Tommy Bolin was truly a worldwide gift to rock music and
guitar enthusiasts everywhere. There will never be another Tommy Bolin, a
guitar genius who continues to enthrall generations of aspiring musicians and
music lovers with the many fine recordings and concert performances he had made
during his short time on Earth.
Tommy developed all types of rock, jazz, blues, folk, and progressive sounds
from his guitar and in his writing with his all of his solo works as well as
his hard driven artistry with his membership in bands like Deep Purple, James
Gang, Zephyr and Energy.
As Tommy Bolin was really building himself and his new band The Tommy Bolin
Band into new and exciting territory, Bolin was able to capture a lot of his
live and studio workings into the rare collective known as The Tommy Bolin
Archives, and this leads us to the long anticipated first time vinyl release of
his amazing 1976 Boston concert Northern Lights.
Remastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Jeff Beck, Yes, Deep Purple) for the
first time on audiophile vinyl, The Tommy Bolin Band s Northern Lights will
truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
titles in quite some time.
Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing new ways of using
technique, distortion and effects to a whole new generation of guitar players,
Northern Lights is truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues artists.
Check out his dynamic prowess on hits Teaser , Post Toastee and the hard rockin
You Told Me That You Loved Me.
Never forgetting progressive roots, Tommy and the band exell on the Bolin
classic Wild Dogs. Plus his rock and reggae classic People People show a
glimpse of what this superstar was capable of and the promise that he truly had
before his untimely loss in 1976.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Tommy Bolin, with his
arsenal of fine recordings already on our label. That is why we are so very
proud to announce our first installment in The Tommy Bolin/Friday Music 180
Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary masterwork Northern