The Ides of March - Play On: 55th Anniversary (CD)

The Ides of March - Play On: 55th Anniversary (CD)
Release Date:
16th Aug 2019
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The Ides of March - Play On: 55th Anniversary (CD)

•    Brand new studio album from rock icons The Ides of March, celebrating their 55th anniversary

•    14 fresh songs, drawing on the wide variety of genres the Ides have mastered over their experienced career, plus the classic original single release of "Vehicle"

•    The eight-man group includes the four original members who came together in 1964: Jim Peterik (guitar), Larry Millas (guitar), Bob Bergland (bass) and Mike Borch (drums)

•    Special guests include Mark Farner (Grand Funk), Blues superstar guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Cathy Richardson (Jefferson Starship), David Pack (Ambrosia), Bo Bice (Blood Sweat & Tears), Paul Shaffer (David Letterman’s Band) and Tom Toad Doody (The Cryan Shames)

Formed in the mid-'60s in the Windy City, the original Ides were put together by founding member Jim Peterik as a teen band, strong on original material and British pop harmonies. By the late '60s, Peterik had reconfigured the band to include a full horn section and a new sound and style for the band were born. Ever the crafty commercial songwriter, Peterik fashioned a new single, "Vehicle," to showcase this sound. The record was a huge hit, spawning the sound-alike follow-up "Superman." The other chart hit for the group (and a complete about-face from the horn-dominated sound of "Vehicle") was the wistful "L.A. Goodbye." After going on hiatus in 1973, the band returned with their original line-up in 1990 and has been active since then.

Play On
This Miracle
Blue Storm Rising
Song About Mary
Friends Like You
Rule of Three
First Day of Your Life
Too Far To Turn Around
Love or Something Like It
The Cover-Up
All the Way Home
Vehicle (bonus Vintage Track)