Sunday, 13 March 2011

Eddie Hardin - Wizard's Convention (1976)

Format: ape + cue + log
Genre: Hard-, Blues-, Classic Rock
Release Date: 1976
Label: Repertoir Records

Having witnessed first hand the enjoyment and musical freedom experienced by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover during the making of his 'concept' "Butterfly Ball" album ex-Spencer Davis Group keyboardist Eddie Hardin felt sufficiently inspired to partially follow suit by inviting a variety of musicians who he'd always wanted to work with to contribute to a new studio
project he had in mind. Recalls Hardin "Basically I'd written quite a lot of songs which I felt maybe suited other peoples voices and styles rather then my own." Some of the 'other peoples voices' he enlisted to help him included ex-Manfred Mann vocalist Mike D'Abo, ex-Dave Clark Five man Mike Smith, future Londonbeat mainman Jimmy Helms and ex-Deep Purple members David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes. "Glenn was great, he came to the studio, had a bottle of whiskey and some fish 'n' chips and then laid down his vocal"....

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