As the 1980's unfolded, Tommy's music went through a renaissance. Besides being a staple on classic rock and oldies stations, his songs began popping up everywhere... in films, on TV and cover recordings by other artists. Joan Jett had a smash hit with her remake of "Crimson & Clover" while Tiffany and Billy Idol had back-to-back number one records with "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Mony Mony" respectively... his catalog was getting hot.
Because Tommy had continued a vigorous recording schedule throughout the eighties and stayed on top of the new digital technologies that were transforming the music industry, he was ready when longtime friend and record exec Ron Alexenberg asked him to do a new album for Aegis Records...
...The result was hi-fi: an artful mix of lush, synthesized orchestrations offset by hard driving guitars and percussion .... and of course, nine great new TJ songs.
The two singles released from the album were "Go" a smokin' "get outta your seat and dance" track and "You Take My Breath Away" a seductive, mid-tempo love song.
The hi-fi album was released in the summer of 1990 and was Tommy's first album in ten years.
Tommy James, Julio Fernandez (of Spiro Gyra), Joel Kipnis,
John Golden, Steve Stabile
Synthesizers and Programming:
Chuck Kentis, Rich Tancredi, Joel Kipnis, Rich Hilton,
Dan Serafini, Ray Van Straten
Background Vocals: Tommy James, Lujuan Carter, Paul Bernhardt
Drums: Paul Bernhardt
Produced by: Tommy James
Clay Hutchinson, Dan Hertzel, Mario Vasquez, Tom Yezzi,
Joel Kipnis, Nick Prout
Recorded and mixed at:
Cove City Sound/Second City Sound Studio
Glen Cove, Long Island, NY
East Hill Studios
Palisades Park, NJ