Ian McLagan's first solo album ‘Troublemaker’ got critical raves and even made the charts when it was released in 1979. This collection has been re-mastered with seven extra tracks, none of which have ever been heard before on CD.
Apart from Ian McLagan: vocals, piano & Hammond B3, the band was Johnny Lee Schell: guitars and vocals, Jim Keltner: drums, and Paul Stallworth: bass.
The album is full of great songs and performances, and features the only released recording of the New Barbarians on 'Truly', a reggae favorite. Ronnie Wood & Keith Richards on guitars, Stanley Clarke on bass, Bobby Keys on Sax, and Zigaboo Modeliste on drums. And in a separate session Ringo Starr played drums on 'Hold On’.
There are also four tracks from McLagan’s album, ‘Last Chance To Dance’, ‘Pictures Of Lily’ from a Who Tribute disc, a reworking of ‘Last Chance To Dance’ with Mac’s Texas Bump Band, and the complete 12 minute original take of ‘Truly’ with Keith and Mac’s backing vocals.