SOLAR MUSIC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
THE N E W ALBUM
by B L U E S I M A G E
FEATURING LEGENDARY GUITARIST
M I K E P I N E R A
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
Pat Travers ... Jonathan Cain (Journey)
Charlie DeChant (Hall & Oates)
and Tommy Calton (Jon Anderson)
ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT
with M I K E P I N E R A
and Grammy Award Producer
TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY
Solar Music is pleased to announce the new album ‘NEXT VOYAGE’ by Blues Image featuring Mike Pinera. The album features new recordings of the band’s classics like “Ride Captain Ride” with orchestra, “In A Gada Da Vida” with the BB King Horn section, and guest appearances from Pat Travers, Jonathan Cain of Journey, and many more!
Blues Image is an American Blues Rock band formed in Tampa, Florida in 1966 by singer-guitarist Mike Pinera. The band moved to Miami in 1968, where they were instrumental in helping promoters form the most innovative music venue in South Florida, Thee Image. Blues Image became the house band at the club, which featured bands like Cream, The Grateful Dead, and Blood, Sweat & Tears. The band moved to Los Angeles and signed with Atco Records, releasing their self-titled debut album in February 1969. Their second album, Open (April 1970), included the single “Ride Captain Ride”, written by Pinera and Skip Konte. Pinera left the band to join Iron Butterfly in the fall of 1969. The song “Ride Captain Ride” has been used in many films over the years.
The new 2023 release from Blues Image, featuring original guitarist and vocalist Mike Pinera who also went on to perform with Iron Butterfly. Early Bird Vinyl Presale includes a free digital download and a bonus track, available immediately after order.
The album features new recordings of the band’s classics like “Ride Captain Ride” with orchestra, “In A Gada Da Vida” with the BB King Horn section, and guest appearances from Pat Travers, Jonathan Cain of Journey, and many more!
Pressed on 180 Gram vinyl with colored sleeve, the LPs are projected to ship in late May based on our manufacturer’s current production estimate.
1. Butterfly Bleu …
2. Something to Say …
3. Love Is The Answer …
4. Isla …
5. Leaving My Troubles Behind …
6. In A Gada Da Vida …
7. Fugue / Paid My Dues …
8. Captain’s Suite (Next Harbor / Ride Captain Ride / Safe Harbor / Ride Captain Ride) …
Mike Pinera – Guitar and vocals
Tim Franklin – Bass and vocals
Eddie Metz Jr. and Greg Alban – Drums
Michael Franklin – Keyboards and vocals
Pat Travers – Guitar
Jonathan Cain of Journey – Wurlitzer
Charlie DeChant – Saxophone
Tommy Calton – Guitar
Steady Joseph – Percussion
Randie Paul – soloist on Love is the Answer
Suzie Park – soloist on Something to Say
Naomi Bradshaw – soloist on Pay My Dues
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Iron Butterfly with Pinera* & Rhino* - Metamorphosis 1970
Isla — Mike Pinera 1977
"Come And Get It" 1977
Forever, Mike Pinera 1979
In The Garden Of Eden — Mike Pinera 1996
Timeless — Mike Pinera 2017
Singles & EPs
Alone With You — Mike Pinera 1977
Goodnight My Love — Mike Pinera 1979
Can't You Believe / I Am The Bubble — Mike Pinera 1979
Forever, Mike Pinera — Mike Pinera 1980
Mike Pinera / Anthony Rios - Someone Like You / Mujer
(7", Single) 1981
Moonlight Melody / Please, Come Back Again — Mike Pinera 1982
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida — Mike Pinera 1983
Delbert McClinton, Mike Pinera - From the Album "Second Wind" / From the Album "Isla" (12", EP, Promo)
Anthology Box 1975-1979 — Mike Pinera 2011
With BLUES IMAGE
Year Album US Top 200
1969 Blues Image
2023 Next Voyage
2005 Rhino Hi-Five: Blues Image
1969 "Lay Your Sweet Love on Me"
1970 "Ride Captain Ride"
"Gas Lamps and Clay"
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM
FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS
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BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...
AUTHOR RAY SHASHO
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