JOHN LODGE UNVEILS LIVE BOX
Album of Moody Blues bassist’s Birmingham show gets a release date.
Live recordings from John Lodge’s first ever solo tour will be officially released on October 20 via the musician’s own label, Keeping The Faith. Live From Birmingham: The 10,000 Light Years Tour features cover artwork from Roger Dean and will be available on CD/DVD and limited edition red vinyl. It’s been financed through PledgeMusic.
“I really wanted to make something special because it was the first tour I’d ever done on my own,” explains Lodge. “I was on Cruise To The Edge this year and Roger Dean was there. He did the artwork for my first album, Natural Avenue, so I asked if he would do something for this one. Because it was going to be on vinyl, I wanted a nice piece of artwork.”
The double-CD/DVD set was recorded at last year’s homecoming concert at Birmingham Town Hall and also features fly-on-the-wall footage charting the release of the album, 10,000 Light Years Ago, as well as clips from the musician’s intimate acoustic show at Hampton Court Palace.
“I was really pleased to get back to Birmingham because that’s where I’m from,” he tells Prog. “Birmingham Town Hall is an iconic venue; I saw people like Little Richard, Gene Vincent and Buddy Holly there back in the 50s and 60s. That was one of the big things about performing there – it completed the circle.”
Lodge concludes his solo tour of the USA this autumn, and will return Stateside with The Moody Blues in the New Year.
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