Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Climax Blues Band - Shine On (1978 uk, fine soulful classic rock with funky vibes, 2012 remaster)

It is 1978 and Climax Blues Band is at the peak of its powers during a happy golden era when rock bands rule. They had hit the charts the previous year with funky single Couldnt Get It Right and they get it right on again with shiny new album Shine On. It features marvellous performances from a classic Climax line up with Peter Haycock at the helm on lead guitar and vocals. Peter is joined by Colin Cooper, the deep toned vocal-meister and superb alto sax player. 

They are boosted by a super tight rhythm section comprising Derek Holt (bass) and John Cuffley (drums). Climax romp through eight raunchy tracks, including Makin Love (released as a single and available here as a bonus track) and the stomping boogie Champagne & RocknRoll. A cover of Tony Joe Whites The Gospel Singer comes complete with soulful backing vocalists.
1. Makin' Love - 4:02
2. Mistress Moonshine - 5:16
3. When Talking Is Too Much Trouble - 3:34
4. The Gospel Singer (Tony Joe White) - 5:45
5. Whatcha Feel - 6:29
6. Teardrops - 4:16
7. Like A Movie - 4:14
8. Champagne And Rock 'N Roll - 3:28
9. Makin' Love (Edit) - 3:35
All song by Colin Cooper, Peter Haycock, Derek Holt, John Cuffley, Peter Filleul except track #4

The Climax Blues Band
*Colin Cooper – Vocals, Saxes
*Peter Haycock - Vocals, Guitars
*Derek Holt - Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
*John Cuffley - Drums
*Peter Filleul - Keyboards
*Richard Jones - Keyboards
*Colin Fairley - Backing Vocals
*Pete Riley - Percussion
*Madeline Bell - Vocals
*Helen Chappelle - Vocals
*Liza Strike - Vocals
*Joy Yates - Vocals

The Climax Long Hard Road
1969  The Climax Chicago Blues Band (2013 remaster and expanded)
1969  The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (2013 remaster and expanded) 
1970  A Lot Of Bottle (2013 remaster and expanded)
1971  Tightly Knit (2013 remastered with bonus tracks)
1972  Climax Chicago - Rich Man (2013 bonus track remaster) 
1973  Climax Blues Band - FM Live (2013 remaster)
1973-79  Climax Blues Band - Live Rare And Raw (2014 Release)
1974  Climax Blues Band - Sense Of Direction (2013 remaster and expanded)
1975  Climax Blues Band - Stamp Album (2013 remaster with extra tracks)
1976  Gold Plated (2013 bonus tracks remaster)

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