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Legendary Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Vocalist Chris Thompson Releases ‘Jukebox – The Ultimate Collection’ 2CD Remastered Anthology

Chris Thompson Jukebox

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Legendary Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Vocalist Chris Thompson Releases ‘Jukebox – The Ultimate Collection’ 2CD Remastered Anthology

London, UK – Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of ‘Jukebox: The Ultimate Collection’, a two disc anthology by legendary CHRIS THOMPSON!

Known for his work as the lead vocalist and guitarist on many hits with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, including “Blinded By The Light”, “For You” and “The Mighty Quinn” as well as featured on the classic Jeff Wayne concept album ‘War of the Worlds’, Chris is also a noted songwriter (penning among other songs the smash hit “You’re the Voice” for John Farnham). His most recent studio album, ‘Toys and Dishes’, his first in over ten years, (released on Esoteric Antenna), gained excellent reviews from critics and praise from fans worldwide.

Chris Thompson continues to draw enthusiastic live crowds throughout Europe. ‘Jukebox: The Ultimate Collection’ is a fine, brand new 36-track newly remastered compilation of material that has defined Chris Thompson’s career, including songs such as “Blinded by the Light”, “For You”, “Father of Day’, ‘Davy’s on the Road Again”, “Martha’s Madman”, “The Mighty Quinn”, “Thunderchild” and “You’re the Voice’, along with tracks from ‘Toys and Dishes’ such as “Eddie Wants to Rock” and “Millie Christine”.

DISC ONE

1. DARK SIDE
2. LOVE AND LONELINESS
3. FATHER OF DAY (LIVE)
4. HOT SUMMER NIGHT (LIVE)
5. MILLION DOLLAR WONDER HIT
6. COLD WIND BLOWING ACROSS MY HEART
7. SPIRITS IN THE NIGHT (LIVE)
8. WHOLE LOT TO GIVE
9. FOR YOU
10. ONE MAN MISSION
11. MARTHA’S MADMAN (LIVE)
12. BEAT OF LOVE
13. YOU ANGEL YOU (LIVE)
14. A SHIFT IN THE WIND
15. EDDIE WANTS TO ROCK
16. DREAM AWAY LITTLE GIRL
17. DON’T STOP
18. THE FIRE

DISC TWO

1. THE MIGHTY QUINN (LIVE)
2. THE CHALLENGE
3. RUNNER (LIVE)
4. REDEMPTION SONG
5. LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
6. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
7. ANGEL
8. HEART OF THE FIRE
9. DON’T KILL IT CAROL (LIVE)
10. IF YOU REMEMBER ME
11. MILLIE CHRISTINE
12. YOU’RE THE VOICE
13. DAVY’S ON THE ROAD AGAIN (LIVE)
14. QUESTIONS (LIVE)

BONUS TRACKS
15. ZU LEBEN
16. THUNDERCHILD (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
17. WHAT WORLD
18. WE ARE THE STRONG

Tour dates:

01/05/15 – Bergen Madam Felle, Norway
02/05/15 – Bergen Madam Felle, Norway
13/05/15 – Rjukan Festival, Norway
30/05/15 – Oslo Bjerkefestivalen, Norway
05/06/15 – Egersund Dalane Blues Festival, Norway
03/07/15 – Konsberg Konsberg Jazz Festival, Norway
04/07/15 – 24340 Eckenförde Radio Nora Sommer Open Air, Germany
09/07/15 – Mosjøen Festival, Norway
22/08/15 – Hamar Under Brua, Norway
10/12/15 – 63739 Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal, Germany
12/12/15 – 64625 Bensheim Musiktheater REX – Kulturdenkmal Güterhalle, Germany
17/03/16 – 76646 Bruchsal Fabrik, Germany
18/03/16 – 55232 Alzey Alzeyer Oberhaus, Germany
19/03/16 – 53721 Siegburg Kubana, Germany

To purchase:
http://shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4930

For more information: http://www.christhompson-central.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Vocal Legend Chris Thompson Releases Eagerly Awaited New CD ‘Toys & Dishes’ – March 17, 2014

Chris Thompson Toys & Dishes

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Vocal Legend Chris Thompson Releases Eagerly Awaited New CD ‘Toys & Dishes’ – March 17, 2014

London, UK – Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of the new album by CHRIS THOMPSON. Known for his work as the vocalist and guitarist on many hits with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, including “Blinded By The Light”, “For You” and “The Mighty Quinn”, as well as featured on the classic Jeff Wayne concept album ‘War of the Worlds’, Chris is also a noted songwriter (penning among other songs the smash hit “You’re the Voice” for John Farnham). His new studio album, ‘Toys & Dishes’, is his first in over ten years and draws on all the musical elements that make Chris’s songs and voice so instantly recognizable.

Of his new album, Chris reflects; “I’m very proud of the result. The songs really mean a great deal to me, mostly inspired by my daily life, a couple of forays into the past and a story or two! Hopefully they’re accessible to both my very loyal fans and to everybody struggling to find time and money to do what they really want to with the people they love.”

‘Toys & Dishes’ is a must have for all fans of legendary Chris Thompson!

