BERNIE MARSDEN sessions
This is the list of the sessions I know Bernie Marsden
appears... I've classified them into several categories:
Sessions with former/current bandmates
Albums as a producer
Collective albums and soundtracks
SESSIONS WITH FORMER/CURRENT BANDMATES
Over the top (1979, Ariola)
Tilt (1981, Polydor)
The best of Cozy Powell (Jul 1997, Polygram) (compilation)
(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)
Over the top is a killer album. The
complete personnel list is:
All the tracks are fantastic, as well as musicianship.
The thanks section mentions Roger Glover and Neil
Murray. The album was produced by Martin Birch. All the songs are instrumental,
but they funnily write: 'lyrics enclosed'.
(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)
Tilt was recorded during Spring 1981,
with lots of former bandmates. The complete personnel list is:
I love this album. Bernie Marsden plays in (also co-writes)
a song, the beautiful 'Living a lie'.
Elmer Gantry (vocals, from Stretch)
Frank Aiello (vocals)
Gary Moore (guitar)
Bernie Marsden (guitar)
Kirby (guitars, from Stretch)
Jack Bruce (bass)
David Sancious (keyboards, from
Jack Bruce Band)
John Cook (keyboards, from Stretch)
Mel Collins (sax)
The best of is a compilation, and
that's why Bernie appears here, in the track 'Theme One', taken
from Over the top.
reissue on RPM label, with a different cover)
(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)
Before I forget (1982, Harvest) (CD reissue with bonus
tracks: 1993, RPM)
This album by Deep Purple and Whitesnake keyboardist
contains an all-star lineup: Bernie Marsden, Neil
Murray, Ian Paice, Cozy
Powell, Tony Ashton, Mick Ralphs, Boz Burrell & Simon Kirke (from
Bad Company), Simon Phillips, plus Elmer Gantry (vocals, from Stretch),
and Vicky & Sam Brown on backing vocals. I like this album a lot!
This was a studio-only project, where Cozy
Powell was involved with Ray Fenwick. They released 4 albums, plus
Forcefield IV - Let the wild run free (1990)
Instrumentals (1992) (compilation with unreleased
The personnel in Let the wild run free
includes Graham Bonnet (vocals), Ray Fenwick (guitar), Cozy
Powell (drums), with guest musicians, such as old mate Bernie Marsden
In 1992, Instrumentals was released.
It's a compilation, but including 5 previously unreleased tracks out of
9. With Jan Akkerman, Ray Fenwick, Bernie Marsden, Mario Parga, Don
Airey and Cozy Powell.
Bernie's buddy through many bands and years. This
album features almost the whole Company of Snakes lineup: Bernie Marsden
(guitar), Neil Murray (bass), Don Airey (keyboards), John Lingwood (drums),
plus great guests: Paul Jones (vocals), Andy
Pyle (bass), Henry Spinetti (drums). The album has been produced by
I eat them for breakfast (2000, Armadillo)
Chick Churchill was (and still is) the keyboardist
in Ten Years After. This was his solo album. With some surprises in it:
Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies (both from Supertramp), Gary Pickford Hopkins
(vocals, later with Rick Wakeman), Bernie Marsden (guitar), Martin Barre
(guitar, from Jethro Tull), Cozy
Powell (drums), plus his companions in Ten Years After: Leo Lyons (bass)
and brother Ric Lee (drums).
You and me (1973, Chrysalis)
Bridget St. John
This album by this folkie artist was produced by Leo
Lyons (from Ten Years After), also featuring Chick Churchill and Bernie
Marsden, as well as members of Jethro Tull and King Crimson.
Jumble Queen (1974, Chrysalis)
Barbi Benton was a very beatiful model who used to
pose for Playboy. She also recorded some albums. This one was produced
by Roger Glover, and it features Bernie Marsden.
Ain't that just the way (1978, Playboy)
a project by Kornell Kovach, Yugoslavian keyboardist. K2
They released the album Why. With two
special guests: Bernie Marsden (guitar) and Ray Russell (guitar). The album
was recorded in London during February/March 1980. Mostly co-written by
Kovach and producer/engineer Peter McNamee. It says: "keyboards supplied
by Rod Argent Keyboards" (he owns a keyboard store).
