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  • Foghat to Reissue "Last Train Home"

    Wed, 01 Feb 2012 11:25:53

    Foghat to Reissue "Last Train Home" - It'll be a limited edition, double vinyl LP out on Feb. 7

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    When it comes to paying tribute to the blues greats, few classic rock acts have done as much as Foghat over the years. You know Foghat, kids! Cue the "Slow Ride" riff!

    Remember, though, their first hit single was a classic cover of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want To Make Love To You," and they organized a 1977 star-studded NYC concert that benefited the start of the Blues Archive at the New York Public Library. Foghat was the 'house band' backing their special guests including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield, Honeyboy Edwards, Eddie Kirkland and many others.

    The group continues to pay homage to blues masters, as evidenced by their latest release, 2010's Last Train Home, which contains covers of several blues classics such as "So Many Roads, So Many Trains" and "Shake Your Money Maker," and a few new originals.

    And now, LP collectors will get an opportunity to add this killer album to their collection, as it will be issued in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, as a blue vinyl/double album with gatefold sleeve. Last Train Home is the culmination of a dream shared by Roger Earl and Lonesome Dave Peverett, who passed away in 2000. The album will be issued on Feb. 7, which will mark the 12-year anniversary of his passing.

    Last Train Home sees Foghat's line-up - Roger Earl (drums), Charlie Huhn (vocals/rhythm & lead guitar), and Bryan Bassett (lead & slide guitar) - joined by several special guests, including harmonica player Lefty Lefkowitz, Earl's brother, Colin, on piano, and Eddie "Bluesman" Kirkland, who we sadly lost in a car accident last February.) Due to a prior commitment for the band's bassist, Craig MacGregor, Jeff Howell, formerly of Foghat, Savoy Brown and the Outlaws filled in for the recording.

    One of classic rock's most enduring acts will soon be revisiting the format that originally made them stars, with a beautifully assembled vinyl version of Last Train Home.

    Complete track list for Last Train Home:

    Born for the Road – Earl, Bassett, Huhn, Howell
    Needle & Spoon – Chris Youlden
    So Many Roads, So Many Trains – Otis Rush
    Last Train Home – Huhn, Bassett, Earl, Howell
    Shake Your Money Maker – Elmore James
    It Hurts Me Too – Elmore James
    Feel So Bad – Chuck Willis
    Louisiana Blues – Muddy Waters
    495 Boogie – Earl, Earl, Bassett, Howell, Huhn, Lefkowitz
    Rollin' & Tumblin' / You Need Love – CC/Willie Dixon
    In My Dreams – Eddie Kirkland
    Good Good Day – Eddie Kirkland

    Are you a Foghat fan? Are you a collector totally drooling over this item?

    —Carly Costello

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    Tags: Foghat, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield, Eddie Kirkland, The Outlaws

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