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Two Wishbone Ash Album Sets Remastered and Expanded For 2018

Wishbone Ash had enjoyed a strong UK following all the way through their Twin Barrels Burning album, which was issued in 1982. It was followed up by 1985’s  Raw To The Bone. Both albums were released on independent labels as MCA had finished with the band after their Number The Brave album from 1981. For many, the band was still hitting on all cylinders even though they had adopted a familiar and saving ’80s metal sound to stay relevant for Raw To The Bone. Twin Barrels Burning still carried the evolved sounds from Number The Brave and is more reminiscent of the earlier band than Raw To The Bone is. Regardless, Wishbone Ash, admirably helmed by Andy Powell, eventually struggled to maintain an existence with multiple lineups that included the original four for IRS Records (Nouveau Calls – 1987, Hear To Hear – 1989).

Twin Barrels Burning, and Raw To The Bone both disappeared to relative obscurity, forgotten to time, if not for devoted fans, then to the changing times.

On the 19th of December, PledgeMusic will release in limited numbers both classic Wishbone Ash albums in newly remastered and amply expanded editions. After this, Cherry Red Records will be releasing these to the marketplace on wider release, planned for February 2 of 2018. All issues are from the UK and will need importation to the US.

Twin Barrels Burning will be issued in a 2CD package. Not only is the original music remastered, there will be inclusion of three sessions outtakes (“Cat And Dog Fight”, “Go For The Gold”, “Night Hawker”), and the desired American remixes of the original UK album in re-sequenced manner.

Raw To The Bone will also be issued in a 2CD package. The original CD will include the original ten-track album, with the add of five bonus tracks, one from the original 1985 sessions (“She’s Still Alive”), and four from a subsequent 1986 recording session (“Apocalypso”, “Valley of Tears”, “Nkomo”, “Talk To Me”). The added CD will include eight live performance tracks, four from The Friday Rock Show (“Long Live The Night”, “Cell of Fame”, “Love In Blue”, “People In Motion”), and four Live At Hammersmith broadcast from BBC radio (“Living Proof”, “Cell of Fame”, “The King Will Come”, “Blowin’ Free”).

Both titles will also be made available on picture disc vinyl, and two 2CD set bundles via Pledge Music (here).

2CD 30th Anniversary Edition of Carly Simon 1987 Classic, Coming Around Again

Carly Simon has an impressive catalog of twenty-three studio albums including Never Been Gone, an acoustic re-record of her classic hits. A few years back, it was noted that she signed a deal that included her current catalog (as far as I understand). With that announcement, I had a lot of hope that there would be magnificent editions of her great albums including No Secrets, Anticipation, and her self-titled album that started it all off with “That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be”. Of course, none of that came to fruition. For whatever reasons, Never Been Gone was the last album we received. That was back in 2009…eight long years ago. But…

On October 27, Hot Shot Records, a division of UK’s great Cherry Red Records’ umbrella labels, will release a 2CD 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Coming Around Again. Coming Around Again was responsible for a resurgence of interest in Carly Simon after a steady decline of sales over five releases (Spy – 1979, Come Upstairs – 1980, Torch – 1981, Hello Big Man – 1983, and Spoiled Girl – 1985). Coming Around Again, a clever title for the unexpected resurgence, was released in 1987 on a new label (Arista Records), and gave her a well-deserved platinum record with two Grammy noms to go along with it.

The album generated four strong singles (“Coming Around Again”, “Give Me All Night”, “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of”, “All I Want Is You”) that, along with a televised live special from Martha’s Vineyard, gained a new fanbase. (I should know as this edition of Carly Simon won the attention of my daughter, who may have played the CD more than I had!) The album also received strong FM play of”Two Hot Girls (On A Hot Summer Night)”.

This new 30th Anniversary Edition will feature new remastering, six bonus studio cuts, and eleven live performance tracks (see list below). An interview with Carly Simon is included.

