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Bernie’s Final Fling

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Bernie Torme’s posthumous live album aptly named Final Fling will be released on November 25, 2022. It was recorded in December 2018 at the Barnroom Studios in Kent, England. Bernie passed away on March 17, 2019 after being hospitalized with virulent double pneumonia.

“Wild West” was recorded by Bernie and his final trio lineup (featuring bass player Sy Morton and drummer Mik Gaffney) live at Bernie’s Barnroom studio after the end of Tormé’s sadly prophetic The Final Fling tour in 2018. The run was a huge success, and with the band in dazzling form night after night, the trio soon began to regret the decision not to record any of the shows, so with the set fresh in their minds, the band loaded the gear into the live room and set up one more time to run through a set of classics numbers, spanning Tormé’s storied career. The energy and power is evident from the first crack of Mik’s snare drum as Tormé and company power through “Wild West”.

  1. Intro
  2. Wild West
  3. Come The Revolution
  4. No Easy Way
  5. Turn Out The Lights
  6. Flow
  7. Star
  8. Motor Daddy
  9. Stoneship
  10. Drum Solo / Jameson Break
  11. Rocky Road From Dublin
  12. Can’t Beat Rock ‘n’ Roll
  13. Trouble
  14. New Orleans
  15. Summertime Blues
  16. Mr Crowley
  17. Crazy Train

Mixed and mastered by Eric Tormey
Artwork by Tuli Tormey

Guitar & Vocals: Bernie Tormé
Bass & Vocals: Sy Morton
Drums: Mik Gaffney

The album will be available as a deluxe package at £38 (includes CD, t-shirt, woven patch, and enamel star badge), a standalone CD for £15 (tri-fold digipack with 12 page booklet), and digital download for £13. All formats can be preordered via Bandcamp.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

2 Comments to “Bernie’s Final Fling”:

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    Oh my, hearing Bernie solo and his gyrations with the guitar as well as all those noises and squeaks that became his trademark sure brings back memories of seeing him with GILLAN!

    The Hendrix Punk. Pity he’s gone.

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    Ivica says:


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