NEWS - November 2015

Highslide JS LES FRADKIN - "Rehearsals For Retirement" - new anthology!
Les Fradkin released his "Rehearsals For Retirement" anthology on 22 October 2015. This 2CD set set has 30 songs with a fine mix of album tracks plus previously unreleased demos and rare tracks. Mick Ronson plays on two tracks recorded in 1982, "Spare Change" and "Memories of Love". "Spare Change" was released on Fradkin's 2006 album "Goin' Back", but "Memories of Love" has never been issued before, and is included here in demo form.

The 2CD set is currently only available in mp3 format from iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby, but Les tells me a CD edition is possible in 2016.

DARRELL BATH - "Roll Up" - new CD from ex Ian Hunter Band guitarist!
UK punk rock blues guitarist and songwriter Darrell Bath (Vibrators, Crybabys, ex-UK Subs, Ian Hunter, Nikki Sudden, Dogs D'Amour) will release his new solo album "Roll Up" on 11 December 2015 via Livewire/Cargo Records. More info

STEVE BENNETT - "Don't Let Go"
Singer/songwriter Steve Bennett covered "Don't Let Go" on his 1984 album "Comedy", released on the UK based Smallville Records. The album was produced by Steve Van-Deller. More info

CODY MELVILLE - "The Empty Bed"
Cody Melville has made his 2015 recording of "The Empty Bed" available for download from his website, using Mick Ronson's lyrics (Mick wrote English lyrics to the song "Io Me Me Andrei" by Claudio Baglioni). In the mid-80s, Mick Ronson co-wrote and produced "Voices" with Cody, and this track is also available for download. More info

LISA RONSON - "Emperors Of Medieval Japan" - new CD with Morgan Fisher!
Lisa Ronson's debut solo album "Emperors of Medieval Japan" was released on 06 November 2015. It features special guest appearances from Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie), Earl Slick (John Lennon and Yoko Ono, David Bowie) and Morgan Fisher (Mott The Hoople, Queen) joining guitarist programmer Paul Cuddeford (Ian Hunter, Bob Geldof) and saxophone player Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey, Gallon Drunk, Yoko Ono). More info

NEWS - May 2015

Highslide JS BAD COMPANY - 2CD Deluxe editions - out now!
For the first time ever, Rhino Records has remastered "Bad Company" (1974) and "Straight Shooter" (1975) using the original tapes to create new Deluxe Editions. It was paramount to founding members that the CD and LP be copied from the original tapes to guarantee the best sound possible. Each set includes a newly remastered version of the original album, along with a number of rare and unreleased recordings. More info

TRUE BELIEVERS - "Walkin' With A Mountain"
True Believers was Alejandro Escovedo's mid-80s band based in Austin, Texas. They released a cassette only live album in 1986 which included a great cover of "Walkin' With A Mountain". More info

DANNY'S - "The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll"
Danny's is a Swedish swing/schlager/dance band who covered "The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll" on their 1977 album "Boogie Woogie Rock 'n Roll". The Swedish swing/schlager/dance bands typically dress in identical suits, are named after one of the band members and play easy listening arrangements of pop hits of the day. I strongly advice you to google dansband for picture proof! Having said that, Dannys surely are better than the rest, based on their good taste in music! More info

NEWS - February 2015

Highslide JS SPOOKY TOOTH - "The Island Years (an Anthology)" - new box-set!
This box set from Universal UK is released on 27 April 2015 and contains the first seven Spooky Tooth albums, the Art album recorded before Gary Wright joined the band, plus a previously unreleased 1972 live album. The box set is available as a nine-CD box set (with a 48 page book) or an eight-LP collection. Most albums feature rare bonus material. In total, there is over 30 previously unreleased recordings. More info

SIN CITY SINNERS - "All The Way From Memphis"
The Sin City Sinners' 2013 album "Divebar Days Revisited" was a fine collection of cover versions with guest appearances by Cheetah Chrome, Phil Lewis, Frank Dimino and George Lynch among others. Dizzy Reid helped out on "All The Way From Memphis". More info