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Rock On


Download links and information about Rock On by David Essex. This album was released in 1973 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Teen Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 34:40 minutes.

Artist: David Essex
Release date: 1973
Genre: Rock, Pop, Teen Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 34:40
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No. Title Length
1. Lamplight 2:55
2. Turn Me Loose 2:24
3. On and On 2:50
4. Streetfight 3:51
5. Rock On 3:24
6. Ocean Girl 3:11
7. Bring In the Sun 4:38
8. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her 2:56
9. We All Insane 3:08
10. Tell Him No 4:01
11. September 15Th 1:22



On this 1973 debut album, the singing English actor dons personae with ease, and to good effect. The glammy title tune is the best song Marc Bolan never wrote and is one of the greatest moment-definers of the decade (it sold north of a million copies and was even up for a GRAMMY®). The glam continues on “We Are All Insane,” a heady, horn-augmented tune that sounds like what would result if you mixed vintage Bowie and T. Rex with Nilsson’s “Jump into the Fire.” Elsewhere, Essex goes straight for Dr. John on the hit “Lamplight” and replicates Fabian on his 1959 doo-wop hit “Turn Me Loose”—but this version sees some glitter dust sprinkled throughout. He gets Johnny Nash Caribbean on “Ocean Girl” and adds a decidedly theatrical twist to Paul Simon’s “For Emily Whenever I May Find Her,” which makes the tune all his own. The ballads here set a tone for Essex’s pop-star future, and there’s beauty and some sorrow on both “Tell Him No” and “On and On.”