Lyon in Winter- As Winter Falls LP

Ripped this one to upgrade a while back and thought I’d share it for those who are unfamiliar. Here we have the lone LP from Lyon in Winter. This LP is an excellent slice of smooth new wave with some excellent post-punk bass grooves.  I’m reminded often of things like The Lucy Show, The Hurting, Dole, and Fiat Lux. Lots of saxophone, if that’s your thing (hint: as long as there are icy synths, I’m down with sax, too).

“The Haunting Moon” is the clear standout for me here, often appearing in some lounge DJ sets here in NYC, but the whole album is a solid listen from front to back. The LP came out in 1986 and is still pretty attainable, for those who might want to grab a copy of their own…

Hope y’all enjoy this one.

EDIT: It appears the Discogs entry on this album is incorrect, as this is NOT an album from former Negativeland member Richard Lyons, but by another musician with the same name, who operated out of the Boston area. It DOES appear (unless that tag is incorrect as well and the sleeve is referencing another guy by the same name), that Merle Allin, the brother of G.G., played bass on this LP. With all of this in mind, if anyone has any further info about this record, I’d love to hear more!

Lyon in Winter- As Winter Falls LP
1. I Dream
2. Summer
3. The Haunting Moon
4. Push! Pound!
5. As Winter Falls
6. Please Don’t…
7. The Change

*download it here*

6 Responses to “Lyon in Winter- As Winter Falls LP”

  1. JUst the mention of Lucy Show in the comment made me want to hear it thanks again

  2. Howdy! Mark Hosler here. I co-founded Negativland with Richard Lyons and David Wills back in 1980, and I can assure you that Richard never made any solo albums. Hopefully you can change this page to reflect that. Thanks!

    • Frankie Teardrop Says:

      Hi Mark! Thanks for the update – looks like the discogs info about Richard is incorrect, with that in mind (that’s where I found the “info”):

      Thanks for the correction, and naturally no disrespect meant to Richard! Hope you and yours are keeping well!

    • bill carrier Says:

      I played keyboards on this album… working in the Boston area. This is Richard Lyon Roughgarden. I am sorry to hear he passed away on his birthday in 2016.Rest in peace. I recently found his goodbye party on the Negativland fb page. Best wishes folks.

  3. Oh man, was spinning this earlier today. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi…Thanks for the review. I am the keyboard player on this album. Richard and i worked out the tunes and recorded in the Boston area , so you are spot on in the writeup. please contact me anytime. Bill Carrier on fb.

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