On a great value Double CD, Raven presents two original Classic Rock albums by Jim Capaldi: Short Cut Draw Blood (1975) and The Contender (1978). Long out of print, these albums marked the continuation of a lengthy and successful solo career. While best remembered for his role in Traffic, Capaldi established his solo career with the exceptional albums Oh How We Danced (1972) and Whale Meat Again (1974) (RVCD-302). Short Cut Draw Blood is acknowledged as his greatest release and yielded the worldwide hit single 'Love Hurts' and 'It's all Up to You'. He followed that up with The Contender which mixed AOR sounds and a dance beat, appearing here on CD for the very first time. Included are 12 rare bonus tracks many also appearing on CD for the first time culled from non-album singles and the American version of The Contender titled Daughter of the Night. The albums feature a stellar cast of session musicians Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Paul Kossoff, Chris Spedding, the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Horns. With 30 tracks, 140 minutes of superb quality audio and detailed liner notes this is an essential collection for the Classic Rock enthusiast.