Parousia recording sessions at Mark Studios, Clarence, NY. November 22 – November 30, 1985. (“Turnaround”, “Tiffany”, “the Graduation”). Produced by Colin Hilborne, (Ex-roadie for the Faces and Elton John).
Parousia reformed in 1984 and ever since our inception we all agreed to accomplish one goal. Record our original material and create unique shows to promote that music to fans on the college circuit.
After recording four new songs at Loft studios in 1984 and creating a music video, we hit the recording studio three more times in 1985, starting in July at Filippone sound, where we recorded six songs and then again in October at Select Sound where we recorded ‘Place your Bets’. Our manager, Colin Hilborne suggested he produce three new songs to compliment the “Place your Bets” track.
We agreed and in November we began recording at the studio of his choice, Mark Studios in Clarence, NY where we laid down, “Turnaround,” “Tiffany” and “Graduation” – The result of which formed our first commercially released Cassette EP, titled “Turnaround”. Turnaround was released in October of 1987 on the ‘Rock Dog Records’ label in Hollywood, CA.
The Turnaround EP was available in Buffalo at: Play it Again Sam’s, Record Theatre, New World Records, Record Mine, Record Connection, Home of the Hits and Terrapin Station and available in Los Angeles at: Rhino Records, Bleeker Bob’s and Second Time Around on Melrose Ave.
Out of the three songs we recorded at Mark Studios, ‘Turnaround’ and ‘Tiffany’ were the two most popular. Turnaround and Tiffany received generous airplay on two top L.A. radio stations, KLOS and KROQ. Tiffany was picked as a backing track in the 1989 movie, “Stepfather II”. Directed by Jeff Burr and produced by William Burr. Both were friends with Robert Lowden.
A review of the ‘Turnaround’ EP sums up our efforts to date nicely, “Parousia is not a sure bet to score a major record deal. But they have done the most important thing: for a number of years they have consistently worked to write record and improve in the process. ‘Turnaround’ is good enough to get this band their chance.” – Buffalo Nightlife Magazine