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With fabulous artwork by Mark Mylchreest, this is an eclectic collection of various recordings I have made over the years. The collection features a vast range of artists. Just take a look at the track listing below.
First up is Paris By Air, the original demo. This is what I played to the Tygers Of Pan Tang in that house I shared with them in Whitley Bay. The demo featured a 16 year old Toni Haliday. The Tygers went on to have a hit single with it and it also featured on their top 20 album “The Cage”.
Later, I built a studio in my own Whitley Bay house and this is where I recorded the next track. “Disco Me To Ecstasy” was released with a name change to “Chiki Chiki Ah Ah”. However this did not fool the BBC and we earned a ban (I’m proud of that). This did not stop it becoming a hit though.
There’s a track I recorded with Andy Taylor of Duran Duran when he was just 16 years old. The song is not mine. It was written by John Farmer of “The Squad”. My good friend Stu Burns, guitarist with The Squad engineered this session for me in the bands makeshift basement studio.
“Going Solo” is a song I wrote with my old mate Gus Dudgeon for Elkie Brooks. Gus visited Elkie at her home in deepest Devon to have dinner and discuss the next album. However, before Gus got to play her the song Elkie fired him as her producer!
There’s a track from the Groundhogs front man, Tony McPhee. That’s me on bass and my mate Paul Smith on drums – The Geordie Groundhogs.
Penultimately, a track from my 70’s band Bullfrog, a taste of what’s to come on our upcoming album: “Aces”. And lot’s more in between. There’s also a second “Iron Man” collection slated for 13th August release. This one entitled “Second Shipment”
|1||TONI HALLIDAY||Paris By Air|
|2||BABY FORD||Disco Me To Ecstasy|
|3||THE BRIEF||Party In The Room Downstairs|
|4||THE COMING STORM||Man Of A Million Faces|
|5||GEORGE LAMB||See You In My Dreams|
|6||ANDY TAYLOR||Hey Gene|
|7||THE HOUSE BAND||Going Solo|
|8||TONI HALIDAY||Don’t Do The Dirty|
|9||TOMMY MORRISON||Let Me Hold You|
|10||BABY FORD||Bite The Bullet|
|11||RAMALASH||Who Is That Man|
|12||NIGHTS THAT PASS IN THE SHIP||You Made Me Do It|
|13||TONI HALIDAY||These Crazy Things|
|14||TONY MCPHEE||Too Bad|
|15||BABY FORD||When Does The Heartbreak Begin|
|16||RAMALASH||So Glad We’re Back Together|
|18||TONI HALIDAY||Nothing Like The Way We Planned It|
All tracks produced by Steve Thompson
All songs written by Steve Thompson except:
2, 10, 15 – Steve Thompson & Pete Adshead
3 – Steve Thompson & Gary Maughan
6 – John Farmer
7 – Steve Thompson & Gus Dudgeon
11 – Steve Thompson & John Cook
14 – Tony McPhee
17 – Bullfrog