Since 2007, the label has been remastering and reissuing the solo works of Lofgren, of course best known as one of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band members for the past quarter-century. Thus far, his original band Grin’s final LP, Gone Crazy (1973) and solo efforts Nils Lofgren (1975), Back It Up!! Live-An Authorized Bootleg (1975) and Cry Tough (1976) – all originally released on the A&M label, have been put back into print by Hip-o Select.
That reissue trend continues with I Came to Dance (1977), a solid pop-rock effort featuring a cover of “Happy,” from The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St., as well as contributing vocal turns from R&B singers Patti Austin and Luther Vandross.
The usual pre-order link is here, and the track list can be read after the jump.
Nils Lofgren, I Came to Dance (Hip-o Select/A&M – originally released as A&M SP-4628, 1977)
- I Came to Dance – 4:30
- Rock Me at Home – 4:30
- Home is Where the Hurt Is – 4:12
- Code of the Road – 4:51
- Happy Ending Kids – 3:01
- Goin’ South – 4:03
- To Be a Dreamer – 3:45
- Jealous Gun – 3:50
- Happy – 3:22