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Purple Passage

by Eric Street Band

The latest Blues/Rock album from the new line-up of the Eric Street Band! It's rockier than our previous albums, with the unique voice of Dennis Siggery and the brilliant guitar of Gordon Vaughan - featuring 9 original tracks, plus 4 bonus tracks!
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Payback Time
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2. I'm Coming Home
4:38 $0.99
3. Mr. Loser
4:40 $0.99
4. Ruby's Bar
3:56 $0.99
5. Jack the Lad
3:46 $0.99
6. I Like What I See
4:11 $0.99
7. Open the Door
6:03 $0.99
8. Coconut Shy
4:14 $0.99
9. Stop, Take a Listen
9:49 $0.99
10. I'm a Blues Man
4:19 $0.99
11. The Thrill Is Gone
4:54 $0.99
12. Hoochie Coochie Man
4:01 $0.99
13. I'd Rather Go Blind
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Album Notes
'Purple Passage' was recorded and mixed over a few sessions from July - September 2016, with Neil Sadler at the controls at his No Machine Studios. It's totally different from the previous albums, as there's a new line-up of Gordon Vaughan on Guitars, Henry Smithson on Bass, and Adam J Perry on Drums. And the 9 new original songs that make up the album proper have been written by myself and Gordon.

'Purple Passage' has turned out to be much more than a blues album - the roots are in the blues, but we've got influences from rock and funk in there too.

Last year I decided to reform my old band - the Southside Blues Band - in order to get back to playing live. I recruited Henry Smithson, one of the finest bass-players around, and we handpicked the fabulous Gordon Vaughan on guitar, and the great Simon Price on drums. We played a couple of major gigs and recorded a demo EP - and our version of BB King's 'The Thrill Is Gone' reached No.1 in ReverbNation's Blues chart in the USA. It quickly became clear that this band was a force to be reckoned with in terms of attitude and musicianship, both live and in the studio.

Inspired by this, I decided to start writing material for a new album with Gordon, and over the next 6 months we wrote over 15 songs, from which we chose the 9 best to record. Sadly, Simon had to leave due to other commitments, but we found a great new drummer in Adam J Perry - renowned in Blues circles for his time with the Mick Ralphs (ex Bad Company & Mott The Hoople) Blues Band. We didn't want to limit ourselves by using the 'Southside Blues Band' name - and instead we decided to become the new Eric Street Band, as the old band is no longer.



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