On 29th June 2018, Chris Spedding hold the 50th Anniversary Concert at Nell's Jazz & Blues
In 1968, fifty years ago, he joined Pete Brown & His Battered Ornaments.
Not only playing on their first record A Meal You Can Shake Hands With in The Dark, but
he was hired for recording Jack Bruce's Songs For a Tailor,
Frank Ricotti's Our Point of View. And played Isle of Wight as a bass player of
Denis Couldry & Smile.
His name became well-known in rock/jazz music scene in this year.
He started his life as a professional musician.
Playing with Gilbert O'Sullivan, Elton John, Donovan, Drifters, Roy Harper, John Cale, Nick Mason,
Frankie Miller, Joan Armatrading, Robert Gordon, Mike Batt, Wombles, Jeff Wayne's War of the World ... Paul McCartney and Roxy Music.
Yes, he got a UK TOP10 hit song Motorbikin' in 1975.
Fifty years have passed. He has released 13 solo studio albums and 3 live albums by now
and is still one of the top freelance musicians and touring with Bryan Ferry all over the world.
Chris Spedding and his all-star band, Henry Spinetti on drums, Marc 'Archie' Arciero on bass
and Jono Harrison on keyboards/vocals, got excited.
Spedding picked up some rare songs which he hasn't played at his solo shows before.
One is She's My Friend, which was from his first solo album Backwood Progression and
another is Jack Bruce's Theme For an Imaginary Western (Jono Harrison on vocals).
The venue was full of fans. They made a wise choice. They must have enjoyed
the CHRIS SPEDDING STYLE and SOUND to the full.
And you can enjoy the show by this brand new live album FACE to FACE.
This CD offers;
01. Wild In The Street
02. Catch That Train
04. Shakin' All Over
05. Silver Bullet
06. Mary Lou
09. Theme for an Imaginary Western
11. She's My Friend
12. Rip It Up
13. Music Break Out
15. Q&A Chris Welch
Chris Welch, formerly music writer with Britain’s Melody Maker, contirbutes the liner notes.
And the artwork is by a Japanese well-known artist, Itsuo Sugiura.
One copy is JPY2,000. Postage excluded.
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