Hazel O'Connor "Sons & Lovers" PR LP (1980)
Hazel O'Connor "Sons & Lovers" PR LP (1980)
Hazel O'Connor "Sons & Lovers" PR LP (1980)
A&M Records

Hazel O'Connor "Sons & Lovers" PR LP (1980)

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Details: UK performer/actress Hazel O'Connor's first album released prior to the Soundtrack for Breaking Glass (but just as the film came out in the UK) in the US on A&M Records (later reissued in 2018). Includes "Glass Houses," and "Sons & Lovers." (1980) Punky new wave! X/Y variant on label. Record sleeve shows wear, some bending on top-right corner. See images. Promo, gold stamp on back cover.

Description: "In many ways Hazel O’Connor was in a tricky position after the success of her role in Breaking Glass. Thrust into the public eye seemingly from nowhere, the film made big news in 1980, granting her a great deal of attention as its star. As time passed, those that ate up Eighth Day et al were keen to find out what she would come up with next. But there was also the problem of the general public differentiating between “Kate” the film role and the real Hazel O’Connor, now trying to make her mark solely as a singer – some people wondered exactly how much of it was all still an act?

Sons And Lovers was her first step away from the film, but even whilst trying to make a clean break and find her own niche, Will You was released by A&M. It scaled the upper reaches of the UK chart and in doing so, queered the pitch of Hazel’s new album/direction somewhat. Casting off the role of “Kate from Breaking Glass” proved pretty difficult and gaining credibility as a musical artist was tough as well.

On the plus side D-Days, the lead single from Sons And Lovers, did do the business chart-wise in returning Haz to the UK Top Ten. This effort was a perky anti-poseur statement, complete with her trademark mannered vocal style, a good dose of energy and Punky/New Wave instrumental attack."--Louder Than War

Grade: VG+ (Record/Cover)

TRACK LISTING SIDE A:

A1. D-Days
A2. Waiting
A3. Who Will Care?
A4. Zoo
A5. Gigolo
A6. Do What You Do

TRACK LISTING SIDE B:

B1. Sons & Lovers
B2. Glass Houses
B3. Ain't It Funny
B4. Danny Boy
B5. Bye Bye
B6. Time Ain't On Our Side