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Widowmaker Import

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1976 saw the launch of a new rock super group. The band was formed by former Mott the Hoople and Spooky Tooth guitarist Luther Grosvenor, also known as Ariel Bender. The original line-up featured vocalist Steve Ellis from Love Affair, guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton from Hawkwind, Australian bassist Bob Daisley of Chicken Shack and drummer Paul Nicholls who had played with Lindisfarne. This is their self titled debut from 1976. A great mix of blues, country, folk and hard rock.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Such A Shame
  2. Pin A Rose On Me
  3. On The Road
  4. Straight Faced Fighter
  5. Aint Telling You Nothing
  6. When I Met You
  7. Leave The Kids Alone
  8. Shine A Light On Me
  9. Running Free
  10. Got a Dream
  11. Come On Up (live)
  12. Too Late (live)
  13. El Doomo (live)


Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 19, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: King Midas
  • ASIN: B00AF6B0F8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,350 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Glad I found this album i'm a giant Bob Daisley fan and this is pre- Rainbow for him glad to have it in my collection
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Originally released in 1976, as this was the UK quintet's first record. On this Angel Air CD reissue, you get the lp's initial ten tracks + three previously unreleased songs recorded live. I didn't have to wait (all that long) to get to hear this disc, but I have gotten a fair amount of enjoyable spins from this CD like the inspiring "Such A Shame", their ballad "Pin A Rose On Me", the rocking "Straight Face Fighter" (I seem to remember a compilation Widowmaker title by this name), the heartfelt "When I Met You" and "Shine A Light On Me". Also liked the three added bonus track cuts - especially the awesome "Too Late" as I would love to hear a complete live performance by Widowmaker. Heard they had done a stadium tour of the U.S. with The Who in support of this lp.
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i always liked this record though my ears always drifted towards the heavier stuff, anyway you got a spot on line up here with steve ellis on the mic and the great bob daisley on bass and of coarse the legendary areil bender, widowmaker i think where looking like the next big thing back in 1976 but regretably that was not to happen, regardless i love some of the guitar solos on this cd and it comes with a great informative booklet that will tell you everything you want to know about this short lived project, at times widowmaker could put out some pretty heavey songs and a lot on the more lighter side, i love the 3 live bonus tracks angelair gave us with this, this album was made when rock n roll was rock n roll, releases like this is what keeps me going, its all i have left after music has died so bad over the past 25 years, anyway the remastering is great on this and as i am already a fan of steve ellis, bob daisley and areil ( god i love spooky tooth and stealers wheel) buying this cd for me was a win/win situation, remeber this is killer contemperary rock from the mid 70s not hard rock, not to bluesy either, i feel i can best describe widowmakers sound to that of the british lions but outs side of the lions i cant think of another outfit who sounded like widowmaker in 1976 except also maybe u boat, I LOVE THIS RELEASE THANK YOU ANGELAIR now if we can have the shelved steve ellis solo album from the mid 90s concrete pavement with nigel glockler on drums that would be awsome....
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