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BYRON BAND | On The Rocks …Again 3CD edition coming soon…

BYRON BAND | On The Rocks …Again 3CD edition coming soon…

BYRON BAND | On The Rocks …Again 3CD edition coming soon…


  •  3CD set including The Byron Band’s debut album, demos, rehearsals and live recordings.
  • For Fans Of: Uriah Heep, David Byron, Robin George.

Although David Byron’s musical career originated in mid-1960s London, the rock singer born David Garrick, will always be most closely associated with Uriah Heep. Fronting Uriah Heep for ten classic albums, from their ‘...Very ’Eavy ...Very ’Umble’ (1970) debut until ‘High And Mighty’ (1976), Byron released his first solo LP in 1975 with ‘Take No Prisoners’.

In 1981 David Byron joined forces with Robin George to form The Byron Band. With Robin George on guitars (while also adding bass guitar on ‘Little By Little’), Mel Collins on saxophone, Bob Jackson on keyboards, Roger Flavelle on bass, John Shearer on drums and The Powder Puffs adding backing vocals, The Byron Band released ‘On The

Rocks’ (CD1), their debut for Creole Records, in 1981. Featuring eight tracks, including the single ‘Rebecca’, this collection also includes the non-album single ‘Every Inch Of The Way’, ‘Routine’, the B-Side of ‘Every Inch Of The Way’, and ‘Tired Eyes’, the B-side of ‘Rebecca’.

CD2 features 13 tracks of writing, home demos in 1982, including ‘She Was Good’, ‘Fool For A Pretty Face’ and ‘My Kind Of Lady’.

CD3 starts with a rehearsal recording from 1981, including ‘How Do You Sleep?’, ‘Safety In Numbers’ and ‘I Need Love’, all written by David Byron and Robin George. The rehearsal recording is followed by a rare live show, recorded in Liverpool in 1980. The Liverpool show features ‘Bad Girl’, ‘Start Believing’, ‘How Do You Sleep?’, ‘Piece Of My Love’ from the “On The Rocks” album, fan-pleasing covers of Uriah Heep classics ‘July Morning’ and ‘Sweet Lorraine’, and finishes off with Chuck Berry’s ‘Roll Over Beethoven’. CD3 concludes with ‘AngelSong’, a lighter track by Robin George recorded in 1985 featuring Charlie Morgan on drums and Pino Palladino on bass, included as a tribute to David Byron.

Byron sadly passed away at the age of 38 at his Berkshire home in 1985.

DISC ONE

ON THE ROCKS (1981)

1  Rebecca

2  Bad Girl

3  How Do You Sleep?

4  Little By Little

5  Start Believing

6  Never Say Die

7  King

8  Piece Of My Love

BONUS TRACKS

9  Fool For A Pretty Face

10  Safety In Numbers

11  One Minute More

12  Every Inch Of The Way (Short Version)

13  Routine

14  Tired Eyes

15  Every Inch Of The Way (Long Version)

DISC TWO

WRITING DEMOS

WRITING DEMOS - LONDON 1982

1  Learn The Dance

2  I Need Love

3  Fool For A Pretty Face

4  Safety In Numbers

5  Bad Girl

6  One Minute More

WRITING AT DAVID'S HOUSE, SONNING, 1982

7  She Was Good

8  Fool For A Pretty Face

9  My Kind Of Lady

10  One Minute More

11  She Got Pride

12  Untitled

13  Learn The Dance

DISC THREE

REHEARSALS & LIVE REHEARSAL 1981

1  How Do You Sleep?

2  Safety In Numbers

3  I Need Love

4  Piece Of My Love

5  Goodnight Blues

6  Last Chance Jam

LIVE IN LIVERPOOL 1980

7  Bad Girl

8  Start Believing

9 July Morning

10  How Do You Sleep?

11  Sweet Lorraine

12  Piece Of My Love

13  Liverpool Blues

14  Roll Over Beethoven

BONUS STUDIO TRACK

15  Angelsong