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Teaser: 40th Anniversary Vinyl Edition
  • Artist: Tommy Bolin
  • Label: Udr
  • UPC: 825646172849
  • Item #: 1481571X
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 5/19/2015
  • Rank: 185713
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Price: $66.99
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Teaser: 40th Anniversary Vinyl Edition on LP

Limited box set contains three vinyl LPs plus two live CDs. Tommy Bolin was a shooting star, a fiercely bright, ferociously driven and a guitarist whose soul spoke through his fingers and fretboard. His expression never sounded more fluent than on his 1975 solo album debut Teaser, and UDR Records is proud to present the first true overview of this project and era. Embracing a tour de force of styles from jazz to hard rock to Latin music, all of which were expressed in a glorious musical stew, Bolin was unable to properly promote the album due to being in Deep Purple. As such, Teaser has perhaps never been properly promoted or recognized in the public eye, something which would surely have made the wild child from Iowa happy were he alive to see it. Featuring session musicians such as Glenn Hughes, David Sanborn, Jan Hammer, Stanley Sheldon and Phil Collins, Teaser represents the fulcrum point of Tommy's solo-artist work. As he completed work on it, Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore quit the band and he was invited to join Purple by singer David Coverdale. Come Taste The Band came out towards the end of 1975, before Purple disbanded and left Bolin free to do his second album Private Eyes. Bolin was just starting to enjoy the sort of attention and recognition that would surly have seen him rise to the next level of revered guitar God. Sadly, Bolin's addiction issues would not allow it, and in 1976, he died at the tragically young age of 25. Bolin's legacy is superbly reflected in The Definitive Teaser, a lovingly crafted-and-mined deluxe vinyl box-set featuring outtakes and alternative mixes from the Teaser studio sessions, plus two live CDs comprising performances from Ebbets Field and The Northern Lights among others. The Definitive Teaser will thus satiate the appetites of his many adoring fans worldwide in this, it's 40th Anniversary.