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From Khalil Turk's (Escape Music) FB:

Coming soon on Escape Music my all time favourite this amazing killer American band Life By Night!!

Lead Vocals, Bass – Tom Croucier

Guitar, Vocals – Stuart Mathis

Drums – Bryan Hitt

Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Jeff Naideau

Keyboards, Vocals – Kevin Anderson

Producer – Richie Zito

Engineer – Joe Chiccarelli

Engineer, Mixed By – Michael Frondelli

Mastered By – Ted Jensen


They released one album back in 1985. Some tracks from it:









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Nice. Not familiar with this - will try to check out that debut. 

Bit confused by the thread. Is it saying they're going to release this debut, or have they signed with Escape to release new music? The original band? 

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47 minutes ago, Stefan said:

I'm not sure if this is a new album or a reissue of the debut. They could go the same way as the Simon Says - Spin This reissue.

New artwork with bonus tracks.

I'm sure we'll soon find out.

Would love to hear new material but i would guess it will be a reissue with new artwork etc as you mention. Apart from you and i  i'm not sure many will know of this album, so if you haven't heard it yet it's on Spotify for you to enjoy, fantastic stuff.

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Album out July 16.

From Escape Music:

One of the long lost records of the ‘80’s, L.A. based Life By Night’s self-titled debut album is finally getting some way overdue recognition! Formed by lead vocalist and bassist Tom Croucier, the brother of Ratt bassist Juan Croucier, Life By Night had the songs and the look, but sadly not the traction, thanks to the usual story of music business politics to take things any further than they did.

Having played in a variety of different groups through years, Tom has been a part of Roger Romeo’s group “Romeo” as well as A&M record’s Bobby Dazzler and Santana.

In 1981 Tom Played on the excellent “Down to the Bone” album in 1981 by Vic Vergat. The band played all over Europe before they went to the States to open for Nazareth. Tom also played bass on the Scorpions “Blackout” album.

After returning to the States following the break-up of the Vic Vergat Group, Tom began writing songs and would eventually put together a new band project with drummer Bryan Hitt (REO Speedwagon), and it was then that a band called “Life by Night” was formed.

In the mid-eighties Life by Night recorded their debut album with Richie Zito behind the production desk. The songs were melodic AOR with poppy overtones and it was all set to be released when the label at the time just dropped them. It happened so quickly, and as a result this fine album from 1985 never saw the light of day.

Here it is though, fully remastered on CD for the very first time.

“I was blown away when I heard it,” says Tom. “I love the way it sounds. I’m really happy with it. The way ‘Angel’ sounds especially is just great. I always felt that should’ve been the first single when it was originally released back in 1985. It just had so much crossover potential.”

The CD is a limited numbered release of 1000 only.

Track List: 
1- Phone to Phone (4:02)
2- I Believe in You (3:58) 
3-  Angel (4:17) 
4- Non Stop World (4:06) 
5- No One Knows (3:49) 
6- Automatic (4:34) 
7- Trouble (3:32) 
8- For no reason (4:20) 
9- Situation (3:47) 
10- Life by Night (4:36)
11- Fade to Blue (3:49) un-released bonus track
12 You and I (3:58) un-released bonus track

Band is:
Tom Croucier – Lead Vocals & Bass (Scorpions / Dokken / Vic Vergat Group) 
Stuart Mathis – Guitars & Vocals
Bryan Hitt – Drums  (REO Speedwagon)
Jeff Naideau – Keyboards & Guitar 
Kevin Anderson – Keyboards / Vocals

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