1. Higher Ground
2. Duching Down
3. Making The Same Mistake
4. Blood And Sand
5. Medley: King Bee That Same Thing Face Of Stone
6. Hyenas Only Laugh For Fun
7. Night Down No. 2A LA Z.Z.
2. Medley: Slow DownCommon Touch
3. Juke Box Mama No. 3
4. He Was, She Was
5. Stone Free
6. Unknown Soldier – Reprise
7. Extra: I Just Wanna Make Love To You
Few artists can point to a live album as being a career defining moment. In the case of ROGER CHAPMAN AND THE SHORT LIST not only was that the case but Roger can point to two such albums-1979’s “Live In Hamburg” and 1982’s “He Was…She Was…You Was…We Was…” which consolidated his rock solid German success and also opened up new European territories for the band.
“Everything about “He Was She Was” set was great” explains Roger Chapman. “In hindsight there were a number of reasons for it working so well. The most obvious one was that I had a settled band. The other main reason was the efforts the Germans had put in, leading up to both the Rockpalast TV shoot, and the following tour which became the basis of this album”
This reissued 2CD set is a timely reminder of a great vocalist and a great band who gloriously proved the timeless appeal of quality rock music.
ROGER CHAPMAN, GEOFF WHITEHORN, POLI PALMER, STEVE SIMPSON, TIM HINKLEY, NIC PENTELOW, BOZ BURRELL, STRETCH
Hard rock and r’n’b played with a lot of energy, features a large band providing a full sound. Alongside two guitarists (Steve Simpson also playing mandolin), drums and bass also get Poli Palmer on vibes/synths, Tim Hinkley on piano and Nic Pentelow on Saxophone. And many will recognise bassist Boz Burrell.
Roger Chapman has been around for a long time and released a range and quantity of material. This album is a definite career highlight, from a time when the UK was succumbing to New Wave. Here in its entirety with extensive liner notes and a bonus track. A very decent package. ****
Joe Geesin, www.getreadytorock.com (October 2005)
...finds Roger and his band in excellent form...The quality is excellent...fans and admirers alike will love to have a copy of the release...
Classic Rock Society (November 2005)
The former Family frontman and his free blowing band stomp their way through blockbusters like 'Prisoner', 'Soldier' and 'Who Pulled The Night Down' with the power and passion which has become a Chapman trademark over the years
Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser
A little too muso for mainstream success, perhaps, Chapman seems content with his place in the European market...serving up raw-throated rock to a devoted following who couldn't care less about any hip quotient.
Record Collector (January 2006)
..This set really does capture what Roger Chapman is all about...
Feedback (February 2006)