Blues Image, Next Voyage
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Blues Image, Next Voyage


The long awaited Studio CD from one of the most influential groups in Blues Rock. The album featuring original guitarist and vocalist Mike Pinera and special guests. The new recording has orchestral versions of hit Mike’s hit “Ride Captain Ride” and “In a Gadda da Vida”. Jimi Hendrix said, “Blues Image was the best up and coming group”.

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Track List                  
1. Something to Say
2. Love is the Answer
3. Isla
4. Leaving My Troubles
5. Butterfly Bleu
6. Captain’s Suite:
Next Voyage/Ride Captain Ride/Safe Harbor/Ride Captain Ride
7. In a Gadda da Vida
8. Fugue
9. Pay my Dues

Blues Image
Mike Pinera- Guitar and vocals
Tim Franklin- Bass and vocals
Eddie Metz Jr.- Drums
Michael Franklin- Hammond B-3, Mellotron, Kurzweil and vocals.

Special Guests
Pat Travers- Guitar on “Pay My Dues” and “Butterfly Bleu”
Jonathan Cain of Journey-Wurlitzer on “Love is the Answer” and B-3 on “Something to Say”
Charlie DeChant of Hall and Oates- Flute solo on “Ride Captain Suite”, Tenor solo on “In a Gadda Da Vida”

Chamber de Solar
Cello Section leader Paul Fleury
Violin Section leader Olga Kopakova

Brian Snapp-Tenor and Bari Sax
Charlie DeChant- Tenor Sax
Charlie Bertini-Trumpet
Brian Scanlon-Trumpet

Handy Friends
Tommy Calton -Guitar
Steady Joseph-Percussion

Charlie DecHant –Flute , Oboe- J Kalbe, Flute- Jerry Kalber, Clarinet- Jerry Kalber

Randie Paul and backing vocals on Love is the answer
Suzie Park and backing vocals on Something to Say
Shopia Hudson
Heather Rice
Michelle Amato
Nana Franklin
Naomi Bradshaw and backing vocals on Pay My Dues

Recording and Mix Engineer by Matt Brown

Horn Arrangements Brian Snapp
Orchestrations and Arrangements Michael Franklin

Produced by Michael Franklin


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