Long lost recordings from Glenn Hughes and Robin George to be released on November 24th
Fans of Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion, ex-The Dead Daisies, ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Deep Purple) are in for a treat as long lost recordings featuring the singer / bassist along with Robin George will be released via Cherry Red Records on an album titled Overcome on November 24, 2023. Many of the tracks were previously released as the album Sweet Revenge back in 2008.
Track List for Overcome:
03. I Want
04. Haunted (featuring Trapeze’s Dave Holland, Mel Galley & Terry Rowley)
05. Number One
06. Sweet Revenge
07. The American Way
09. Steal My Heart
10. Things Have Gotta Change
11. Don’t Come Crying
12. Loving You
13. War Dance
Cherry Red Records‘ website indicates (with slight edits):
“• Long lost collaboration by Glenn Hughes and Robin George, originally recorded in 1989.
• Mastered from the original tapes.
A chance meeting between Glenn Hughes and Robin George eventually resulted in an invitation for Glenn to sing backing vocals for Robin and Sean Harris’ Notorious album, which led to a full collaboration between Robin and Glenn. The album started life as a solo Robin George record and developed into ‘Overcome’, complete with four songs co-written by the pair; ‘Number One’, ‘Sweet Revenge’, ‘Don’t Come Crying’, and the title track.
Such was the faith and strength in the new recordings, that a major label deal was struck but fell through, leaving these recordings to languish in the vaults. Glenn is on fine form on the album, and among the 13 tracks of melodic, and occasionally funky, hard rock, one special treat is the track ‘Haunted’, essentially recorded by a reformed Trapeze, featuring Dave Holland, Mel Galley and Terry Rowley.
Glenn Hughes has quite rightly been hailed “The Voice of Rock”, and for good reason. With a career that kicked off with Mel Galley and Dave Holland in Trapeze in 1970, followed by Deep Purple between 1973 and 1976, Glenn would also form Hughes / Thrall, join Black Sabbath, enjoy a successful solo career, collaborate with artists as varied as Gary Moore, Joe Lynn Turner and the KLF, founding Black Country Communion and California Breed, and fronting The Dead Daisies.
Over the years, Robin George has collaborated with many musical legends, from Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Thin Lizzy’s Philip Lynott, Uriah Heep’s David Byron, UFO’s Pete Way, John Wetton & Asia, Daniel Boone, Raymond Froggatt and the Quireboys’ Spike. As a native of Wolverhampton, it’s no surprise that a musician of Robin George’s caliber would cross paths with local heroes Trapeze.”