|Artist||Tommy Bolin & Friends|
35 years after Tommy Bolins death, some of the best rock musicians of the last decades (most of them had played alongside Bolin in his lifetime), were given the chance
to jam with their friend and hero for the last time.
Produced by Warren Haynes (Allman Bros, Gov’t Mule) and Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper Band, Lita Ford), “Tommy Bolin & Friends - Great Gypsy Soul” is a unique
piece of work: blessed and approved by Bolin’s family, the original multi-tracks of his best songs have been reworked with the contribution of a great group of guest stars.
This makes “Great Gypsy Soul” ‘3 products in one’:
• A Best Of Bolin Remix: because the original recording of his best songs – his voice and his guitar – never sounded so great, and at the same time still warm like the
sound of the seventies.
• A Tribute album: because some of the fi nest musicians have “jammed” with Bolin, recording superb additional parts.
• A new album: these “new/original” versions have never been released before.
The contribution of the musicians and the production of Greg Hampton and Warren Haynes made the original recordings come to a new life.
Some of the best rock musicians of the world sang and played on “Great Gypsy Soul”: Glenn Hughes & Joe Bonamassa (solo stars and together
in Black Country Communion), Peter Frampton, Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Steve Lukather (Toto), Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), John Scofi eld, Derek Trucks, Myles
Kennedy (Slash, Alter Bridge) and Warren Haynes took the chance to play alongside their friend and hero one more time.
Mainly based on the original “Teaser” album, “Great Gypsy Soul” also features the rework of 2 very rare B-sides (‘Crazed Fandang’, ‘Smooth Fandango’) and outtakes
(‘Sugar Shack‘) from the original recording sessions of “Teaser”. ‘Sugar Shack’ is a song originally intended to appear on “Teaser” but due to Bolin’s sudden death he
was never able to fi nish. Glenn Hughes now “co-wrote” with his ex Deep Purple bandmate while adding fresh vocals and words to create a song that Bolin was never
able to bring to an end.
“Great Gypsy Soul” will be released as a special vinyl replica digipak edition – a CD within a nice digi-pak both looking like a vinyl.