Two of singer Chris Connor's finest Atlantic albums are reissued in full on this single CD. The laid-back yet coolly emotional jazz singer is heard backed by top-notch rhythm sections (with either Ralph Sharon or Stan Free being the pianist/arranger) and occasional horns (trumpeter Joe Wilder, flutist Sam Most, tenors Al Cohn and Lucky Thompson, flutist Bobby Jaspar and Al Epstein on English horn and bass clarinet) adding some short solos. Connor (then around 30) was in her prime, and her renditions of such songs as "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Lonely Town," "I'm Shooting High," "Moonlight in Vermont," and even "Johnny One Note" are memorable and sometimes haunting.
Best known for his work as the vocalist and guitarist on many hits for Manfred Mann's Earth Band, as well as featuring 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 & Dishes, his first in over ten years, gained excellent reviews from critics and praise from fans. Jukebox: The Ultimate Collection is a compilation of material that has defined Chris Thompson's career, including songs such as 'Blinded by the Light', '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 & Dishes such as 'Eddie Wants to Rock' and 'Millie Christine'.
Chris is releasing an album of songs from the 20s / 30s / 40s and 50s with Big Band and Orchestra entitled “ Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me” on 5th of October 2012. "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" is a collection of Jazz standards recorded by the rock vocalist best known for his work with Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
The Getaway gave Chris de Burgh his first charted single with "Don't Pay the Ferryman," which peaked at number 34 in 1983. A feverishly fast-paced tune, it contained vibrant keyboards and had de Burgh powerfully barking out the chorus in one of his most intense offerings. As his most spirited single up to that point, it proved that he could easily dish out a charging rock song that still harbored his enchanting brand of lyrics and mystery. Other songs carry this surging flow as well, like the flighty tempo of "The Getaway," kept together by its pop/rock stride, or the determination aching from de Burgh's voice throughout "Ship to Shore,"…