Iain Matthews: Live At Rockpalast (DVD+2CD) 1983 Release Date: 11/4/2016
Iain Matthews, English musician and songwriter, was a singer with Fairport Convention, before forming his own band Matthews Southern Comfort, which had a UK number one in 1970 with a cover of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" (it spent three weeks at number one and 23 weeks in the Top 100).
Born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, Matthews was known in the 1960s first as Ian McDonald, then as the 1960s progressed, as Ian Matthews. In 1989, he reverted to the original spelling of his first name. Influenced by both rock and roll and folk music, he has performed mainly as a solo act, although he was a member of Fairport Convention during the early period when they were heavily influenced by American West Coast folk rock. He later had a solo career and fronted the bands Plainsong, Hi-Fi (feat. David Surkamp, PAVLOV'S DOG), No Grey Faith, More Than A Song and Matthews Southern Comfort. The present ROCKPALAST DVD/3CD shows IAN MATTHEWS and his band at a concert in the Hamburger Markthalle, Germany from 12th December 1983 feat. David Wintor (IF, STEALERS WHEEL) on bass, Bruce Hazen (Hi-Fi, Life 9) on guitar and former ARGENT and KINKS drummer Bob Henrit. For the first time in the famous ROCKPALAST series this edition features a bonus CD covering all the studio versions of the songs Ian is playing live at the show! So this release is a kind of new landmark in the history of the ROCKPALAST editions on DVD and CD!