Coming Around Again (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) – Carly Simon

CD1 (Original Album, Bonus Track Inclusions):
01. Coming Around Again
02. Give Me All Night
03. As Time Goes By
04. Do the Walls Come Down
05. It Should Have Been Me
06. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of
07. Two Hot Girls (On a Hot Summer Night)
08. You Have to Hurt
09. All I Want Is You
10. Hold What You’ve Got
11. Itsy Bitsy Spider
Bonus Tracks
12. Raining
13. The Wives Are in Connecticut
14. If It Wasn’t Love (From “Nothing in Common”)
15. Let the River Run (From “Working Girl”)
16. Sleight of Hand
17. Give Me All Night (12″ Extended Remix)

CD2 (Live: Carly in Concert – Coming Around Again):
01. Nobody Does It Better
02. You’re So Vain
03. It Happens Everyday
04. Anticipation
05. The Right Thing to Do
06. Do the Walls Come Down
07. You Belong to Me
08. Two Hot Girls (On a Hot Summer Night)
09. All I Want Is You
10. Coming Around Again/Itsy Bitsy Spider
11. Never Been Gone

 

Big Country Immortalized In 5CD Collected Live Bootlegs Box (UK)

Bundled into the arrival of post-punk bands onto us musical landscape back in the early ’80s, Big Country brought a blend of Scottish folk into their decidedly post-punk compositions. From the release of their first album, The Crossing, they had the rapt attention of fans. The album contained the band’s Top40 hit, “In A Big Country”, as well as their earlier released single, “Harvest Home”, pre-The Crossing. (The late ’70s, early to mid ’80s were a fun, fun time. With Rock music in a clear and decisive musical change, many facets of the business were explored with a wealth of singles being released that were non-album. Not only that, fan clubs were massive with exclusivity and other rarities.If you loved a band, there were many ways to involve yourself.)

Unfortunately, Big Country began to lose their sales shine not long after their debut album. Steeltown arrived in 1984, followed by The Seer in 1986. That’s not to say – at all – that these albums were less than the original promised. They were musically as strong as the their promise offered. What happened was a strong crush of important and unavoidable bands stole proper attention. They released Peace In Our Time in 1988. Over time, the band would release six more albums, the last two without Stuart Adamson, one of the band’s important pieces. The res is, as they say, history.

Big Country still has a cult of fans. No surprise given the quality of songs they produced.

On November 24, the UK label, Cherry Red will release a 5CD set of collected live performance tracks to be called We’re Not In Kansas (The Live Bootleg Box Set 1993-1998). As figured from the strength of their studio recordings, Big Country was a live band to enjoy. The 5CD Box will chronicle Big Country’s live shows with Stuart Adamson, still much a vital and essential part of the DNA of the band. After their initial release of their ’80s classics, the band still toured in promotion of released albums. On this set, five shows are represented. In it you will hear sets from First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN (11/06/1993), Glascow Tower Records (06/23/1995), Stirling at the Macrobert Centre in Stirling, Scotland (04/29/1994), Rotterdam Rotown in the Netherlands (08/28/1995), Tappie Toories in Dunfermline, Scotland, (05/24/1998), and a single track (“Daydream Believer”) in Royal Tunbridge Wells at High Rocks (England) (06/09/1995).

The notes in the booklet contain an interview with Bruce Watson and Tony Butler.

We’re Not In Kansas (The Live Bootleg Box Set 1993-1998)Big Country

CD1 (First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN USA 06/11/1993):
01. ALL GO TOGETHER
02. WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS
03. LOOK AWAY
04. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING FOR
05. CHESTER’S FARM
06. WONDERLAND
07. PINK MARSHMALLOW MOON
08. SHIPS
09. LONG WAY HOME
10. ALONE
11. THE ONE I LOVE
12. IN A BIG COUNTRY

CD2 (First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN USA 06/11/1993; Tower Records – Glasgow, Scotland 06/23/1995):

