This four-disc set from actor/songwriter/vocal pop and country & western great Frankie Laine features eight complete albums (two on each disc), including Hell Bent for Leather (1961), Torchin' (1958), Reunion in Rhythm (1959), You Are My Love (1959), Balladeer (1960), Foreign Affair (1958), Deuces Wild (1961), and Call of the Wild (1962). ~ James Christopher Monger EU-only four CD set containing eight albums from the late great Country/Pop vocalist. Includes the albums Hell Bent For Leather, Torchin, Reunion In Rhythm, You Are My Love, Balladeer, Foreign Affair, Deuces Wild and Call Of The Wild.
Though his influence proved less durable than his record sales, Frankie Laine was one of the most popular vocalists of the 1950s, swinging jazz standards as well as half a dozen Western movie themes of the time with his manly baritone. Laine's somewhat artificial Western nature proved more successful in far-off England, where he set two chart records in 1953: his version of "I Believe" stayed at number one in the U.K. for an incredible 18 weeks, and his two subsequent chart-toppers that year ("Hey Joe," "Answer Me") set a record by putting Laine at number one for 27 weeks during the year.
The project had its inception from the great esteem that both Andre Andersen – keyboard maestro and mainman of ROYAL HUNT – and Paul Laine – formerly singer of DANGER DANGER – had one for each other. After the first recording sessions Andre felt the desire to expand the project to another powerful and strong vocalist he had the chance to admire for some time, that is to say PINK CREAM 69 shouter David Readman.
"Stick It In Your Ear" is the solo and recording debut of Paul Laine (ex: Danger Danger), originally released in 1990, one of the best, and most overlooked, albums of the early '90s melodic rock genre. "Stick It In Your Ear" is a perfect example of the melodic rock sound at the end of the '80s. You can hear the influence of classic AOR bands like Journey and Loverboy as well as the hair metal sound of Poison and Winger, and considered by both press and fans of the genre a classic AOR album and one of the greatest ever. This reissue (+ 4 bonus tracks), and the remastering sounds excellent, it's certainly a lot louder and brighter than the original release.