I’m writing this after the second night of four Christmas shows in Trondheim. Fantastic musicians and singers of all ages, shapes and sizes, a great young choir, horn section and everything! Hopefully we are bringing Christmas cheer to the north of Norway. It snowed yesterday, right on time. It’s very cold and gets dark at 2.30, but I’m having a great time.
This year saw the release of my first solo CD in ten years, “ Toys & Dishes”, so it was a great surprise to me to be dealing with a Chris Thompson compilation at the end of the year. It spans 40 years from 1975 thru 2015. It’s called “ Jukebox, the Ultimate Collection” and I believe it to be a very good representation of the work I’ve done over those years. For obvious reasons most of the MMEB songs are represented with live versions, but I managed to find a lot of the other original 2 track recordings, which we re-mastered (and edited in some cases). There are also a few songs never before released. The only song that was re-recorded for the CD is an acoustic version of “Thunderchild” (from War of the Worlds) with Chris Spedding, which I’m really happy with as it captures the essence of the original. The CD comes out on the 27th of January, but you can pre-order if you so wish at the link below:
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the gigs next year starting February 5th in Bruchsal-Fabrik. The band and I are looking forward to resurrecting some old songs for the set and will probably end up playing a selection each night.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year, and let’s hope that the New Year will bring peace and some sense to this crazy world we live in.
Peace, love and keep on rockin’