Thursday, April 10, 2008


Synth-pop, Italo-Disco

Richard Cranford, Sandro Durante

"Living With Passion"


Engineer, Mixed By - Dixon Van Winkle/ Executive Producer - John Morin/ Producer - Sandro Durante (tracks: 01, 02, 04) /Producer, Written-By - Richard Cranford (tracks: 01, 02, 04)/ Written-By - Sandro Durante /Engineer, Mixed By - R.C. Blakin (track 03)/Producer - Leon Aronson (track 03)


01 Living With Passion (Dance Mix-Vocal) (4:35)
02 Living With Passion (Bonus Beats) (1:41)
03 Rising (3:07)
04 Living With Passion (Short Version) (3:39)

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Arranged By, Performer, Producer, Written-By - Richard Cranford , Sandro Durante
Artwork By [Art & Design] - Denise Dufresne/ Engineer - Phil Fages , Richard Blakin* /Executive Producer, Other [Management], Photography [Sleeve] - John Morin /Mixed By - Dixon Van-Winkle* (tracks: 04, 05, 08) , Sylvain Jacob (tracks: 01 to 03, 06, 07, 09)/Producer - Leon Aronson ( (tracks: 03, 08) /Producer [Consultant] - Tony Green

Digital pre-production tracks recorded at Support Studios Montreal, using Roland MPU401 Midi Processor


01 Insanity (4:32)
02 Chasing Rainbows (4:20)
03 Whatever Turns You On (4:08)
04 Strange Day For Dancing (3:22)
05 Living With Passion (3:39)
06 Closer To You (3:20)
07 Hold On To Time (4:38)
08 Rising (3:07)
09 Heart Of Gold (3:36)
10 Living With Passion (Long Version) (9:08)
11 Strange Day For Dancing (long version) (5:20)
12 Living With Passion (Roberto Onofri Remix) (6:35)
13 Living with passion (single version) (4:05)

Link to download:
This album is one of the rarest (and best!) italo disco albums and never released on CD. Check the mp3 player!
Moral Support was a Canadian group formed when Sandro Durante met closet musician and avid keyboard synthesist Richard Cranford in 1982. After experimenting and jamming together, they really liked what they were coming up with, and decided to get serious about putting an act together. Richard was brilliant with electronics, modifying all of his keyboards and effects devices and controlling everything by computer. When they went to the studio to record, nobody could understand Richard's setup, so they ended up producing themselves. "Strange Day for Dancing" was nominated for a 1984 CASBY "Single of the Year" award, and was also released as a video. Moral Support called it quits shortly afterwards in 1986.(
Behind them was Tony Green (also produced France Joli,Freddy James,Norma Lewis,Geraldine Hunt etc.) who is a famous producer of the so called Montreal Sound (disco style of Canada in the late 70's -early 80's.).

Sandro Durante
now is the President of Tandem Records in Montreal ( ,which release Celtic, Classical, Soundtracks, World Country/folk music.

I don't have info about Richard Cranford.

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Anonymous pavelse said...

Hi Salty, i love this kind of music - album is GREAT - thank you so much pavelse

12:01 AM  
Blogger Zalman said...

I hear,"Michel Magne" a french composer has 3 albums which are Pure Electronic.

I hope you can share them with me.
Thanks in advance.

Here is a list of his albums:

Michel Magne(France)

Elements - La Terre (1978)
Elements No.2 - L'eau (1980)
Classiques Synthetiseurs (1982)

Best regards,

1:10 PM  
Anonymous koala pod stolom said...

thanks it was great. any other staff by them exists?

9:05 AM  
Blogger KulPop said...


I just found your blog, love it. I was hoping you might be able to repost the "Planet Ha Ha" single Home as I've been looking for it for a long time?

Many thanks,


3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


hi, i have only Elements - La Terre from Michel Magne,it is really great album, i will try to get the two others you've mentioned

@koala pod

hi,im sorry Moral Support released only this album and some more singles /12" but this is all i have


hi here it is,enjoy!

Planet Ha Ha - Home

best regrads for everybody

9:10 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Salty, I visit many music blogs everyday, but I gotta admit I really find very rare and obscure stuff here that can't be found anywhere else. so a huge thank you! Also I have a very decent 80s rare collection, drop me a line if you have something on your wish list my addy

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thx for posting Planet Ha Ha - really appreciate it!

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Daniel,

thanks for your message! Im looking for some rare stuff,if you have any of them to send me i would be very glad and grateful!
Thanks in advance!

Stereo-Assembly Line (1985) and Black Jack (12", Maxi) (1985)

Ian Lowery band from 1989 with the song "Need"

Strada-Strada (1984)

Eddie & Sunshine - Perfect Strangers (1983)

and any album from Jullan


2:47 PM  
Blogger Mikeyten said...

Thankyou for this post Saty,cheers Mikeyten.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Trag said...

I just found out about this and , needless to say, this is probably the only way I'll get to hear it for a while. Thanks!!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"do u have a copy of Strange Day for Dancing by Moral Support" ... was the email I received today. I was puzzled for not knowing the act or track, I've ordered my copy from amazon....LOVE THEM! Easy to incorporate with Sunday Dinosaur Retro Disco Trash we play at Montrose Mining Co, Houston,TX
Thanks Salty for the wealth of material!

2:13 AM  
Anonymous Clarke McMurray said...

I have been looking for "Insanity" for many years. Thanks!

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Living With Passion... i love it!

9:31 PM  
Anonymous flytouch 3 said...

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2:23 AM  
Anonymous viagra online said...

Moral support what a strange name for a band don't you think?

9:16 AM  

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