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STEWART, DAVE & BARBARA GASKIN - TLG COLLECTION (14 RARE TRACKS/DIGI-PAK)

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A personal selection of rare and unreleased tracks complied in 2001 for a limited edition Jap release, and now made available to the rest of the world.

Keyboardist Dave Stewart started his career in music back in the sixties/seventies with Progressive/Canterbury fusion legends: EGG, ARZACHEL, HATFIELD & THE NORTH and NATIONAL HEALTH, as well as working with drummer Bill Bruford on several projects and with guitarist Steve Hillage in KHAN.
In 1981 Dave changed musical direction and began experimenting with pop arrangements and song writing. He started working with his friend from NATIONAL HEALTH: Barbara Gaskin, with whom he had known and sporadically worked with since the late 1960’s. Their first single together was: 'It's My Party' – a cover of the Lesley Gore sixties classic - and it reached number one in the UK charts. Earlier that same year Dave recorded a heavily electronic cover of the Motown Jimmy Ruffin classic: ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’. That 45 featured ZOMBIES vocalist Colin Blunstone, and although it was not quite the massive hit that he later had with Barbara Gaskin, it was still an excellent record that reached number 13 in the UK chart, and showcased Stewart’s mastery of the cover version ‘with a difference’. A series of 7" singles followed and in 1986 US company Rykodisc released the first STEWART & GASKIN CD album entitled: ‘Up From The Dark’. Since then they have built a reputation for producing intelligent and imaginatively arranged pop music, recording several albums together, which were initially Japanese only releases, but they also appeared on the German Line label in the early 90’s.
The duo re-appeared with their long-awaited album: ‘Green And Blue’ in 2009, and during 2010 and 2011 Dave & Barbara have reissued their earlier albums in new Remastered, Expanded, Special Editions, all of which you will find here at CDS Towers.

Prior to playing at Tokyo's Tribute To The Love Generation club in 2001, Dave & Barbara compiled a personal selection of rare and unreleased tracks. The compilation was sold in a strictly limited edition to the concertgoers under the title of: ‘TLG Commemorative CD’ and has not been available since. The music remains unchanged from the Japanese edition, but the album (re-titled to ‘The TLG Collection’) now features a completely new design by artist Michael Inns and 12-Page Colour Booklet containing photos from the duo's personal archive, full track credits, new text and song notes by Dave Stewart. Musical contributors include: Andy Reynolds (guitar), Jakko Jakszyk (guitar), Gavin Harrison (drums) and Annie Whitehead (trombone).


TLG COLLECTION Track List:

01. Transylvanian Blue Suede Hooves [Subterranean Homesick Blues extended mix]
02. Rene & Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War
03. Shakin' All Over [2001 rough mix]
04. Give Me Just A Little More Time
05. McGroggan [1995 remix]
06. When The War Cry Comes
07. Fear Is The Thief
08. Hold On To The Chain
09. Roads Girdle The Globe [1991 remix]
10. Henry & James [1996 remake]
11. Curve Of The Earth
12. Painter Man
13. Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut {quiet}
14. Ads Infinitum

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