My friend Simon after Wed night just went and bought all three BCC albums. So Im sending him this list below: (He's not really a funk or randb guy- so albums like F.U.N.K. won't work. )
1. Face the Truth with John Norum- guitarist of Europe.
2. Hughes Thrall- with Pat Thrall from Pat Travers- the platinum selling album that should have been.
3. Seventh Star- Tony Iommi's solo album- - record company just had to call it Black Sabbath.
3. SITKOR- Songs in the Key of Rock- his best solo album.
4. From Now On- almost ties Stkor-- also features most of the band members from Europe band.
5. Hughes Turner Project- (Get the first album- the second is just kind of ok- except for Hold On- which is brilliant.) Album with Joe Lynn Turner from Rainbow- great songs- maybe better than BCC.
6. Addiction- Glenn tries out a Grunge feel.
Deep Purple: 1. Burn tie- with Come Taste the Band. Stormbringer is good too but alot of it is RandB oriented.
If I had to throw out my collection- I'd keep all of the above!
...not forgetting Burning Japan Live, Addiction and The Way It Is... HTP a must have?? We'll agree to disagree on that one :p Non-solo... any list has to include Fused by Iommi/Hughes.
Don't forget Phenomena!
I would definitely 'hip' him to Trapeze's Medusa album!!
The first Voodoo Hill album is another cracker.
Good call, Wolfy - also 'Wild Seed of Mother Earth'
If he's a rock fan then Addiction is mandatory!! As well as Seventh Star. Man, do I love those albums. When is his b-day?