LIAR - SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE

 

 

  

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Release Date: 20th March 2020
Catalogue no: ESM341
Bar Code: 5 031281003416

Line up
Clive Brooks (RIP) -
Drums   (x EGG)
Dave Burton –
Lead Vocals / Guitars
Dave Taylor –
Bass / Vocals
Paul Travis –
Guitars / Vocals
Steve Mann –
Guitars / Keyboards / Vocals  (Michael Schenker Fest, Lionheart)

Track list:
1- Judy Teens  5:17
2- Delaney   3:44
3- Fighting Man  4:20
4- Do you ever   2:35
5- Brand New World   3:20
6- I've got a feeling  4:31
7- Too Rich   3:04
8- Tired of Waiting  2:57
9- Midnight Lady  3:14
10- Blame it on the Kids  5:03
11- Woman 3:44

Produced by: John Alcock
Engineered: Will Reid-Dick
Mastered by: Alan Douches
Booklet design: Richard Jones (WEBspaghetti)

After 42 years, the long-lost LIAR album from 1978 will finally see its debut appearance on Escape Music ! The album is entitled "Sunset Plaza Drive" and was originally recorded in Stevie Wonder's Crystal Sound Studios in LA. The album was recorded and mixed but never released, until now. Original members Steve Mann (Michael Schenker Fest, Lionheart), Paul Travis, Dave Taylor and Dave Burton also reunited late last year to record the track "Woman" which will appear as a bonus track on the new release. Written by guitarist Paul Travis just after the band broke up 41 years ago, Steve Mann suggested recording a new up-to-date version of the song. "I was so happy when we got the original guys back together again to record what I consider to be one of the best AOR tracks ever" enthused Mann.

Dedicated to late LIAR drummer Clive Brooks RIP, the album was carefully restored and remastered by Escape Music as A & R director, and co-owner Khalil Turk, who has been a LIAR fan for 41 years. "I've loved the band since I first saw them supporting UFO way back in 1979" said Turk "and it's always been my ambition to bring the unreleased album to the market, so I'm extremely happy to have now realised that aim” This is a Dream Come True!!

LIAR originally formed in 1975 and recorded their first album "Straight From The Hip" for Decca Records. The band toured extensively in the UK and throughout Europe before recording the critically acclaimed "Set The World On Fire" in 1977, one of the first colour picture-disc records in the UK. A year later the band were whisked off to LA to write new material ready for the new album. For inspiration, they were ensconced in a house at the top of the Hollywood Hills (next door to Mick Fleetwood) on Sunset Plaza Drive, from which the name of this new release was taken.

The material on the album comprises a collection of wonderful UK-inspired songs which epitomise late 70's West Coast classic rock but which have also well and truly survived the test of time.

I pesonally would like to thank Steve Mann, Paul Travis, Dave Taylor, Dave Burton, and very special thank you to Jan Brooks for keeping the analogue recordings safe for the past 41 years!

 

 


 

 


ROBERT HART - PURE

 

 

  

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Escape Music is also pleased to announce that we will be releasing the new Robert Hart (Manfred Man Earth Band, The Jones Gang, x Bad Company / x The Distance with Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edward, Tony Thompson (Chic) album
“Pure” on Solid Red Vinyl limited edition to 300 copies only, all will be individually numbered 1-300 in GOLD !!

 

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Release Date: 21 February 2020
Catalogue No: ESM340
Bar Code: 5 03128100340 9

Robert Hart: Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals
Tommy Denander:
All Guitars / Keyboards (Alice Cooper / Steve Walsh / Jimi Jamison)
Brian Anthony:
Bass / Percussion  (Steve Walsh  / Lonerider / Overland)
Michael Lange:
Drums
Steve Overland:
Backing Vocals  (FM / Lonerider / Shadowman)

Produced by: Steve Overland / Tommy Denander
Mixed and Mastered by: Brian J Anthony
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.

Artwork by: Eric Phillipe

Track List:  

1- Making Magic (3.15) / 2-Little Miracle (4:18) / 3- Sensational (3:36) / 4- Go Crazy (3:28) / 5- This is the Night (3:45) / 6- Different People (4:06) / 7-Double Trouble (2:56) / 8- Chemistry (3:26) / 9- Mysterious (4:10) / 10- Don’t Make promises (3:30) / 11- Scene of the crime (3:41) / 12- Colour of Love (3:40)

Robert Hart is a British Rock Vocalist and songwriter. His career has seen him play with the likes of The Distance, Company of Snakes and Bad Company, as well as the Jones gang and more recently Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. His recording styles have varied and he can range from Pop to West Coast to Blues Rock to Hard Rock, such is his ability.

In 1989 Robert recorded a solo album “Cries and Whispers” which can be described as prime time AOR and has been a highly sought after recording ever since. The album was originally released on Atlantic Records with Stewart Levine at the production desk.

