Rock Candy release four remastered Eddie Money albums

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Four new Rock Candy titles are available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price of £10.99 each including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on 20 January 2013.
 
Eddie Money 'S/T' CANDY172 - The name Eddie Money carries an impressive cache in the world of melodic rock. With a string of successful albums under his arm, together with a one in a million voice, Mr Money has earned a reputation as an artist who can be relied upon to always deliver the goods, starting with this his debut album, originally issued in 1977. Born Eddie Mahoney in Brooklyn in 1949, he joined the New York Police Department on leaving school, primarily to escape being drafted, whilst simultaneously singing for a hard rock band. Eventually though, he moved out to California and when his band there broke up he was mentored as a solo artist by renowned promoter Bill Graham who organised a record deal with CBS. This debut album was produced by former Doors alumni Bruce Botnick, with able assistance from famed engineers Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin) and Mike Clink (Guns 'N Roses). It also featured musical support from members of the Steve Miller Band and introduced guitarist Jimmy Lyon, a man who would act as the perfect foil for Eddie's instantly identifiable voice. The album was a major success boasting two massive hits, namely 'Two Tickets To Paradise' and 'Baby Hold On'. Achieving sales in excess of two million units, the album is recognised as one of Eddie's best works.
 
24-bit remastering from original source tapes, 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, new interview with Eddie, enhanced artwork and previously unseen photos all spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.
 
Track Listing: 1. Two Tickets To Paradise 2. You've Really Got A Hold On Me 3. Wanna Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star 4. Save A Little Room In Your Heart For Me 5. So Good To Be In Love Again 6. Baby Hold On 7. Don't Worry 8. Jealousys 9. Got To Get Another Girl 10. Gamblin Man.
 
Eddie Money 'Life For The Taking' CANDY173 - Eddie Money's life was turned upside down by the runaway success of his 1977 debut 'Eddie Money'. The fast-talkin' New Yorker had spent the best part of fifteen years chasing his dreams of rock stardom, first in bands on his native east coast, then right across the other side of the country following a move to Berkeley, California back in '68. Eventually, after being taken under the wing of legendary San Francisco-based promoter Bill Graham in 1976, he achieved the success he deserved. 'Life For The Taking' was his second album and recorded with a clever 'if it's not broken, don't fix it' approach. Sticking to what he knew best, Eddie reconvened the same team who worked on his debut album. The results were equally as magical, Eddie's identifiably gritty voice sitting atop a fine collection of songs that mixed r 'n' b with rock very much in the same style as his debut album. Issued in early 1979, the album consolidated the success of his debut, lodging itself in the top 20 of the US album charts. It also contained material that would provide more introspective lyrical content such 'You Can't Keep A Good Man Down' and the magnificent title track, a brooding epic inspired by his childhood experiences in Brooklyn.
 
24-bit remastering from original source tapes, 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, new interview with Eddie, enhanced artwork and previously unseen photos all spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.
 
Track Listing: 1. Life For The Taking 2. Can't Keep A Good Man Down 3. Nightmare 4. Gimme Some Water 5. Rock And Roll The Place 6. Maybe I'm A Fool 7. Love The Way You Love Me 8. Maureen 9. Nobody 10. Call On Me.
 
Eddie Money 'Playing For Keeps' CANDY174 - Eddie Money's first two albums certainly set the scene: panoramic melodic hard rock filled with memorable hooks supporting an instantly identifiable rasp. It was a tailor made sound that perfectly fitted the American airwaves sitting comfortably besides music from the likes of Boston, Foreigner and Journey. A reliable style that served Eddie well and it was masterfully replicated on this, his third, album. Originally issued in 1980, 'Playing For Keeps' took the original Money format one stage further, upping the stakes by utilising producer in Ron Nevison. Nevison, of course, was the flavour of the time having learnt his craft engineering Led Zeppelin and the Who before embarking on a career guiding some of the world's most successful AOR albums including records from Jefferson Starship, Survivor and Heart. Keeping the basics of his band in place (including super-guitarist Jimmy Lyons) the tracks were augmented by a number of high profile guests, including drummer Carmine Appice. Highlights include 'Trinidad', 'Running Back' and 'Let's Be Lovers Again' all featuring Money's soulful vocal and high energy delivery. That Eddie Money is one of the best performers of his generation is in no doubt, with 'Playing For Keeps' solidly reinforcing that assertion.
 
24-bit remastering from original source tapes, 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, new interview with Eddie, enhanced artwork and previously unseen photos all spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.
 
Track Listing: 1. Trinidad 2. Running Back 3. The Wish 4. Get A Move On 5. When You Took My Heart 6. Satin Angel 7. Let's Be Lovers Again 8. Nobody Knows 9. Million Dollar Girl.
 
Eddie Money 'No Control' CANDY175 - Looking to expand his success even further, Eddie Money carefully took stock of the situation. His first two albums had been huge critical and commercial successes but his third album 'Playing For Keeps', despite its artistic quality, failed to match the impressive sales of the former records. It was also a particularly challenging time health wise for Eddie – suffering from Sciatica (a debilitating nerve disorder) he was forced to record 'No Control' severely handicapped and in considerable pain. Switching to work with a new producer, the revered Tom Dowd (Derek & The Dominoes, Rod Stewart etc), 'No Control' brought Eddie' s music back into focus, giving it the spit and polish required to elevate the contents to classic status. Above all else, it was the quality of the songs that gave the record a golden hue and the raw yet polished production made it shoe-in for saturation play on FM radio. Chief amongst the best tracks were the two hit singles 'Think I'm In Love' and 'Shakin'', but there were deeper songs to explore such as the John Bellushi tribute 'Passing By The Graveyard (Song For John B)'. With the continued presence of guitar foil Jimmy Lyons, 'No Control' shot Eddie back into the spotlight, notching up sales in excess of three million and re-establishing him as one of the era's most prolific stars.
 
24-bit remastering from original source tapes, 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, new interview with Eddie, enhanced artwork and previously unseen photos all spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.
 
Track Listing: 1. Shakin' 2. Runnin' Away 3. Think I'm In Love 4. Hard Life 5. No Control 6. Take A Little Bit 7. Keep My Motor Runnin' 8. My Friends, My Friends 9. Drivin' Me Crazy 10. Passing By The Graveyard (Song For John B.) 11. It Could Happen To You.
 
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