Here’s a welcome reissue for the sole album release by a British blues rock ‘super-group’ of the early 1980s.

Fronted by one of the finest female vocalists the UK has ever produced, Midnight Flyer was made up of vastly-experienced musicians, pooled from the cream of British rock talent in Stone The Crows, Streetwalkers, Whitesnake, Savoy Brown, Foghat, Hudson Ford, Jim Capaldi and Leo Sayer among many others.

Formed in 1980, the line-up consisted of Maggie Bell (lead vocals), Dave Dowle (drums), Anthony Glynne (guitars), Tony Stevens (bass guitar) and John Cook (keyboards), who left soon after this recording to be replaced by Chris Parren.

An inevitably popular live act, Midnight Flyer supported Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band on their ‘Against the Wind’ European Tour. January 1981 saw the band supporting AC/DC on a number of dates on the European leg of their ‘Back In Black’ Tour.

The ‘Midnight Flyer’ album was released on Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label in February 1981, followed in March by a single, ‘Rough Trade’ b/w ‘Midnight Love’.

Featuring all original material written by each band member, the album shone even brighter on the strength of its antecedents: being recorded at Ringo Starr’s Startling Studios at John Lennon’s Tittenhurst Park, with Mott The Hoople’s Mick Ralph on production duties.

Midnight Flyer split in 1982 after the closure of Swan Song. Its members went to forge further career highs with artists as diverse as Mike Oldfield, Renaissance, Kiki Dee, Asia and Roger Chapman, leaving behind this fabulous recorded legacy.

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Artist:  Midnight Flyer

Title:    Midnight Flyer

File:      Rock/Blues

Format: Digital Album

Label:   Singsong Music

Cat:       SINGSONG112

UPC:     5060683670278

Rel:      August 28th 2020

Tracks:

  1. Hey Boy
  2. Love Games
  3. French Kisses
  4. In My Eyes
  5. Over And Over
  6. Last Resort
  7. Do You Want My love
  8. Sweet Loving Woman
  9. Whatever I Want
  10. Midnight Love
  11. Rough trade
  12. Rock ‘N Roll Party
  13. Waiting For You