Glenn Hughes, “The Voice Of Rock”, first came to prominence in Trapeze, a band featuring future Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley, and future Judas Priest drummer, Dave Holland. Following their third album, “You Are The Music, We’re Just The Band”, Glenn joined Deep Purple in 1973 for their “Burn”, “Stormbringer” and “Come Taste The Band” albums. Deep Purple split in 1976, with its members following various solo and side-projects. The first fruits of Glenn’s post Purple career appeared with “Play Me Out” (also available on Purple Records), issued in July 1977. Glenn would go on to collaborate with Pat Thrall in Hughes-Thrall, Joe Lynn Turner in the Hughes-Turner Project, with Tony Iommi in Black Sabbath, plus pursue a prolific solo career through the 1990s and beyond.
With a title that pays homage to one of Glenn’s heroes, Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life”, this 2003 album mixes his beloved funk with a deliberate 70s style hard rock. As well as featuring long-time collaborator JJ Marsh on guitar, the album includes guest spots from bassist Billy Sheehan and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, as well as co-producer Jeff Kollman. ‘Higher Places (Song for Bonzo)’ is a song dedicated to Glenn’s dear friend, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
This 3CD edition includes both the European bonus track ‘Secret Life’, plus ‘Change’, a Japanese bonus track. The second disc is a recording from his 2003 UK tour to support the album, and includes rare live versions of ‘In My Blood’, ‘Higher Places (Song for Bonzo)’, ‘Written All Over Your Face’ and ‘Wherever You Go’. Always one to give the fans what they want, this disc also features takes on Deep Purple’s ‘Mistreated’, ‘Gettin' Tighter’ and ‘You Keep On Moving’, plus Black Sabbath’s ‘Seventh Star’. As an added bonus, this set is completed by a third disc from an acoustic show in Rome, which features unplugged versions of Purple’s ‘Stormbringer’, ‘Mistreated’ and ‘You Keep On Moving’, Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’, and Trapeze’s ‘Coast To Coast’.
The expanded booklet features liner notes by Classic Rock magazine's Malcolm Dome based on new interviews with Glenn.
• Glenn Hughes’ reissue programme for Purple Records continues with the re-release of his 2001 solo album, “Building The Machine”. The follow-up to 2000’s “Return of Krystal Karma”, as well as featuring original material written with long-time collaborator and guitarist JJ Marsh, the album also includes a version of the Deep Purple classic, ‘Highball Shooter’, which originally appeared on 1974’s “Stormbringer” LP.
Glenn Hughes’ reissue programme for Purple Records continues apace with the release of his 1999 solo album, “The Way It Is”. Produced by Glenn Hughes & Michael Scott, as well as featuring original material written with guitarist JJ Marsh, the album also includes two versions of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Freedom’.
Glenn Hughes’ Purple Records reissue schedule continues with the release of his 2000 solo album, “Return Of Crystal Karma”, OR “R.O.C.K.” for short. Produced by Glenn Hughes & Michael Scott, it features original songs written with guitarist JJ Marsh and keyboard player Hans Zermüehlen, as well as ‘Gone’, co-written with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi. The album even features a guest cameo from The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst.
This 2CD edition of Feel by GLENN HUGHES includes a re-recording of Deep Purple’s ‘Holy Man’, originally recorded for the “Stormbringer” LP, plus exclusive acoustic versions of ‘From Now On’ and ‘Lay My Body Down’, plus live versions of Deep Purple’s ‘You Keep On Moving’, ‘Gettin' Tighter’ and ‘Stormbringer’.
This 2CD edition of Addiction by GLENN HUGHES includes live versions of Trapeze classics ‘Way Back To The Bone’, ‘Coast To Coast’ and ‘Your Love Is Alright’, as well as live versions of Deep Purple's ‘Gettin' Tighter’, ‘Stormbringer’ and ‘Burn’.
Expanded reissue of the 1977 album 'Play Me Out' by 'The Voice Of Rock' GLENN HUGHES. The album is now augmented with a second disc of bonus tracks, these include ‘Smile’, ‘Getting Near To You’ and ‘Fools Condition’ from 1978, originally recorded for the follow up to “Play Me Out”, and ‘Take Me With You’ and ‘She Knows’, recorded by Glenn in 1994.