Omni136Frankie Laine:
Rocks And Gravel
Frankie Laine
Mr Hell Bent For Leather!

Welcome to the husky, devil-may-care world of Frankie Laine. A place where hammers strike rocks, bullets find vengeance and the sweat of the working man and the embrace of the great outdoors are lauded above all.

Born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, ‘Frankie’ inherited all the gusto and big-chested burl of his Italian antecedents and would go on to sell over 100 million records worldwide at his peak (the 1950s and early ‘60s). ‘Mr. Leather Lungs’ belted out tough but tender blue-collar tales (“That Lucky Old Sun”) and stirring western odes (“The 3:10 To Yuma”) with equal aplomb over powerful arrangements (many by John Williams - later of “Star Wars” and “Superman” fame).

Deluxe collector’s edition, lovingly curated and remastered from the original Columbia master tapes featuring exclusive liner notes, rare photos, ephemera and a host of tracks never before seen on CD.

Barrels blazing, tonsils sizzling...Frankie Laine was a wanted man!

*Remastered 2010 from the original Columbia master tapes!
*Deluxe packaging, 20 page full colour booklet with scholarly liner notes, rare photos, memorabilia etc.
*First release on CD for many tracks! 8 45 only cuts!
*28 track CD! All original recordings!

1. Rocks And Gravel
2. That Lucky Old Sun
3. The Wayfaring Stranger
4. The 3:10 To Yuma
5. Gunfight At The O.K Corral
6. Wanted Man
7. Bowie Knife
8. The Hanging Tree
9. Lonely Man
10. Old Virginny
11. Cherry Red
12. On A Monday
13. Careless Love
14. Beyond The Blue Horizon
15. Song Of The Open Road
16. The Swamp Girl
17. Journey’s End
18. Dead Man’s Hand
19. The Hard Way
20. El Diablo
21. The Moment Of Truth
22. Sixteen Tons
23. Miss Satan
24. Horses And Women
25. The Girl In The Wood
26. Ghost Riders In The Sky
27. Lonely Days Of Winter
28. I’m Gonna Live Till I Die

Executive in charge of CD reissue: David Thrussell
Layout and design: David K. Landis for Shake It Loose Graphics
Remastered 2010 by Simon Polinski at Laundry Goat Studios