2003 Various – Influences & Connections, Mr. Big

Mr. Big is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1988. The band is a quartet composed of Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass guitar), and Pat Torpey (drums); The band is noted especially for their musicianship, and scored a number of hits. Their songs were often marked by strong vocals and vocal harmonies. Their hits include “To Be with You” (a number one single in 15 countries in 1992) and “Just Take My Heart”.

Mr. Big have remained active and popular for over two decades, despite internal conflicts and changing music trends. They broke up in 2002, but after requests from fans, they reunited in 2009; their first tour was in Japan, in June 2009. To date, Mr. Big has released eight studio albums, the latest being …The Stories We Could Tell (2014).

The band takes its name from the song by Free, which was eventually covered by the band on their 1993 album, Bump Ahead.

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Tracks

1 Mr Big 5:02
2 Take Cover 5:28
3
Colorado Bulldog 4:42
4 Wild World 5:03
5 Price You Gotta Pay 4:03
6 Promise Her The Moon 4:35
7 Addicted To That Rush 5:09
8 Just Take My Heart 3:46
9 Shine 4:32
10 Crawl Over Me 5:15
11 To Be With You 4:10
12 Green Tinted Sixties Mind 3:39
13 Daddy Brother Lover Little Boy 4:08

1 Mr Big

Bass Billy Sheehan
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar Richie Kotzen
Vocals Paul Rodgers

2 Take Cover

Bass Chuck Wright
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar (solo) Ty Tabor
Guitar Lanny Cordola
Background Vocals Pat Torpey
Vocals Doug Pinnick

3 Colorado Bulldog

Bass Tim Bogert
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar (solo) Marty Friedman
Guitar Lanny Cordola
Background Vocals Billy Sheehan
Background Vocals Pat Torpey
Vocals Joe Lynn Turner

4 Wild World

Bass Chuck Wright
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar Lanny Cordola
Acoustic Guitar Richie Kotzen
Background Vocals Debby Holiday
Vocals John Waite

5 Price You Gotta Pay

Bass Chuck Wright
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Lanny Cordola
Background Vocals Pat Torpey
Vocals Glenn Hughes

6 Promise Her The Moon

Bass Chuck Wright
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar Lanny Cordola
Vocals Ann Wilson

7 Addicted To That Rush

Bass Chuck Wright
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar (solo) Billy Sheehan
Guitar Richie Kotzen
Harmonica Teddy Andreas
Background Vocals Pat Torpey
Vocals Billy Sheehan

8 Just Take My Heart

Bass Chuck Wright
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar (solo) Gene Black
Guitar Lanny Cordola
Background Vocals Pat Torpey
Background Vocals Billy Sheehan
Vocals Mickey Thomas

9 Shine

Bass Keanu Reeves
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar (solo) Stevie Salas
Guitar Lanny Cordola
Background Vocals Pat Torpey
Vocals Bret Domrose

10 Crawl Over Me

Bass Chuck Wright
Drums Matt Sorum
Guitar (solo) Lanny Cordola
Background Vocals Matt Sorum
Vocals Pat Torpey

11 To Be With You

Bass Chuck Wright
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar (solo) Stevie Salas
Guitar Gene Black
Guitar Lanny Cordola
Background Vocals Pat Torpey
Vocals Richie Kotzen

12 Green Tinted Sixties Mind

Bass Chuck Wright
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar (solo) Gene Black
Background Vocals Pat Torpey
Vocals Donnie Vie

13 Daddy Brother Lover Little Boy

Bass Tim Bogert
Drums Pat Torpey
Guitar (solo) Yngwie Malmsteen
Guitar Lanny Cordola
Background Vocals Billy Sheehan
Background Vocals Pat Torpey
Vocals Joe Lynn Turner