is not only an obscure band but also one of Petrus most uninspiring
efforts as an executive producer. In a time when fast cars and
pastel colors of Miami vice reign the television world Petrus
produced this studio concept featuring Gordon Grody as lead
singer. Despite great ambitions Silence 2 released only one
album. Both the planning and timing of the set seemed mindless
and it didn't sold many copies either. Most of the albums can
probably be found in dark storing rooms of radio stations or
in secondhand vinyl shops.
or two albums?
the fact that Silence 2 released one album, things point out
that Silence 2 actually released an album in 82 as well, even
though it's uncertain if the latter release was the same band,
and most of all, if it was a Petrus production. These albums
are not in www.jacquespetrus.com possesion and complete cover
information from the two albums can therefor not be preseted,
only the cover information of the 12" can be seen. All
information and art work in this biography are taken from that
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assembled a pretty nice lineup for the release though. He re-used
already known Gordon Grody (left), the former background singer
from B. B. & Q band and the Italians of Paolo Gianolio (Lead
guitar), Davide Romani (Bass
guitar) and Gabrielle Melotti (Drums), known from Revanche's
album in 79. Also, the famous Italian musician Celso Valli played
keyboards as well as arranged the track. One thing that was
different from other Petrus engagements was the use of outside
songwriters instead of the traditionally used ones on B. B.
& Q band and Change. The unknown Eric Kaz and Marvin Morrow
wrote the track for April music co. and Kaz music co. The track
was recorded in the studios in Bologna and Modena in Italy and
mixed both in Italy (same studios) and in New York in US. As
engineers Petrus worked with the same people as most times,
Maurizio Biancani in Italy and Michael Brauer in US. So far
all looked interesting and full of potential.
the cover design Petrus once again gave the job to Frank Porto,
the man behind Change's beautiful cubist covers. This time however,
Porto succeeded in the same poor way as the song it self.
starting listening to side A of the 12" the first thing
that struck your mind is the pop influenced sound that continues
right throw the track. The sound it self is very different from
the other Petrus production of that year, "Change of heart"
with Change. Maybe that was a conscious thought but they were
out on deep water. Even though this long version is generously
6 minutes and 50 seconds long the music was not more than an
average pop disco track released in a time when the music environment
was changing very fast and where there even was much better
music to be heard as well.
to an early end
all the great men behind Silence 2 and
all the efforts for this new band they just couldn't make it
and no more notes were ever heard from this rare studio concept
click on the covers below to see a complete list of songs from
year & format
2 - The beast in me
All original release years