[MINNEAPOLIS (06/11/93)]
01. CHANCE
02. LOST PATROL
03. DON’T FEAR THE REAPER
04. HEY HEY, MY MY

[GLASGOW TOWER RECORDS (06/23/95)]
05. YOU DREAMER
06. LOOK AWAY
07. I’M NOT ASHAMED
08. ONE IN A MILLION
09. SEND YOU
10. WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS
11. HEY HEY, MY MY
12. ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD

CD3 (Macrobert Centre – Stirling, Scotland 04/29/1994):

01. ALL GO TOGETHER
02. HARVEST HOME
03. KING OF EMOTION
04. LOOK AWAY
05. THIRTEEN VALLEYS
06. ONE GREAT THING
07. WINTER SKY
08. LONG WAY HOME
09. SHIPS
10. THE STORM
11. EVERYTHING I NEED
12. RIVER OF HOPE
13. JUST A SHADOW
14. WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS
15. COME BACK TO ME

CD4 (Macrobert Centre – Stirling, Scotland 04/29/1994; Rotterdam Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands 08/28/1995):

[STIRLING (04/29/94)]
01. PEACE IN OUR TIME
02. IN A BIG COUNTRY
03. CHANCE
04. ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD
05. DON’T FEAR THE REAPER

[ROTTERDAM ROTOWN (08/28/95)]
06. INTRODUCTION BY MARK
07. ALL GO TOGETHER #1
08. ALL GO TOGETHER #2
09. YOU DREAMER
10. LOOK AWAY
11. SHIPS
12. I’M NOT ASHAMED
13. JUST A SHADOW
14. LONG WAY HOME
15. THE STORM
16. THIRTEEN VALLEYS

CD5 (Rotterdam Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands 08/28/1995; Tappie Toories – Dumfermline, Scotland 05/24/1998; High Rocks – Royal Tunbridge Wells, England 06/09/1995):

[ROTTERDAM ROTOWN (08/28/95)]
01. DON’T FEAR THE REAPER
02. WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS
03. IN A BIG COUNTRY
04. PEACE IN OUR TIME
05. FOUND OUT ABOUT YOU
06. ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD
07. CHANCE
08. TRACKS OF MY TEARS

[TAPPIE TOORIES (05/24/98)]
09. YOU DREAMER
10. LOOK AWAY
11. CHANCE
12. IN A BIG COUNTRY

[TUNBRIDGE WELLS HIGH ROCKS (09/06/95)]
13. DAYDREAM BELIEVER

 

New Barclay James Harvest Reissue Of Octoberon Planned For July

One of Rock’s more shamefully underrated bands are Barclay James Harvest. Originating in the late ’60s, when many of the English prog bands were starting to take root, BJH showcased an admirable ability to produce compelling and listenable music. Their first album, the S/T album gave the band their first official foray in recorded music, and helped to establish them with a core of fans. By 1976, BJH had amassed a strong collection of albums that include one of my favorites, Octoberon,

Octoberon was issued between Time Honoured Ghosts (1975), and Gone To Earth (1977). Both of those albums were excellent inclusions and Octoberon was no different. Therefore, it’s great news to discover that Esoteric Records will revisit Octoberon with a new Stereo remaster and 5.1 Surround mix. And let’s not forget the reputation of Esoteric to uncover sessions-based extras to expand on the album.

On July 21, Esoteric will release a 2CD/1DVD Deluxe Edition of Octoberon that will feature music worked on from the original masters. To further the definitive nature of this album, another in the long list of revisited BJH titles undertaken by the label, the DVD will feature films from this important timeframe as well as new Stereo mixes and high audio upgrades (see list below).

Along with this set will be a booklet with new liner notes, more photos, and restored classic artwork.

