TOMMY BOLIN – Unreleased Rare Recordings Of Guitar Legend To Be Released On New Compilation ‘Whirlwind’

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Los Angeles, CA – A spectacular collection of rare and unreleased recordings from famed guitarist of Deep Purple, James Gang and the Billy Cobham band, Tommy Bolin will be released on August 13th by Purple Pyramid Records. ‘Whirlwind’, produced by Greg Hampton and Johnnie Bolin, features rare material from Bolin’s jazz-rock band Energy, an epic 26-minute version of “Marching Powder” (here called “Marching Bag”) from his first solo album ‘Teaser’, as well as songs Tommy was preparing for his third solo album before his untimely death in 1976.

Tommy Bolin ‘Whirlwind’ will be released in both a beautiful 8-panel, 2-CD digipak and a 2-LP gatefold vinyl set. For the ultimate collector, Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing a special limited (1000 only) deluxe box edition of this exciting collection, which includes the 2-CD digipak plus 4 color postcards, a Tommy Bolin signature guitar pick, collectable patch and pin!

Says producer Greg Hampton: “Tommy’s music was way ahead of its time. He’s one of the truly greatest guitarists to ever live, and he left an incredible legacy that will continue to influence and inspire musicians forever. The tracks on ‘Whirlwind’ are remarkable because they give you a glimpse into the amazing diversity Tommy was capable of.”

Check out the promotional video featuring rare footage of Tommy Bolin tearing up the stage:

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To purchase Tommy Bolin ‘Whirlwind’:

Deluxe edition:

2-CD set:

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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2 Responses to “TOMMY BOLIN – Unreleased Rare Recordings Of Guitar Legend To Be Released On New Compilation ‘Whirlwind’”

  1. Tommy Bolin is one of my all-time musical heroes. I have pretty much everything he’s ever done, including Zephyr, Energy recordings, james Gang, Alphonse Mouzon, Billy Cobham and solo. His only studio album with DEEP PURPLE, much-maligned at the time is now regarded with hindsight as a fantastic album. I always thought it was.

    I loved the combination of Bolin/Hughes/Coverdale/Lord/Paice, and i would urge all rock fans to check out the MIGHTY remix and reissue of this album, where Kevin Shirley has done an heroic job. For it surpasses even the amazing Bob Ezrin ‘destroyer’ remix. It just rocks.

    Bolin’s distinctive guitar style, his use of echoplex and slide, he was a TRUE ORIGINAL, and his death affected me more than any other rock stars. In my local ‘scratch’ band, where I play for fun, we do Tommy’s ‘Teaser’ in homage to him. His brother Johnny is a lovely guy who keeps the Bolin flame burning. I don’t know how long they can continue to ‘mine the Tommy seam’, it surely must end…but if they can release something of worth that we haven’t heard before then it’s justified. He should have still been around making music. I’ll be checking this release out. Tommy, RIP, I still listen to you all the time man.

  2. I have to totally agree with what Kev is saying here and will definitely listen to more.

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