Bill Wyman Anthology

(Noble PR) Bill Wyman was the first member of The Rolling Stones to actively pursue an extra-curricular, parallel solo career. During the 70s, 80s and 90s whilst still the bassist for The Stones, Wyman cut various albums, and tracks, of which the most significant feature on this career-spanning collection Stoned Alone - The Solo Anthology 1974-2002, released as a deluxe 2-CD set by Sanctuary Midline on March 20, 2006.

Frustrated by his lack of success in persuading his colleagues to record his songs, Wyman dabbled at management, production and songwriting. His albums, Monkey Grip (1974) and Stoned Alone (1976) garnered favourable reviews with the press, but it was his 1983 hit single (Si, Si) Je Suis Un Rock A Star and A New Fashion which pushed his solo career even further.

However, it was after he left The Stones in 1993, that Wyman formed The Rhythm Kings which were an immediate success on every level, charting with a series of studio albums and establishing themselves as a major live draw. But hit albums or not, they remained essentially a Live band, to which end they were billed as The Bootleg Kings. - the hits from his Live albums, Live In Europe (1998), Ride Again (2000), Travlin' Band (2001) and On The Road Again (2002) provide the backbone of Disc 2 of the anthology.

Compiled and annotated by the intrepid David Wells, with input from Wyman himself, the inlay/booklet includes extensive interview material and many rare pictures and memorabilia, making this album a unique and definitive overview of his second-stage career.

Track listing

Disc 1: A Stone Alone, 1974-82
01. I Wanna Get Me a Gun
02. Monkey Grip Glue
03. What A Blow
04. White Lightnin'
05. I'll Pull You Through
06. It's A Wonder
07. A Quarter To Three
08. Soul Satisfying
09. Peanut Butter Time
10. If You Wanna Be Happy
11. What's The Point
12. Ride On Baby
13. A New Fashion
14. Nuclear Reactions
15. Come Back Suzanne
16. Girls
17. (SiSi) Je Suis Un Rock Star
18. Stuff (Can't Get Enough
19. This Strange Effect
20. Blue Murder (Lies)

Disc 2: Poor Boys & (Bootleg) Rhythm Kings, 1985-2002
01. Baby Please Don't Go - Willie & The Poor Boys
02. You Never Can Tell - Willie & The Poor Boys
03. Let's Talk It Over - Willie & The Poor Boys
04. Mystery Train - Willie & The Poor Boys
05. Stagger Lee - Willie & The Poor Boys
06. Land Of A Thousand Dances - Willie & The Poor Boys
07. Let The Good Times Roll - The Bootleg Kings
08. The Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu - The Bootleg Kings
09. Georgia On My Mind - The Bootleg Kings
10. I'm Ready - The Bootleg Kings
11. Lead Me To The Water - The Bootleg Kings
12. Baby Workout - The Bootleg Kings
13. I'll Be Satisfied - The Bootleg Kings
14. Chicken Shack Boogie - The Bootleg Kings
15. Love Letters - The Bootleg Kings
16. Jitterbug Boogie - The Bootleg Kings
17. Melody - The Bootleg Kings
18. Stop Her On Sight (SOS) - The Bootleg Kings
19. Midnight Special - The Bootleg Kings
20. Jump Jive An' Wail - The Bootleg Kings

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