Moxy Sign With Perris Records For North American Release Of Anniversary Collection
April 12, 2015
Moxy have signed with Perris Records to release ’40 Years And Still Riding High’ and ‘Live In Toronto’ — both CDs will be available on May 22nd, 2015.
The ’40 Years And Still Riding High’ release is a re-record of the best songs from the band’s first three albums — ‘Moxy I’, ‘Moxy II’, and ‘Riding High’ — with new frontman Nick Walsh, formerly of Slik Toxik. The ‘Live In Toronto’ release was recorded at the Sound Academy inToronto and will include a bonus Orchestral Remix track of “Another Time”. Perris Records will also release both titles digitally in the USA, Mexico and South America.
This is what founding member Earl Johnson had to say, “It has been a long career for Moxy and what better way to celebrate the music for our 40th anniversary then releasing ’40 Years And Still Riding High’ and ‘Live In Toronto’ through Perris Records for the USA. It gives me great pleasure to see these classic songs come to life with some fresh blood and a brand new recording. We didn’t just re-master the songs like a lot of people are doing today but instead we stripped them down, built them back up and re-recorded them to be more contemporary sonically with the recordings of today.”
When Moxy first exploded onto the scene in 1974 with their hit song “Can’t You See I’m a Star”, they were destined to become part of the alumni of heavy hitting Canadians making a mark in the USA. Moxy renegotiated a new contract with Polydor of Canada for distribution in affiliation with Mercury Records who reissued the self-titled debut album in North America and worldwide in 1976.
Just a year after the first album ‘Moxy II’ received international press coverage for the band. Most reviews predicted success for the band and comparisons were made to Aerosmith, Rush and Deep Purple. ‘Moxy II’ was also highly acclaimed on its release by Geoff Barton of the UK music publication Sounds Magazine, who made the album available to its readers for the special price of only 1.50 pounds. Barton would later refer to Moxy as the Canadian Led Zeppelin.
Moxy saw success touring the USA with the likes of such artists as Boston, Styx, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Rainbow just to name a few.
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com