Four CD collection. When David Bowie announced at the Hammersmith Odeon on 3rd July 1973 that he (or, as it subsequently turned out, alter-ego Ziggy Stardust) was breaking up the band, manager Tony Defries glimpsed a golden opportunity rather than the end of an era. With the MainMan agency's main man coming off the road for at least a while, there was, Defries reasoned, space in the rock star firmament for a new Bowie, particularly one who would also be under MainMan's management... Thus it was that Bowie's faithful right-hand man, Mick Ronson, was thrust into the spotlight. Possibly the most reluctant solo performer ever, Ronno was given three weeks to write and record a debut solo album. With Bowie's help (he contributed three songs to the set), Slaughter On 10th Avenue was quickly pieced together after the conclusion of the Pin Ups sessions. Despite it's rushed nature it was a strong effort, and the LP reached the UK album charts Top Ten. Buoyed by this success, Ronson then recorded a second album, Play Don't Worry - although before it could appear, he'd accepted Ian Hunter's invitation to join Mott The Hoople. As a result, Mick's sophomore solo set was largely overlooked, and his lukewarm attempts to promote it were further scuppered by his and Ian Hunter's decision to leave Mott and relocate to America. Sadly Slaughter On 10th Avenue and Play Don't Worry would be the only solo albums released during Mick's lifetime. Only After Dark chronicles his peripatetic solo work during the rest of the seventies after his split with Bowie, with those two official albums joined by B-sides, alternative versions, outtakes and a plethora of unissued-at-the-time studio recordings (including a handful with Guam, the backing band for Bob Dylan's legendary 1975 Rolling Thunder tour) and various highlights from his live shows. Featuring some rare photos and a lengthy new essay on his '70s career, Only After Dark is the most comprehensive anthology to date of a major talent.
Four CD collection. When David Bowie announced at the Hammersmith Odeon on 3rd July 1973 that he (or, as it subsequently turned out, alter-ego Ziggy Stardust) was breaking up the band, manager Tony Defries glimpsed a golden opportunity rather than the end of an era. With the MainMan agency's main man coming off the road for at least a while, there was, Defries reasoned, space in the rock star firmament for a new Bowie, particularly one who would also be under MainMan's management... Thus it was that Bowie's faithful right-hand man, Mick Ronson, was thrust into the spotlight. Possibly the most reluctant solo performer ever, Ronno was given three weeks to write and record a debut solo album. With Bowie's help (he contributed three songs to the set), Slaughter On 10th Avenue was quickly pieced together after the conclusion of the Pin Ups sessions. Despite it's rushed nature it was a strong effort, and the LP reached the UK album charts Top Ten. Buoyed by this success, Ronson then recorded a second album, Play Don't Worry - although before it could appear, he'd accepted Ian Hunter's invitation to join Mott The Hoople. As a result, Mick's sophomore solo set was largely overlooked, and his lukewarm attempts to promote it were further scuppered by his and Ian Hunter's decision to leave Mott and relocate to America. Sadly Slaughter On 10th Avenue and Play Don't Worry would be the only solo albums released during Mick's lifetime. Only After Dark chronicles his peripatetic solo work during the rest of the seventies after his split with Bowie, with those two official albums joined by B-sides, alternative versions, outtakes and a plethora of unissued-at-the-time studio recordings (including a handful with Guam, the backing band for Bob Dylan's legendary 1975 Rolling Thunder tour) and various highlights from his live shows. Featuring some rare photos and a lengthy new essay on his '70s career, Only After Dark is the most comprehensive anthology to date of a major talent.
