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• The most comprehensive archive of Silverhead’s brief but shining time in the spotlight.

• Featuring their two excellent albums plus bonus tracks.

• And, including the hard to find ‘Show Me Everything’ and a host of other live recordings.

In 1971, Deep Purple’s management set up Purple Records, not just to release Purple’s own releases, but also the various side projects the band members were developing, and artists that they respected. Along with early albums by artists as diverse as Ronnie James Dio and Yvonne Elliman, Purple Records tenth release was from a new band called Silverhead who featured future Blondie bassist Nigel Harrison, future Robert Plant guitarist Robbie Blunt, and legendary front man Michael Des Barres. Their much-feted self-titled debut was released in 1972.

That self-titled debut ‘Silverhead’ (CD1) was produced by Martin Birch, famed for him work with Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and of course, Deep Purple. A heady mixture of hard rock, glam rock and of proto-punk, this edition also includes 7” single versions of ‘Ace Supreme’ and ‘Rolling With My Baby’, plus ‘Oh No No No’ (the B-Side of ‘Ace Supreme’).

Silverhead’s second album for Purple Records, ‘16 And Savaged’ (CD2), kicked off with ‘Hello New York’ plus ‘More Than Your Mouth Can Hold’, and now features the debut solo 45 from Michael Des Barres, ‘Leon’ b/w ‘New Moon Tonight’. Most exciting is the inclusion of ‘James Dean’ and ‘Marilyn’, two tracks from the shelved, third Silverhead LP.

When Silverhead supported Nazareth at London’s famed Rainbow Theatre on November 9th, 1973, they didn’t even know that they were being recorded, which no doubt added to the spontaneous mood on ‘Live At The rainbow, London’ (CD3). Released in Japan in 1975, by which time the band had sadly disbanded, it features the best songs from their two albums, plus ‘James Dean’ from what would have been their third. This release also includes the band’s In Concert recording at the BBC’s Paris Theatre on August 31st, 1973.

This six CD set is the most comprehensive archive of Silverhead’s brief but shining time in the spotlight, and now includes the rare and hard to find ‘Show Me Everything’ (CD4), featuring tracks recorded at London’s Alexandra Palace on 29th July 1973, as well as the self-explanatory ‘Berlin Backlash’ (07/02/1973) (CD5) and finishes off with ‘Live In Japan’ (19/01/1974) (CD6).

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
SILVERHEAD
1 Long Legged Lisa
2 Underneath The Light
3 Ace Supreme
4 Johnny
5 In Your Eyes
6 Rolling With My Baby
7 Wounded Heart
8 Sold Me Down the River
9 Rock ‘N’ Roll Band
10 Silver Boogie
BONUS TRACKS
11 Ace Supreme (7” Version)
12 Oh No No No (B-Side of Ace Supreme)
13 Rolling With My Baby (7” Version)

DISC TWO
16 AND SAVAGED
1 Hello New York
2 More Than Your Mouth Can Hold
3 Only You
4 Bright Light
5 Heavy Hammer
6 Cartoon Princess
7 Rock Out Claudette Rock Out
8 This Ain’t A Parody
9 16 And Savaged
BONUS TRACKS
10 James Dean
11 Marilyn
12 Leon (Michael Des Barres solo 45)
13 New Moon Tonight (Michael Des Barres solo 45)

DISC THREE
LIVE AT THE RAINBOW
1 Hello New York
2 James Dean
3 Sold Me Down the River
4 Rock Out Claudette, Rock Out
5 Only You
6 Ace Supreme
7 Rolling With My Baby
8 Will You Finance My Rock and Roll Band?
BONUS TRACKS: BBC IN CONCERT 1973
9 Hello New York
10 Rock Out Claudette, Rock Out
11 Rolling With My Baby
12 Bright Light
13 16 And Savaged

DISC FOUR
SHOW ME EVERYTHING
1 Ace Supreme
2 Cartoon Princess
3 More Thank Your Mouth Can Hold
4 Bright Light
5 Rock Out Claudette Rock Out
6 16 And Savaged
7 Rock And Roll Band
BONUS TRACKS
8 James Dean
9 Sold Me Down the River
10 Only You
11 Hello New York
12 16 And Savaged
13 Roll Over Beethoven

