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2CD - Headstone - Bad Habits/Headstone

2CD - Headstone - Bad Habits/Headstone

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• 2CD EDITION OF THE TWO ALBUMS RECORDED BY HEADSTONE IN 1974 AND 1975.
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES. FIRST EVER OFFICIAL RELEASE ON CD.
• FEATURING MEMBERS OF RARE BIRD AND ATOMIC ROOSTER
• WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND NEW ESSAY WITH EXCLUSIVE BAND INTERVIEWS.

Esoteric Recordings are delighted to announce the first ever release of a new 2 CD remastered set of both albums recorded by HEADSTONE in 1974 and 1975.

Headstone was formed in 1974 by former Rare Bird member Mark Ashton and Atomic Rooster guitarist Steve Bolton. Their debut album ‘Bad Habits’ was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire and Trident Studios and was produced by Anthony who had worked with Genesis, Van der Graaf Generator, Al Stewart and Queen. The band was augmented by Phil Chen (bass) and “Chili” Charles (drums) and also featured a guest appearance by Rare Bird keyboard player Dave Kaffinetti.

Upon the release of ‘Bad Habits’ the demand for the band to play live led to a formation of a new line-up of the band with Phil Chen and “Chili” Charles being replaced by Jerome Rimson (bass) and Peter Van Hooke (drums). The album ‘Headstone’ was released in 1975 adorned in a striking sleeve designed by Hipgnosis and Colin Elgie. The band toured as opening acts for artists as diverse as Roy Harper, John Cale and Rory Gallagher, but Headstone sadly failed to make a wider commercial impression despite receiving good reviews and disbanded by the end of 1976.

This Esoteric Recordings release has been remastered from the original master tapes and is the first time either album has been released officially in the UK on CD. The release includes a booklet with an essay featuring exclusive interview with Steve Bolton.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

Bad Habits Released in 1974
1 Don’t Turn Your Back
2 Take Me Down
3 High On You
4 Love You Too
5 3 O B
6 Open Your Eyes
7 Live for Each Other
8 You’ve Heard it All Before
9 Bad Habits
10 Take a Plane
11 D M T

DISC TWO

Headstone Released in 1975
1 Eastern Wind
2 Warm Sunny Days
3 Turn Your Head
4 Gyrosame
5 Karma
6 Hard Road
7 Large Weather We’re Having, Lucy
8 Searching Light
9 Get Through to You
10 All I Ask
11 Someone’s Gotta Give


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