Mike d'Abo - Hidden Gems & Treasured Friends

Mike d'Abo - Hidden Gems & Treasured Friends

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TRACK LISTING

1. Poor Old Joe 2. I’m A Ram 3. May 4. For Jackson 5. Soldier, Sailor 6. All At Sea 7. Relax 8. Fuel To Burn
9. The Day War Broke Out 10. Slim Pickings 11. Mighty Quinn (instrumental) 12. I Don’t Want To Be There
13. Salvation Song 14. West Is Best 15. Little Miss Understood 16. My Life Is Starting From Today
17. Fuel To Burn 18. Handbags & Gladrags

MIKE d’ABO got a call from MO FOSTER who had played bass with him in the past and he advised that whilst reviewing his tape storage he had found various tapes, demos and acetates that they had recorded together in the early 70’s. Mike painstakingly reviewed the 40 tracks seldom if ever previously heard.

The tracks give a real insight into where Mike was, musically speaking, in the early 70’s. Here track by track were the musical footprints of someone still searching for their true identity. Mike said 'Musically frustrated may be an overused term, but in my case, it’s the best way to describe my state of mind in the aftermath of MANFRED MANN, which had disbanded in 1969. Glimpses of my song writing talents had already been revealed through “Handbags & Gladrags”. Now the stage was set for me to deliver what I was capable of.'

Following their 1972 tour of USA the d’Abo band returned to UK to record what was supposed to be his next LP but due to management pressure after recording these tracks which now are released here for the first time Mike recorded “Broken Rainbows” which was then released as his follow up to “Rachel’s Place”

Now at last “Hidden Gems & Treasured Friends” is released in all its glory.

MUSICIANS

MIKE d’ABO, MO FOSTER, MIKE JOPP, GRANT SERPELL, HENRY SPINETTI,JACK LANCASTER, MIKE MORAN, RAY COOPER, B.J. COLE, WILF GIBSON, LIZA STRIKE,BARRY St JOHN, NOEL d’ABO

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