Between 1972 and 1983, Foghat made thirteen albums for the Bearsville label, which Edsel is now proud to release in six top value packages. Foghat was formed when ‘Lonesome’ Dave Peverett (lead vocals, guitar), Tony Stevens (bass), and Roger Earl (drums) left the British blues band Savoy Brown and added lead/slide guitarist Rod Price in January 1971. Foghat then went on to enjoy massive success in the US throughout the 70s, with virtually every album going gold (or even platinum), while attracting a fervent but cult audience at home in Europe.
This package contains the seventh and eighth albums. “Live” (1977) followed the two platinum studio albums “Fool For The City” and “Night Shift”, and went double platinum, selling two million copies. It features extended work-outs of the band’s best known songs, culminating in 8½ minutes of “Slow Ride”.
“Stone Blue” (1978) went gold in the US, and features the hit title track, along with covers of two songs that inspired the band originally, Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago” and Elmore James’ “It Hurts Me Too”.
The package contains all the lyrics and brand new extensive notes by Bearsville Records expert Paul Myers (author of “A Wizard, A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio”), who has interviewed Roger Earl and Nick Jameson specially for these re-issues, Dave Peverett and Rod Price having sadly passed away. Roger Earl still tours with a new line-up of the band.