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Mick Ralphs - On the Run: 1984-2013 (2023) FLAC

Mick Ralphs - On the Run: 1984-2013 (2023) FLAC

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Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Soft Rock | Label: HNE Recordings

Four solo albums from the guitarist and songwriter Mick Ralphs who was a founder member of two of the most important rock bands of the 1970s; Mott The Hoople and Bad Company. Mick Ralphs wrote many key songs across seven Mott The Hoople albums, followed by six records with Bad Company; these included 'Rock and Roll Queen', 'Ready For Love', 'Can't Get Enough', 'Good Lovin' Gone Bad' and 'Movin' On'. Bad Company took a break following 1982's 'Rough Diamonds', and after a stint playing alongside David Gilmour on his About Face tour, Mick embarked on a solo career in 1984 with 'Take This!' (CD1) which featured bassist Micky Feat and fellow Bad Company founder, drummer Simon Kirke, with a live band that consisted of guitarist Dave "Bucket" Colwell (later to join Ralphs in a reformed Bad Company), Uriah Heep drummer Chris Slade and Ozzy Osbourne keyboard player Lindsay Bridgewater. The version here features ten bonus tracks. Bad Company reformed with various line-ups, and after a reunion tour with the original quartet in 1999, Ralphs released his second solo album, the all instrumental 'It's All Good' (CD2) in 2001. This is clearly an album by a man enjoying himself once more, recording an album's worth of music he loves and playing all of the instruments himself on the studio tracks. The songs were new Mick Ralphs solo recordings, except 'Hideaway', which was a previously unreleased Bad Company live recording from their 1999 USA tour, featuring Simon Kirke on drums and Boz Burrell on bass. Two years later his 'That's Life - Can't Get Enough' (CD3) album was released and included 'Budgie', an unreleased Bad Company track from 1977, plus a 1970 demo of 'Can't Get Enough', a song that went on to become Bad Company's biggest hit. In 2013, The Mick Ralphs Blues Band released 'Should Know Better - Live At The Musician' (CD4), recorded in Leicester. Across seven tracks, Mick is joined by Stuart Maxwell on vocals and harmonica, Jim Maving on guitar, Dicky Baldwin on bass and Adam Perry on drums, and the set includes a cover of Jimmy Reed's 'Shame Shame Shame' and Howlin' Wolf's 'Evil'.

Tracklist
CD1
01. All It Takes
02. Hey Baby
03. Take This
04. Give You My Love
05. Fast Travelling Man
06. On The Run
07. Last Chance Saloon
08. Rock Fever
09. When The Revolution Comes
10. Another Lonely Day
11. Rock 'n' Roller (Bonus Track)
12. All Across The Nile (Bonus Track)
13. All It Takes (Working Mix)
14. Give You My Love (Working Mix)
15. On The Run (Working Mix)
16. Last Chance Saloon (Working Mix)
17. When The Revolution Comes (Working Mix)
18. Another Lonely Day (Demo)
19. Rock 'n' Roller (Working Mix)
20. All Across The Nile (Working Mix)

CD2
01. S.E.X.
02. Barking Mad
03. Don't Need Money
04. Jessica
05. Hideaway (with Bad Company) (Live)
06. Jazz-Wah
07. Train Wreck
08. Large!
09. Atmosphere
10. Gravy Booby
11. Coming Up The Hill
12. More S.E.X.

CD3
01. Under Pressure
02. For My Baby
03. Our Time
04. A To Z
05. You And Me
06. Hey Hey
07. Everybeat
08. Nobody Knows Me
09. Ain't It Good?
10. Fool For Your Loving
11. That's Life
12. Budgie (Bonus Track From 1977)
13. Can't Get Enough (Demo)

CD4
01. Should Know Better (Live, The Musician, Leicester)
02. Born Under A Bad Sign (Live, The Musician, Leicester)
03. Just A Little Bit Of Your Love (Live, The Musician, Leicester)
04. Shame Shame Shame (Live, The Musician, Leicester)
05. Evil (Live, The Musician, Leicester)
06. Well Connected (Live, The Musician, Leicester)
07. Big River (Live, The Musician, Leicester)

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