Kornell Kovach (keyboards)
Linda Jardim (vocals)
Paul Robinson (drums)
They are a Japanese band. This album was co-produced
by singer Lea Hart (from Fastway), so Lea brought some of his usual partners
to play in the album: Scott Gorham (guitar), Fast Eddie Clarke (guitar),
Bernie Marsden (guitar), Paul Quinn (guitar), Paul Chapman (guitar), Andy
Scott (guitar), Chris O'Shaughnessy (guitar), Toby Sadler (keyboards),
Don Airey (keyboards), Tim Carter (bass), Nigel
Glockler (drums), plus vocals by John Sloman, Biff Byford, Paul DiAnno,
Kim McAuliffe and Chris Bonacci.
Kaizoku (Dec 89, Polydor)
Bernie plays on the B-side.
single 'Born to be wild / Kids said rock' (1990,
Walter Trout Band
Walter Trout is a guitar virtuoso who once played
in John Mayall band. This solo album features guest appearances by Bernie
Marsden (backing vocals; he also co-writes a song, 'Somebody's cryin'')
and Micky Moody (guitar). Album produced by great producer Tony Platt.
Tellin' stories (1994, Silvertone)
A Norwegian blues guitarist. This album features Bernie
only as a writer (he doesn't play here), as he co-writes 8 tracks with
The king of mountain blues (Aug 96, Utgitt)
Bernie appears here.
single 'Who do you think you are / Take me back'
ALBUMS AS A PRODUCER
Blonde on blonde
This was a band by drummer Willy Bendiksen, who later
joined Bernie Marsden in The Snakes. The album also features Don
Airey on keyboards.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS AND SOUNDTRACKS
Reading Rock '82 (2LP, live)
(Spanish edition of this 2LP)
A double live album recorded live from that festival,
although this is not 100% true. Some tracks weren't really recorded there
(the UFO track, for example. They even didn't play there!). There are two
different editions of the album. Some albums include a Whitesnake track,
while my edition includes a Twister Sister track (two tracks by them, really).
The list of bands featured is: Whitesnake (a track from 1979), Terraplane,
Marillion, Jackie Lynton, Budgie, Chinatown, Randy California, Stampede,
Michael Schenker Group (with Chris
Glen), Just Good Friends, UFO (a track from 1980), Grand Prix, and
Spider. Bernie Marsden & SOS play the song 'SOS'. By the way,
that festival also held the appearance of a Spanish band, Baron Rojo, although
they aren't featured in this album.
A guitar fest. Lots of guitarists, of course: Harvey
Mandel (from John Mayall and Canned Heat), Robin Trower (from Procol Harum,
with a great solo career; here backed by Dave
Bronze), Frank Marino, Bernie Marsden, Hank Marvin (from The Shadows),
Tony Iommi (from Black Sabbath), Pete Haycock (from Climax Blues Band),
Jan Akkerman (from Focus and Forcefield), etc. With several backing musicians,
some of them from the same bands of the guitarists. With Jaz Lochrie (bass),
Geoff Nicholls (keyboards, from Black Sabbath), Peter Van Hooke (drums),
Jim Copley (drums) and Cozy
Guitar speak 2 (1988, IRS)
This soundtrack features Bernie Marsden singing the
song 'A woman like that', co-written by Jeff Lynne (from ELO fame)
and lovely singer Rosie Vela, with Ian LaFresnais. Other performers in
the album are Jimmy Nail, Billy Connolly. It also includes a song written
by Guy Pratt.
Still crazy (1998, London)
VV.AA. - Tribute to Whitesnake
A well-deserved tribute to a great band. And who better
to play there than some of the old members? :) Produced by Lea Hart, the
album features Bernie Marsden, Neil
Murray, Steve Grimmett and many others. Details to be added soon.
Snakebites (2000, ) (Japan only, at least for now!)
Musicians mentioned in this page that I have
projected to cover in my site someday:
And short tributes to:
Peter Van Hooke
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