Rock Candy Records in the UK would like to make it known that the long awaited Hughes/Thrall remaster will be available in stores from January 29th, a little earlier if ordered off their website - www.rockcandyrecords.com.
The details are as follows:
1) Special Collector's Edition
2) Remastered - Sound shaped from 24 but digital via POW-r technology
3) 16 page full colour booklet - Original and enhanced artwork with new photos and extensive memorabilia with full involvement from the band members.
4) 2 Bonus tracks
5) 4,000 Word essay by Geoff Barton, Editor Classic Rock Magazine
Hughes / Thrall - Hughes / Thrall - When Deep Purple finally collapsed in mid 1976 'neath a blanket of fatigue and insurrection all bets were off as to which members would fly phoenix like from the wreckage. Loaded with talent, Purple was a breeding ground for a significant amount of lofty and successful spin off projects including Whitesnake, Rainbow and Gillan but it wasn't until 1982, following a couple of low key solo projects, that bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes resurfaced with a unit that would quite rightly stop the rock world in its tracks.
Teaming up with highly respected guitarist Pat Thrall (previously a member of Automatic Man and the Pat Travers Band) the duo formed Hughes/Thrall, a collaboration that not only promised much on paper but would eventually deliver one of, if not the best, post Deep Purple records in that particular cannon of excellence.
Meticulously produced by seasoned studio hand Andy Johns (Free, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen) the record received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic reception from old and new fans alike. Basking in clear cut melodies, razor sharp guitar chops, edgy production were some of the best songs this side of a Journey or Foreigner album.
The icing on the cake? Why, Glenn Hughes, of course. The voice of rock has never sounded so confident and so well suited to the material displayed on this album. Every song, every phrase, every lick – pure manna from heaven.
I Got Your Number . The Look In Your Eye . Beg, Borrow Or Steal . Where Did The Time Go . Muscle And Blood . Hold Out Your Life . Who Will You Run To . Coast To Coast . First Step Of Love
Still The Night . Love Don't Come Easy