Friday, October 16, 2015

"That's Love" by Jim Capaldi

Song#:  1433
Date:  04/30/1983
Debut:  77
Peak:  28
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary

Pop Bits:  Singer/songwriter Capaldi started off his career as a drummer in a group called The Hellions. After that band failed to fully take flight, Capaldi then went on to form a new band with former Spencer Davis Band vocalist/keyboardist Steve Winwood. Adding Dave Mason and Chris Wood, they became Traffic. The band would have immediate success in the UK with their 1967 debut album "Mr. Fantasy" and eventually they would earn four US Top 10 albums. As the days of Traffic wound down, Capaldi began to set out on a solo career. Beginning in 1972, he would release seven albums but not much would come from them in the US. His eighth album, "Fierce Heart," finally drew some attention thanks to this first single that got into the Top 30 while hitting #3 at AC. It would end up being his biggest US chart single.

ReduxReview:  Here's a song I completely forgot about. Once it started to play, the full song flooded back immediately. It has kind of gotten lost over the years, which is too bad. It's a quality tune and I like it quite a bit. I'm gonna have to get this one downloaded and into my 80s soft rock playlist. I love it when these long forgotten songs creep up on the charts.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Although they were former bandmates, Capaldi and Winwood kept up there professional relationship after Traffic split. Winwood would end up co-producing "Fierce Heart" and play on every track. On this track, Winwood played synth and performed background vocals along with his wife Nicole.


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