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Songs In The Key Of Rock: 3CD Remastered Edition

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Title : Songs In The Key Of Rock: 3CD Remastered Edition
Release Date : November 24, 2017
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Catalog ref. : PURPLE015T
Format : CD

• Glenn Hughes, “The Voice Of Rock”, first came to prominence in Trapeze, a band featuring future Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley, and future Judas Priest drummer, Dave Holland. Following their third album, “You Are The Music, We’re Just The Band”, Glenn was offered the opportunity to join Deep Purple in 1973 for “Burn”, “Stormbringer” and “Come Taste The Band”.

• Deep Purple split in 1976, with its members following various solo and side-projects. The first fruits of Glenn’s post Purple career appeared with “Play Me Out” (also available on Purple Records), issued in July 1977. Glenn would go on to collaborate with Pat Thrall in Hughes-Thrall, Joe Lynn Turner in the Hughes-Turner Project, with Tony Iommi in Black Sabbath, plus a prolific  solo career.

• With a title that pays homage to one of Glenn’s heroes, Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life”, this 2003 album mixes his beloved funk with a deliberate 70s style hard rock. As well as featuring long-time collaborator JJ Marsh on guitar, the album includes guest spots from bassist Billy Sheehan and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, as well as co-producer Jeff Kollman. ‘Higher Places (Song for Bonzo)’ is a song dedicated to Glenn’s dear friend, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.

• This 3CD edition includes both the European bonus track ‘Secret Life’, plus ‘Change’, a Japanese bonus track. The second disc is a recording from his 2003 UK tour to support the album, and includes rare live versions of ‘In My Blood’, ‘Higher Places (Song for Bonzo)’, ‘Written All Over Your Face’ and ‘Wherever You Go’. Always one to give the fans what they want, this disc also features takes on Deep Purple’s ‘Mistreated’, ‘Gettin’ Tighter’ and ‘You Keep On Moving’, plus Black Sabbath’s ‘Seventh Star’. As an added bonus, this set is completed by a third disc from an acoustic show in Rome, which features unplugged versions of Purple’s ‘Stormbringer’, ‘Mistreated’ and ‘You Keep On Moving’, Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’, and Trapeze’s ‘Coast To Coast’.

• The expanded booklet features liner notes by Classic Rock magazine’s Malcolm Dome based on new interviews with Glenn.

FOR FANS OF: DEEP PURPLE / HUGHES-THRALL / TRAPEZE

Also available from Glenn Hughes on Purple Records: Play Me Out (PURPLE 007D) / Feel (PURPLE 008D) /
Addiction (PURPLE 009D) / The Way It Is (PURPLE 011D) / Return Of Crystal Karma (PURPLE 012D)

Track List:

DISC ONE:
SONGS IN THE KEY OF ROCK

1. IN MY BLOOD
2. LOST IN THE ZONE
3. GASOLINE
4. HIGHER PLACES (SONG FOR BONZO)
5. GET YOU STONED
6. WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACE
7. STANDING ON THE ROCK
8. COURAGEOUS
9. THE TRUTH
10. WHEREVER YOU GO
11. HIGHER PLACES (REPRISE)

BONUS TRACKS
12. SECRET LIFE (EUROPEAN BONUS TRACK)
13. CHANGE (JAPAN BONUS TRACK)

DISC TWO:
FREAK FLAG FLYING – LIVE IN THE UK, OCTOBER 2003

1. IN MY BLOOD
2. HIGHER PLACES (SONG FOR BONZO)
3. SEAFULL / BEYOND THE NUMB
4. WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACE
5. CAN’T STOP THE FLOOD
6. SEVENTH STAR
7. MISTREATED
8. GETTIN’ TIGHTER
9. YOU KEEP ON MOVING
10. WHEREVER YOU GO

DISC THREE:
UNPLUGGED:
LIVE IN ROME 23rd MAY 2003

1. STORMBRINGER
2. MISTREATED
3. A WHITER SHADE OF PALE
4. COAST TO COAST
5. YOU KEEP ON MOVING