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Foghat Remasters Slow Ridin’ In from Edsel

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British blues-rockers Foghat are bringing their classic catalogue back in a big way on Demon Music Group’s Edsel label.

The British band, famous for the classic rock staple “Slow Ride,” will see their ’70s and ’80s catalogue for Bearsville Records released as two-fer discs in U.K. shops starting today. The first five sets cover from 1972’s self-titled debut to 1980’s New Wave-inspired Tight Shoes, two LPs to a CD and with almost no bonus material (save for the Fool for the City / Night Shift reissue, which features the outtake “New Place to Call Home,” from the Wounded Bird reissue of Night Shift).

But it’s the final volume that’s packed with rarities. The double disc three-fer features the band’s final Bearsville albums, Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce (1981), In the Mood for Something Rude (1982) and Zig-Zag (1983), as well as 11 bonus tracks, including rare single edits, non-LP tracks and several newly-heard outtakes and alternate mixes.

Formed by ex-members of Savoy Brown, Foghat’s slide guitar-based boogie rock stylings and relentless touring schedule earned them five gold records and a host of fans. While the band continued to exist throughout the ’80s, they released no albums and saw a constant shift in band personnel. (The original quartet – singer/guitarist Dave Peverett, lead guitarist Rod Price, bassist Tony Stevens and drummer Roger Earl, reunited in 1993 at the suggestion of producer Rick Rubin; Peverett died in 2000 and Price passed away six years later. The band still tours with Earl on drums and Craig McGregor, the band’s bassist from 1976 to 1982.)

All new Foghat reissues are available today; order them and check out the track lists after the jump.

Foghat, Foghat /Foghat (Rock and Roll) (Edsel EDSS 1066 (U.K.), 2012)

  1. I Just Want to Make Love to You
  2. Trouble Trouble
  3. Leavin’ Again (Again!)
  4. Fool’s Hall of Fame
  5. Sara Lee
  6. Highway (Killing Me)
  7. Maybellene
  8. A Hole to Hide In
  9. Gotta Get to Know You
  10. Ride, Ride, Ride
  11. Feel So Bad
  12. Long Way to Go
  13. It’s Too Late
  14. What a Shame
  15. Helpin’ Hand
  16. Road Fever
  17. She’s Gone
  18. Couldn’t Make Her Stay

Tracks 1-9 released as Bearsville LP BR-2077, 1972
Tracks 10-18 released as Bearsville LP BR-2136, 1973

Foghat, Energized / Rock & Roll Outlaws (Edsel EDSS 1067 (U.K.), 2012)

  1. Honey Hush
  2. Step Outside
  3. Golden Arrow
  4. Home in My Hand
  5. Wild Cherry
  6. That’ll Be the Day
  7. Fly by Night
  8. Nothin’ I Won’t Do
  9. Eight Days On the Road
  10. Hate to See You Go
  11. Dreamer
  12. Trouble in My Way
  13. Rock and Roll Outlaw
  14. Shirley Jean
  15. Blue Spruce Woman
  16. Chateau Lafitte ’59 Boogie

Tracks 1-8 released as Bearsville LP BR-6950, 1974
Tracks 9-16 released as Bearsville LP BR-6956, 1974

Foghat, Fool for the City Night Shift (Edsel EDSS 1068 (U.K.), 2012)

  1. Fool for the City
  2. My Babe
  3. Slow Ride
  4. Terraplane Blues
  5. Save Your Loving (for Me)
  6. Drive Me Home
  7. Take It or Leave It
  8. Drivin’ Wheel
  9. Don’t Run Me Down
  10. Burnin’ the Midnight Oil
  11. Night Shift
  12. Hot Shot Love
  13. Take Me to the River
  14. I’ll Be Standing By
  15. New Place to Call Home

Tracks 1-7 released as Bearsville LP BR-6959, 1975
Tracks 8-14 released as Bearsville LP BR-6962, 1976
Track 15 released as bonus track on 2006 reissue (Wounded Bird WOU-6962)

Foghat, Live Stone Blue (Edsel EDSS 1069 (U.K.), 2012)

  1. Fool for the City (Live)
  2. Home in My Hand (Live)
  3. I Just Want to Make Love to You (Live)
  4. Road Fever (Live)
  5. Honey Hush (Live)
  6. Slow Ride (Live)
  7. Stone Blue
  8. Sweet Home Chicago
  9. Easy Money
  10. Midnight Madness
  11. It Hurts Me Too
  12. High on Love
  13. Chevrolet
  14. Stay with Me

Tracks 1-6 released as Bearsville LP BRK-6971, 1977
Tracks 7-14 released as Bearsville LP BRK-6977, 1978

Foghat, Boogie Motel / Tight Shoes (Edsel EDSS 1070 (U.K.), 2012)

