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Live At Rockpalast (1981) (2CD+DVD)

by Moon Martin

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 Full set from the 1981 Rockpalast show in Hamburg Over 1½ hours of film footage Restored concert performance on region free NTSC DVD: (Audio selection of stereo and 5.1 surround sound) Remastered stereo soundtrack CDs Triple value pack: DVD + 2CDs 16-page booklet with detailed liner notes and new interview with Moon MartinOklahoma-born John ‘Moon’ Martin is an American singer-songwriter whose songs were picked up and turnedinto hits by others. He was an underrated performer and perennially popular in Europe, having first toured therein late 1979. In the USA he opened for Cheap Trick, Rockpile and Joe Jackson.The name ‘Moon’ was added to distinguish him from Brit songsmith John Martyn, and it also recognises hisfrequent use of lunar-related imagery in lyrics. He was described by author Johnny Rogan as ‘a cross betweenBuddy Holly, Warren Zevon and John Denver’. His late 60s session career as a ‘guitarist-for-hire’ saw himbacking Del Shannon, Jackie DeShannon, Gram Parsons and Linda Ronstadt. He wrote much of‘Mama’ Michelle Phillips’ debut solo album, ‘Victim Of Romance’ (1977). His 70s band Southwind sharedstages with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. He also found fame in the New Wave era, when hewas backed by musicians from Blondie and was produced by Jack Nitzsche (whom he shared with MinkDeVille - hence the latter artist’s covers of ‘Rolene’ and ‘Cadillac Walk’).This Rockpalast show contains Moon’s original versions of ‘Rolene’ (a US Top 30 hit for Moon in 1979 and alsofor Mink DeVille); ‘Cadillac Walk’ (Mink DeVille); ‘I’ve Got A Reason’ (Rachel Sweet); and ‘Bad Case OfLoving You’ (Robert Palmer - a US Top 20 hit).Sleeve notes by music journalist Michael Heatley (who recalls attending a packed Marquee Club gig by MoonMartin in November 1979, and now talks to the artist in an exclusive new interview for the liner notes).


Live at Rockpalast Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany21st January, 1981

1. Intro2. She’s A Pretender3. Hands Down4. Hot Nite In Dallas5. S.O.S.6. Five Days Of Fever7. Bootleg Woman8. Paid The Price9. Bad News10. Breakout Tonight11. Whispers12. Gun Shy13. Lawdy Miss Clawdy14. Pushed Around15. Night Thoughts16. Deeper (Into Love)17. Rollin’ In My Rolls18. I’ve Got A Reason19. No Chance20. Havanna Moon21. Hot House Baby22. Heartbreak Hotel23. Rolene24. Bad Case Of Loving You25. Cadillac Walk26. Boogie Woogie Country Girl27. No Dice

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