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Billy Satellite – Billy Satellite

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Monty Byrom (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
Danny Chauncey (guitar, vocals, keyboards)
Ira Walker (bass, vocals)
Tom Falletti (drums)

Produced by: Don Gehman
Engineered by: Greg Edward, Don Gehman
Mixed by : tbd
Remastered by: Jon Astley

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“SAN FRANCISCO HAS historically always been entwined with the counterculture sounds of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship and Santana. That may be all well and good, but the Bay Area has also produced a significant number of great hard rock and AOR from artists such as Eddie Money, Montrose, Journey, Night Ranger, Gamma and… Billy Satellite. Originally released in 1984, the curiously named Oakland based Billy Satellite may not have set the charts on fire but did manage to register high on the AOR Richter scale. Led by the supremely talented Monty Byrom (who went on to form successful country rockers Big House) and featuring super hot guitarist Danny Chauncey (later to join .38 Special) the band enjoyed a brief moment in the spotlight when tracks such as ‘Satisfy Me’ and ‘I Wanna Go Back’ (covered successfully in 1986 by Eddie Money) achieved wide spread airplay. Sadly, like so many other artists, the initial blast of enthusiasm was not sustainable leaving BS lost amidst a sea of competition, tied to a label unable to focus on their strengths and accomplishments. Although the band’s initial success was severely frustrated their legacy, over the years, has continued to grow with many AOR fans citing this album as one of the greatest records of its kind. Time, we think, to take another listen to this bonafide melodic rock classic.” This Special Collector’s Edition has been remastered with sound shaped from 24 but digital via POW-r technology and includes a 12 page full colour booklet with original and enhanced artwork with new photos and full involvement from the band. Also, a 4,000 Word essay on the making of the album by Dave Reynolds.

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