Rounder Records To Reissue Two George Thorogood Classics

George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Move It On Over will be remastered.

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Back in the late '70s, when a virtually unknown label by the name of Rounder Records released the eponymous debut from a band known as George Thorogood and The Destroyers, little did anyone know that the the band's roots rock would make such an impact on music fans across the board. But they did. And Rounder Records made their own large splash as part of the excitement. 

The debut came in 1977, followed by Move It On Over in 1978. From that point, there was little Thorogood and his band could do wrong as they provided radio, both FM and AM, with hit after hit.  

ThorogoodAndTheDestroyers.jpgThe first album delivered a stunning cover of John Lee Hooker's bluesy "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," continuing with "Kind-Hearted Woman" by Robert Johnson. Other classic tracks on the covers/originals album included three Thorogood originals, which proved he could craft a bad-ass song just like the masters he largely covered. 

George Thorogood and The Destroyers was followed up in 1978 with another Rounder classic, Move It On Over. Move It On Over contained the beloved radio-friendly Bo Diddley song, "Who Do You Love?," Willie Dixon's "That Same Thing," and Thorogood's signature cover of Hank Williams' "Move It On Over."  The second album did not contain one single Thorogood original on it.

ThorogoodMoveItOnOver.jpgThese two albums have been out of print for some time. However that changes on July 30 when original label, Rounder Records will re-release both in remastered form using digital transfers from the original analog master tapes. Previous remasters are more than 15 years old. While these new reissues will not contain extra tracks (the ten from each album are fiery enough), the new remasters will open up the stage on these Thorogood classics.

And you get to revitalize your Thorogood library. What's not to like?!

Thank you, Rounder!  Would sure love to see some vinyl though.

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Matt Rowe began his life with an AM radio, listening to anything that was considered music. Since, he has labored intently to build a collection of music, paring it down, rebuilding, and refining as he sees fit. His decided goal is to keep up with new music by panning for the nuggets among literal mountains…

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