DISC FIVE
BERLIN BACKLASH 1973
1 Hello New York
2 Ace Supreme
3 Cartoon Princess
4 Bright Light
5 Intro/Heavy Hammer
6 Rolling With My Baby
7 Sold Me Down the River
8 Rock And Roll Band

DISC SIX
LIVE IN JAPAN 1974
1 Ace Supreme
2 James Dean
3 Sold Me Down the River
4 Only You
5 Bright Light
6 Cartoon Princess
7 Hello New York
8 Rock Out Claudette Rock Out
9 16 And Savaged
10 Rolling With My Baby
11 Roll Over Beethoven

CDs 4-6: WHILST EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO PRODUCE THE BEST POSSIBLE AUDIO EXPERIENCE, LIMITATIONS IN THE MATERIAL DRAWN FROM VARIOUS SOURCES MEANS THAT THE QUALITY MAY NOT BE UP TO THE STANDARD USUALLY EXPECTED. ALL TRACKS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED FOR THEIR HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE, WHICH INCLUDE PERFORMANCES WHERE THE RECORDED SOUND IS NOT OF ORIGINAL BROADCAST QUALITY.

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DISC ONE
SILVERHEAD
1 Long Legged Lisa
2 Underneath The Light
3 Ace Supreme
4 Johnny
5 In Your Eyes
6 Rolling With My Baby
7 Wounded Heart
8 Sold Me Down the River
9 Rock ‘N’ Roll Band
10 Silver Boogie
BONUS TRACKS
11 Ace Supreme (7” Version)
12 Oh No No No (B-Side of Ace Supreme)
13 Rolling With My Baby (7” Version)

DISC TWO
16 AND SAVAGED
1 Hello New York
2 More Than Your Mouth Can Hold
3 Only You
4 Bright Light
5 Heavy Hammer
6 Cartoon Princess
7 Rock Out Claudette Rock Out
8 This Ain't A Parody
9 16 And Savaged
BONUS TRACKS
10 James Dean
11 Marilyn
12 Leon (Michael Des Barres solo 45)
13 New Moon Tonight (Michael Des Barres solo 45)

DISC THREE
LIVE AT THE RAINBOW
1 Hello New York
2 James Dean
3 Sold Me Down the River
4 Rock Out Claudette, Rock Out
5 Only You
6 Ace Supreme
7 Rolling With My Baby
8 Will You Finance My Rock and Roll Band?
BONUS TRACKS: BBC IN CONCERT 1973
9 Hello New York
10 Rock Out Claudette, Rock Out
11 Rolling With My Baby
12 Bright Light
13 16 And Savaged

DISC FOUR
SHOW ME EVERYTHING
1 Ace Supreme
2 Cartoon Princess
3 More Thank Your Mouth Can Hold
4 Bright Light
5 Rock Out Claudette Rock Out
6 16 And Savaged
7 Rock And Roll Band
BONUS TRACKS
8 James Dean
9 Sold Me Down the River
10 Only You
11 Hello New York
12 16 And Savaged
13 Roll Over Beethoven

DISC FIVE
BERLIN BACKLASH 1973
1 Hello New York
2 Ace Supreme
3 Cartoon Princess
4 Bright Light
5 Intro/Heavy Hammer
6 Rolling With My Baby
7 Sold Me Down the River
8 Rock And Roll Band

DISC SIX
LIVE IN JAPAN 1974
1 Ace Supreme
2 James Dean
3 Sold Me Down the River
4 Only You
5 Bright Light
6 Cartoon Princess
7 Hello New York
8 Rock Out Claudette Rock Out
9 16 And Savaged
10 Rolling With My Baby
11 Roll Over Beethoven


CDs 4-6: WHILST EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO PRODUCE THE BEST POSSIBLE AUDIO EXPERIENCE, LIMITATIONS IN THE MATERIAL DRAWN FROM VARIOUS SOURCES MEANS THAT THE QUALITY MAY NOT BE UP TO THE STANDARD USUALLY EXPECTED. ALL TRACKS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED FOR THEIR HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE, WHICH INCLUDE PERFORMANCES WHERE THE RECORDED SOUND IS NOT OF ORIGINAL BROADCAST QUALITY.

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