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Tony Carey, whose real name is Anthony Carrey, is an American singer-songwriter who really started his career by founding a first group called 'Blessings' at the age of 17, a group which never managed to finalize the album on which he was working…


And it is precisely during a recording session for the album that he will come across by chance in the same studio Ritchie Blackmore, of 'Deep Purple', who is in the process of auditioning future members of his new group 'Rainbow'. Which offers him to join the group, something he will accept.


He will thus participate in the album “Rising” which will be released in 1976, an album with certain success and which will allow young Anthony to pass the level of recognition on which he has stumbled since his beginnings.


Group that he left the following year in 1977 to go solo, a solo debut strongly hampered by serious health problems due to his overconsumption of drugs...


His first official production, namely the album “In the absence of the cat”, was released only 5 years later in 1982 and went somewhat unnoticed. Which is not the case for the following album “I won’t be home tonight”, an album this time classified and which will produce the high-caliber Single “West coast summer nights”.


From 1983 he simultaneously started the concept-project Planet P Project, a concept-project with which he released a first eponymous opus that year. Opus which will produce two major Singles : “Why me” and “Static”.


New solo album “Some thought city” and new opus “Pink world” for his concept project the following year in 1984. The album will mainly produce the successful Singles “A fine fine day” and “The firt day of summer » and the opus will produce the hit Single “What I see”.


The solo album “Blue Highway” which was released a year later in 1985 would do less well than its predecessor and would above all be a harbinger of the fact that the artist would have reached the peak of his career in the previous years.


He would produce other albums later, but none would allow him to be talked about as favorably as previously.


To discover or rediscover...


 

Discography (among others ...) :


80s  Decade :

  • Jamie 1981

  • Enjaw J 1982

  • Tojo 1982

  • Transit to nowhere 1982

  • Spy music 1982

  • The weight 1982

  • Power tools 1982

  • I won’t be home tonight 1982

  • West coast summer nights 1982

  • Why me (Planet P Project) 1983

  • Static (Planet P Project) 1983

  • The first day of summer 1984

  • A fine fine day 1984

  • Tinseltown 1984

  • What I see (Planet P Project) 1984

  • Behind the barrier (Planet P Project) 1984

  • The dynamic energy 1984

  • Sand and blood 1984

  • We wanna live 1985

  • Burning bridges 1987

  • Room with a view 1988

  • Midnight wind 1988

  • I feel good 1989

  • Comes the flood 1989


90s  Decade :

  • The deal 1990

  • Wenn die liebe geht 1991

  • Wonderland 1992

  • Jail 1992

  • Cold war kids 1994

  • Shang-A-Lang 1994

  • Letting go 1994

  • Birds in cages 1995

  • Solitary man 1999

  • Everything you've got 1999

  • I don't ever know her name 1999

  • World without you 1999

  • Going away 1999


2000s  Decade :

  • Miles away 2004

  • King of the fools 2004

  • Boystown 2004

  • Dust 2004

  • Join the parade (Planet P Project) 2004

  • Waiting for the winter (Planet P Project) 2004

  • The things they never told me (Planet P Project) 2004

  • A very cold place 2006

  • Jupiter flyby 2006

  • Heaven's bells 2006

  • Go out dancing (Planet P Project) 2008

  • Out in the rain, Pt. 2 (Planet P Project) 2009

  • Bordertown (Planet P Project) 2009

  • Peace in the valley (Planet P Project) 2009

  • The eagle flies alone 2009

  • Person to person 2009

  • The new machine 2009


2010s  Decade :

  • Mr Bojangles 2010

  • Bird on a wire 2010

  • People get ready 2010

  • The city of New Orleans 2011

  • Always on my mind 2011

  • The rose 2011

  • On the side of the angels (Planet P Project) 2013

  • If there's a way (Planet P Project) 2013

  • Sailors song (Planet P Project) 2013

  • Hawkeye Road 2019

  • Lucky us 2019

  • The wind 2019


2020s   Decade :

  • We ear you calling 2021


 

Tracks :


1981...a first solo title which will hardly attract attention but which still allows young Anthony to enter the race...



1982...surprisingly we will find him in instrumental mode later. It's really hard to imagine that it's the same artist we heard on the previous record...



1982...titles of significant quality but it is clear that the instrumental mode does not help to break through at the highest level, that is clear...



1982...he will therefore have to wait a little longer before getting people talking about him in a significant way. To be continued...



1982...very few people managed to break through solely with songs without lyrics. It's a good try for him but unfortunately it's wasted effort...



1982...on the other hand it allowed him to test the market and realize that this path was not the right one at first sight...



1982...in any case this also allows him to display a certain potential which will end up producing more than interesting things...



1982...the real start took place from this year 1982 with a style and a sound which already fit much better with their time...



1982...even if it will not be the year of big takeoff, what he will show with this first opus will not leave anyone indifferent, that's for sure...



1983...we will find him again the following year within a concept project called 'Planet P Project'. Project concept within which we will find him many times...