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Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 12/06/2019
UPC: 5013929108509

Only After Dark: Complete Mainman Recordings (Uk)
Artist: Mick Ronson
Format: CD
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1. Love Me Tender
2. Growing Up And I'm Fine
3. Only After Dark
4. Music Is Lethal
5. I'm The One
6. Pleasure Man/Hey Ma Get Papa
7. Slaughter On 10th Avenue
8. Leave My Heart Alone
9. Slaughter On 10th Avenue - Solo Guitar Sections 1
10. Love Me Tender (Live) 1
11. Slaughter On 10th Avenue (Live) 1
12. `Teen Magazine' Interview (Spoken Word) 1
13. Slaughter On 10th Avenue 1
14. Angel No. 9 1
15. F.B.I. (Live) 1
16. Billy Porter 1
17. Angel No. 9 1
18. This Is For You 1
19. White Light/White Heat 2
20. Play Don't Worry 2
21. Hazy Days 2
22. Girl Can't Help It 2
23. Empty Bed (Io Me Ne Andrei) 2
24. Woman 2
25. Seven Days 2
26. 28 Days Jam (Out-Take) 2
27. Stone Love (Soul Love) (Out-Take) 2
28. I'd Rather Be Me (Out-Take) 2
29. Life On Mars (Demo) 3
30. Pain In The City (Demo) 3
31. Dogs (French Girl) (Demo) 3
32. Woman (Demo - Alternative Version) 3
33. Seven Days (Demo - Alternative Version) 3
34. All Night Long 3
35. I'd Give Anything To See You 3
36. Takin' A Train 3
37. Hard Life 3
38. (I'm Just A) Junkie For Your Love 3
39. Crazy Love 4
40. Hey Grandma 4
41. Is That Any Way 4
42. I've Got No Secrets 4
43. Hard Headed Woman 4
44. Roll Like The River 4
45. Angel No. 9 4
46. Junkie (Demo) 4
47. All Night Long (Demo) 4
48. Ronno's Bar ; Grill (Studio Outtake) 4
49. Hey Grandma (Demo) 5
50. Crazy Love (Demo) 5
51. Hard Life (Demo - Ballad Version) 5
52. I'd Give Anything To See You (Demo) 5
53. Takin' The Next Train (Demo) 5
54. Crazy Love (Live) 5
55. Hey Grandma (Live) 5
56. (Takin' A) Train (Live) 5
57. Junkie (Live) 5
58. I'd Give Anything (To See You) (Live) 5
59. Hard Life (Live) 6
60. All Night Long (Live)

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Four CD collection. When David Bowie announced at the Hammersmith Odeon on 3rd July 1973 that he (or, as it subsequently turned out, alter-ego Ziggy Stardust) was breaking up the band, manager Tony Defries glimpsed a golden opportunity rather than the end of an era. With the MainMan agency's main man coming off the road for at least a while, there was, Defries reasoned, space in the rock star firmament for a new Bowie, particularly one who would also be under MainMan's management... Thus it was that Bowie's faithful right-hand man, Mick Ronson, was thrust into the spotlight. Possibly the most reluctant solo performer ever, Ronno was given three weeks to write and record a debut solo album. With Bowie's help (he contributed three songs to the set), Slaughter On 10th Avenue was quickly pieced together after the conclusion of the Pin Ups sessions. Despite it's rushed nature it was a strong effort, and the LP reached the UK album charts Top Ten. Buoyed by this success, Ronson then recorded a second album, Play Don't Worry - although before it could appear, he'd accepted Ian Hunter's invitation to join Mott The Hoople. As a result, Mick's sophomore solo set was largely overlooked, and his lukewarm attempts to promote it were further scuppered by his and Ian Hunter's decision to leave Mott and relocate to America. Sadly Slaughter On 10th Avenue and Play Don't Worry would be the only solo albums released during Mick's lifetime. Only After Dark chronicles his peripatetic solo work during the rest of the seventies after his split with Bowie, with those two official albums joined by B-sides, alternative versions, outtakes and a plethora of unissued-at-the-time studio recordings (including a handful with Guam, the backing band for Bob Dylan's legendary 1975 Rolling Thunder tour) and various highlights from his live shows. Featuring some rare photos and a lengthy new essay on his '70s career, Only After Dark is the most comprehensive anthology to date of a major talent.