Donnie Iris - Back On The Streets (2021) [FLAC] Download

Release Name: Donnie_Iris-Back_On_The_Streets-Remastered-CD-FLAC-2021-D2H
Artist: Donnie Iris
Album: Back On The Streets
Genre: Rock
Year: 2021
Tracks: 12
Duration: 00:47:26
Size: 331.08 MB

Special Limited Deluxe Collector’s Edition / Fully Remastered Audio / Iris hits cruise control on his first solo venture from ’80 / Produced by Mark Avsec / Includes ‘Ah! Leah!’, ‘Too Young To Love’ & ‘Joking’ plus 2 Bonus Tracks / 12 page full-colour booklet, 3,000 word essay & enhanced artwork – DON’T BE FOOLED by his look. Funny how rock music can hand success to a musician virtually overnight whilst other times it can take an eternity to achieve the same results. Of course there are plenty of examples either way but for Donnie Iris it was a case of taking the long way, years spent paying dues under a number of guises but in 1980 Donnie’s ship came sailing home with his debut solo album ‘Back On The Streets’ and in particular the hit single ‘Ah! Leah!’. It was a classic song very much the sound of an era being somewhat pop but also resolutely rough and tough rock. It was also notice-able for its huge wall of multilayered vocals consisting, some say, of approximately seventy overdubs giving it an instantly recognisable sound. Although Iris had been around the block a few times (The Jaggerz & Wild Cherry), the Cruisers were a project conceived to merge perfectly written and performed power pop with a classic early eighties sound. Teaming up with partner Mark Avsec, the duo were co-conspir-ators of a sound that struck an immediate chord with radio and live audiences helping to position Donnie as a bright young thing amongst an exciting wave of new performers such as Loverboy, The Cars, and The Knack. Donnie’s vocal style and the songs are surprisingly evocative of classic doo-wop set against a tougher 80s hard rock backdrop with stinging guitars and a powerful rhythm section blasting it into a new dimension. Of Course, ‘Ah! Leah!’ is the track that punches above its weight but do not under any circumstances miss out on ‘Too Young To Love’, ‘Joking’ and the brilliantly arranged ‘You’re Only Dreaming’ with its layers of multi part harmonies and a brilliantly affected vocal from Donnie. This is indeed an album that just keeps on giving with every repeated spin.


  1. Donnie Iris – Ah! Leah! – 3:47 (983 kbps , 26.6 MB)
  2. Donnie Iris – I Can’t Hear You – 3:40 (931 kbps , 24.45 MB)
  3. Donnie Iris – Joking – 4:05 (943 kbps , 27.54 MB)
  4. Donnie Iris – Shock Treatment – 3:49 (947 kbps , 25.84 MB)
  5. Donnie Iris – Back On The Streets – 3:38 (985 kbps , 25.59 MB)
  6. Donnie Iris – Agnes – 3:30 (1047 kbps , 26.23 MB)
  7. Donnie Iris – You’re Only Dreaming – 4:45 (1000 kbps , 33.99 MB)
  8. Donnie Iris – She’s So Wild – 2:35 (997 kbps , 18.44 MB)
  9. Donnie Iris – Daddy Don’t Live Here Anymore – 3:50 (943 kbps , 25.86 MB)
  10. Donnie Iris – Too Young To Love – 5:34 (932 kbps , 37.06 MB)
  11. Donnie Iris – Ah! Leah! (Live) – 4:37 (1033 kbps , 34.1 MB)
  12. Donnie Iris – I Can’t Hear You (Live) – 3:41 (962 kbps , 25.36 MB)

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