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Two solo studio albums from legendary guitarist Bernie Tormé. Plus two live albums. And 16 bonus tracks. Inspired by his guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher, the young Bernie Tormé pitched up in London in 1977, then in the grip of punk rock. He embraced punk, playing the Roxy and the Vortex. But he had his reservations: "Guitar solos not allowed". So he was perfectly placed to hitch his wagon and trusty Stratocaster to Ian Gillan's new venture, Gillan, in 1978. Bernie's guitar histrionics were the perfect foil. Gillan's new solo band saw the singer enjoy his biggest solo successes, across four hit albums, numerous singles and appearing before millions of viewers on Top Of The Pops. After eventually jumping ship in 1981, Bernie released his debut solo album, 'Turn Out The Lights' (CD1) to chart success the following year. Bernie was joined by Phil Spalding on bass and vocals, Saxon's Nigel Glockler and Mark Harrison on drums and Gillan's Colin Towns on keyboards and flute. Following extensive touring of the UK with the Electric Gypsies, Bernie released his second solo album with the power trio featuring Everton Williams on bass and vocals and Frank Noon on drums. 'Electric Gypsies' (CD2) was produced by Bernie Tormé and Stephen Stewart. Ever the showman, it made sense for Bernie to record a live album, and in 1984 he released the self-explanatory [LIVE] (CD3), recorded in London the previous year. Putting together a new three-piece band, Bernie was backed by Colin "James" Bond on bass and Ron Rebel on drums. The fourth and final CD in this set is 'Live In Sheffield 1983' (CD4). Recorded live at the Octagon, Sheffield on the same tour and with the same line-up as the [LIVE] album, the show on CD4 mines a similar vein as the first live album on this collection, drawing heavily on his first two solo albums, and including a cover of Gillan's 'No Easy Way'.
Two solo studio albums from legendary guitarist Bernie Tormé. Plus two live albums. And 16 bonus tracks. Inspired by his guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher, the young Bernie Tormé pitched up in London in 1977, then in the grip of punk rock. He embraced punk, playing the Roxy and the Vortex. But he had his reservations: "Guitar solos not allowed". So he was perfectly placed to hitch his wagon and trusty Stratocaster to Ian Gillan's new venture, Gillan, in 1978. Bernie's guitar histrionics were the perfect foil. Gillan's new solo band saw the singer enjoy his biggest solo successes, across four hit albums, numerous singles and appearing before millions of viewers on Top Of The Pops. After eventually jumping ship in 1981, Bernie released his debut solo album, 'Turn Out The Lights' (CD1) to chart success the following year. Bernie was joined by Phil Spalding on bass and vocals, Saxon's Nigel Glockler and Mark Harrison on drums and Gillan's Colin Towns on keyboards and flute. Following extensive touring of the UK with the Electric Gypsies, Bernie released his second solo album with the power trio featuring Everton Williams on bass and vocals and Frank Noon on drums. 'Electric Gypsies' (CD2) was produced by Bernie Tormé and Stephen Stewart. Ever the showman, it made sense for Bernie to record a live album, and in 1984 he released the self-explanatory [LIVE] (CD3), recorded in London the previous year. Putting together a new three-piece band, Bernie was backed by Colin "James" Bond on bass and Ron Rebel on drums. The fourth and final CD in this set is 'Live In Sheffield 1983' (CD4). Recorded live at the Octagon, Sheffield on the same tour and with the same line-up as the [LIVE] album, the show on CD4 mines a similar vein as the first live album on this collection, drawing heavily on his first two solo albums, and including a cover of Gillan's 'No Easy Way'.
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Format: CD
Label: HNE
Rel. Date: 10/27/2023
UPC: 5013929930025

Lightning Strikes: Volume 1 1982-1983 (Uk)
Artist: Bernie Torme
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Turn Out the Lights
2. Painter Man
3. Lies
4. America
5. Getting There
6. Possession
7. No Reply
8. Chelsea Girls
9. India
10. Oh No
11. Try and Stop Me (From Back with the Boys)
12. What's Next (From Back with the Boys)
13. Back with the Boys (From Back with the Boys)
14. Chelsea Girls (Live Rehearsal 1982, Previously Unreleased)
15. Boney Maroney (Kingsway November 1979, Previously Unreleased)
16. Wild West
17. 20th Century
18. Lightning Strikes
19. Too Young
20. Call of the Wild
21. D.I.S.E
22. Presences
23. I Can't Control Myself
24. Go Go
25. Shoorah Shoorah
26. Star
27. Search and Destroy
28. Possession
29. New World
30. Search and Destroy (Live
31. In Paris 6.11.1982, Previously Unreleased) 16 Star (Live in Paris 6.11.1982, Previously Unreleased)
32. Intro/Presences
33. Wild West
34. Turn Out the Lights
35. Lightning Strikes
36. Getting There
37. Too Young
38. No Easy Way
39. Live at the Red Lion, Gravesend 1983
40. Wild West
41. Lightning Strikes
42. Presences
43. The Beat (Live at Leeds Cosmo Club 3.11.1983, Previously Unreleased)
44. Wild West
45. 20th Century
46. No Easy Way
47. Turn Out the Light
48. Presences
49. Lightning Strike
50. Getting There
51. I Can't Control Myself
52. Too Young
53. Bernie's Guitar Extravaganza
54. Possession
55. The Beat
56. No Easy Way (Repeat)

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Two solo studio albums from legendary guitarist Bernie Tormé. Plus two live albums. And 16 bonus tracks. Inspired by his guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher, the young Bernie Tormé pitched up in London in 1977, then in the grip of punk rock. He embraced punk, playing the Roxy and the Vortex. But he had his reservations: "Guitar solos not allowed". So he was perfectly placed to hitch his wagon and trusty Stratocaster to Ian Gillan's new venture, Gillan, in 1978. Bernie's guitar histrionics were the perfect foil. Gillan's new solo band saw the singer enjoy his biggest solo successes, across four hit albums, numerous singles and appearing before millions of viewers on Top Of The Pops. After eventually jumping ship in 1981, Bernie released his debut solo album, 'Turn Out The Lights' (CD1) to chart success the following year. Bernie was joined by Phil Spalding on bass and vocals, Saxon's Nigel Glockler and Mark Harrison on drums and Gillan's Colin Towns on keyboards and flute. Following extensive touring of the UK with the Electric Gypsies, Bernie released his second solo album with the power trio featuring Everton Williams on bass and vocals and Frank Noon on drums. 'Electric Gypsies' (CD2) was produced by Bernie Tormé and Stephen Stewart. Ever the showman, it made sense for Bernie to record a live album, and in 1984 he released the self-explanatory [LIVE] (CD3), recorded in London the previous year. Putting together a new three-piece band, Bernie was backed by Colin "James" Bond on bass and Ron Rebel on drums. The fourth and final CD in this set is 'Live In Sheffield 1983' (CD4). Recorded live at the Octagon, Sheffield on the same tour and with the same line-up as the [LIVE] album, the show on CD4 mines a similar vein as the first live album on this collection, drawing heavily on his first two solo albums, and including a cover of Gillan's 'No Easy Way'.
        
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