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Chris Thompson - Acoustic (CD)

Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1st August 2011

Label: Gonzo
Catalogue Number: HST081CD
Price: £7.99
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Chris Thompson - Acoustic

Chris Thompson has had a long and varied career in the music business. Born in the United Kingdom but raised in New Zealand, Chris first experienced local success with bands in New Zealand before relocating to the UK in 1973. Chris’s first big break came when he replaced Mick Rogers in Manfred Mann’s Earthband. His debut with the band was on the Roaring Silence album which contained the worldwide number 1 hit single Blinded By The Light. Following that single the band re recorded another Bruce Springsteen song Spirits In The Night which had featured on the bands previous album Nightingales and Bombers. Whilst with Manfred Mann’s Earthband Chris also featured on Jeff Wayne’s concept album War of the Worlds recording the track “Thunder Child” which was also a UK hit single. (Chris would regularly perform the song live in the concert presentation of the War of The Worlds album in the noughties). He also enjoyed massive worldwide success with Manfred Mann’s Earthband recording the albums Watch and Angel Station, and hit singles Davy’s On The Road Again, Mighty Quinn, Don’t Kill It Carol and You Angel You before deciding to leave the Earthband to concentrate on his solo career by way of the band Night, which Chris led for two albums. Following his time with Night Chris returned to the Earthband but also continued to record solo albums. More recently Chris has been performing concerts with the Mads Eriksen Band where the band perform both new material from Chris alongside other songs. Chris is rightly famous for the Earthband catalogue. To date the band has filmed two live DVDs and live albums for release. This live and “Unplugged” performance was recorded at the WDR2 Radio-Station on the 1st March 2006 in Cologne and finds Chris Thompson alongside longtime collaborator guitarist Mads Eriksen running through a selection of songs from Chris’s extensive catalogue including material from Manfred Mann’s Earthband; Questions, Davy’s On The Road Again, Mighty Quinn, Redemption Song, Demolition man, For You and Blinded By The Light. As to be expected Chris still performs Earthband material and as the vocalist on these songs has an emotional attachment to them.


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