Mike Hurst

Mike Hurst

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TRACK LISTING
HOME World Of Glass - Face From The Past - To My Daughter - Hung Upside Down - All I Can Do Is Sing - Big Cities - Photograph Of Love - Demolition Zone - Scarlett Revisited -
IN MY TIME In My Time - New York City - Time Will Make It Right - Place In the Country - Big Jet Song - Indian Tears - Show Me The Way To Georgia - Over Again - Lord I Don't Have The Time -
Which Way Does Your River Flow
BONUS TRACKS Never Going Back/ Silver Threads & Golden Needles (SUNDANCE) - So Sad (SUNDANCE)

Mike Hurst was one of the Springfields, the first-ever British vocal group to have a USA Top 10 single 'Silver Thread And Golden Needles', BEFORE The Beatles. Mike quit The Springfields after five chart singles including 'Island Of Dreams' and formed his own band featuring guitarists Jimmy Page and Albert Lee and Tony Ashton.

In 1966 Mike became a record producer, achieving major success with Cat Stevens whom he signed to Deram and the singles 'I Love My Dog', 'Mathew And Son' and 'I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun', which were huge hits. Mike's subsequent track record as a producer went from strength to strength and over the next two decades his production credits included PP Arnold ('The First Cut Is The Deepest'). Manfred Mann ('Mighty Quinn') and Marc Bolan ('The Wizard') and some 17 Top 20 singles clocking up 40 million record sales worldwide.

During the early 70s Mike recorded two solo albums 'Home' and 'In My Time'. Both are released on CD for the first time, with bonus tracks recorded in the early 80's by Sundance, which featured Mike, and Mary Hopkin on vocals. This CD boasts an array of rock luminaries including Jon Lord, Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Tony Ashton, Dee Murray, Ray Cooper, Nigel Olsson(Elton John Band), Rod Argent, Ray Fenwick, BJ Cole, Chris White and Doris Troy.

Mike is still performing and lecturing and his current 'Silver Threads Show' project traces the history of popular music accompanied by the musicmakers.com website. His talent as a record producer and arranger needs no introduction, his songwriting and musical talent is reflected on this CD which is accompanied by an informative CD booklet with notes by Ray Fenwick.