1983...whether alone or with others, the quality is and will be there in any case. Which necessarily bodes well for the future of events...



1984...a career which is slowly but surely reaching its peak. There is real talent in this artist...



1984...certainly not all the titles will have the same level of success but the whole thing really impresses with its level of inspiration...



1984...especially since there is quantity and quality which does not spoil anything, quite the contrary. And it's set to last like this for a few more decades...



1984...here he is again in grouped mode just to vary the pleasures. And as before, the result is once again up to par...



1984...with him everything seemed simple and fluid. However, as paradoxical as it may seem, he will release few Singles officially...



1984...we will therefore have to make arbitrary choices to bring this or that title back into the spotlight because they almost all could have been...



1984...he constantly alternates between collaborative projects, solo projects and instrumental music. A productive bulimia that never ceases to impress...



1985...a mid-80s which saw him reach the best of his level with the reward of a direct ticket to posterity...



1987...it is clear that having reached the top of the mountain you will have to come back down one way or another...



1988...of course he will come back down but at his own speed and above all without rushing because it is clear that he still has things to offer and above all to sing...



1988...he is only in his 2nd decade of career and he certainly doesn't intend to stop there. The future belongs to him, at least that's what he tells himself every day...



1989...and in principle he is absolutely right. As long as the inspiration doesn't leave him, why cut the adventure short any longer...



1989...and he will clearly prove that his natural optimism is entirely justified given what he continues to offer...



1990...here he is at the gates of the 90s with the firm intention of not giving up. Certainly collaborative projects will become rarer but not solo projects in any case...



1991...he even allows himself the luxury of playing it as a duo of shock and charm. It won't be the duo of the year, far from it, but the result won't be without interest, that's for sure...



1992..a productive bulimia which will continue during this new decade with several opuses to boot. What talent !



1992...whether there is success or not it doesn't matter as long as he takes pleasure in what he does. And he takes that for sure...



1994...he slowly but surely approaches 20 years of career and continues his merry way quietly and above all surely...



1994...regularity, efficiency, quality, what more could you ask for ! With him everything seems simple and it's set to last like that for a few more years...



1994...because to summarize, he still has so much left to do in terms of his career, that's to say. In truth, he's only halfway there at this point...



1995...one of his very rare official Singles. It's hard to understand why he produced so few Singles worthy of the name...



1999...a 3rd decade which ends quietly with the feeling of work accomplished. At this stage there is no need to worry about him...



1999...he will have built his career on regularity rather than on 'big shots'. A profitable strategy since he is still there in any case...



1999...which is not the case for a lot of those who started at the same time as him and who wanted to go too quickly. Like what...



1999...we surprisingly find him in soundtrack mode. And even in this area, although he is far from unworthy, it is clear...



1999...good work as usual but nothing surprising with him. A talent that still does not weaken, despite the weight of years and decades...



2004...a decade of the 2000s which will see him return to collaborative mode. Not on this opus but on the next opus which will be released the same year...



2004...for the moment he continues to unroll on his own just to check that he hasn't lost his touch. And he hasn't lost it, that's clear...



2004...a discography which grows year after year and which now contains a hell of a lot of titles. And only quality...



2004...surprisingly he will not have remained as one of the most gifted of his generation but he certainly has no complexes compared to the others, far from it...



2004...here he is once again joining the 'Planet P Project' project concept. And as before, it all works very well...



2004...he really amazes with this ability to multiply projects and has been doing so for several decades already. And it's far from over...



2004...who would have believed when he joined Rainbow in 1976 that he would still be there in 2004. Not many people, that's for sure...



2006...and yet that is indeed the case. Back in instrumental mode on this new opus just to show that he has lost none of his talent in this area as well...



2006...how does he manage to maintain this level of inspiration after so many years ? With each new opus, we are entitled to ask ourselves the question...



2006...because everything is remarkably stable at home. We know that with each new opus, quality will be required, whatever the decade...



2008...as much as the previous decade was solo, this decade was collaborative. Each era has its different orientations...



2008...if he returned to collaborative mode it was because he obviously felt the need. This is also what allows him to last over time...



2009...because doing the same thing all the time inevitably ends up wearing you out. Which is absolutely not his case at this stage, that's for sure...



2009...he will have gone through the 70s, then the 80s, then the 90s, then the 2000s and now he is at the gates of the 2010s...



2009...exceptional longevity for an artist who has proven time and time again that he has his place among the best...



2009...and once again he certainly doesn't intend to stop there. Since he has managed to last this long, why not continue the adventure a little further...



2009...afterwards one could fear that the continuation of the adventure would only be reduced to the strict minimum. Which is far from being the case...



2009...because the next decade is going to be as dense in terms of title releases as the previous ones. Unstoppable little guy !



2010...here he is at the gates of this new decade with a level of motivation that has remained almost intact. Respect as they say...



2010...and as always, quality is essential. Time does not wear him out in any way and flows over him without affecting him in any way...




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