Graham BONNET: That’s The Way That It is 7″ + unreleased elsewhere song! 1981 RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ singer. Plus 3 Whitesnake / Deep Purple members. Check audio

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1/11/1981 Graham Bonnet Vertigo VER 4 That’s The Way That It Is/Don’t Tell Me To Go

Check edited audio (both songs):  http://chirb.it/Knz7P1   

When Graham ditches the histrionics and tones it down, he shows that he can sing as well as anyone and is very underrated. His versions of songs here are superlative and amongst the best you will find that he has ever recorded.

‘That’s The Way That It Is’ is a composition of The Moody Blues’s bassist, Paul Bliss. A song that many fans of Bonnet appreciate all these years. It’s a powerful 7″ record that lasted the test of time.

Graham Bonnet  That’s The Way That It Is
Label: Vertigo VER 4
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1981
Genre: Hard Rock, Pop Rock, A.O.R.
Tracklist
A Thats The Way That It Is 3:12
Written-By P. Bliss*

B Don’t Tell Me To Go 4:00  (unreleased elsewhere!!)
Written-By Young*, Markee*, Moody*

Producer John Eden
1981 Phonogram Int. B.V.

Matrix / Runout (Runout (Stamped) Side A): VER 4 A//2?EM 11 2
Matrix / Runout (Runout (Stamped) Side B): VER 4 B//2?EM 11

In 1981 Graham Bonnet had a year away from Rainbow and no excuse not to succeed. The best moment of his career, with participation in a sole good album and a tour, could be as famous as the man who stood erect while wearing the shoes of Ronnie James Dio, has left behind a couple of “potatoes” (his weak solo albums) whilst as a performer was more mature than ever. While his name was (with the help of “Since You’ve Been Gone”), in fact, so hot like the sand of the desert, and thirsty for success like a Bedouin who wandered the above-mentioned desert for days, he did whatever it took to satisfy even the most demanding fan. He originally surrounded himself with a group consisting of main composer Russ Ballard, guitarist Micky Moody, drummer Cozy Powell, while on the keyboards he had Jon Lord! He trusted for his producers John Eden (Staus Quo producer and later Nazareth’s) and Francis Rossi (best known as the co-founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of the rock band Status Quo). Russ Ballard gave him four strong pieces (“S.O.S”, “I’m A Lover”, “That’s The Way It Is” and “Liar”) with the latter being made into a single as well. Cozy Powell, although the music on the disc is AOR oriented, does not change his playing; the hits are warm and pulse-like as prescribed in the Hard Rock Bible.  The entire disc of course has a tendency to resemble a mix of Rainbow of period ‘Down To Earth’ and late ‘70sWhitesnake with Status Quo. Not necessarily pretentious and not just associative. More consciously, beyond any resemblance to the sound of Rainbow, the songs are attuned to the spirit of the time. An era that regardless the genre, when we talk about subcategories of Rock ‘n’ Roll and whether it is called Punk, AOR, Hard Rock, Glam or Ν.W.Ο.Β.Η.Μ., it has the common denominator of trying to create easy-to-remember choruses and melodies that stick to the mind. The guitars, without being extreme, escape the banal AOR and bring to mind Status Quo, Whitesnake and Survivor, logically, considering Micky Moody’s past.


Lyrics
I’ve been thinking about
What she said last night
And for all your fine words
You still don’t have it right
‘Cause that’s the way that it is
And you won’t ever change it
You can scream at me but the powers that be
Won’t ever hear your voice
‘Cause they’re lost in their own importance
No, they’ll never hear your voice
‘Cause that’s the way that it is
And you won’t ever change it
Yes that’s the way that it is
And you won’t ever change it
I’ve heard all your stories
Of how the few can be strong
And how you’ll fight to the end
Just to prove me wrong
‘Cause that’s the way that you are
Guess you’ll never change
But don’t come cryin’ to me
If your fanciful schemes don’t turn out like you planned
‘Cause you’re chasing after something
That keeps slipping through your hand
‘Cause that’s the way that it is
And you won’t ever change it
Yes that’s the way that it is
And you won’t ever change it
‘Cause that’s the way that it is
And you won’t ever change it
Yes that’s the way that it is
And you won’t ever change it
Songwriters: Paul Bliss

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