Hirch Gardner – My brain needs a holiday
Label: Escape music
Hirsh Gardner is set to release his sophomore solo effort on August 25th. Entitled “My Brain Needs a Holiday”.
This 10 song disc is the long awaited follow up to Gardner’s acclaimed solo album “Wasteland for Broken Hearts” which is included in this package as a bonus disc.
They are both full of AOR anthems and thunderous ballads. The bonus disc is exclusive to Escape Music with first pressing and with extensive liner notes by Dave Reynolds.
Moving to Boston, Mass in his teens, Hirsh attended the famed Berklee College of Music and studied there for 4 years.
Soon afterwards Hirsh joined forces with future New England keyboardist Jimmy Waldo and along the way they also recruited future New Englanders Gary Shea and John Fannon.
Initially going under the name Target the foursome felt they needed a different more dramatic moniker that reflected their many and varied influences, thus New England were born.
In the years between 1979 and 1982 Hirsh was an integral part of one of the classiest AOR/Melodic Rock bands on the planet. New England released 3 world class albums !
1997 found Hirsh being awarded Producer of the year for the Boston Phoenix as well as being nominated 5 times in the Boston Music awards and winning it once in 1998.
But Hirsh never lost sight of being a musician first and foremost and continued to record in his home studio.
2002 saw the release of his first solo album `Wasteland for Broken Hearts` which was received ecstatically not only by New England fans but also by the wider rock audience.
In the intervening years Hirsh has got back together with former New England colleagues and the band have released their first new music in decades,
but not being one to rest on his laurels Hirsh began quietly working once more in his home studio.
The result…. `My Brain Needs A Holiday` an album not only chock full of the classic rock music that we have all come to expect from the man,
but also with some welcome surprises along the way. Complete with a stellar supporting cast “My Brain…” is a true rock album for 2017 and beyond.
My Brain Needs A Holiday – Lost in the Darkness Tonight
My Brain Needs a Holiday
Git it Back
Do Me Do Me
If you need t’talk
Whiter shade of Pale
1- Wasteland for broken hearts
2- Don’t you steal
3- She is love
4- Thunder in her heart
5- Bad cowboy
6- When the sky cries
7- Your love
8- Hold you in my dreams
9- Never love
10- Welcome home
11- More than you’ll ever know
12- Welcome home (reprise)