Pages was an American pop rock band active during the late 1970s and the early 1980s. The band consisted of Richard Page and Steve George on vocals and keyboards supported by various studio musicians, some of whom from time to time were considered part of the band. Although Pages was highly regarded for its well-crafted pop and jazz-fusion sound, the group did not achieve commercial success, and disbanded after recording three studio albums.
After the commercial failure of their debut album, Pages went back to the studio to record their 1979 follow-up, entitled Future Street. Charles “Icarus” Johnson joined on acoustic and electric guitar, and George Lawrence was brought in on drums.
According to Page, “Jerry [Manfredi], Steve [George] and myself were writing all the music but it just didn’t sound right. Everybody knew it, but it was left unspoken for a long time because of that lingering bond. With Charles and George everything went perfect for the first time. The potential was just staring us in the face”.
Once again produced by Colomby, the album blended the finely crafted overtones of the first album with a somewhat hard-edged pop-rock sound with progressive overtones. Additional musicians and artists on Future Street included Kenny Loggins (backing vocals and songwriting on “Who’s Right Who’s Wrong”), George Hawkins, Joey Trujillo and Jai Winding. George took lead vocals on “Two People.” Another detail is that the cover sleeve was designed by John Lang.
The opening track, the energetic “I Do Believe In You,” peaked at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1979.
1 I Do Believe in You (Richard Page; Steve George; John Lang; Jerry Manfredi) 04:03
2 The Sailor’s Song (Richard Page; Steve George; John Lang; Jerry Manfredi) 04:21
3 Take My Heart Away (Richard Page; John Lang) 03:45
4 Future Street (Richard Page; Steve George; John Lang; Jerry Manfredi) 04:11
5 Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong (Richard Page; John Lang; Kenny Loggins) 04:19
6 Chemistry (Richard Page; Steve George; John Lang; Jerry Manfredi) 05:16
7 Two People (Richard Page; Steve George; John Lang) 04:25
8 Keep On Movin’ (Richard Page; Steve George; John Lang; Jerry Manfredi; Charles Johnson) 04:04
|Drums||George Lawrence III|
|Acoustic Guitar||Charles Johnson|
|Background Vocals||Steve George|
2 The Sailor’s Song
3 Take My Heart Away
5 Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong
|Fender Rhodes||Jai Winding|
|Background Vocals||George Hawkins|
|Background Vocals||Kenny Loggins|
7 Two People
Producer – Bobby Colomby
Arranged By – Pages, Bobby Colomby
Arranged By (Strings), Conductor – Richard Hazard (Track 3)
Arranged By (Strings And Horns), Conductor – Jerry Hey (Tracks 5, 8)
Engineer – Michael Verdick
Engineer (Assistent) – Scott Singer
Mastered By – Steve Guy
Mixed By – Bobby Colomby. Michael Verdick
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Manufactured By – Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Record Company – Epic/Sony Records