Friday, December 05, 2008


Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1978 on Columbia Records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320 kbps
Produced By: Bruce Botnick

Engineered By: Andy Johns & Mike Clink
Recorded & Mixed At: The Record Plant, Studio C; Devlen; The Record Plant Mobile

Central Park

Bound To Be A Change
Gonna Move
Tears Turn Into Diamonds
Friend Of Mine
Does Anybody Care
Down To Nothin'
Falling Out
Ghost Town Parade
Les Dudek - Vocals, Guitars
Drums - Jeff Porcaro, Jim Keltner, Gary Mallabar, Carmine Appice
Bass - Gerald Johnson, Robert (Pops) Popwell

Guitar - Jim Krueger
Keyboards - Mike Finnigan, Max Groenthal
Percussion - Patrick Murphy
Background Vocals - Mike Finnigan, Les Dudek, Jack Bruce, Max Groenthal
Buy this one!!!!!!!, December 18, 2005
By Jeff Daniel Grundmann "venustwins" (Santa Fe, NM USA) - (Amazon Customer Review)
Be it "Ghost Town" the other initial Dudek albums "Les Dudek" or "Say No More" you will have a great addition to your collection. My L.P. collection had (and still has) copies of each and they have been WELL played. Les' guitar playing is robust and intense - a great example of a style that was prevelant in the Bay area during the 70's. While I agree that there is some influence of the annoyance of the late 70's - disco - I do not feel that it in any way detracts from the music or total feel of the disc. I have been turning people on to Les for many many many years now and this album was always a sure fire introduction to one of the great guitar players to survive the 70's. Buy ... Listen... Be Happy
An electric-guitar fan's dream, August 18, 2006
By Abstract Expression (NC) - (Amazon Customer Review)
I first heard this album late one night through headphones when my college radio station played it in its entirety at the time of its release. Mesmerized, I purchased it the next day. I have always sought out great guitar work and consider this one of my favorite examples. Whereas some 70's guitarists' solos become over-extended and tedious, Dudek's solos have purpose, and he knows how to integrate them seamlessly and perfectly into the structure of his songs. The songs on this collection flow smoothly from one to the next, and it feels complete with a definite beginning, middle, and end. Highlights for me on the album include the opening "Central Park," and prepare to be overwhelmed by the searing guitar work at the end of "Friend of Mine." "Does Anybody Care," with a reggae-inspired beat, has a nice message that is still relevant today. "Falling Out" achieves a great rock groove and demonstrates impeccable timing. The album ends masterfully with the title track. I also own "Dudek" and "Say No More." Both certainly have their highlights, but I recommend this one, "Ghost Town Parade," as Dudek's most fully realized masterpiece
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