George Thorogood and the Destroyers' 'Live in Boston, 1982' album now due out December 18 - Music News - ABC News

The release of the recently announced expanded version of George Thorogood and the DestroyersLive in Boston, 1982 album, which originally hit stores in 2010, has been moved from December 4 to December 18.

The reissue, titled Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert, will be available as a two-CD set, a four-LP vinyl collection and digitally. It features the entire set that Thorogood and his band played at the Bradford Ballroom on November 23, 1982, including 12 performances not included on the original release. READ MORE


George Thorogood – Photo Credit: David Dobson

Craft Recordings has announced a comprehensive reissue of George Thorogood and The Destroyers’ Live in Boston, 1982 album.

Newly remastered by the GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Blakemore, the 27-track Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert captures the band’s fiery set in its entirety, including spoken introductions.

Plus, the release includes 12 previously unreleased tracks (including performances of “Bad to the Bone,” “Who Do You Love?, ”“Cocaine Blues,” and “Ride on Josephine”) and marks the first time the set will be available on vinyl.


Morning Star Online in the UK

Thorogood’s band made their triumphant return to Boston’s Bradford Ballroom on November 23 1982, with this 27 song blistering set — captured by Guy Charbonneau, in his Le Mobile remote recording truck.

By Henry Yates (Classic Rock)

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George Thorogood’s ode to brawlin’ and heart breakin’ Bad To The Bone was inspired by The Rolling Stones and almost recorded by Bo Diddley. Surprisingly, it was never a big hit.

In the summer of 1981, a white bluesman called George Thorogood, from Delaware, watched a Rolling Stones concert from the wings, and asked himself what they had that he didn’t. 

Thorogood and his band – at that time drummer Jeff Simon and bassist Bill Blough – had enjoyed sufficient success with their debut album to be invited to open for the Stones on that US tour. Unfortunately, Thorogood’s schoolboy fantasy was being soured by the muted audience reaction to his set of blues standards. 

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