Phil Seymour's story reads like a novel: three young
hopefuls from Tulsa in love with 60s music and
determined to bring back melody and pop songs to 70s
rock set off for Hollywood to find fame and fortune.
First comes joy as they sign to Shelter Records and
crash into the Top 20 in 1975 as the Dwight Twilley
Band. Next, frustration as they encounter problems
with their failing record company, and the inevitable
split as drummer/vocalist/songwriter Phil Seymour
goes solo. Initially he struggles to find a foothold but
once the new wave hits America, the Phil Seymour
Band storms Hollywood and becomes one of the
hottest acts on the circuit.
Signed to Neil Bogart's Boardwalk label, by 1981 Phil is
riding high at #22 on Billboard's Hot 100 with the self-
penned classic 'Precious To Me'. More terrific releases
follow and, for a while, Phil is the brightest star on the
horizon, but Bogart's death in 1983 means the end of
his Boardwalk contract. He doggedly continues to
make good music but contracts lymphoma and dies in
1993 at age 41.
Handsomely packaged with a 20-page booklet sporting
rare photos and extensive notes incorporating
exclusive interviews with bandmate Michael Anderson
and recording engineer Bill Cooper, our collection
comprises 13 of Phil's finest recordings and 11 never-
before-heard tracks, including nine terrific demos cut at
producer Richie Podolor's American Recording studio
in Los Angeles.