HUGHES THRALL Hughes/Thrall Rock Candy CANDY018 (2007)
Rock Candy continue their reissue of important albums and from 1982, outside the post NWoBHM this is about as important as a rock album as they get.
Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, solo), bassist and voice of rock joined forces with guitarist and former Pat Travers cohort Pat Thrall, and this polished hard rock set is Classic. No Question.
It formed the template for much of the 80s hard rock scene. Solid bass and outstanding guitar, coupled with keyboards and polished production; you only have to listen to opener 'I Got Your Number' to realise how enjoyable and essential the whole album is.
Some songs are hard and heavy, while 'Where Did The Time Go' is more moody and mellow, with an element of soul. Compare that to the guitar opening to 'Muscle And Blood' which gives you just that.
Well annotated with interviews, and bonus demo tracks from the planned second album, it really is an essential part of the classic hard rock record collection.