Octoberon – Barclay James Harvest

CD1 (24-bit remastered STEREO)
01. The World Goes On
02. May Day
03. Ra
04. Rock N’ Roll Star
05. Polk Street Rag
06. Believe In Me
07. Suicide?
Bonus Tracks
08. Ra (1st Mix)
09. Rock N’ Roll Star (1st Mix)
10. Polk Street Rag (1st Mix)
11.Suicide? (1st Mix)

CD2: (New STEREO Mix)

01. The World Goes On
02. May Day
03. Ra
04. Rock N’ Roll Star
05. Polk Street Rag
06. Believe In Me
07. Suicide?
Bonus Tracks
08. Rock N’ Roll Star (Marquee Studios Version)
09. May Day (Version with Alternate Intro)

DVD (New 5.1 Surround Mix / 96kHz-24-bit STEREO Mix / 96kHz/24-bit Original Mix)

01. The World Goes On
02. May Day
03. Ra
04. Rock N’ Roll Star
05. Polk Street Rag
06. Believe In Me
07. Suicide?
Bonus Track
08 – May Day (Version with Alternate Intro)

VIDEO
Two Octoberon Promo BBC Old Grey Whistle Test videos:
09. Rock N’ Roll Star
10.The World Goes On

 

2CD Deluxe Edition of Falling Forward by Julia Fordham Planned For April

Some decades back, when Julia Fordham released her otherworldly “Happy Ever After”, she found herself at the adulation of a UK audience. It’s not a surprise as her eponymous debut album delivered four UK hit singles, one of them the haunting, pond-crossing “Happy Ever After” song about South Africa (hear for yourself below). Since that debut, Julia Fordham, with an enchanting voice, went on to release more than ten original studio albums. Four of them were charting hits in the UK. One of them was Falling Forward.

Falling Forward was released in 1994 and reached #21 on the UK charts. In addition to performing successfully as an album, it generated three singles, also in the UK market. Of course, if you were a US fan, adoring from across the waters however you could, then you’re well aware of the incredible and memorable talent Julia Fordham can boast of, and the many singles that encouraged collection sets.

Previously, Cherry Pop Records, a division of the extraordinary label, Cherry Red, has remastered and expanded on her previous three early career classics with 2CD Deluxe Editions (Julia Fordham – 1988, reissued on 01/29/2016; Porcelain – 1989, reissued on 06/17/2013; Swept – 1991, reissued on 06/17/2013). They’re about to reissue a 2CD Deluxe Edition of Falling Forward.

On April 28, the 2CD remastered and expanded Falling Forward will feature the original 11-track gem, and boost the weight with another 16 bonus tracks that include B-sides, single edits, alternate versions, and remixes, of which there were many (see track-list below). The included booklet will feature 20 pages of new liner notes, a detailed discography, photos, and track by track annotations by Julia herself.

Julia Fordham is one with a captivating voice. Certainly one that you’ll not forget over time. I’ve included “Falling Forward” from this album in the embedded videos below, and the classic “Happy Ever After” (crazily non-synced audio to video. Sorry ’bout that! Enjoy nevertheless!)

Falling Forward (2CD Deluxe Edition) – Julia Fordham

CD1:
1. I Can’t Help Myself
2. Caged Bird
3. Falling Forward
4. River
5. Blue Sky
6. Different Time, Different Place
7. Threadbare
8. Love and Forgiveness
9. Honeymoon
10. Hope, Prayer and Time
11. Safe
12. I Can’t Help Myself (Stent Edit)
13. Please Forgive Me
14. Promises Promises
15. Only Human
16. Chaos
17. Pocket Days

CD2:
1. Different Time, Different Place (Alternate Version)
2. Safe(Alternate Version)
3. Honeymoon (Alternate Version)
4. I Can’t Help Myself (Original Edit)
5. I Can’t Help Myself (Stent 12″ Mix)
6. I Can’t Help Myself (Stent Alternate Mix)
7. I Can’t Help Myself (Smith And Mighty Slow Mix)
8. Falling Forward (Live)
9. Threadbare (Live)
10. Girlfriend (Live)

 

Can I Have My Money Back, the 1971 Solo Album by Gerry Rafferty To be Remastered and Expanded

Gerry Rafferty is known by his haunting “Baker Street” song, along with its memorable and vibrant saxophone. But he is not defined by that song. In fact, he had his first recognition with “Stuck In The Middle With You”, a song he recorded during his time with the Stealer’s Wheel band. It was after the Stealer’s Wheel stint that Gerry Rafferty drew serious attention to his solo music starting with his magnificent City To City album. That 1978 release rose up the charts after “Baker Street”, “Right Down The Line”, and to a lesser extent, “Home And Dry”, drew world-wide attention to the album.

