Year Of Release:1993-12-15 (1991)
Label:Toshiba-EMI Ltd./Zero Corporation (Japan)
Genre:Rock, Melodic Rock, AOR
Quality:FLAC (img.+.cue+.log) | MP3 320kbps
Total Size:354,74 | 154,38 Mb (Full Scans)
Merv "Spam" Spence is an Irish musician & Producer, best known for his work with Wishbone Ash and Trapeze. Spence moved to Staffordshire from Ireland in the late 1970s, and began playing with bands such as The Jury and Big Daisy. During Spence's time in local bands, he was spotted by Mel Galley, who promptly offered Spence the bassist and vocalist position in Trapeze, which had been left vacant since Peter Goalby had left to join Uriah Heep. Spence briefly toured with the band, and during his tenure recorded one album's worth of material, which - due to Galley's departure to replace Bernie Marsden in Whitesnake - remains unreleased. Several of the songs from these sessions however (Demos exist in bootleg form), would form the basis for Galley's Phenomena project. Following the break-up of Trapeze, Spence was offered an audition for Wishbone Ash while he was pitching demo material to various outlets. On the strength of his vocal range and enthusiasm, Spence became a member of the band. Spence would perform on one album by the band, 1985's Raw to the Bone. Spence left Wishbone Ash in 1986 "to pursue family matters". He has since released two solo albums under the name "O'Ryan" (his mother's maiden name), 1993's Something Strong and 1995's Initiate.
Release of this CD: 1993, December, 15 [Toshiba-EMI Ltd./Zero Corporation (Japan), Cat.# XRCN-1085 / EAN: 4959407000853]
(p)(c) 1993 Parachute Music Ltd.
Manafactured by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan.
Made in Japan by Zero Corporation.
Backing Vocals - Brigitte Petereit
Bass - Dieter Petereit
Drums - Curt Cress
Executive Producer - Mervyn Spence
Guitar - Peter Weihe
Keyboards - Dieter Petereit, Pit Löw
Lead Vocals - Mervyn Spence
Mastered By - David Glover, Mervyn Spence
Producer - Dieter Petereit, Mervyn Spence
Songwriter - Alfred Dubell (tracks: 1), Dieter Petereit, Mervyn Spence
01. Stronger Than Love (04:24)
02. Reaction (04:34)
03. Don't Let It Slip Away (05:50)
04. Shaky Ground (04:02)
05. Something Strong (04:38)
06. Emer May (04:51)
07. Blood Upon A Stone (04:44)
08. Lying Eyes (04:13)
09. Deeper Than The Ocean (04:05)