The rare and hard to find Van Stephenson. His first album in the small label Handshake Records, sadly never issued on CD. At this time (early 80's) Van was writing hit songs for artists from the Nashville scene (Restless Heart i.e.) and the songwriting in 'China Girl' follow these roots. Mid-westcoast sound, with some late 70's AOR feel. Think Eagles meets Pages, classic. His voice is brillant here, as always (listen 'New York, Hold Her Tight', awesome). Very good and polished production. Vinyl-rip nicely done.
1. You′ve Got A Good Love Coming 2. Looks Like A Loser 3. Seeing Is Believing 4. China Girl 5. Weekend Warrior 6. I Would If I Could 7. Tonight The Love's On Me 8. Hotter In The Night 9. New York, Hold Her Tight 10. Lion In The Night
Van Stephenson: Vocals, Guitars Wayne Perkins, Kenny Mims: Guitars Larry Baxton: Bass Mike Hanna: Keyboards Shane Keister: Synthesizers Joe English: Drums