The story of Steeplechase begun in 1975, when Kevin Brenner, an agent for the Creative Talent Associates (CTA - one of the largest club and bar scene booking agencies in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area at that time) came up with the idea of forming a band which would include the most talented local musicians around. Brenner knew exactly who he wanted to have in his project and presented his offer to three musicians – drummer Vinny Conigliaro, bassist Bob Held and guitarist Tony Summo. At first Steeplechase was meant to be merely a pop/commercial cover band, playing songs by the Beatles, Elton John and Peter Frampton. They even had two singers at that time, male and female. This formula, however, was soon abandoned, as the group was pretty much tired of the poppy repertoire and wanted to take on a more rock-oriented style. After finding a proper frontman – Eli Holland – Steeplechase finally went on to write original material, strongly influenced by Bad Company, Led Zeppelin and the guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.
This exclusive re-release brings back Steeplechase's original debut album from 1981 - "Steeplechase". New digipak edition is limited to 2000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on a golden disc. The release date is set on 7th September in Europe and 6th October in USA (via MVD).
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