Stephanie Loro – 1000 Songs to Sing

Stephanie Loro
1000 Songs to Sing
1987 (no label)
Glendale, Arizona, USA

Stephanie Loro – Lead and backup vocals, keyboards, drums

Side 1:

  1. Living in an Alien World
  2. Are We Falling
  3. Keri Come Home
  4. Rocks Me to My Feet
  5. Free From the Dark
  6. Lonely World

Side 2:

  1. Heartbeat of the City
  2. Out in the Night
  3. Born Again

Loro’s 3-song demo was a surprise to me, proving to be an interesting new wave collection. I wasn’t expecting to see any other demos from her, but here is apparently an earlier demo. This one has some more information, so I now know that Loro is a one-person project. Which, of course, makes all of this more impressive. This is 80s new wave with a few instances of leaning towards pop. Loro tried a few more types of songs here, and I am not sure if “Rocks Me to My Feet” works. But still pretty impressive for a DIY demo. Note that the last two songs on side 2 are not listed on the cover, but are earlier versions of the two best songs off of her next demo (which just added one more song to those two apparently). I am not sure if there is are any more demos after these two, but you never know.

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Stephanie Loro – Demo

Stephanie Loro
Demo
1988 (no label)
Glendale, Arizona, USA

Stephanie Loro – Vocals, instruments?

  1. Out in the Night
  2. Born Again
  3. Judgement in the House

This tape was a bit of a surprise. As you can see above, there is not much to the cover. I was expecting some cheesy CCM attempt at pop or adult contemporary at best. Maybe a weak attempt at rock. What is actually here is a solid new wave DIY demo. No other people are listed, so it could be Stephanie playing all of the instruments on a keyboard. It is still a demo and has some rough spots, but the songs here would clean up nicely in a studio. The third song in the weakest, but the first two more than make up for it. I basically took a risk on this one – and it paid off.

Missing Information: Did anyone else play on this?