LOCAL HEROES -SOME OF OUR SHADOWS.... 3 CD
Barry Gibson’s band THE LOCAL HEROES a tribute band with a difference. Across three albums, they paid homage to the musical legacy of Britain’s most successful instrumental combo, THE SHADOWS – only most of the musicians were actually ex-members!
For their first album in 1996, One Of Our Shadows Is Missing, Barry called upon such talents as Jet Harris, Tony Meehan, Brian Bennett, Brian’s son Warren, Brian ‘Licorice’ Locking, Clem Cattini, Albert Lee, Keith West and Hank Marvin’s son Ben. Initial copies were sold at gigs; See For Miles then reissued the album with two bonus tracks and two alternative mixes. A later anniversary edition in 2006 added a further two tracks.
Such was the response to the album that sequel was eventually commissioned in 2010: Two Of Our Shadows Are Missing. Once again, the likes of Jet Harris and Clem Cattini led an all-star cast, reinterpreting songs recorded by The Shadows or in their style. The CD paid tribute to Tony Meehan, who had died in 2005.
After Jet Harris’s sad passing in 2011, Barry was able to assemble a third album’s worth of recordings, with some tracks featuring Jet, suitably entitled Three Of Our Shadows Are Missing.
This triple-CD edition includes all three albums by Barry Gibson’s LOCAL HEROES. Six additional tracks from the first album are present. As an extra treat for Shads fans everywhere, Some Of Our Shadows Are Missing also boasts four previously unreleased tracks recorded for a possible fourth album, ‘James Bond Theme’, ‘Red Square’, ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (featuring the late Brian Locking) and a new version of ‘Alone’.
The 20 page booklet for this new package includes a new foreword by Bruce Welch and detailed sleeve-notes from long-time Shadows admirer and expert Rob Bradford.
Please note this is a reissue with extra tracks.
ONE OF OUR SHADOWS IS MISSING
2. MOONLIGHT SHADOW
4. ROUNDING THE CAPE
5. THE GHOST OF OLD COMPTON STREET
7. THE RISE AND FALL OF FLINGEL BUNT
8. HAD TO BE
10. I'LL STAND BY YOU
11. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM
12. FRENCH RENDEZVOUS
13. ONE OF OUR SHADOWS IS MISSING
14. TOCCATA IN D MINOR
15. A LOVE SO BEAUTIFUL
16. TRAIN SPOTTING
17. EQUINOXE (PART V)
18. MY HEART WILL GO ON (Love Theme From Titanic)
19. LIFE STORY
20. NO MORE I LOVE YOU’S
TWO OF OUR SHADOWS ARE MISSING
1. THE MIRACLE
4. HOTEL CALIFORNIA
5. A PLACE IN THE SUN
6. CALIFORNIA DREAMING
7. MIDNIGHT COWBOY
11. BLUE GUITAR
12. TWO OF OUR SHADOWS ARE MISSING
13. CLASH OF THE TIGHT-UNS
14. SABRE DANCE
15. SHINDIG (Alternative Version)
16. I'LL STAND BY YOU (Alternative Version)
THREE OF OUR SHADOWS ARE MISSING
1. KAKADUA SUNRISE
2. BOOT HILL
3. THE CRYING GAME
4. I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU
5. A SIGH
6. PEACHES & DIESEL
7. MORNING STAR
8. THREE OF OUR SHADOWS ARE MISSING
9. NOT NOW HANK
10. GUNNIN' WEST
11. SANTA ANA
13. DANGERMAN THEME
14. THAT'S ALL FOLKS
15. JAMES BOND THEME *
16. RED SQUARE *
17. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (Theme) *
18. ALONE *
* Previously Unreleased