MAX BACON (feat GTR members) – The Higher You Climb [second press CD]

With the recent GTR posts many asked for more material from vocalist MAX BACON. “The Higher You Climb” is his first solo album released in 1995, but in fact all these songs were recorded in the ’80s.
Taped at different sessions, what we have here are songs composed by Bacon for a solo album and featuring Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy, 21 Guns), Michael Sturgis (also 21 Guns) among other session players.
But other tracks are songs originally planned for GTR’s second album, and where most members agreed to record their parts (Steve Howe, Phil Spalding, even Robert Berry – GTR member before the band broke up). These are not the ‘Nerotrend’ demos, but newly recorded songs.
Bacon was close to be part of Asia too, so Geoff Downes is playing on several tracks here.
The overall sound is more AOR than Bacon’s previous bands, and as bonus tracks there’s two prev. unreleased GTR live recordings.
The original press of “The Higher You Climb” ended with a not so good mastering, this is the corrected second batch mostly shipped to the Japanese market.

NIGHTWING – Stand Up And Be Counted [digitally remastered] *EXCLUSIVE*

As requested, here’s the recently released remastered reissue of NIGHTWING‘s album “Stand Up And Be Counted“. Something of a hard rock supergroup, at various times Nightwing featured former members of Nutz, Trapeze, Bronz, Strife, Budgie and other renowned bands. Originally issued in 1983, their cult classic third album makes its long-awaited return to CD here.
Featuring excellent singer Max Bacon (later of GTR), “Stand Up And Be Counted” is a classy collection of melodic hard rock in the first half of the ’80s British style, including keyboards and melodic progressive passages.
Nightwing were unfortunately one of the “lesser” known bands of …