The Vault: Slipping Away With Ian Lloyd

Brian Raftery | March 7, 2007 1:30 am
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An anonymous tipster sent us this MP3 of “Slip Away,” the hard-to-find 1979 single from new-waver Ian Lloyd. “Slip” was written by Ric Ocasek (who can be heard in the background), and while it’s one of the biggest hits of Lloyd’s solo career, the man’s official bio is packed with notable assists:

Ian’s voice has been heard on such big hits as Foreigner’s “Feels Like The First Time”, “Cold As Ice”, “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, “Juke Box Hero”, “Double Vision”, and more. He is cemented in Rock ‘n’ Roll history with his world-wide #1 hit “Brother Louie” and can also be heard on Billy Joel’s “I Go To Extremes”, as well as appearing on CDs by Yes, Peter Frampton, Ian McDonald [of King Crimson / Foreigner fame], and Survivor to name a few.

“I Go To Extremes” and “Cold As Ice”? Shouldn’t there be a playground statue or Julliard scholarship created in Lloyd’s honor?

Ian Lloyd – Slip Away [MP3, link expired]IAN LLOYD HOMEPAGE

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