While preparing for brand new European tour, Mike Tramp, former singer of WHITE LION and FREAK OF NATURE, decided to look through his archives and compile some of the songs that were either demoed or recorded during the sessions of his solo-albums and simply were "left behind" for various reasons. Hence the title of the new album, "Songs I Left Behind", due on December 6 via Frontiers Records.
"Looking back at it, it is not that these songs are any better or worse than the material that ended up on the albums but they simply did not make it on the albums at that time," says Tramp. "Sometimes a song just does not fit the sequence or the mood of the album even though it is a great song. Listening back to them I realized that this material was still better than a lot of the albums that are being released today and also felt that I had to get these out of the way before I could start working on new material."
Ranging back from 1992 to 2002, these songs are unique and classic and will leave any Tramp fan beaming with happiness. The CD serves as a welcome bridge to the next studio album, which will be released in 2005 on Frontiers Records.
"Songs I Left Behind" track listing:
01. Sometimes (mp3 sample)
02. Do It While You Can (mp3 sample)
03. Over And Out (mp3 sample)
04. Love Won't Wait On Me
05. If I Was Real
06. One For Anger, Two For Pain
07. Before The Night
08. I Won't Walk Away
09. Show Me
10. I'll Be There
11. I Don't Believe Anymore
12. What If I
13. Love Me Somebody
14. Think About The Times
15. Falling Down
In the meanwhile, the European tour started finally last week with guitar ace Lance Keltner joining the Tramp ship.
"This set will feature many songs I couldn't do on earlier tours and is also the longest set we have played so far," says Tramp who is thrilled to have such a killer band also featuring Kasper Foss on drums and Claus Langeskov on bass.
Remaining MIKE TRAMP solo dates:
Oct. 19 - Hamburg, GER @ Logo
Oct. 20 - Munich, GER @ Garage
Oct. 21 - Stuttgart, GER @ Röhre
Oct. 22 - Berlin, GER @ Quasimodo
Oct. 23 - Bochum, GER @ Matrix
Oct. 24 - Uster, SWI @ Rock City
Oct. 25 - Frankfurt, GER @ Nachtleben
Oct. 26 - Hellendoorn, NETH @ De Lantaarn
Oct. 27 - Verviers, BEL @ Spirit of 66
Oct. 28 - Paris, FRA @ Le Plan
Oct. 29 - London, UK @ Underworld
Oct. 30 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
Oct. 31 - Newcastle, UK @ Trillians
Nov. 04 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Pumpehuset
Nov. 06 - Vordingborg, DEN @ Stars