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Esoteric Recordings are delighted to announce the first ever release of a new 2 CD remastered set of both albums recorded by HEADSTONE in 1974 and 1975. Headstone was formed in 1974 by former Rare Bird member Mark Ashton and Atomic Rooster guitarist Steve Bolton. Their debut album 'Bad Habits' was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire and Trident Studios and was produced by Anthony who had worked with Genesis, Van der Graaf Generator, Al Stewart and Queen. The band was augmented by Phil Chen (bass) and "Chili" Charles (drums) and also featured a guest appearance by Rare Bird keyboard player Dave Kaffinetti. Upon the release of 'Bad Habits' the demand for the band to play live led to a formation of a new line-up of the band with Phil Chen and "Chili" Charles being replaced by Jerome Rimson (bass) and Peter Van Hooke (drums). The album 'Headstone' was released in 1975 adorned in a striking sleeve designed by Hipgnosis and Colin Elgie. The band toured as opening acts for artists as diverse as Roy Harper, John Cale and Rory Gallagher, but Headstone sadly failed to make a wider commercial impression despite receiving good reviews and disbanded by the end of 1976. This Esoteric Recordings release has been remastered from the original master tapes and is the first time either album has been released officially in the UK on CD. The release includes a booklet with an essay featuring exclusive interview with Steve Bolton.
Esoteric Recordings are delighted to announce the first ever release of a new 2 CD remastered set of both albums recorded by HEADSTONE in 1974 and 1975. Headstone was formed in 1974 by former Rare Bird member Mark Ashton and Atomic Rooster guitarist Steve Bolton. Their debut album 'Bad Habits' was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire and Trident Studios and was produced by Anthony who had worked with Genesis, Van der Graaf Generator, Al Stewart and Queen. The band was augmented by Phil Chen (bass) and "Chili" Charles (drums) and also featured a guest appearance by Rare Bird keyboard player Dave Kaffinetti. Upon the release of 'Bad Habits' the demand for the band to play live led to a formation of a new line-up of the band with Phil Chen and "Chili" Charles being replaced by Jerome Rimson (bass) and Peter Van Hooke (drums). The album 'Headstone' was released in 1975 adorned in a striking sleeve designed by Hipgnosis and Colin Elgie. The band toured as opening acts for artists as diverse as Roy Harper, John Cale and Rory Gallagher, but Headstone sadly failed to make a wider commercial impression despite receiving good reviews and disbanded by the end of 1976. This Esoteric Recordings release has been remastered from the original master tapes and is the first time either album has been released officially in the UK on CD. The release includes a booklet with an essay featuring exclusive interview with Steve Bolton.
5013929484092

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Format: CD
Label: ESOTERIC
Rel. Date: 08/25/2023
UPC: 5013929484092

Bad Habits / Headstone (Uk)
Artist: Headstone
Format: CD
New: Unavailable to be purchased or ordered at this time
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Don't Turn Your Back
2. Take Me Down
3. High on You
4. Love You Too
5. 3 O B
6. Open Your Eyes
7. Live for Each Other
8. You've Heard It All Before
9. Bad Habits
10. Take a Plane
11. D M T
12. Eastern Wind
13. Warm Sunny Days
14. Turn Your Head
15. Gyrosame
16. Karma
17. Hard Road
18. Large Weather We're Having, Lucy
19. Searching Light
20. Get Through to You
21. All I Ask
22. Someone's Gotta Give

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Esoteric Recordings are delighted to announce the first ever release of a new 2 CD remastered set of both albums recorded by HEADSTONE in 1974 and 1975. Headstone was formed in 1974 by former Rare Bird member Mark Ashton and Atomic Rooster guitarist Steve Bolton. Their debut album 'Bad Habits' was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire and Trident Studios and was produced by Anthony who had worked with Genesis, Van der Graaf Generator, Al Stewart and Queen. The band was augmented by Phil Chen (bass) and "Chili" Charles (drums) and also featured a guest appearance by Rare Bird keyboard player Dave Kaffinetti. Upon the release of 'Bad Habits' the demand for the band to play live led to a formation of a new line-up of the band with Phil Chen and "Chili" Charles being replaced by Jerome Rimson (bass) and Peter Van Hooke (drums). The album 'Headstone' was released in 1975 adorned in a striking sleeve designed by Hipgnosis and Colin Elgie. The band toured as opening acts for artists as diverse as Roy Harper, John Cale and Rory Gallagher, but Headstone sadly failed to make a wider commercial impression despite receiving good reviews and disbanded by the end of 1976. This Esoteric Recordings release has been remastered from the original master tapes and is the first time either album has been released officially in the UK on CD. The release includes a booklet with an essay featuring exclusive interview with Steve Bolton.
        
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