Friday, April 14, 2017

Smokie






































Artist:  Smokie
Origin:  Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Genre:  Pop, Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop, Euro-Rock

Original line-up:

Chris Norman:  Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Alan Silson:  Lead Guitar, Vocals
Terry Uttley:  Bass, Vocals
Ron Kelly:  Drums

Smokie are an English Rock Band from Bradford, Yorkshire formed in 1964 by Chris Norman (Vocals), Alan Silson (Guitar), Terry Uttley (Bass) and Ron Kelly (Drums).  The band found success at home as well as the rest of the world after teaming up with the writers of most of the band's hit Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn.  Their most famous hit singles include "If You Think You Know How To Love Me", "Don't Play Your Rock 'N' Roll To Me", "Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone", "Living Next Door To Alice", peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart.














Title:  The Concert - Live In Essen, Germany 1978 (2016)
Genre:  Pop, Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop, Euro-Rock
Label:  Sony Music
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Live At Gruga-Halle Essen, Germany 1978:

 1.  Intro/Fanfare (1:35)
 2.  I'll Meet You At Midnight  (3:29)
 3.  Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone  (4:40)
 4.  What Can I Do?  (4:27)
 5.  If You Think Know How To Love Me  (4:37)
 6.  In The Heat Of The Night  (5:43)
 7.  It's Your Life  (4:01)
 8.  Baby It's You  (5:13)
 9.  Needles & Pins  (2:54)
10. Think Of Me (The Lonely One)  (5:07)
11. For A Few Dollars More  (3:37)
12. Wild Wild Angels  (4:48)
13. Don't Play Your Rock 'N Roll To Me  (6:21)
14. Living Next Door To Alice  (4:22)
15. Goin' Tomorrow  (6:19)
16. Oh Carol  (4:01)
17. The Girl Can't Help It  (4:08)

Bonus Track:

Live at Supersonic 1976:

18. Something's Been Making Me Blue  (3:15)

Personnel:

Chris Norman:  Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Alan Silson:  Lead Guitar, Vocals
Terry Uttley:  Bass, Vocals
Pete Spencer:  Drums Vocals

The Concert - Live In Essen, Germany 1978 is the live album by Smokie, was released on September 2, 2016 by Sony Music, recorded live at Essen, Germany on March 10, 1978, with Bonus Track from live at Supersonic in 1976.

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