With vocals soaked in blues and soul, Hughes has fronted many legendary rock acts, including Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Hughes-Thrall, Trapeze and Black Country Communion.
Disc One - Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK 17th November 1995: Part 1:
2. 'Big Time'
3. 'The Liar'
4. 'Muscle And Blood'
5. 'You Are The Music'
6. 'Your Love Is Alright'
8. 'This Time Around'
9. 'Coast To Coast'
Disc Two - Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK 17th November 1995: Part 2:
1. 'Way Back To The Bone'
2. 'First Step Of Love''
3. 'You Fool No One'
4. 'You Keep On Moving'
5. 'Gettin' Tighter'
Spread across two discs, the set (at a venue named for the 10th Century English noblewoman who founded the city) kicks off with songs from what were Glenn’s more recent solo offerings, with the young Gary Moore-esque rocker ‘Big Time’, his pure, unadulterated vocal power on ‘The Liar’ and the funky rockin' blues of ‘Push’, before Trapeze classics such as the near nine minute slow burnin' blues of ‘Coast To Coast’ and AOR beauty ‘Way Back To The Bone’.
It wouldn’t be a Glenn show without featuring Deep Purple Mk3 and Mk4 hits, with his own personal takes on the excellent ‘This Time Around’ and ‘You Keep On Moving,’ his AOR cut of ‘Gettin’ Tighter’ (from 1975’s Come Taste The Band), a quiet blistering ‘You Fool No One’ and then two of DP's early hits, title tracks from both their 1974 albums, 'Burn' and massively-engaging 'Stormbringer.'
The following day Glenn made a live appearance at the more intimate LA2 in London, on 18th November 1995 (CD3).
Disc Three - Astoria 2, London, 18th November 1995:
1. 'Big Time'
2. 'Muscle And Blood'
3. 'You Are The Music'
4. 'Your Love Is Alright'
6. 'Coast To Coast'
7. 'Way Back To The Bone'
8. 'First Step Of Love'
9. 'You Fool No One'
10. 'Gettin' Tighter'
Unsurprisingly, much of the set replicates that from Wolverhampton, and no bad thing as Glenn revisits songs from across his long and varied musical journey, from Trapeze to Purple to his solo renaissance in the 1990s.
Stand out cuts here, not mentioned for the live discs above, include the near 8 minute, slow and smoky blues of 'Coast To Coast,' the full on guitar blues of 'Your Love Is Alright,' and the frenetic, and at times funky guitar onslaught of 'Gettin' Tighter.'
13 years later saw Glenn performing an exclusive acoustic show at Esquires in Bedford on 3rd May 2008 (CD4), celebrating the 40th anniversary of Deep Purple.
Disc Four - Esquires, Bedford, UK 3rd May 2008:
1. 'Coast To Coast'
2. 'I Found A Woman'
4. 'It's About Time'
6. 'This Time Around / Owed To "G"'
7. 'Will Our Love End'
8. 'Nights In White Satin'
9. 'Don't Let Me Bleed'
10. 'Holy Man'
11. 'You Keep On Moving'
As well as the expected Purple classics, such as the near 10 minute, Hammond-led rock blues of ‘Mistreated’, ‘This Time Around’ / ‘Owed to “G”', the gorgeous mid-tempo, gentle rock ambiance of ‘Holy Man’, ‘You Keep On Moving’ and ‘Stormbringer’, Glenn also includes a rare airing of his debut solo single, a quite stunning, reaching at times, horn-influenced rock ballad ‘I Found A Woman’ (from his debut solo LP, Play Me Out).
Also including a cover of The Moody Blues’ ‘Nights In White Satin,’ this live set comes complete with his near 8 minute 'Seafull,' a cut that almost begs to be an instrumental, yet still features moments of lyrics.
The final two discs feature a show recorded at the Spring & Airbrake, Belfast on 9th October 2010 (CD5 & 6).
Disc Five - Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, NI 9th October 2010: Part 1:
1. 'Muscle And Blood'
2. 'Touch My Life'
4. 'Sail Away'
6. 'You Kill Me'
7. 'Can't Stop The Flood'
9. 'Don't Let Me Bleed'
Disc Six - Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, NI 9th October 2010: Part 2:
1. 'Keepin' Time'
2. 'Steppin' On'
3. 'Soul Mover'
Kicking off with Hughes–Thrall’s killer rocker ‘Muscle And Blood’ (which comes from their self-titled album of 1982, and which, quite possible, showcases Hughes vocal reach at its absolute finest), the solo songs such as the foot-tappin' rocker ‘Orion’ (from Soul Mover), the guitar wizardry of ‘You Kill Me’ (from The Way It Is), and the SRV approach to ‘Can’t Stop The Flood’ (from Building The Machine) are included in a show that climaxes with the title track to the Addiction album, and finally, of course, Deep Purple’s 'Burn'.
Whilst every effort has been made to produce the best possible audio, limitations in the material drawn from various, non-standard, and unofficial sources means that the quality may not be up to the standard usually expected.
All tracks have been included for their historical importance, and to present an alternative anthology of Glenn Hughes live on stage from 1995-2010.
Purple Records have also reissued expanded collections of Glenn’s solo catalogue, including Play Me Out, Feel, Addiction, The Way It Is, Return Of Crystal Karma and Building The Machine.
Glenn Hughes also appears on the reissued 3CD set of 1974’s The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper’s Feast by Roger Glover And Friends, also on Purple Records.