From 1987 and at the height of his reappraisal and from the album, “Wild Frontier.” Co-produced this with James Barton but it’s the PWL connections that are curious. The 12″ version was mixed by Phil Harding who adds some synths to the mix of this fab cover of the Easybeats song from 1966. The drums are massive and the guitar licks amazing.
Pete Waterman and Harding produced the “Kool Rap Verson” with rapper Prince Kool starring on one of the early Rap / Rock tracks (“Walk This Way” by Aerosmith and Run D.M.C. had nailed it a year earlier) – PWL obviously wanting a piece of this new fad.
“Reach For The Sky (Live Version)” was recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon back in September 1985. Featuring the classic line-up of Gary Moore: Lead Guitar / Vocals, Neil Carter: Keyboards / Guitar / Vocals, Bob Daisley: Bass Guitar and Gary Ferguson: Drums. Great guitar playing once again.
10 Records – TENT 164
|A||Friday On My Mind (12″ Version)||6:13|
|B1||Friday On My Mind (The Kool Rap Version)||5:17|
|B2||Reach For The Sky (Live Version)||5:06|