But it wasn’t his first solo offering. That was Can I Have My Money Back?, issued before his Stealer’s Wheel years. It was released in 1971 and didn’t make much of an initial dent but drew more interest after his success.

On February 24, UK label Esoteric Recordings will reissue Can I Have My Money Back? with a newly remastered sound, and a slightly expanded set with one bonus track. The extra song is “So Bad Thinking”, which was a B-side to the single featuring “Can I Have My Money Back?”. The artwork to the album has been restored from the original album. The new booklet will include a new essay and liner notes.

Yay, Cherry Red!

3CD Spencer Davis Group Box, Taking Out Time: Complete Recordings 1967-1969

Spencer Davis Group Taking Out Time Complete Recordings 1967-1969Spencer Davis Group was a vital and influential part of the ’60s. With their singles and classic bluesy blend of Rock and Roll, they managed to make a bit of a mark on the radio, especially with their “Gimme Some Lovin'” hit. That song was followed by “I’m A Man”. Both of those songs are the best remembered by a US audience, although the UK audience appreciated them far more by sending ten of their songs to the Top 40 charts with two of them charting at number one (NOT “I’m A Man” nor “Gimme Some Lovin'”). Unfortunately, as good as this band was, it would not last too long as Steve Winwood would leave to go to Traffic (and enjoy some solo success afterwards). But that doesn’t mean that they didn’t leave behind some great music that many of us haven’t really heard yet. With this new era of music upon us, and many of us looking back, this is a great time to explore further than we could have possibly done (what with all of the great music being released on a weekly basis back in the ‘6os. Really!)

On August 19, RPM Records, via Cherry Red Records (UK) will release a 3CD Box of Spencer Davis Group songs. The 3CDs will house 68 tracks that do not have any of the Winwood brothers on them. That first edition was a short-lived band. Their replacements were Phil Sawyer, and Eddie Hardin. Together, they recorded some excellent tunes like “Time Seller”. Eventually, Sawyer would leave and be replaced by Ray Fenwick. And while this doesn’t spell the absolute ending of this band, they weren’t as resilient as we might have liked them to be. But, they created some great songs!

This Box, Taking Out Time: Complete Recordings 1967-1969, will feature music from the band until their demise. CD1 begins with “Time Seller” and moves through a range of recorded songs by the next iteration. CD2 provides the band’s 1969 album, Funky, which showcased Nigel Olssen, and Dee Murray before their departure to Elton John, and a host of other notable tracks. CD3 highlights unreleased BBC sessions tracks, rarities, interview segments, alternative versions, and other interesting live performance tracks.

Taking Out Time will be housed in a clamshell-styled box, with a richly detailed booklet with photos, new notes, and memorabilia from this particular point in time of The Spencer Davis Group.

This is an archival piece dedicated to the solid Spencer Davis Group fan and fans of its expanded Rock tree. While it doesn’t showcase any Winwood years material, itt captures the rest easily.

