MAGGIE BELL Best Of

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MAGGIE BELL Best Of

CD TRACKLISTING

Disc 1 – CD
1. Cado Queen
2. As The Years Go Passing By
3. We Had It All
4. Wishing Well
5. Suicide Sal
6. I Was In Chains
7. Coming On Strong
8. No Mean City (Theme from Taggart)
9. Penicillin Blues (live)
10. Danger Money- Midnight Flyer
11. Bring It On Home To Me – Midnight Flyer with Taj Mahal (live)
12. Respect Yourself-British Blues Quintet (live)
Disc 2 – DVD NTSC – all regions
1. Hey Boy
2. Danger Money
3. Love Games
4. Sweet Lovin’ Woman
5. Poor Little Jimmy
6. Rough Trade
7. French Kisses
8. Too Much Love
9. Penicillin Blues
10. Bring It On Home To Me-with Taj Mahal
11. Chain Gang-with Taj Mahal
12. Blues Jam-with Albert Collins
13. Stormy Monday Blues-with Albert Collins
Bonus Features
Interview with MAGGIE BELL
History of MIDNIGHT FLYER by Keith Smith

MAGGIE BELL was voted regularly by the readers of NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS and MELODY MAKER ‘Best Female Vocalist’ during the 70’s shortly after leaving STONE THE CROWS and commencing her ground breaking solo career.

This 2 disc release draws together on the CD original tracks from her solo albums, single and live tracks from the band MIDNIGHT FLYER which she fronted in the early 80’s and a track from her latest band BRITISH BLUES QUINTET.

The DVD is a live concert recorded at Montreux 1981 with her band Midnight Flyer Maggie recently performed at the LED ZEPPELIN reunion concert at O2 and is about to go on tour in UK with The MANFREDS during October and November.

Reviews

The accompanying live DVD...is a must for Maggie Bell fans

Classic Rock (December 2008)


Albert Collins and Taj Mahal enhance what is already impressive

Mojo (November 2008)


...one of the best blues voices in the business

Classic Rock Society (December 2008)


Best Female Vocalist in the pre-Kate Bush era...any Melody Maker reader who cast his vote will find this a worthwhile memory jogger

Record Collector (December 2008)


The 70 minutes DVD...is by itself- worth the price of the set. The footage is one of the most exciting to have come out of the label yet - being spirited enough to keep up with the kindled performance and with both its audio and video in pristine condition, it allows to almost relive the event.

The band, which included Whitesnake and Foghat refugees amongst others, performs its boogie rock numbers with the chops of hard rock and the soul of the blues; the latter is portrayed in purer form on the closing tracks, featuring renowned bluesmen Taj Mahal and then Albert Collins jamming gracefully with the band.

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This 2 disc set brings us the cream of her solo output...

Amplifier (January 2009)


If you haven't seen or heard Maggie Bell then I don't need to convince you that you need this album. If you haven't, well, now's the time to put that right...it's not every day you can catch a living legend. Angel Air have delivered precisely that.

Jeff Perkins, www.blogcritics.org (January 2009)


...the ballsy, tough but cute stage persona never overshadowed the voice...it's the live material with later band, Midnight Flyer, which sets the pulse and takes us to a real bonus in Disc 2's thirteen-song DVD rendering of the band live in Montreux from 1981 where the goods are delivered bang on the nail...

Rock n Reel (March 2009)


This two disc set couples a CD anthology of this gritty Glaswegian's finest recordings with a similarly robust live DVD...

Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (July 2009)

...a CD anthology of this gritty Glaswegian's finest recordings with a similarly robust live DVD...

Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (July 2010)


She made a name for herself with the band Stone The Crows, releasing four albums with them. A solo career followed and some of her best recordings can be found on this compilation CD. My favourite tracks include As The Years Go Passing By, We Had It All, Free's Wishing Well and No Mean City (the theme to TV Cop series Taggart). Bev Bevan

 

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