John Waite, the popular British singer/songwriter/performer who brought you immortal songs such as the smash Billboard #1 hit “Missing You”, “Change” and “When I See You Smile” (with Bad English) is back with “In Real Time” – a live album capturing the energy of his new live show and his renewed love for Rock Music.
“In Real Time” is an electrifying new live CD recorded on tour during 2009 with John Waite’s super-charged three-piece band. The album will hit stores on May 14th in Europe on Frontiers Records. Classic hits like “Change,” “Missing You,” The Babys’ “Back On My Feet Again” and “Head First”, Bad English’s “Best Of What I Got” and “When I See You Smile” and even a blistering version of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” take on entirely new lives in their raw forms on the spontaneously delicious “In Real Time”.
“It’s a lot of the hits played how we play them live,” Waite says of “In Real Time”. “It’s like late 60’s rock in London when it was performance driven, prior to becoming commercialized – back in the days when everybody got in a transit van, sat on the amps and drove for hours to the next gig. When I set out to do this record, I wanted to simplify it down to what I remember rock and roll being as a kid – a three-piece band with a singer – so it’s very raw and right on the edge.”
John Waite recorded five albums with The Babys before launching a solo career with “Ignition”, a record which spawned the MTV/rock radio staple “Change”, only to be surpassed later by one of the greatest pop/rock ballads of all time – “Missing You”.
In the late 80’s, John Waite continued his success with supergroup Bad English. Along with a succession of Billboard Hot 100 hits he achieved the #1 position, once again, with the band’s single, “When I See You Smile”.
John Waite has released nine studio albums to date and is currently writing for and working on an all new original material record expected sometime in 2010.
“In Real Time” includes the following songs:
* Bonus Track
John Waite: Lead Vox, Rhythm Guitar on “In Dreams” & “When I See You Smile”
Tim Hogan: Bass Guitar
Luis Maldonado: Lead Guitar, Backing Vox
Billy Wilkes: Drums, Backing Vox