lunes, 25 de julio de 2011

Frankie Miller - ...That's Who! - The Complete Chrysalis Recordings (1973-1980)

2011. Bueno, supongo que muchos conocéis a este señor así que me voy a limitar a poner un texto de su página oficial y a comentar simplemente que esta antología es un acto de justicia para con este artista,  bastante olvidado e infravalorado como pocos. Se reúne toda su producción setentera que además es la de mayor calidad en su lamentablemente corta carrera. También es una forma muy económica de hacerse con sus discos (15 euros de nada, andar pirateando esto es tontería y además bastante miserable, pero tú mismo), algunos de los cuales estaban a precios prohibitivos para quienes intentamos limitar lo suficiente nuestro gasto en música con el fin de poder seguir comiendo el resto del mes... La única pega que se le puede poner al pack es la escueta presentación, que se limita a 8 páginas con los créditos y en la que se echa en falta una pequeña biografía. Desde 1994 Frankie vive apartado de la vida pública tras sufrir una hemorragia cerebral de la que no se ha recuperado convenientemente. Ojalá pudiéramos verle de nuevo en activo. Si te van los Joe Cocker o Rod Stewart de los buenos tiempos no te lo dejes pasar ¡Salud!
FRANKIE MILLER…THAT’S WHO!
THE COMPLETE CHRYSALIS RECORDINGS (1973-1980)

“The only white guy that’s ever brought a tear to my eye…he was that good.” Rod Stewart

Frankie Miller...That's Who! collects together the seven studio albums that Frankie recorded for Chrysalis Records between 1973 and 1980. Having collaborated with, or had his songs covered by, artists as diverse as Thin Lizzy, UFO, Robin Trower, Ray Charles, The Eagles, Bob Seger and Cher, among many others, this versatile singer and songwriter has successfully applied himself to everything from soul and blues, to hard rock and country, all with equal aplomb.

This collection kicks off with his 1973 debut, Once In A Blue Moon, an album that firmly established the Glaswegian's songwriting and singing credentials, ably backed by Brinsley Schwarz. His 1974 follow up, High Life, was apparently remixed and released by Chrysalis without Frankie, or producer Allen Toussaint's consent; this four disc set includes the whole of the previously unreleased original mix, available for the first time. 1975’s The Rock, inspired by Alcatraz prison close to where the album was recorded in San Francisco, was produced by Elliot Mazer, famed for his work with Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, among others. The album features two of his best know tracks, ‘A Fool In Love’ and ‘Ain’t Got No Money’.
1977’s Full House was produced by Chris Thomas (Sex Pistols, Roxy Music, Pink Floyd), and features his singular take on John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’, as well as songs with long term collaborators Robin Trower and Free’s Andy Fraser.

With Jack Douglas at the helm, the harder rock of 1978’s Double Trouble, should come as no surprise, not least for a guest appearance from Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler, as well as a fruitful writing partnership with Paul Carrack (Ace, Squeeze & Mike + The Mechanics). 1979’s Falling In Love (titled A Perfect Fit for its American release) features Frankie’s biggest hit single, ‘Darlin’’, as well as his buoyant cover of Bob Marley’s ‘Is This Love’. 1980’s Easy Money was his last long player for Chrysalis, bringing this set to a close. Also included, available on CD for the first time, are single edits for ‘Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever’ and ‘I'm Old Enough’, and ends with his version of Randy Newman’s ‘Sail Away’.

2 comentarios:

manel dijo...

Magnífica. Me la regalaron este fin de semana y creo que al voy a disfrutar a tope este verano. Vaya garganta, oro puro.Saludos.

Scott St. James dijo...

Mira que llevo años escuchando rock´n´roll, y tocándolo, pero a este señor no lo conocia hasta ayer mismo.
Cheers!