CHRIS THOMPSON – The Final Round (2023)

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Best known for his work as the vocalist and guitarist on many hits for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, as well as featuring on the classic Jeff Wayne concept album “War of the Worlds”, CHRIS THOMPSON is also a noted songwriter (penning among other songs the smash hit ‘You’re the Voice’ for John Farnham).
Thompson is ushering in the final round of his music career and embarked on a big farewell tour with his Mads Eriksen Band for the last time: “The Final Round”. At the beginning of 2020, one of the last remaining veterans of “classic rock” announced his official departure from the music business.
The Brit, who grew up in New Zealand, had set himself the goal of performing again in all the halls, clubs and festivals that have accompanied him over the last few years, a tour that included about 100 concerts worldwide.

The Final Round” documents Chris Thompson impressive ability to perform the most varied rock styles with ease, featuring a very good selection of songs. This recording obviously highlights his voice, but also the tight band behind him, a bunch of talented players including excellent Norwegian guitarist Mads Eriksen.
Highly Recommended


1 – Waiter There’s A Yawn In My Ear
2 – Demolition Man
3 – You Angel You
4 – Angels At My Gate
5 – Messin’
6 – For You
7 – Father Of Day
8 – Martha’s Madman
9 – Woe Is Me
10 – Chicago Institute
11 – Whole Lot To Give
12 – Buddah
13 – Don’t Kill It Carol
14 – Blinded By The Light
15 – For You (Reprise)
16 – The Mighty Quinn
17 – You’re The Voice
18 – Davy’s On The Road Again

Chris Thompson: vocals
Mads Eriksen: guitar
Frank Hovland: bass
Gunnar Bjelland: keys
Zsolt Meszaros: drums



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1 Response

  1. Ray V says:

    Cool. THX! I’m surprised he did not do at least one of the 3 hits he had with his band NIGHT (along with Stevie Lange–Mutt’s wife).

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