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Head Like A Rock (2CD Expanded Edition) Double CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (28 Jan 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • ASIN: B00ADQ7JG4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,452 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Robert Ian McNabb is an acclaimed English singer-songwriter and musician from Liverpool, England. He is known both for his work as leader and songwriter-in-chief of The Icicle Works in the 1980s, and his critically acclaimed solo career throughout from the early 1990s to date. He has also played with musicians as diverse as Ringo Starr, Crazy Horse, Mike Scott (of The Waterboys), and Danny Thompson of folk legends Pentangle. After the Icicle works split up Ian went solo and signed for Andrew Lauders This Way Up Label after releasing the well-received Truth and Beauty McNabb was allegedly inspired to a rockier sound by the engineer who mastered that record, telling him Aye, Ian, your rocking days are behind you. Legend has it that McNabb went back to his home in Liverpool, and recorded a demo of what would become the coruscating opener of Head Like a Rock, Fire inside My Soul . Label boss Andrew Lauder then suggested that McNabb go to record in America, which McNabb was sceptical about. He facetiously suggested to Lauder that his new material sounded like Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and if Lauder could get Crazy Horse to play on the record, he would go to America. A few phone calls later, McNabb found himself in a Los Angeles studio with Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina and bassist Billy Talbot. This cast-iron rhythm section appeared on four of the ten tracks on Head like a Rock, including the No. 54 UK hit You Must Be Prepared to Dream . The album's other single, Go into the Light , did not feature Crazy Horse and peaked at UK No. 66. Head like a Rock was subsequently nominated for the 1994 Mercury Music Prize, and although M People would end up taking the award home, the attendant publicity surrounding the award-nominated album propelled Head like a Rock into the UK album charts, where it peaked at No. 29. This expanded version has been re-mastered by Ian himself and is a testament to the great album it was, enhanced with upgraded packaging and a bonus disc of the B-sides that came with the assorted singles this is a great addition to the canon of Ian s work. Ian is touring and preparing his new record for release in 2013.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David J. Burn on 15 April 2013
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Ian McNabb is a witty and creative song-writer who seems destined to not get the recognition he deserves. This album combines two of Crazy Horse with McNabb on several tracks and the results are outstanding. Check out his autobiography if you want more insight and a good laugh.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Moseley on 20 Mar 2013
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This is a really good record, but unlike the impression given by Allmusic, for example, this is not a 60 minute series of raw, guitar-heavy rock. As the liner notes on this reissue explain, Crazy Horse feature on four of the 10 tracks and I would argue only the first two are typical of the guitar workouts familiar to fans of Neil Young. The rest of the record is quite varied, including gospel tinged songs, 60s influenced tracks and acoustic numbers. The bonus CD is worth it for the first track alone, although I happily skip tracks 6 and 7. This did not shout buy me when it was first released and hearing it now I am kind of sorry I did not take the plunge.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Alan Dawson on 29 Jan 2013
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My all time favourite album back in the day. My all time favourite album now. New version includes various b sides & alternative versions (all good) to make this an essential purchase for any music fan. Go to pledgemusic website to get involved with Mcnabb's new album. He will deliver the goods...!
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