This record was a bit pricey at $3.00. I think the purple suits as well as pink lettering made me buy it. I also liked the sunglasses on the dude. I thought it made him look like Jose Felicano and that perhaps he may be blind as well.
Well, that hunch was correct. Lennie Peters (born in 1931 in London and an uncle to the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts) was blinded in one eye after a car accident at age 5. At age 16, fate cruelly came for the other eye after an incident with a thrown brick. Despite this handicap, he became a piano player on the British pub circuit with two singles before meeting actress and dancer Diane Lee (born in Sheffield in 1950).
Although she started as backup singer to Peters, the two became a folk/pop duo in the 1970’s scoring hit records in the 1970’s with numerous television appearances. The duo split in 1980 with several reunions thereafter until the death of Peters from bone cancer in 1992. I believe Lee still performs in some capacity today or perhaps I just did not want to look into it any further.
This was the duo’s first album, released in 1973. It was a #1 record in the UK and has the distinction of being one of the few #1 albums in Britain not to be transferred to CD format. The album was bolstered by their hit single “Welcome Home” which was also #1. Overall, a decent album. Peters is really at the forefront of most songs. I really liked “Cryin Time”, “There They Go”, and “Never My Love”.
Decent album but a bit higher than I would have liked and I do not think it translates well outside of 1970’s Britain. But being that I am in a good mood today, satisfactory, That is really what my reviews come down to: what side of the bed I get up on,