Savoy Brown

Blue Matter/A Step Further

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This BGO double disc places two of Savoy Brown's finest recordings in one package. Thoroughly remastered, both Blue Matter and A Step Further were recorded in 1969 and featured the enigmatic Chris Youlden on vocals, Kim Simmonds and Lonesome Dave Peverett on guitars, Roger Earle on drums, Jobe Rivers on bass, and pianist Bob Hall. In its original LP format, Blue Matter contained both studio and live sides, and A Step Further contained a live medley that included everything from Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry covers to Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze." But it was the studio cuts that stood out on both albums. The former featured the amazing "Train to Nowhere" and "Don't Turn Me from Your Door," while the latter included "Made Up My Mind" and "Life's One Act Play."

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