Music collectors worldwide are ecstatic with the remastering and re-release of the legendary 'Natural Gas' album featuring Badfinger, Humble Pie and Uriah Heep alumni on November 16, 2010. The Natural Gas album has been given the CD treatment by record label ItsAboutMusic.com, who has an impressive back catalog of releases. An out of print inferior reissue of Natural Gas was previously released in 2009, and now the album has been completely re-hauled - meticulously remastered with the original artwork restored and the blessings of the band. Originally released in 1975 on the Private Stock label, the eponymous debut by Natural Gas featured Joey Molland of Badfinger, Jerry Shirley of Humble Pie, Peter Wood of Quiver and Mark Clarke of Uriah Heep and Colosseum.
"I went to this place called Blakes in London, which was a hangout for rockers," recalls Joey Molland. "It was a cool little place. One night I saw a friend of mine there named Mark Clarke; a bass player from Liverpool who’d played with Uriah Heep and Colosseum. We were just talking and having a laugh and I asked him, 'What are you doing?' He said, 'I’m going up to Jerry Shirley’s this weekend. I’m going to stay there and we’ll probably have a jam – why don’t you come with us.' I didn’t really know Jerry, but I thought it would be cool. So Mark calls him and Jerry says. 'Come on up.' We go on up to Jerry Shirley’s house – he had a lovely little farmhouse outside of London. We found out that day that he had just left Humble Pie. Later on that night we had a jam; I think it was Clem Clemson, Jerry, Mark, myself and there may have been one or two others. We had a lot of fun, just playing rock ‘n’ roll songs and blues songs. The next morning Mark, Jerry and myself decided to put a band together. We thought, 'Why not. But do we have any songs?' I had a couple of songs, which I played to them. One was called 'Once Again A Love Song' and the other was called 'Dark Cloud'. Likewise, Mike had a couple songs. We also got a keyboardist, a guy named Dave Kafinetti from the band Rare Bird. He went on to be the keyboard player in 'Spinal Tap'. What a knockout guy!" Kafinetti was replaced before the recording of the album by Peter Wood who co-wrote 'Year of the Cat' with Al Stewart.
Other releases from ItsAboutMusic.com: Mark Clarke 'Moving To The Moon', Space Opera 'Safe At Home', Michael Stanley 'Shadowland', Fran King 'My Sweet Elixir', Healing Sixes 'Blue Jay', Various ItsAboutMusic.com Artists - 'It's About Christmas Volume 2'
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