Richard Evans) - 

2.) Mister Turnkey    (Richard Evans) - 

3.) She Never Sleeps Beside Me   (Richard Evans) - 

4.) Crutches   (Richard Evans) - 

5.) Listen to the People   (Richard Evans) - 





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