A Better Road
This digital version of STEEL RIVER‘s second album A Better Road features the original band members Bob Forrester (keyboards), Rob Cockell (bass), Tony Dunning (lead Guitar) Ray Angrove (drums) and lead singer John Dudgeon and includes two hit singles: “Southbound Train” and “Mexican Lady“.
To support their albums and singles in the 70s, STEEL RIVER became an international touring success and performed on three major American tours with Humble Pie, Black Sabbath, The James Gang, Melanie, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Edgar Winters, Mountain, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, etc.
Producer and engineer Greg Hambleton signed STEEL RIVER in 1970 and recorded their first single “Ten Pound Note” (J. Telfer) at Toronto’s Sound Canada Recording Studios.
“Ten Pound Note” was the perfect song for Steel River (originally named ‘Toronto Shotgun’), an R&B oriented band managed by a Toronto school teacher Bob Beames. It became an instant smash on Greg’s Tuesday Records and Stereo Dimension Records in the States quickly followed its release in 1970 with Steel River’s first album ‘Weighin’ Heavy’ and in 1972, ‘A Better Road’.
Production: Greg Hambleton
Engineer: Terry Brown (Toronto Sound Studios)
Mix Engineer: Bob Liftin (Regent Sound)
Photo: Murray Wilson
All songs published by BELSIZE PARK MUSIC
CD and more info: A Better Road
ⓟ & © 2013 Greg Hambleton
Axe Records DL-A534