Mr Big

Defying Gravity (Regular Edition) Defying Gravity (Box Set - Limited Edition) Defying Gravity (Deluxe Edition) Defying Gravity (Vinyl Edition)

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Mr Big​'s new album, DEFYING GRAVITY deftly showcases that patented MR. BIG blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut "Open Your Eyes" to the harmony-laden wonderment of "Damn I'm in Love Again" to the grateful/wistful nostalgia of "1992" (recalling the days when the band was flying high atop the singles charts with their international #1 smash "To Be With You") to the barnburning slide-blues closer, "Be Kind." Overall, DEFYING GRAVITY is prime evidence that the only thing MR. BIG remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence.

Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert​ (guitars), Billy Sheehan​ (bass) and Pat Torpey​ (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.

“It was great to get back in the studio with our original producer, Kevin Elson,” says guitarist Paul Gilbert. “Kevin recorded all of our original classic albums from the ‘80s and ‘90s, and we immediately felt that magic chemistry with him on DEFYING GRAVITY. We basically played live in the studio. Over the years, we’ve all had a chance to experiment with every recording technique possible, but it’s still always the best just to play together as a band. Most of my guitar solos were tracked live with the band. I’ve worked hard on my improvisation in the last few years, and it really paid off on this record…both melodically, and on the face-melting stuff.”

DEFYING GRAVITY is the follow-up to 2014’s THE STORIES WE COULD TELL (Frontiers Music Srl), which Ultimate-Guitar.com​ described as “An exceptional offering of accelerated hard rock from one of the more dominant ‘supergroups’ of the late 1980s, MR. BIG return with a vengeance on THE STORIES WE COULD TELL.”

MR. BIG is gearing up for the launch their latest worldwide tour which starts May 31 in Milwaukee, WI at the Potowatami Casino. For all the latest tour dates, fans should check the band’s official website: www.mrbigsite.com

“2017 is filling up quickly with tour dates all around the world,” proclaims Gilbert. “I can’t wait to play the new songs, and of course our favorites from the old days like ‘Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy’ ‘Just Take My Heart,’ ‘Green Tinted Sixties Mind,’ ‘Wild World,’ and ‘To Be With You.’”

Tracklist

1. Open Your Eyes
2. Defying Gravity
3. Everybody Needs a Little Trouble
4. Damn I’m In Love Again
5. Mean to Me
6. Nothing Bad (About Feeling Good)
7. Forever and Back
8. She’s All Coming Back to Me Now
9. 1992
10. Nothing At All
11. Be Kind

For Fans Of

Winger, Extreme, White Lion, FIrehouse

Home Market

Los Angeles, CA - United States

Album Details

Artist

Mr Big

Album Title

Defying Gravity (Regular Edition)

Street Date

07/21/2017

Order Due Date

06/23/2017

Discount

5% (ends 07/27/2017)

Genre

Rock/Hard

Label

Frontiers Music Srl

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

8024391080528

Box Lot

25

Catalog #

FRCD805

Album Details

Artist

Mr Big

Album Title

Defying Gravity (Box Set - Limited Edition)

Street Date

08/18/2017

Order Due Date

07/21/2017

Genre

Rock/Hard

Label

Frontiers Music Srl

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD99

UPC

8024391080566

Box Lot

5

Catalog #

FRBS805

Album Details

Artist

Mr Big

Album Title

Defying Gravity (Deluxe Edition)

Street Date

07/21/2017

Order Due Date

06/23/2017

Discount

5% (ends 07/27/2017)

Genre

Rock/Hard

Label

Frontiers Music Srl

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD16

UPC

8024391080542

Box Lot

20

Catalog #

FRCDVD805

Album Details

Artist

Mr Big

Album Title

Defying Gravity (Vinyl Edition)

Street Date

08/18/2017

Order Due Date

07/21/2017

Genre

Rock/Hard

Label

Frontiers Music Srl

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP20

UPC

8024391080559

Box Lot

20

Catalog #

FRLP805

Tour Dates

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