  1. Somebody’s Been Sleepin’ in My Bed
  2. Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool)
  3. Comin’ Down with Love
  4. Paradise Alley
  5. Boogie Motel
  6. Love in Motion
  7. Nervous Release
  8. Stranger in My Home Town
  9. Loose Ends
  10. Full Time Lover
  11. Dead End Street
  12. Be My Woman
  13. No Hard Feelings
  14. Baby I Can Change Your Mind
  15. Too Late the Hero

Tracks 1-7 released as Bearsville LP BHS-6990, 1979
Tracks 8-15 released as Bearsville LP BHS-6999, 1980

Foghat, Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce In the Mood for Something Rude Zig-Zag Walk Rarities (Edsel EDSD 2130 (U.K.), 2012)

Disc 1

  1. Wide Boy
  2. Let Me Get Close to You
  3. Live Now – Pay Later
  4. Love Zone
  5. Delayed Reaction
  6. Second Childhood
  7. Weekend Driver
  8. Sing About Love (Live)
  9. Slipped, Tripped, Fell in Love
  10. Bustin’ Up or Bustin’ Out
  11. Take This Heart of Mine
  12. Love Rustler
  13. Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This
  14. Back for a Taste of Your Love
  15. There Ain’t No Man That Can’t Be Caught
  16. And I Do Just What I Want

Disc 2

  1. That’s What Love Can Do
  2. Zig-Zag Walk
  3. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
  4. Jenny Don’t Mind
  5. Three Wheeled Cadillac
  6. It’ll Be Me
  7. Silent Treatment
  8. Down the Road a Piece
  9. Seven Day Weekend
  10. Linda Lou
  11. Run, Run Rudolph
  12. All I Want for Christmas is You
  13. Slow Ride (Single Edit)
  14. I Just Want to Make Love to You (Live) (Single Edit)
  15. Third Time Lucky (Single Edit)
  16. What a Shame (Bearsville Mix)
  17. Ride Ride Ride (Dave Edmunds Mix)
  18. Mad Hatter’s Cabbage
  19. Knee Trembler – Blind Ham Hock
  20. What a Shame (Andy Johns Mix with Sax Solo)
  21. Radio Ad Soundbed

Disc 1, Tracks 1-8 released as Bearsville LP BRK-3578, 1981
Disc 1, Tracks 9-16 released as Bearsville LP 23747, 1982
Disc 2, Tracks 1-10 released as Bearsville LP 23888, 1983
Disc 2, Track 11 was Bearsville promo single A-side PRO-S-780, 1978
Disc 2, Track 12 was Bearsville promo single A-side PRO-S-1002, 1981
Disc 2, Track 13 was Bearsville single A-side BSS-0306, 1975
Disc 2, Track 14 was Bearsville single A-side BSS-0319, 1977
Disc 2, Track 15 was Bearsville single A-side BSS-49125, 1979
Disc 2, Tracks 16-17 and 20 exact origin undetermined
Disc 2, Tracks 18-19 and 21 previously unreleased

Written by Mike Duquette

March 26, 2012 at 13:08

Posted in Foghat, News, Reissues

5 Responses

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  1. Nice to have reissues of the first half-dozen or so albums.

    Digressing slightly, does anyone else find it annoying that Foghat still tours regularly despite the fact that their two most important members are long dead? Bands like that are the modern-day equivalent of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, which was still slogging around the country two decades after their leader disappeared. They may put on a decent show, but somehow it still seems somewhat dishonest.

    ronfwnc

    March 26, 2012 at 14:19

  2. Ron, I do.

    However, I really wish that the first three albums get the re-releases they deserve. While not my favorite, I did get the SACD of Fool For The City. What we want and need are superior reissues of Foghat, Rock and Roll, and Energized. Now THAT’S serious Foghat right there.

    Rock and Roll is MY favorite Foghat album, period.

    MusicTAP (@MusicTAP)

    March 28, 2012 at 01:46

    • The 1st 3 LPs were their best, imo. The first 2 are my favorite. I do like Energized- I think Step Outside should be a heralded rock anthem- but that LP signaled a departure from the sound they laid down on the first two, and eventually led to stuff I have never heard to this day. I’d love to hear those alternate takes/mixes of What A Shame and Ride, Ride, Ride!

      Pete

      September 9, 2012 at 00:08

  3. I should clarify that I’m looking for Deluxe Editions of those first three albums. I’m betting there’s some gold in the vaults from all three of those sessions. And a superior remaster would just be awesome. Also, I would NOT mind 180g LP reissues of them either.

    MusicTAP (@MusicTAP)

    March 28, 2012 at 01:50

    • So when were these remastered?

      Taaacky

      June 12, 2012 at 00:11


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