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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.

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Written by Mike Duquette

March 26, 2012 at 13:08

Posted in Foghat, News, Reissues