TVD Radar: Jack Tempchin’s debut album reissue in stores 7/22

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Jack Tempchin is a singer-songwriter whose name is most closely associated with the “California Sound” of the mid-seventies. He achieved some notoriety as the composer of several notable tracks for The Eagles, including the classic “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Already Gone,” “The Girl From Yesterday,” and others.

This was Tempchin’s first solo album, (originally released on the Arista Records label), now to be reissued on the Retroworld reissue division of North London indie Floating World Records on Friday, July 22nd 2017. The album was recorded at the famous Muscle Shoals studios in Alabama, and amongst the ten tracks, there is one co-write with fellow California writer JD Souther, and, that very rare thing—a co-write with Tom Waits, no less, entitled ‘Tijuana’. There are guest cameos from Souther and Jackson Browne.

Jack Tempchin—the album—boasts quality songs, excellent production values, and fine musicianship, but by the time of its release—1978—the “California Sound” was on the wane, giving way to New Wave and Adult Orientated Rock. A shame, because Jack Tempchin is an album that has worn well. Tempchin still records and performs in the USA; his story is a small but important part of the West Coast Rock scene of the 1970s.

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