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$25.50
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ARTIST
TITLE
Up The Hardway
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SOMM 061LP SOMM 061LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/17/2020

Sommor Records present the first ever official vinyl reissue of Hackensack's Up The Hardway, originally released in 1974. Classic, raw UK blues-hard-rock from 1973 featuring powerful guitar player/vocalist Nicky Moore. With a name taken from a Thelonious Monk album track, Hackensack became in the early '70s one of Britain's hardest rocking and hardest working acts and are still remembered fondly today by those who experienced their unforgettable, powerhouse live shows. Up The Hard Way was their debut album, recorded in late '73 at De Lane Lea Studios, Wembley, and released the following year on the Polydor label, housed in a fab sleeve by Jim Fitzpatrick. Musically, it's a varied album which goes from hard-rock to blues and rural rock. Includes an eight-page insert telling the comprehensive history of the group from their Gas Avenue roots in 1969 to 2019, plus many rare photos and memorabilia; extensive liner notes by Pete Sarfas. A must for all fans of a band who deserved to be as big as Free. Original artwork. Master tape sound. 8-page insert reproducing the original insert plus & rare photos / memorabilia From original masters. Insert with full band history by Pete Sarfas of Audio Archives plus rare photos and memorabilia.