Solomon Burke & De Dijk - Hold On Tight

Limited 180 Gram Audiophile Coloured Vinyl Reissue

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Hold On Tight is a collaborative album by American soul musician Solomon Burke & Dutch rock band De Dijk, originally released in October 2010 via Verve Forecast in the US and Universal Music in Europe.

Solomon Burke was an American preacher and singer, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm and blues.

He had a string of hits including "Cry to Me", "If You Need Me", "Got to Get You Off My Mind", "Down in the Valley" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love". Burke was referred to as "King Solomon", the "King of Rock 'n' Soul", "Bishop of Soul" and the "Muhammad Ali of soul".

De Dijk is a Dutch rock band that formed in 1981. Their music can be described as a mixture of soul, blues and rock 'n roll, with lyrics sung only in Dutch. They are considered as one of the most important Dutch acts of the past 25 years.

On 10 October 2010, Solomon Burke passed away at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on his way to perform a gig with his Dutch collaborators De Dijk. What was supposed to be a release party for their album Hold On Tight, then became a celebration of the life of the one true King of Rock 'n Soul.

De Dijk, heroes of the Dutch music scene, and Solomon met and shared the stage while on tour in 2007, and they came up with the idea to record an album together. King Solomon was true to his word; De Dijk adapted a number of songs from their back catalogue for Solomon to sing, and they dove into the studio for what sadly turned out to be Solomon's last album.

De Dijk's bluesy spin on soulful hard rock turned out to be a sweet musical match with Burke's powerful vocals. Hold On Tight is one of the truest Rock & Roll projects he worked on.

As Allmusic.com puts it: 'an impressive finale to a genuinely remarkable career'. The album features a contribution by Jools Holland on piano on "What A Woman".

Check out the tracks:  Hold On Tight”; “What A Woman”; “No One”; “Good For Nothing”; and “I Gotta Be With You”.

This limited edition LP record is a Music On Vinyl 2018 reissue on 180 gram audiophile yellow coloured vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with lyric sheet, limited to 500 copies individually numbered, pressed in Europe.

(0602527810232)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Hold On Tight

5:24

A2

My Rose Saved From The Street

3:33

A3

What A Woman

3:20

A4

No One

5:24

A5

More Beauty

3:47

A6

I Gotta Be With You

4:27

B1

Seventh Heaven

4:56

B2

Good For Nothing

5:03

B3

Text Me

4:50

B4

Don't Despair

5:13

B5

The Bend

4:58

B6

Perfect Song

3:30

SKU 0602527810232
Record Label Universal Music
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP391
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 26 January 2018
Original Release Date (Year) 12 October 2010
Barcode # 0602527810232
Shipping Weight 0.3550kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Colourd Yellow Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Lyric Sheet, Reissue, Limited First Pressing of 500 Individually Numbered Copies on Yellow Vinyl
Vinyl Colour Yellow
Genre Blues Rock
Genre Soul
Genre Funk / Soul
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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