|CD1 – Stone The Crows
1. Good Time Girl
2. Big Jim Salter
3. Penicillin Blues
4. A Fool On The Hill
5. Sunset Cowboy
6. Don’t Think Twice
7. Blind man
8. Ode To John Law
9. The Touch Of Your Loving hand
10. Mad Dogs And Englishman
|CD2 – Maggie Bell
1. Cado Queen
2. Oh My My
3. Trade Wind
4. If You Don’t Know
5. In My Life
6. Hold On
7. It’s Been So Long
8. No Mean City (theme from Taggart)
9. Only Woman Bleed (live Glasgow 1993)
10. I Was In Chains
New Release on 13th July 2018. Item will be sent as soon as stock is available.
This 2CD set devotes the first CD to Stone The Crows, with all tracks recorded 1970 to 1973 and drawn from their four albums, and CD2 to Maggie Bell with all tracks drawn from her first two solo albums recorded 1974 and 1975 – apart from the live track “Only Woman Bleed” recorded 1993 in Glasgow and the theme to “Taggart” recorded 1983.
Stone The Crows were one of the most gloriously talented band of their generation and had a blues rock based sound that was predicated on the outgoing inspiration of American artists from that period.
After Stone The Crows split up, Maggie established herself as a successful solo artist and recorded two stunning albums “Queen Of The Night” and “Suicide Sal” with a host of star studded supporting musicians including Jimmy Page, Phil May and Geoff Whitehorn.
“Best Of” is the cream of the crop from both artists.
MAGGIE BELL, COLIN ALLEN, LESLIE HARVEY, JOHN McGINNIS, JAMES DEWAR, STEVE THOMPSON, RONNIE LEAHY
...this fine 2CD set is divided equally between her exploits with Stone The Crows and later as a solo performer, including excellent covers of Dylan's "Don't Think Twice" and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee's "Penicillin Blues" as well as a touching tribute to the then recently departed Les Harvey in the shape of keyboardist Ronnie Leahy's elegiac "Sunset Cowboy".
Kevin Bryan, regional newspapers (June 2018)