Location: EUROPE: United Kingdom
Genre: Roots Rock
Influences: HANK WILLIAMS, RAY CHARLES , BOB DYLAN
Frankie Miller’s brand new album ‘Double Take’ features his greatest unreleased songs, recorded with a host of very special guests including Elton John, Kid Rock Rod Stewart, Steve Cropper, Francis Rossi, Paul Carrack, , Bonnie Tyler, Kim Carnes & Willie Nelson, alongside Frankie’s original vocal.
Double Take will be available in UK on Sept 30th 2016 on CD, CD+DVD and 2LP formats. USA Release 11th Nov 2016
Music fans should need no introduction to Frankie Miller the man described by Rod Stewart as, one of the greatest white singers, but for the uninitiated, heres a brief synopsis. Frankie recorded nine chart albums for the Chrysalis and Mercury labels between 1972 - 1986 which yielded between them the hit singles, Be Good To Yourself and Darlin. He is one of the legends of the British music scene, with a powerful voice that has drawn numerous comparisons. His distinctive voice and song writing ability have earned him the respect of his peers and that is reflected in the number of world renowned artists, including The Eagles, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Cher, Clint Black, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings , Bellamy Brothers, Bob Seger, Delbert McClinton and Ray Charles, are among some of the artistes who have covered his songs.
"Long Way Home" is an album of previously unreleased material. The album showcases Frankies legendary vocal talents as well as focusing on Frankie the songwriter. One number, Youre The Star was a hit single for Rod Stewart.
The album features appearances from, amongst others, Joe Walsh, Nicky Hopkins of The Jeff Beck Group and Ian Wallace (King Crimson / Bob Dylan), who alongside Chrissie Stewart made up the band Fire And Brimstone. The numbers included here from this line up include the much sought after Guilty Of The Crime which was recorded by The Eagles. Frankie the interpreter is highlighted on the albums two cover versions, The Rose the song made famous by Bette Midler in the film of the same name and Hell Have To Go previously immortalised by country legend Jim Reeves.
December 2011 "After All I Live My Life" sung & written by Miller was chosen by Johnny Depp (who is a Frankie Miller fan) as the closing song of Depp's latest movie "The Rum Diary".
"After All I Live My Life" is from the new Chrysalis boxset "Frankie Miller That's Who"