John Miles

Rebel (700106)

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Rebel

John Miles

Decca

8435395501238

LPS 148897

700106

JAZZ

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LP 16,52 €

5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUDE

the acclaimed first solo album of the supremely talented guitarist, pianist and vocalist John Miles:"Rebel". Released in 1976, it was his most successful album to date, and contained the top-hits “Highfly” and “Music”. The latter is one of his most memorable songs. When Miles eventually signed to Decca in the summer of 1975, he was introduced to producer Alan Parsons (Miles would later sing on several albums of the Alan Parsons Project). The firstsong they recorded was “Highfly”, released as a single in 1975, and reaching #17 in the UK and #68 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Because of the single’s success, plans were made to record a full album and the making of the LP took place in November–December 1975 at Abbey Road Studios. When the song “Music” was released, it became an instant hit reaching #3 in the UK, and paved the way for a U.S. tour supporting Elton John. Rebel is a near-perfect blend of progressive and melodic pop rock sensibilities, that will please both prog-rock/70’s enthusiasts and all-time pop lovers.

PERSONNEL:

JOHN MILES, vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers
BARRY BLACK, drums, percussion
BOB MARSHALL, bass

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios during November and December 1975.

SIDE 1

01. MUSIC
02. EVERYBODY WANTS SOME MORE
03. HIGHFLY
04. YOU HAVE IT ALL

SIDE 2

01. REBEL
02. WHEN YOU LOSE SOMEONE SO YOUNG
03. LADY OF MY LIFE
04. PUT THE DAMN THING DOWN
05. MUSIC (REPRISE)