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• A NEW REMASTERED & EXPANDED 2 CD DELUXE EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1971 ALBUM BY PATTO
• EXPANDED OVER TWO CDs TO FEATURE THIRTEEN BONUS TRACKS (TEN PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) INCLUDING FIVE TRACKS RECORDED FOR BBC RADIO “IN CONCERT” & A STUDIO SESSION FROM JUNE 1971
• INCLUDES BOOKLET WITH NEW LINER NOTES & RARE PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORABILIA
• REVIEWS IN NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS, “UNCUT”, “MOJO”, “RECORD COLLECTOR”, “CLASSIC ROCK” & “PROG” MAGAZINES & SPECIALIST RADIO
• COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1971 album “Hold Your Fire” by the legendary Patto.

One of the truly great bands of the early 1970s, Patto featured a line-up comprising Mike Patto (vocals), Ollie Halsall (guitar, vibes, keyboards, vocals), Clive Griffiths (bass) and John Halsey (drums). The band arose from the ashes of the group Timebox and recorded their self-titled debut album in 1970. Patto were graced by the presence of the stunning guitar playing of Ollie Halsall and a highly original and unique musical style that set them aside from their Progressive Rock contemporaries of the era. “Hold Your Fire” was the band’s second album and includes such classics as ‘You, You Point Your Finger’, ‘Hold Your Fire’ and ‘Air Raid Shelter’.

This Esoteric Recordings remastered & expanded edition has been fully sanctioned by all members of Patto and their representatives (for the first time ever) and is now a two CD set with thirteen bonus tracks including five out-takes from the album recording sessions (two previously unreleased) and eight previously unreleased BBC session recordings from 1971 including a legendary session for the BBC Radio One “In Concert” series in March 1971 (featuring guest guitarist Bernie Holland) and a session for “Sounds of the Seventies” from June 1971

This expanded edition also includes an illustrated booklet with an essay by Sid Smith and an exclusive interview with John Halsey.

DISC ONE “HOLD YOUR FIRE”
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM RE-MASTERED:
1. HOLD YOUR FIRE
2. YOU, YOU POINT YOUR FINGER
3. HOW’S YOUR FATHER
4. SEE YOU AT THE DANCE TONIGHT
5. GIVE IT ALL AWAY
6. AIR RAID SHELTER
7. TELL ME WHERE YOU’VE BEEN
8. MAGIC DOOR

BONUS TRACKS
9. BEAT THE DRUM
10. BAD NEWS

“HOLD YOUR FIRE” SESSIONS
RECORDED & MIXED 4th MAY 1971

DISC TWO: BBC SESSIONS & OUT-TAKES:
1. SAN ANTONE
2. GOVERNMENT MAN
3. BEAT THE DRUM
4. SITTIN’ BACK EASY
5. SO COLD

BBC RADIO ONE “IN CONCERT”
4th MARCH 1971 - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

6. GIVE IT ALL AWAY
7. AIR RAID SHELTER
8. YOU, YOU POINT YOUR FINGER

BBC RADIO ONE “SOUNDS OF THE 70S” SESSION – 28th JUNE 1971 - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

9. DON’T SHOOT ME (“HOLD YOUR FIRE”) (FIRST VERSION)
10. GIVE IT ALL AWAY (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
11. AIR RAID SHELTER (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)

“HOLD YOUR FIRE” SESSIONS
RECORDED & MIXED 29th JULY 1971

TRACKS 9 & 10 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
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