Chris Thompson ‘Toys & Dishes’ album preview video:

Track Listing

  1. Million Dollar Wonder Hit
  2. Millie Christine
  3. Eddie Wants to Rock
  4. Dark Side Interlude
  5. Dark Side
  6. Hey You!
  7. Dream Away Little Girl
  8. You’re the One I Love
  9. Sad Song Wishes (One Moment)
  10. Talk to Me
  11. We Run
  12. Woe is Me

To purchase Chris Thompson’s ‘Toys & Dishes’: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4552

For further information please contact: esotericarts@btconnect.com

Chris Thompson official website: http://www.christhompson-central.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Manfred Mann’s Earthband Vocal Legend Chris Thompson Releases Vintage Concert Live In Berlin On CD & DVD

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Manfred Mann’s Earthband Vocal Legend Chris Thompson Releases Vintage Concert Live In Berlin On CD & DVD

Featuring the hits “Blinded By The Light”, “Spirits In The Night”, “The Mighty Quinn” and more!!!

5/10/2012 – London, UK – You’ve heard his voice on such classic Manfred Mann’s Earthband hits as “Blinded By The Light” “Spirits In The Night”, “The Mighty Quinn” and many others, a staple of FM radio for the past 40 years, legendary vocalist Chris Thompson has released a vintage live solo concert from Berlin, Germany. Available as a 2CD and bonus DVD package, Chris Thompson ‘Live In Berlin’ features all the Manfred Mann Earthband hits you have loved for the past four decades, along with many beloved solo songs.

Chris Thompson has had a long and varied career in the music business. Born in the United Kingdom but raised in New Zealand Chris first experienced local success with bands in New Zealand before relocating to the UK in 1973. Chris’s first big break came when he replaced Mick Rogers in Manfred Mann’s Earthband. His debut with the band was on the ‘Roaring Silence’ album which contained the worldwide number 1 hit single “Blinded By The Light”. Following that single the band re recorded another Bruce Springsteen song “Spirits In The Night” which had featured on the bands previous album ‘Nightingales and Bombers’.

Whilst with Manfred Mann’s Earthband Chris also featured on Jeff Wayne’s concept album ‘War of the Worlds’ recording the track “Thunder Child” which was also a UK hit single. (Chris would regularly perform the song live in the concert presentation of the ‘War of The Worlds’ album). He also enjoyed massive worldwide success with Manfred Mann’s Earthband recording the albums ‘Watch’ and ‘Angel Station’ and hit singles “Davy’s On The Road Again”, “Mighty Quinn”, “Don’t Kill It Carol” and “You Angel You” before deciding to leave the Earthband to concentrate on his solo career by way of the band Night which Chris led for two albums.

Following his time with Night, Chris returned to the Earthband but also continued to record solo albums. More recently Chris has been performing concerts with the Mads Eriksen band where the band perform both new material from Chris alongside other songs Chris is rightly famous for from the Earthband catalogue. To date the band has filmed two live DVDs and live albums for release.

This live 2CD and bonus DVD package is a mixture of a live radio concert and a previous rehearsal and concert that took place ion Aschaffenburg. The Aschaffenburg material was salvaged from a full concert film and recording and is included as a bonus as it was felt that the material contained in the salvaged footage conveyed the excitement of the concert. The Berlin concert is just as it came from the radio transmission and as such is the complete concert as fans heard it at the concert and also on the radio

Chris is backed by a full band which includes Mads Eriksen, Gunnar Bjelland, and Frank Hovland with Szolt Meszaros on drums for the Berlin concert and Steinar Krokstad drumming on the Aschaffenburg material.

Chris Thompson’s profile as an artist is currently high due to extensive touring and also as a result of his previous work with Manfred Mann’s Earthband and also as a solo artist and as such this package will be an attractive and much anticipated release.

Tracks: DVD: LIVE AT THE COLOS-SAAL / THE ASCHAFFENBURG REMAINS: 1. MARTHA’S MADMAN, 2. LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD, 3. WHOLE LOT TO GIVE, 4. IF YOU REMEMBER ME, 5. DEMOLITION MAN, 6. REDEMPTION SONG, 7. DON’T KILL IT CAROL, FAN CAM DEXHEIM: 1. MIGHTY QUINN, 2. DRUM SOLO ( ZSOLT MESZAROS ), 3. YOU ANGEL YOU, 4. DAVY’S ON THE ROAD AGAIN, PLUS INTERVIEW : CHRIS AND BAND BY JON KIRKMAN
CD 1: LIVE AT RADIO BERLIN 88.8: 1. FATHER OF DAY, 2. WASTING TIME, 3. HOT SUMMER NIGHT, 4. SPIRITS IN THE NIGHT, 5. MARTHA’S MADMAN, 6. LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD, 7. WHOLE LOT TO GIVE, 8. IF YOU REMEMBER ME, 9. DEMOLITION MAN, 10. REDEMPTION SONG, 11. DON’T KILL IT CAROL, 12. RUNNER, 13. MIGHTY QUINN, CD 2: LIVE AT RADIO BERLIN 88.8: 1. PIECE FOR THE WICKED ( MADS ERIKSEN ), 2. YOU ANGEL YOU, 3. DAVY’S ON THE ROAD, 4. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT, ENCORES: 5. FOR YOU, 6. YOU’RE THE VOICE, 7. QUESTIONS.

To purchase Chris Thompson ‘Live In Berlin’ two-CD/DVD set:
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15409/Chris_Thompson-LIVE_IN_BERLIN.html

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@cs.com