Giuffria is the self-titled debut album of American rock band Giuffria, released by MCA Records in 1984, and was produced by Andy Johns. The album peak position on The Billboard 200 was #26 on March 02, 1985. It was the most successful album from the five released by Giuffria then House of Lords from 1984 to 1992.
For fans of House of Lords, Blue Murder, TNT, Fm, Bang Tango, Vengeance, Magnum, White Lion, Warrant, Bad English, Damn Yankees, Mr. Big, Victory, Kingdom Come, Cinderella…
Giuffria – Giuffria
Label: MCA Records – MCA-5524
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album with paper bag containing all lyrics
Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, A.O.R.
A1 Do Me Right 4:11
A2 Call To The Heart 4:34
A3 Don’t Tear Me Down 4:50
A4 Dance 4:15
A5 Lonely In Love 4:58
B1 Trouble Again 5:28
B2 Turn Me On 4:24
B3 Line Of Fire 4:57
B4 The Awakening 2:35
B5 Out Of The Blue 5:33
David Glen Eisley – lead vocals
Craig Goldy – guitars
Gregg Giuffria – keyboards, backing vocals
Chuck Wright – bass
Alan Krigger – drums, percussion
Keyboard maestro Gregg Giuffria originally planned to retain the Angel title for his second high-profile cinematic rock show, but the scalding ivories soaring throughout this record prove he fully in charge, making the Giuffria moniker an apt band name. The long, blond angel always kicks off his projects with some cool keys. Wistful weeper “”Call to the Heart”” rightfully remains Giuffria crowning achievement and even a chart glory.
5.0 out of 5 stars STILL DOES ME RIGHT…..CALLS TO MY HEART!,
Simply hands down the best pomp rock album ever. This is without doubt one of my desert island discs. Ok, so where to start, lets see….do you love keyboards set to stun? Well you get them here in abundance. Do you love well crafted songs with hooks so strong they never leave you? Well you get that too! Do you like your vocalists to have a little more originality than the latest Robert Plant wannabe? Well you get one here too! This lp never left my stereo when I first bought it in 1984. It still spins with regularity. Stand outs? Well Greg hair on the back cover for a start..(the man is a God)… though seriously song wise try these, the single “”Call to The Heart”” which is perfectly crafted AOR suitable for radio though not lacking in originality.The magical “”Line Of Fire”” with its swirling intro,and the room spinning “”Out of The Blue”” which is the best thing to which Greg Giuffria put a keyboard since Angel. Don’t let it go out of print again before you think of buying this one.
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning album,
This album is simply stunning. The first time I heard it in the late 80s, I couldn’t believe my ears. Giuffria sets the keyboard on fire, and the rest of the band fills in with melodic energy. These guys were way ahead of their time. Although they’re (unfairly) lumped in with the rest of the 80s hair metal bands, they actually really had something to offer. The music is majestic, bombastic and haunting. Not a bad track on the entire album.
5.0 out of 5 stars Giuffria,
Another great group. GREAT!!!! Giuffria was a great 80s melodic hard rock band with great players. Giuffria was an American rock band that was formed in 1982 by Gregg Giuffria after his departure from the band Angel, If I remember right I think Gene Simmons discovered Angel. The band classic line-up consisted of Gregg Giuffria on keyboards, David Glen Eisley (lead vocalist), Craig Goldy (guitar), Chuck Wright (bass), and Alan Krigger (drums). This was their first Album and had two hits, Call To The Heart witch peaked on the Hot 100 at #15 and Lonely In Love witch peaked on the Hot 100 at #57. This is a must have for Giuffria fans and really any fan of 80s hard rock.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album,
I’ve loved Greg Giuffria through his days with Angel, House of Lords & this – his own band! This is a must have!
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
any time you have gregg giuffria and david glen eisley together, something great is bound to happen! one of the greatest keyboardist and vocalist in rock music. would highly recommend giuffria “”silk and steel”” and anything from eisley. wow! what a voice!
5.0 out of 5 stars Gregg Giuffria formerly of Angel- a must have
I used to own this little baby on vinyl. This piece was always one of my favorite 80 solo works. I’ve received a few nice compliments from my friends who actually had not listened to this LP for many years.
5.0 out of 5 stars Guiffria, Just A Great Sounding LP
If you like songs about drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. This is for you. If you like a lot keyboards then you’ll love this. “”Lonely In Love”” and “”Call To The Heart”” was the two hits off of this LP, but the LP simply rocks and if like the music of the 80, then you’ll truly love this debut by Guiffria.
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Giuffria was a band that was only around a short period of time… awesome musicians and at the time a unique sound..
5.0 out of 5 stars As described, awesome, perfect & thank you!! 🙂
As described, awesome, perfect & thank you!! 🙂
Brought back memories 🙂
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic melodic rock album,
After the demise of the highly influential (and criminally underrated) band Angel, keyboardist extraordinaire Greg Giuffria launched one of the 80 absolute finest melodic rock bands, appropriately named Giuffria. He was joined by powerhouse vocalist David Glen Eisley as well former Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright and guitarist Craig Goldy.
Giuffria debuted in 1984 with a self-titled album that is for all intents and purposes the perfect snapshot of the era. It combined the arena rocking sound of bands like Journey and Foreigner with the harder-edged style of the emerging Hollywood hair metal scene. The result was a keyboard-heavy (naturally) melodic rock sound with catchy guitar hooks and David Glen Eisley “”silk and steel”” vocals. It featured hit singles in the moving Call to Your Heart and Lonely in Love, but just about every song on the album is just as memorable. Giuffria keyboards set the tone right at the start with the majestic intro to Do Me Right, and really it all uphill from there until the very end, when the throwaway introductory track The Awakening and the way too mellow Out of the Blue (Too Far Gone) rob the album of its momentum.
Giuffria would evolve into House of Lords.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Rock And Roll Band Here,
I have liked Guiffria since they first came out in 1984 with this album. Guiffria came through with some good old hard rock to keep the trend going. This album was superb back then and it is just as fresh today as it was then. With the garbage they call music today, we need more bands like Guiffria and more hard rocking albums like this self-titled album. If you like good rock and roll, and hard rock at that, this is the album to have in your collection.