07 May 2018

MR. BIG – ‘Live From Milan’ : new live album & Blu-Ray OUT 13.07.18

MR. BIG

‘Live From Milan’ 

new live album

out 13.07.18

[Frontiers]

2xCD+Blu-Ray / 3xLP / digital

ALBUM PRE-ORDER LINK

http://radi.al/MrBigLiveFromMilan

VIDEO FOR ‘ALIVE AND KICKIN’’

Following the release of their 2017 album, ‘Defying Gravity’, Mr. Big set out on a tour that took them all 

over the world to promote it. Anyone who has ever had the distinct pleasure of seeing the band perform

is aware that their virtuoso musicianship and incredible vocals are on full display in a live setting.

By this time, drummer Pat Torpey’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease had been made public, but he

toured with the band regardless and sat behind the drum kit for select songs, while also providing

backing vocals and percussion on other tracks when Matt Starr was taking his turn on the kit.

Recorded at a show in Italy, ‘Live From Milan’ boasts a track listing that will surely satisfy both long-term

and newer fans of the band, and of course contains bass and guitar solos from the always entertaining

and awe inspiring Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert respectively.

Sadly, this would be one of Pat Torpey’s last performances with the band as he passed away from 

complications due to Parkinson’s in early 2018. This set thus captures a special moment in time for the 

band while also serving as a ‘greatest hits’ of sorts as they play all the classic songs from their early 

albums as well as material from newer releases.

“The gig was packed, really no room to breathe and it was steaming hot in there but the energy and 

vibe that I was feeling from the guys in the band was that we were going to lean into it. I know that 

sounds cliché coming from me but it was true, there was no holding back. I’ve seen the video of this 

concert dozens of times now and it’s us, hard and heavy and still kicking out the jams,” says frontman 

Eric Martin.

Formed in 1988, Mr. Big have produced numerous hit songs ranging across an array of rock genres – 

be it ballads, heavy metal, or blues rock. Their hits include ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Just Take My Heart’ 

and ‘To Be With You’ (no. 1 in 15 countries in 1991-1992, no. 3 in the UK).

 

‘Live From Milan’

TRACKLIST

CD1

1  Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy

2  American Beauty

3  Undertow

4  Alive And Kickin’

 Temperamental

6  Just Take My Heart

7  Take Cover

8  Green-Tinted Sixties Mind

9  Everybody Needs A Little Trouble

10  Price You Gotta Pay

11  Paul’s Solo

12  Open Your Eyes

13  Wild World

14  Damn I’m In Love Again

CD2

1  Rock And Roll Over

2  Around The World

3  Billy’s Solo

4  Addicted To That Rush

5  To Be With You

6  1992

7  Colorado Bulldog

8  Defying Gravity

BLU-RAY

1  Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy

2  American Beauty

3  Undertow

4  Alive And Kickin’

5  Temperamental

6  Just Take My Heart

7  Take Cover

8  Green-Tinted Sixties Mind

9  Everybody Needs A Little Trouble

10  Price You Gotta Pay

11  Paul’s Solo

12  Open Your Eyes

13  Wild World

14  Damn I’m In Love Again

15  Rock And Roll Over

16  Around The World

17  Billy’s Solo

18  Addicted To That Rush

19  To Be With You

20  1992

21  Colorado Bulldog

22  Defying Gravity

RECORDED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio, Andrea Seveso and Michel Assalini

MIXED BY: Jay Ruston

ASSISTANT ENGINEER: John Douglass

MASTERED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio

MR. BIG

Eric Martin – lead vocals & acoustic guitar
Paul Gilbert – guitar & vocals
Billy Sheehan – bass & vocals
Pat Torpey – drums, percussion & vocals
Matt Starr –- drums & vocals

REVIEWS OF ‘DEFYING GRAVITY’

“Possibly the freshest sounding album Mr. Big have made in years. Defiant indeed.”

PLANET ROCK

“A band who still relish bouncing musical ideas around for the buzz of creativity.”

POWERPLAY

“Continues the quality rock we have come to expect from this inspired band.”

ROCK SOCIETY

“Song wise it’s great. But it’s the unpredictable side to this album that I’m loving.”

METAL TALK