BILL WRAY started as solo artist in the Seventies releasing several albums but since the mid-80s focused his career writing and producing songs for other artists including Loverboy, Eric Martin, Lisa Hartman, Trixter, just to name a few.
He is also known as an active contributor to lovely '80s soundtracks. Wray has penned and / or performed tracks for 'Tilt', 'Private School', 'Navy Seals' or the mythical AOR tune 'No Mercy' included in the 'Lionheart' OST.
His solo album, "Seize The Moment" is a cool Rock 'N Roll album featuring some really good early Eighties radio-friendly AORish tracks.
Opener "(You're A) Heartbreaker" is a clear proof of that, from the first notes you can hear those magical keyboards to die for. This was the b-side of the first and only single, a melodic and commercial tune hungry for radio airplay.Follower "She Loves The Radio" has a title that speaks for itself: absolutely catchy and wimpy AOR song with massive synths. A winner.Then "Goin' Down" (the lead single) is a vintage R'nR with some honky piano and classic rock structure. "After All These Years" is the ballad here, a nice classic soul-bluesy rock slow tune with female buck-up vocals. The AORish "Someone To Love" including a fine guitar solo ends the 'side A' of the original vinyl. "Tonight" is a fresh commercial rocker with a contagious chorus, followed by the retro-rock "Somethin' I've Gotta Do"."Jealous" has a very nice AOR feel thanks to the keyboard arrangement and the midtempo pace. "Young Girls Rule The World" is a 'ol rock while the southern tingled "You And Me Tonight" is a gentle semi-slow classic rocker.
Well produced and recorded with a classy American radio-rock sound,"Seize The Moment" is one of the best AOR album ever recorded, an album not easy to find only released on vinyl LP, now remastered including new booklet in his first CD reissue.