Phil Seymour 2 (Expanded)
Release Date: May 6, 2022
Label: Sunset Blvd.
The truncated solo career of Phil Seymour yielded a pair of solid power pop albums, a gem of a single, “Precious To Me,” and a reminder of what he brought to the original Dwight Twilley Band.
Originally released in 1985 on Boardwalk Records shortly before it collapsed following the death of its founder, Neil Bogart, 2 went nowhere. This expanded and remastered version of the album is pure power pop as it gets and finally lets listeners in on what they may have missed the first time around.
There’s no denying that 2 was Phil Seymour's turn to shine after several years delivering the goods on records by Dwight Twilley, Tom Petty, 20/20, the Textones, Moon Martin and more, and he gave it his all. Sadly though, he died from lymphoma at the age of 41, just eight years later.
The album’s original mix has been scrapped and the new mix shines. This is power pop at its best, just like the rest of Phil Seymour's catalog. Highlights include the Cowsills’ penned “Dancing A Dream,” and the unreleased at the time Tom Petty song, “Surrender.”