Glenn Hughes, undoubtedly “The Voice Of Rock”, came to prominence in Trapeze, a group which included future Whitensake guitarist Mel Galley, and Judas Priest drummer, Dave Holland. Trapeze were on the brink of major Stateside success, when, in 1973, Glenn was offered the golden opportunity to play bass and sing with Deep Purple, joined by David Coverdale, for “Burn”, “Stormbringer” and “Come Taste The Band”.
With the group splitting in 1976, the first fruits of Glenn’s post-Purple career appeared with “Play Me Out” in 1977. Glenn would go on to collaborate with Pat Thrall in Hughes/Thrall, Rainbow’s Joe Lynn Turner in the Hughes Turner Project, with Tony Iommi in Black Sabbath and the self-titled “Iommi” album, plus a healthy of solo career.
Glenn’s fifth solo album, “Addiction”, was originally released in 1996, and unlike the more pop, soul and funk sounds of his previous record “Feel”, “Addiction” sees the singer returning to a much harder rocking sound. Guitarist Marc Bonilla performs, co-produces and co-wrote nine of the ten original songs.
This 2CD edition 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’.
The expanded booklet features liner notes by Classic Rock magazine’s Malcolm Dome based on new interviews with Glenn.
Also available from Glenn Hughes on Purple Records: Play Me Out (PURPLE 007D) & Feel (PURPLE 008D)