Three years later Robert was the first recording artist to be signed by Hollywood Records which was owned by Disney and had the pleasure of working with the great Russ Ballard. The resulting album “Robert Hart” charted in more than 18 countries and it was a great AOR Rock Album that got him noticed By Bad Company’s Mick Ralphs who then asked him to front Bad Company following the departures of Paul Rodgers and Brian Howe. In 1995 Robert Co-wrote the album “Company of Strangers” and he has since become a household name in Rock Circles.

The two solo albums “Robert Hart” & “Cries and Whispers” were re-released together in digipack form by Escape Music in 2013 and this package reminded fans just how good Robert is. Robert also worked with Jim Kirkpatrick (FM guitarist) on the DIESEL album “into the fire” in the same year and this has further cemented Roberts reputation as a top notch vocalist.

Fast forward to 2020 and Robert is back with a brand new album called “Pure” – and this is something else as Robert has given us 12 fresh sounding songs that have a unique pop rock sound. Names like Robert Plant and Go West come to mind, these are really catchy songs and are instantly remembered after just one listen.

Robert Hart will be touring Rock Meets Classic with Alice Cooper, Thunder and Mother Finest March 2020!

One to watch out for in 2020!.

 

 

 

 


 

 


AXE - FINAL OFFERING

 

 

  

News from Escape Music !!!
RED VINYL NOW AVAILABLE

The new Axe album Final Offering on Solid White Vinyl is sold out Now!!

Due to high demand again Escape Music are pleased to announce we will be pressing the double Vinyl in Transparent RED, limited edition of 200 copies only, all  numbered 1-200!!!

 

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Release date: 20th September, 2019
Catalogue No CD: ESM334
Bar Code CD: 5031281003348
Catalogue No LP: ESMV1004
Barcode LP: 5031281010049

Track Listing:

1. BORN TO LOSE 6:18
2. BAD ROMANCE 4:38
3. FIRE & STONE 6:52
4. LAND OF OUR FATHERS 6:32
5. MAKE A DREAM (LAST FOREV ER) 3:58
6. MONEY 4:18
7. OLD SCRATCH 5:56
8. ROAD TO DAMASCUS 4:36
9. WHO W LL YOU RUN TO 5:22
10. T Y OCHEN’ KRASI VAYA 5:08
11. YEARS SLIP AWAY  5:13
12. SOUTHBOUND WHISTLE  3:58 EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACK FOR VINYL ONLY

Band is:
Bobby Barth: Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Vocals, Keys
Bob Harris:  Vocals, Keyboards
Gerald Berger: Bass
Scott Misner: Drums
Brad Banhagel: Guitars
Craig Gysler: Keyboards

Additional players & singers:
David Landes, Ray Patterson, Greg T. Walker,
Billy Kitchens, Thana Harris, Nate Harris

Engineered: Ben Watts, Bobby Barth, Billy Kitchens
Mixed by Mark Pinske
Mastered By Alan Douches
Produced by Bobby Barth for N.E.H. Productions
Executive producer: Khalil Turk

Axe was formed in 1977 out of the ashes of “Babyface”, a Hard Rock band burdened with a top 20 hit... but on the Adult Contemporary Charts. The band was brought together by leader Bobby Barth. Pulling members from all over America to Gainesville Florida, where they lived in one house, wrote music, and practiced.

BobbyBarth, Michael Osborne, Michael Turpin,Teddy Mueller And Edgar J. Riley Jr

Axe was different in that the makeup of the band were all veterans of many years playing clubs and cover music, 4 lead singers, and all writers. Signing a deal before they ever played a gig. The band signed to MCA for 2 records, later on to Atco for 2 records, where they had success with the anthemic song Rock and Roll Party in the Streets” touring with almost every major act on the road. Judas Priest, Ozzy, Deep Purple, Kiss, Motley Crue, Cheap Trick, ZZ Top, and quickly became a touring staple in the arena rock world. The upward momentum ended tragically in the summer of 1984 when Micheal Osborne and Bobby Barth were involved in an automobile accident where Osborne was killed and Barth received a broken neck, but was able to recover. Not having the heart to continue without his best friend Osborne, Axe ended that day and rested Until the 1990’s, Axe once again rose from the ashes to record “Five” their fifth record and then onto the Crown, 20 Years From Home Volume 1 and 2, an Axe Anthology “Axeology” a DVD live from Sweden Rock in 2012, and now finishing their final record…"Axe the Final Offering"

 

Track 1-

Born To Lose

Track 2-

Bad Romance

Track 3-

Fire & Stone

Track 4-

Land Of Our Fathers

Track 5-

Make A Dream (Last Forever)

Track 6-

Money

Track 7-

Old Scratch

Track 8-

Road To Damascus

Track 9-

Who Will You Run To

Track 10-

T Y Ochen’ Krasi Vaya

Track 11-

Years Slip By

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