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• CLAMSHELL BOX SET FEATURING ALL OF THE CLASSIC ALBUMS BY THE STEVE GIBBONS BAND BETWEEN 1976 – 1978

• INCLUDING THE ALBUMS ‘ANY ROAD UP’, ‘ROLLIN’ ON’, ‘CAUGHT IN THE ACT’, ‘DOWN IN THE BUNKER’ AND THE BAND’S BBC RADIO 1 IN CONCERT PERFORMANCE FROM NOVEMBER 1977

• ALL NEWLY REMASTERED WITH A FURTHER 23 BONUS TRACKS TAKEN FROM BBC RADIO JOHN PEEL SESSIONS, SINGLES AND STUDIO OUT-TAKES, WITH AN ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of ‘Rollin’’, a new box set featuring all of the albums recorded by The Steve Gibbons Band released between 1976 and 1978. This legendary rock band was formed in the mid 1970s and comprised some of the finest musicians on the Birmingham rock scene.

Steve Gibbons had been a figure on the Birmingham scene since the early 1960s and had been a frontman of the group The Uglys until they disbanded in late 1968. In 1969 Gibbons founded the group Balls with Trevor Burton and Denny Laine, but that group fell apart within 14 months before Gibbons to join the last incarnation of The Idle Race in 1971. This line-up, which also featured Dave Carroll and Bob Wilson on guitars and Bob Lamb on drums eventually evolved into The Steve Gibbons Band with the arrival of Trevor Burton on bass and vocals. Burton had been a member of The Move until 1969 and was a member of the group Balls. With this line-up in place, the band perfected their hard, driving blend of rhythm and blues and rock, touring the pub and club circuit in Britain. In 1975 they were spotted by Peter Meaden (The Who’s first manager) and were soon signed to The Who’s management stable.

Their first album, ‘Any Road Up’, featured a guest appearance from John Entwistle and was issued in 1976. The same year the band supported The Who on tour and also toured the USA supporting acts such as Little Feat, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nils Lofgren. In 1977 the band supported Be Bop Deluxe on their UK tour and recorded the album ‘Rollin’ On’, which featured the hit single ‘Tulane’. Later that year the live album ‘Caught In The Act’ was released and sold well in Europe. This was followed in 1978 with another studio album, ‘Down In The Bunker’, produced by Tony Visconti.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
ANY ROAD UP (REMASTERED)
1 Take Me Home
2 Johnny Cool
3 Rollin’
4 Spark Of Love
5 Standing On The Bridge
6 Natural Thing
7 Speed Kills
8 Strange World
9 Sweetheart
Bonus tracks
10 Back Street Cat
11 Dick Malone

DISC TWO:
ROLLIN’ ON (REMASTERED)
1 Wild Flowers
2 Light Up Your Face
3 Now You Know Me
4 Mr Jones
5 Till The Well Runs Dry
6 Tulane
7 Cross Me Over The Road
8 Till The Fire Burns Out
9 Low Down Man
10 Right Side Of Heaven
11 Rollin’ On
12 Please Don’t Say Goodbye
13 Tupelo Mississippi Flash
14 Rounden
Bonus tracks
15 Gave His Life to Rock n’ Roll
16 Make the Good Times Last
17 Dick Leaps In
BBC session February 1977
18 Please Don’t Say Goodbye
19 Right Side of Heaven / Rollin’ On

DISC THREE:
CAUGHT IN THE ACT (REMASTERED)
1 Watching The River Flow
2 Light Up Your Face
3 Shopping For Clothes
4 Git It
5 He Gave His Life To Rock ‘n’ Roll
6 And The Music Plays On
7 Day Tripper
8 One Of The Boys
9 You Gotta Pay
10 Tulane
11 Speed Kills
12 Rollin’
Bonus tracks
BBC session June 1977
13 Tulane
14 The Music Plays On
15 He Gave His Life To Rock ‘n’ Roll
16 Boppin’ The Blues

DISC FOUR:
DOWN IN THE BUNKER (REMASTERED)
1 No Spitting On The Bus
2 Any Road Up
3 Down In The Bunker
4 Big JC
5 Mary Ain’t Goin’ Home
6 Down In The City
7 Let’s Do It Again
8 Eddy Vortex
9 Chelita
10 When You Get Outside
11 Grace
Bonus tracks
12 Gold Coast
13 Body Talk
14 Let Me Go
15 Satisfying Moves
16 I Am Here
17 The Great Escape
18 Get Up And Dance
19 Little Suzie

DISC FIVE:
BBC RADIO ONE IN CONCERT – 17th NOVEMBER 1977
1 One Of The Boys 2 Johnny Cool
3 Speed Kills
4 Shopping For Clothes
5 Girl In The Bunker
6 No Spitting On The Bus
7 Mr Jones
8 Boppin’ The Blues
9 Tulane
10 Git It
11Tupelo Mississippi Flash
12 He Gave His Life To Rock ‘n’ Roll
13 Rollin’
14 Day Tripper

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DISC ONE:
ANY ROAD UP (REMASTERED)
1 Take Me Home
2 Johnny Cool
3 Rollin’
4 Spark Of Love
5 Standing On The Bridge
6 Natural Thing
7 Speed Kills
8 Strange World
9 Sweetheart
Bonus tracks
10 Back Street Cat
11 Dick Malone

DISC TWO:
ROLLIN’ ON (REMASTERED)
1 Wild Flowers
2 Light Up Your Face
3 Now You Know Me
4 Mr Jones
5 Till The Well Runs Dry
6 Tulane
7 Cross Me Over The Road
8 Till The Fire Burns Out
9 Low Down Man
10 Right Side Of Heaven
11 Rollin’ On
12 Please Don’t Say Goodbye
13 Tupelo Mississippi Flash
14 Rounden
Bonus tracks
15 Gave His Life to Rock n’ Roll
16 Make the Good Times Last
17 Dick Leaps In
BBC session February 1977
18 Please Don’t Say Goodbye
19 Right Side of Heaven / Rollin’ On

DISC THREE:
CAUGHT IN THE ACT (REMASTERED)
1 Watching The River Flow
2 Light Up Your Face
3 Shopping For Clothes
4 Git It
5 He Gave His Life To Rock ‘n’ Roll
6 And The Music Plays On
7 Day Tripper
8 One Of The Boys
9 You Gotta Pay
10 Tulane
11 Speed Kills
12 Rollin’
Bonus tracks
BBC session June 1977
13 Tulane
14 The Music Plays On
15 He Gave His Life To Rock ‘n’ Roll
16 Boppin’ The Blues

DISC FOUR:
DOWN IN THE BUNKER (REMASTERED)
1 No Spitting On The Bus
2 Any Road Up
3 Down In The Bunker
4 Big JC
5 Mary Ain’t Goin’ Home
6 Down In The City
7 Let’s Do It Again
8 Eddy Vortex
9 Chelita
10 When You Get Outside
11 Grace
Bonus tracks
12 Gold Coast
13 Body Talk
14 Let Me Go
15 Satisfying Moves
16 I Am Here
17 The Great Escape
18 Get Up And Dance
19 Little Suzie

DISC FIVE:
BBC RADIO ONE IN CONCERT – 17th NOVEMBER 1977
1 One Of The Boys 2 Johnny Cool
3 Speed Kills
4 Shopping For Clothes
5 Girl In The Bunker
6 No Spitting On The Bus
7 Mr Jones
8 Boppin’ The Blues
9 Tulane
10 Git It
11Tupelo Mississippi Flash
12 He Gave His Life To Rock ‘n’ Roll
13 Rollin’
14 Day Tripper