GARY HUGHES – Decades [2-CD remastered] (2021)

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While TEN mastermind GARY HUGHES is ready to release a new solo album, Frontiers music will release this weekend “Decades“, a 2-CD best of collection encompassing his over three decades of work.
This double album offers some of the best Hughes’ songs taken from his self-titled release, “Precious Ones,” “Veritas,” and “Once and Future Kings”. It also includes some rare tracks which were originally only released in Japan on the “In Your Eyes” EP.
“Decades” is an album full of his influences and experiences in the melodic rock & AOR field, and opens the door to the past while looking to his future at the same time.

During his 30+ year musical career, Gary Hughes has established himself as one of England’s premiere melodic and hard rock singers and songwriters. He debuted in 1989, when he released his first solo album, “Big Bad Wolf” (renamed and re-released with extra tracks in 1992 as “Strength of Heart”) through the Polygram Oslo label in Germany and Norway.

In 1992, he also signed with the then newly formed indie British label Now & Then Records and his self-titled sophomore album was the first album released on that label. Three years later, Hughes and former Dare members Vinny Burns (guitar) and Greg Morgan (drums) began working on what were to be his third and fourth solo albums; however, the sessions lead to the formation of the melodic hard rock band TEN.
With TEN, he has released 14 original studio albums and in the process making the band a true cornerstone of British Melodic Hard Rock.

As a solo artist, Hughes has released two more melodic rock oriented albums, “Precious Ones” in 1998 and “Veritas” in 2007. Gary has also worked on a Rock Opera over two volumes, “Once and Future Kings,” based on King Arthur’s myths and legends. The albums were released six months apart from each other and featured the vocals of Bob Catley, Lana Lane, Doogie White, Danny Vaughn, Sean Harris, and others.
Outside of his solo material and TEN, Hughes was also heavily involved in Bob Catley’s first three solo albums, both as a producer and songwriter, as well as Hugo’s solo debut (as a producer), Vinny Burns’ solo record, and more recently with the band Serpentine.
HIGHLY Recommended


CD 1:
01 – First Light
02 – Wrecking Machine
03 – Perfect Ten
04 – In Your Eyes
05 – Veritas
06 – Dragon Island Cathedral
07 – The Night the Love Died
08 – This Thing of Beauty
09 – Seducer
10 – Look at the Rain
11 – It Must Be Love
12 – We Walk with Angels
13 – Heart of a Woman
14 – The Everlasting Light
15 – Precious Ones

CD 2:
01 – Blonde Angel
02 – I Won’t Break Your Heart
03 – Give My Love a Try
04 – The Colours of My Life
05 – Divided We Fall
06 – All I Want is You
07 – Wide Awake in Dreamland
08 – There by the Grace of the Gods (Go I)
09 – Lies
10 – The Miracle is You
11 – Be My Fantasy Tonight
12 – This Time
13 – Synchronicity
14 – All Fall Down



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