Stevie Wright - Hard Road

180 Gram Vinyl Remaster 2014 Record Store Day Release

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Hard Road is the debut solo album from Australian singer (and former Easybeats lead singer) Stevie Wright, released in 1974 on Albert Productions.

The album's first single "Evie (Part 1)" was hugely successful and the title track was later covered on Rod Stewart's 1974 album Smiler.

The album itself reached #2 on the Australian albums charts in 1974 was the 16th highest selling album in Australia that year.

In 1973, Harry Vanda and George Young returned to Australia after a period working in London. They renewed their partnership with Albert Productions and as in-house producers began assembling a roster of artists for the label, among them their former Easybeats bandmate Stevie Wright.

Work soon commenced on an album with Wright, with Vanda and Young assembling a backing group that included themselves, pianist Warren Morgan of The Aztecs, and Malcolm Young, George's younger brother and the rhythm guitarist for AC/DC, on guitar.  

The debut album for The Easybeats singer and teen heart throb, all grown up and battling inner demons.

Former Easybeats guitarists Harry Vanda and George Young produced and wrote the biographical title track Hard Road.

Undoubtedly the album’s showcase is the Vanda/Young 11 minute rock suite Evie (Pts 1-3) which traces a relationship from young lust to pensive joy and, finally, soulful heartache.

Wright penned 6 tracks, varying from the sunny Life Gets Better to the swagger and scream of Commando Line

This LP Record is on 180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered and Reissued for Record Store Day in 2014, pressed in Australia.

(0888430573116)

Tracklisting:

A1

Hard Road

3:02

A2

Life Gets Better

3:10

A3

The Other Side

2:32

A4

I Got You Good

3:16

A5

Dancing In The Limelight

2:36

A6

Didn't I Take You Higher

5:57

B1

Evie:

11:01

B1a

Part I (Let Your Hair Hang Down)

 

B1b

Part II (Evie)

 

B1c

Part III (I'm Losing You)

 

B2

Movin' On Up

3:16

B3

Commando Line

3:58

SKU 0888430573116
Record Label Albert Productions
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number APLP201302
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 19 April 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 01 April 1974
Barcode # 0888430573116
Shipping Weight 0.2900kg
Shipping Width 0.004m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000394000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 2014 Record Store Day Release, 180 Gram Vinyl Remaster
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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