Bernie Marsden – Look At Me Now (1981)

FrontCover1Before joining the original line-up of Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden had already enjoyed an illustrious career having been guitarist in Wild Turkey, Cozy Powell’s Hammer, Babe Ruth, UFO and Paice Ashton Lord (or PAL), a band featuring ex-Deep Purple and future Whitesnake members Ian Paice on drums and Jon Lord on keyboards. After PAL, Bernie found his niche as lead guitarist for David Coverdale’s new band Whitesnake in 1978 for David’s “North Winds” tour, “Snakebite EP” and “Trouble” LP.

Bernie Marsden’s second solo LP, made whilst he was still a full-time member of Whitesnake, was originally released by EMI on their Parlophone imprint in 1981.

BernieMarsdenProduced by Bernie Marsden himself, the album features the rare non-album b-side ‘Always Love You So’ + two live tracks. (by cherry red)

Marsden’s second solo album did a little better than his first, charting at number 71 in the U.K. It wasn’t much different in style than his debut, And About Time Too, featuring as it did pretty ho-hum mainstream hard rock and unmemorable songwriting and vocals. Jon Lord, Ian Paice, and Cozy Powell were again on hand as session men.(by Richie Unterberger)

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Personnel:
Jon Lord (keyboards, synthesizer)
Bernie Marsden (guitar, vocals)
Neil Murray (bass)
Ian Paice (drums)
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John Cook (synthesizer)
Doreen Chanter (background vocals)
Irene Chanter (background vocals)
Cozy Powell (drums on 04.)
Michael Schenker (handclaps on 03.)
Simon Phillips (drums, percussion on 06., 08., 09.)

Booklet01ATracklist:
01. Look At Me Now (Marsden)
02. So Far Away (Marsden)
03. Who’s Foolin’ Who?” (Bernie Marsden)
04. Shakey Ground (Al Boyd, Eddie Hazel, Jeff Bowen)
05. Behind You Dark Eyes (Marsden) 4.42
06. Byblos Shack: Part One & Two (Marsden) 4.04
07. Thunder And Lightning (Marsden/Murray) 4.21
08. Can You Do It?”(Rock City Blues) (Marsden)
09. After All The Madness” (Bernie Marsden)
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10. Always Love You So (Single B-side) (Marsden)
11. Look At Me Now (live) (Marsden)
12. Byblos Shack (live) (Marsden)

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SinglesSingle releases

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