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

Media

Musicians

1 Mr Big

BassBilly Sheehan
DrumsPat Torpey
GuitarRichie Kotzen
VocalsPaul Rodgers


2 Take Cover

BassChuck Wright
DrumsPat Torpey
Guitar (solo)Ty Tabor
GuitarLanny Cordola
Background VocalsPat Torpey
VocalsDoug Pinnick


3 Colorado Bulldog

BassTim Bogert
DrumsPat Torpey
Guitar (solo)Marty Friedman
GuitarLanny Cordola
Background VocalsBilly Sheehan
Background VocalsPat Torpey
VocalsJoe Lynn Turner


4 Wild World

BassChuck Wright
DrumsPat Torpey
GuitarLanny Cordola
Acoustic GuitarRichie Kotzen
Background VocalsDebby Holiday
VocalsJohn Waite

 

5 Price You Gotta Pay

BassChuck Wright
DrumsPat Torpey
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
GuitarLanny Cordola
Background VocalsPat Torpey
VocalsGlenn Hughes

 

6 Promise Her The Moon

BassChuck Wright
DrumsPat Torpey
GuitarLanny Cordola
VocalsAnn Wilson


7 Addicted To That Rush

BassChuck Wright
DrumsPat Torpey
Guitar (solo)Billy Sheehan
GuitarRichie Kotzen
HarmonicaTeddy Andreas
Background VocalsPat Torpey
VocalsBilly Sheehan


8 Just Take My Heart

BassChuck Wright
DrumsPat Torpey
Guitar (solo)Gene Black
GuitarLanny Cordola
Background VocalsPat Torpey
Background VocalsBilly Sheehan
VocalsMickey Thomas


9 Shine

BassKeanu Reeves
DrumsPat Torpey
Guitar (solo)Stevie Salas
GuitarLanny Cordola
Background VocalsPat Torpey
VocalsBret Domrose

 

10 Crawl Over Me

BassChuck Wright
DrumsMatt Sorum
Guitar (solo)Lanny Cordola
Background VocalsMatt Sorum
VocalsPat Torpey


11 To Be With You

BassChuck Wright
DrumsPat Torpey
Guitar (solo)Stevie Salas
GuitarGene Black
GuitarLanny Cordola
Background VocalsPat Torpey
VocalsRichie Kotzen

 

12 Green Tinted Sixties Mind

BassChuck Wright
DrumsPat Torpey
Guitar (solo)Gene Black
Background VocalsPat Torpey
VocalsDonnie Vie


13 Daddy Brother Lover Little Boy

BassTim Bogert
DrumsPat Torpey
Guitar (solo)Yngwie Malmsteen
GuitarLanny Cordola
Background VocalsBilly Sheehan
Background VocalsPat Torpey
VocalsJoe Lynn Turner

Liner Notes

Producer – Billy Sheehan, Pat Regan, Pat Torpey
Executive-Producer – Henry Marx, Jonathan Platt, Mike Faley, Pat Regan

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CD-Maximum
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Frontiers Records
Copyright (c) – Frontiers Records
Licensed From – Frontiers Records