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10 February 2015

Reissued with new artwork, sleevenotes and also on vinyl

Cadiz Music are delighted to announce the reissue of “The Best Of Wilko Johnson” on [Cat No. CADIZCD130] on 2 June 2014. Originally available as 2 standard jewelcase CDs, this collection is now being released as a 2CD Digipack and 2LP Gatefold 180gm vinyl. (LP1 red vinyl, LP2 black vinyl). “The Best Of Wilko Johnson” now comes complete with all new artwork and liner notes from the inimitable Charles Shaar Murray.

These two volumes presents the finest recordings of one of the most idiosyncratic and iconic guitarists in Rock history, Wilko Johnson, founding member of seminal UK Rock/R&B act Dr Feelgood and member of Ian Dury And The Blockheads. Included are key tracks from both Wilko's time with Dr. Feelgood and also his long and successful solo career. Much has been said about of late about Wilko, and, with his customary verve (somehow riffing on Schrödinger's Cat!) Charles Shaar Murray places him in context. He also makes the point that Wilko’s place in both the pantheon of British Rock, but more importantly the hearts and minds of the people whom his music has touched, is safe. “You will, I hope, have noticed that I’m writing about Wilko in the present tense. That’s not only because he’s still — thankfully; YAY WILK! — alive as I write, but also because that is how, I hope, he will always exist for me, whether or not he is, at any given moment, technically walking, breathing, laughing, paying his taxes and making that black-and-red Telecaster go KLANK.”

TRACKLISTING
Disc 1: 1. Some Kind Of Hero / 2. Back In The Night / 3. Cairo Blues / 4. Paradise / 5. Keep On Loving You / 6. Come Back And Love Me / 7. When I'm Gone / 8. Ice On The Motorway / 9. She's Good Like That / 10. The Beautiful Madrilena / 11. Sneaking Suspicion / 12. Underneath Orion.

Disc 2:
1. All Right / 2. Barbed Wire Blues / 3. Roxette / 4. Down By The Waterside / 5. Dr Dupree / 6. Living In The Heart Of Love / 7. Turned 21 / 8. I Really Love Your Rock 'n' Roll / 9. I Keep It To Myself / 10. The Hook / 11. Twenty Yards Behind / 12. Out In The Traffic / 13. She Does It Right

Wilko Johnson is a true original; an English maverick; a talent to be cherished. “The Best Of Wilko Johnson” shows in emphatic style just why he matters so much.

For more information contact Chris Hewlett PR on chris@chrishewlett.com or 0845 601 2833

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