Tony Carey - Explorer and Yellow Power 2LP
Medical Records presents the groundbreaking electronic classic “Explorer” and its sister LP “Yellow Power” by none other than the multi-talented Tony Carey. Tony Carey needs no introduction, but for the uninitiated, he is a keyboard whiz originally from California. He is clearly most famous for his work as keyboardist in the 1970s band Rainbow (alongside Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio) up to 1977. He then embarked on a solo career with multiple charting records under his own name. In the mid-late 1970’s, he took up residence in Germany and began working in Peter Hauke’s studio. Carey embarked on a period of intense experimentation and mastery of various studio equipment, songwriting, and the like. Influenced by what Tony referred to as “euro-electronica”, the product of these enlightening sessions became “Explorer”, “No Human”, “TCP”, “Heaven”, and “Yellow Power”. Medical Records has chosen to reissue the highly-sought after “Explorer” LP along with “Yellow Power” as a 2LP package. Rumor has it that “Explorer” was intended to be demos for the “Yellow Power” LP but was released without his permission. Eventually both of these brilliant LPs were released on X Records in 1982. Though both LPs have similar tracks, the overall mixes and feel of the two LPs are vastly different. Instrumental and very catchy, “Explorer” is the more stripped down almost proto-techno meets synthed out Italo disco while “Yellow Power” has a more polished, well-rounded and produced sound with a different array of instrumentation and alteration in mood.