Before Madonna was Evita, there was Elaine Paige. Elaine is considered by many to be the First Lady of British musical theatre. Ian played guitar on her self-titled 1981 album produced by Andrew Powell and Tim Rice. Don't seek out this one expecting to hear some Alan Parsons Project type music. This clearly is a different style. Of course, Ian's guitar solo on Far Side of the Bay is classic Ian, but the rest of the album is really more of an easy listening type experience. It really highlights Ian's diversity. Ian plays pedal steel on The Last One to Leave. Don't get me wrong, this is a great album. It just may not appeal to those looking for a rock and roll sound. While the album was originally released on LP, it is now available on CD. If you want to learn more about Elaine Paige, check out the Elaine Paige site by clicking here.
Tracks Ian Plays On
If You Don't Want My Love
Far Side of the Bay
So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
I Want to Marry You
The Second Time
The Last One to Leave
Hot as Sun
Falling Down to Earth
How the Heart Approaches What it Yearns
Miss My Love Today