• 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 Crystal 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.
• Special guests include guitarist Pat Travers, who duets with Hughes on the Rare Earth cover ‘I Just Want To Celebrate’, plus Toto’s Bobby Kimball and The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst appear on backing vocals.
• Glenn Hughes originally came to prominence in Trapeze, with guitarist Mel Galley and drummer Dave Holland, until 1973 when Glenn joined Deep Purple for “Burn”, “Stormbringer” and “Come Taste The Band”. After Purple split in 1976, Glenn’s first post-Purple LP was “Play Me Out”, released in July 1977 (available as PURPLE 007D). Glenn would go on to collaborate with Pat Thrall in Hughes-Thrall, Rainbow’s Joe Lynn Turner in the Hughes-Turner Project, and with Tony Iommi in Black Sabbath.
• This 2CD version includes the Japanese bonus track ‘Cosmic Spell’, which was co-written with Pat Travers, plus a live recording from his 1999 German tour that features the Deep Purple classics ‘Stormbringer’, ‘Might Just Take Your Life’, ‘Burn’ and ‘You Fool No One’, plus Black Sabbath’s ‘No Stranger To Love’
• 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) / Addiction (PURPLE 009D) / The Way It Is (PURPLE 011D) / Return Of Crystal Karma (PURPLE 012D)
DISC ONE: BUILDING THE MACHINE
1. CAN’T STOP THE FLOOD
3. OUT ON ME
4. I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE
5. DON’T LET IT SLIP AWAY
6. FEELS LIKE HOME
7. HIGHBALL SHOOTER
8. WHEN YOU FALL
9. I WILL FOLLOW YOU
10. BEYOND THE NUMB
11. BIG SKY
12. COSMIC SPELL (JAPAN BONUS TRACK)
LIVE KOLN, GERMANY 6th DECEMBER 1999
2. MIGHT JUST TAKE YOUR LIFE
3. YOU KILL ME
5. NO STRANGER TO LOVE
6. GETTING TIGHTER (INCLUDING AMERICA: WHAT TIME IS LOVE?)
7. YOU KEEP ON MOVING
9. YOU FOOL NO ONE
FOR FANS OF: DEEP PURPLE / HUGHES THRALL / TRAPEZE / BLACK SABBATH
FOR FANS OF: DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE