Robbie Nevil - A Place Like This (1988) [1989, Japan]
Pop/Rock, Soul/Funk, Dance-Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (JPEG) | 43:35 Min. | 272,31 Mb
Label: Toshiba-EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# CP25-5695 | Released: 1989-11-08 (1988-11-09)
"A Place Like This" is Robbie Nevil's second album, released in November 1988. Nevil's work is strong, with poppy hooks and bluesy rhythms. The songs tend to be more mellow than one would expect of a long-haired guy wearing leather, but while Nevil is an accomplished guitarist, his songs tend to smoother, more laid-back grooves. "Back on Holiday" stands out for both its strong melodies and funky vibe. While the themes of the album tend towards romance ("Mary Lou" is about a shy librarian who shows up at a party in unexpected style; "Love and Money" suggests that the subject of the song get their priorities straight), that shouldn't deter the listener.