CD1:
01. Time Seller
02. Don’t Want You No More
03. Taking Time Out
04. Every Little Thing
05. Virginals Dream
06. Looking Back
07. Picture of Her
08. Just Like Me
09. Possession
10. Mr. Second Class
11. Sanity Inspector
12. After Tea
13. Moonshine
14. With His New Face on
15. Mr. Second Class
16. Alec in Transitland
17. Sanity Inspector
18. Feel Your Way
19. Morning Sun
20. Moonshine
21. Don’t Want You No More
22. Time Seller
23. Stop Me, I’m Falling
24. After Tea

CD2:
01. (Aquarius) Der Wassermann
02. Let the Sun Shine in
03. Short Change
04. Picture of Heaven
05. I Met a Woman
06. Letters from Edith
07. Raintree River
08. What a Way to Die
09. Firefly (Alias Funky)
10. Magical Day
11. I Guess I’m Wasting My Time
12. Misguided (Alias Poor Misguided Woman)
13. And the Gods Came Down
14. New Hersey Turnpike
15. Magpie (the Murgatroyd Band)
16. Twice a Week (the Murgatroyd Band)
17. I’m Lost
18. Pools Winner
19. Groove Extra
20. The Girls Song
21. Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine in (Demo)
22. Feel Your Way (Backing Track)

CD3:
01. Feel Your Way
02. Morning Sun
03. Taking Out Time
04. Picture of Her
05. Just Like Me
06. Possession
07. Don’t Want You No More (18.12.67)
08. Interview (18.12.67)
09. Mr. Second Class (18.12.67)
10. Time Seller (18.12.67)
11. Feel Your Way (17.1.68 )
12. Taking Out Time (17.1.68 )
13. Time Seller (17.1.68 )
14. Moonshine ( 11.3.68 )
15. Interview ( 11.3.68 )
16. After Tea ( 11.3.68 )
17. Feel Your Way ( 11.3.68 )
18. Dust My Blues ( 24.6.68 )
19. Interview ( 24.6.68 )
20. With His Face on ( 24.6.68 )
21. Mr Second Class ( 24.6.68 )
22. Dust My Blues

 

Rare Silverhead Classic Catalog Titles Reissued For August

Some of you might remember a British blues Rock band by the name of Silverhead. Fronted by Michael Des Barres, the band released two excellent albums in the early ’70s. But during the recording of their 3rd album, the band broke up, reforming in 2012 for a series of reunion dates. The two albums, Silverhead (1972), and 16 and Savaged (1973), stand alone. They had a live set released not long after their break-up, Live At The Rainbow, which was released in 1975, Japan only.

Michael Des Barres moved on to Detective, recording two albums with that band. After Detective. he sang for Power Station after Robert Palmer.

Silverhead did not have much success, although, if you kept your ears low to the ground, it was impossible to avoid a song or two from them. If you were intrigued enough, you could easily acquire an album from them.

On August 5, the UK label, Cherry Red Records via their newly resurrected Purple Records will expand and remaster both studio releases as well a the 1975 live set previously mentioned.

Silverhead SilverheadThe eponymous debut from Silverhead was issued by Purple Records in 1972. The album has ten original tracks and will bolster the package with an additional four bonus tracks that include three live tracks, and a 7″ single version edit of “Ace Supreme”. The Purple Records website states in its notes that there is also a 7″ radio edit of “Rolling With My Baby” although it’s not included on their track-list. The included booklet will present memorabilia along with new liner notes and interview pieces with key members of the original band.

Silverhead – Silverhead (1972)

01. Long Legged Lisa
02. Underneath The Light
03. Ace Supreme
04. Johnny
05. In Your Eyes
06. Rolling With My Baby
07. Wounxed Heart
08. Sold Me Down The River
09. Rock ‘N’ Roll Band
10. Silver Boogie

BONUS TRACKS
11. Ace Supreme (Live)
12. Rock ‘N’ Roll Band (Live)
13. Sold ME Down The River (Live)
14. Ace Supreme (7” Version)

Silverhead - 16 SavagedThis debut was the album I came in on. It was one that I played over and over. The glam sound that the band adopted was just right up my alley with favored bands like T. Rex, Slade, et. al. After I acquired it, I went back to their debut, and thus I became a fan of Silverhead. I followed Des Barres over to Detective not long afterward. 16 and Savaged sported a daring cover for an album filled with satisfying bluesy Rock and Roll. Tjhis reissue brings together the original eight tracks, merging them with a spacious addition of six live performance tracks, along with two previously unreleased tracks from the third album that never finished before their breakup. To complete this set there are an additional inclusion of two promo 45s tunes from Michael Des Barres recorded as a solo singer. Like the debut reissue, the booklet provides a wealth of memorabilia, photos, liner notes, and interview pieces.

