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Ring

 

Ring is the fifth studio album by the American pop/rock band The Connells, released in 1993. The album (and band)'s biggest hit was the single '74-'75 which was also featured on the soundtrack for the movie Heavy.

After a three-year recording hiatus, which included more legal jousting with TVT Records and the addition of Steve Potak on keyboards, a rejuvenated Connells released Ring in 1993. The lead single, "Slackjawed," was another college radio hit in America, but the follow-up single, '74-'75, another Celtic-influenced ballad, took off in Europe, and became a top-20 hit across the continent, including in the United Kingdom where it peaked at #14 in the UK Singles Chart. This led to the band touring extensively in Europe and opening stadium shows for Def Leppard. '74-'75 won numerous European music awards in the mid-1990s, leading to greater financial and radio success than the band had known to that point. '74-'75 also appeared in the 1995 film, Heavy. However, while European music fans made Ring a platinum record outside the United States, such high level success in America remained elusive. Ring reached #36 in the UK Albums Chart. Ring also marked the debut of David Connell stepping up as a songwriter by co-writing a song for the record, "Hey You." MacMillan also wrote additional songs for the record.

Ring

Track listing

  1. "Slackjawed" (Mike Connell) – 4:00
  2. "Carry My Picture" (Mike Connell) – 3:57
  3. "'74-'75" (Mike Connell) – 4:38
  4. "Doin' You" (George Huntley) – 3:33
  5. "Find Out" (Doug MacMillan) – :31
  6. "Eyes On The Ground" (MacMillan) – 3:03
  7. "Spiral" (Mike Connell) – 3:07
  8. "Hey You" (David Connell, Mike Connell, Macmillan) – 3:23
  9. "New Boy" (Mike Connell) – 4:39
  10. "Disappointed" (Mike Connell) – 5:04
  11. "Burden" (Mike Connell) – 3:59
  12. "Any Day Now" (MacMillan) – 2:39
  13. "Running Mary" (Mike Connell) – 4:40
1994 European bonus tracks
  1. "Logan Street" (Mike Connell) – 3:39
  2. "Wonder Why" (Mike Connell) – 3:14
  3. "Living in the Past" (Ian Anderson) – 2:43

Personnel

 

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