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Open Your Heart: Island Recordings 1972-1976 (CD) - Jim Capaldi

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Four disc (three CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) set in clamshell box. Aside from his work as a founder member with the acclaimed band Traffic (a group for which Jim co-wrote most of their classic songs with Steve Winwood), Jim Capaldi was also a successful solo artist, enjoying a series of hit albums and singles in his own right. His solo career began with the album Oh How We Danced, recorded whilst Traffic was on hiatus whilst Steve Winwood was recovering from peritonitis. Mainly recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama, the album featured the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Roger Hawkins (drums), David Hood (bass) and Barry Beckett (keyboards), along with a host of guests such as Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Paul Kossoff, Dave Mason, Ric Grech, Jim Gordon, Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth) and Trevor Burton (The Move / Steve Gibbons Band). Jim's second solo album was the 1974 release Whale Meat Again, an album that tackled a variety of lyrical subjects, including environmental issues. Once more, he utilized the services of Roger Hawkins, David Hood and Barry Beckett, along with Steve Winwood. With the disbanding of Traffic in 1974, following a troubled US tour, Jim embarked on his next solo project, Short Cut Draw Blood. The album would prove to be one of his most successful. Once again, Jim Capaldi assembled a stellar cast of musicians to contribute to the album such as Steve Winwood, Chris Spedding, Roger Hawkins, David Hood and Barry Beckett and Chris Wood. This boxed set has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an additional 6 bonus tracks, all drawn from single releases and also includes a bonus DVD (NTSTC / Region Free) featuring previously unreleased live appearances by Jim Capaldi on BBC TV's Old Grey Whistle Test; a session from November 1975 (featuring Steve Winwood on piano) and a 50 minute concert by Jim Capaldi & the Space Cadets at the BBC TV Theatre in March 1976.

Track List

  1. Eve
  2. Big Thirst
  3. Love Is All You Can Try
  4. Last Day of Dawn
  5. Don't Be a Hero
  6. Open Your Heart
  7. How Much Can a Man Really Take
  8. Oh How We Danced
  9. Going Down Slow All the Way
  10. It's Alright
  11. Whale Meat Again
  12. Yellow Sun
  13. I've Got So Much Lovin'
  14. Low Rider
  15. My Brother
  16. Summer Is Fading
  17. We'll Meet Again
  18. Tricky Dicky Rides Again
  19. Goodbye Love
  20. It's All Up to You
  21. Love Hurts
  22. Johnny Too Bad
  23. Short Cut Draw Blood
  24. Living on a Marble
  25. Boy with a Problem
  26. Keep on Trying
  27. Seagull
  28. Sugar Honey
  29. (Previously Unreleased on CD)
  30. It's Alright
  31. (Previously Unreleased on CD)
  32. Talkin' About My Baby
  33. (Previously Unreleased on CD)
  34. Still Talkin'
  35. (Previously Unreleased on CD)
  36. Short Cut Draw Blood (Live 1975)
  37. Goodbye Love (Live 1975)
  38. Low Rider (Live 1976)
  39. Love Hurts (Live 1976)
  40. Goodbye Love (Live 1976)
  41. Elixir of Love (Live 1976)
  42. Boy with a Problem (Live 1976)
  43. Short Ends (Live 1976)
  44. Talkin' About My Baby (Live 1976)
  45. Keep on Trying (Live 1976)