Silverhead – 16 And Savaged (1973)

01. Hello New York
02. More Than Your Mouth Can Hold
03. Only You
04. Bright Light
05. Heavy Hammer
06. Cartoon Princess
07. Rock Out, Claudette, Rock Out
08. This Ain’t A Parody

BONUS TRACKS
10. James Dean (Previously unreleased recording from 3rd album, Brutiful)
11. Marilyn (Previously unreleased recording from 3rd album, Brutiful)
12. Leon (Michael Des Barres solo single)
13. New Moon Tonight (Michael Des Barres solo single)
14. Cartoon Princess (Live)
15. More Than Your Mouth Can Hold (Live)
16. Bright Light (Live)
17. Rock Out Claudette, Rock Out (Live)
18. 16 and Savaged (Live)
19. Hello New York(Live)

Tracks 12-19 previously unavailable on CD outside of Japan

Silverhead Live At The Rainbow LondonReleased in 1975, Live At The Rainbow London was a live document of the band’s tour with Nazareth. The performance tracks pulled from this album are from their support performance on November 9, 1973. The band was unaware they were being recorded and so you get the band as they intended with no posturing “for the camera”, as it were. This Japan only album contains the eight original album tracks, plus two bonus live tracks previously unreleased (“James Dean”, a preview live performance song from their unfinished third album, and the obligatory “Roll Over Beethoven”. To strengthen this set further, five additional bonus live performance cuts are included from a BBC In Concert set at the Paris Theatre in London on August 31, 1973.

Silverhead – Live At The Rainbow London

01. Hello New York
02. James Dean
03. Sold Me Down The River
04. Rock Out Claudette, Rock Out
05. Only You
06. Ace Supreme
07. Rolling With My Baby
08. Will You Finance My Rock And Roll Band

Bonus Tracks – BBC in Concert, Paris Theatre London – August 31, 1973 
Previously Unreleased
09. Hello New York
10. Rock Out Claudette, Rock Out
11. Rolling With My Baby
12. Bright Light
13. 16 and Savaged

Additional Bonus Tracks- Japan Only Tracks
14. James Dean (Live)
15. Roll Over Beethoven (Live)

 

Gary Wright’s Wonderwheel Shelved Album, Ring Of Changes, To Get First Release

Wonderwheel Ring Of ChangesAnyone that remembers Gary Wright, either for his tenure with Spooky Tooth, or his high-charting solo efforts, Dreamweaver (1975), The Light Of Smiles (1977), or even his work on George Harrison albums, will likely remember his affiliation with Wonderwheel. That band was set up to cover space after the dissolution of Spooky Tooth. However, the recorded album, Ring Of Changes, was not released by the label, after which, Gary Wright went back to Spooky Tooth for the extraordinary (my thought) You Broke My Heart So…I Busted Your Jaw (1973).

As a result of label disinterest, Ring Of Changes sat on a shelf for lo these many years. Recently, the tapes were relocated and remastered by Gary Wright. Now, with a first-time release imminent, not only will we get to hear this legendary non-release in full, we’ll also get the chance to hear three ‘bonus’ tracks. The bonus tracks include the released A-side single edit of “I Know”, “What We Can Do” outtake, and “Somebody”, the B-side of “I Know”.

This first release of Ring Of Changes is being handled by the respected Cherry Red group subsidiary label, Esoteric. A new booklet is being included that will feature an interview with Gary Wright concerning the album. If you have curiosity, you can hear “I Know” from a search on YouTube easily enough.

Ring Of Changes will be released in the UK on CD on July 29.