In celebration of National Album Day a white-label LP auction is to be held. Raising funds for music industry charity The Brit Trust, the auction is a first of its kind covering the breadth of British music. The full catalogue features around 300 presses, with Chrysalis Records donating test presses from the likes of The Specials (signed), Ultravox, Midge Ure, Sinead O’Connor, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Generation X, UFO, Michael Schenker, Blodwyn Pig and Ten Years After. The full collection of vinyls available is live here, with the auction taking place on the 5th October.
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The Michael Schenker Group
It goes without saying, that the legendary and award-winning guitarist Michael Schenker has led a truly amazing rock’n’roll life. Getting off to a flying start, from 1969 to 1973 he played with his brother Rudolf Schenker in Germany’s most successful rock band, the Scorpions. It was Rudolf who introduced him to the Gibson Flying V. When the Scorpions supported the British hard rock outfit UFO, Michael had the opportunity to switch bands.
For six years, Michael was a driving force behind the UFO sound. Some of his earliest compositions such as ‘Rock Bottom’and ‘Doctor Doctor’ have become timeless rock classics.
After his departure from UFO in 1979, he briefly returned to the Scorpions to record their legendary Lovedrive album, before deciding it was time to go solo. Enter the Michael Schenker Group. The first two albums became instant classics: The Michael Schenker Groupand MSG contained songs like ‘Into The Arena’, ‘Armed And Ready’, ‘Ready To Rock’and ‘Attack Of The Mad Axeman’– all of which have become standards in Michael Schenker’s concerts.
The list of Michael’s former band mates reads like a who’s who of hard rock. As founder members, Michael recruited Simon Phillips (drums), Gary Barden (vocals), Mo Foster (bass) and Don Airey (keyboards). Latter members included rock luminaries such as bassist Neil Murray, drummer Cozy Powell, singer Graham Bonnett and guitarist Wayne Findlay.
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The Michael Schenker Group Album Reissues
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Here at Chrysalis Records we are set to release four classic Michael Schenker Group albums cut from the original 1/4” production masters. ‘The Michael Schenker Group’, ‘MSG’, ‘Assault Attack’ & ‘Built To Destroy’ (using the original US LP mixes) will be available on limited 12” vinyl picture discs and on heavyweight 180g quality black vinyl, pre-orders via Pledge Music.