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Michael Bruce - In My Own Way

'In My Own Way' was the first solo album by original Alice Cooper guitarist Michael Bruce originally released in 1975. The album was reissued in 1997 with bonus tracks.

  • King Of America (Bruce)
  • I Got A Lucky Break (Quinlan)
  • Friday On My Mind (Vanda, Young)
  • In My Own Way (Bruce, Morris)
  • As Rock Rolls On (Bruce)
  • If The Sky Should Fall (Bruce, Morris)
  • So Far So Good (Holder, Lee)
  • Gotta Get Hold Of Myself (Bruce)
  • Seems Like I Only Fool Myself (Bruce)
  • Morning Song (Bruce)

Musicians

  • Michael Bruce - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
  • Bob Dolin - Clavinet, Harpsichord, Mellotron, Moog Synthesizer, Organ (Hammond), Piano, Synthesizer Strings, Vocals
  • Mick Mashbir - Guitar
  • Ed Black - Steel Guitar
  • Gene Cornish - Bass, Guitar
  • Dino Danelli - Drums, Percussion
  • Ricky Fataar - Drums
  • David Foster - Piano
  • Bryan Garafalo - Bass

 

Sleeve Notes

Recorded in 73-74 at the Record Plant in LA
Produced by Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli
Engineered by David Palmer with Bob Merritt

1997 Reissue

This 1997 reissue came as a double CD with other songs from the sessions added on the second disc.

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Disc 1

  • King Of America (Bruce)
  • I Got A Lucky Break (Quinlan)
  • Friday On My Mind (Vanda, Young)
  • In My Own Way (Bruce, Morris)
  • As Rock Rolls On (Bruce)
  • If The Sky Should Fall (Bruce, Morris)
  • So Far So Good (Holder, Lee)
  • Gotta Get Hold Of Myself (Bruce)
  • Seems Like I Only Fool Myself (Bruce)
  • Morning Song (Bruce)
  • As Rock Rolls On (demo) (Bruce)
  • If I Was King (demo)
  • Oh My Love (demo)
  • Nothing On Earth (demo)

Disc Two: Lake Tahoo Sunburst Sessions (Bonus Tracks)

  • Believe In Love
  • Something In This Life
  • Love's Opened Up My Heart
  • I Kicked Da Blues
  • Someone Like You
  • I Can't Leave You
  • No-one Knows The Stranger (instr)
  • Life Will Be Our Music (If The Sky Should Fall) - working versions)
  • In My Own Way (alt.lyrics)
  • So Far So Good
  • Lucky Break
  • Gotta Get Hold
  • Love Love Love (unreleased)
  • 14. Morning Song
  • Feelin Like I'm Somebody Else
  • As The World Turns
  • When You're On The Outside
  • Ain't That Just Like Life
  • Morning Song (vox by Russell Morris)

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Halo Of Ice (2002)

This 2002 live album was recorded in Iceland features Michael with members of the icelandic band DIMMA. An alternate version was released a few years later as "Michael Bruce: Alive and Recooperated'.

 

  • Hello Hooray
  • Under My Wheels
  • Is It My Body
  • Second Coming
  • Desperado
  • Hard Hearted Alice
  • Be My Lover
  • No More Mr Nice Guy
  • Halo Of Flies
  • Caught In A Dream
  • Muscle Of Love
  • I'm Eighteen
  • Billion Dollar Babies

Musicians

Micheal Bruce- Lead Guitar, Vocals

Ingo Geirdal - Guitar, Vocals

Silli Geirdal - Bass, Vocals

Egill "E" Rafnsson - Drums

Sleeve Notes

Co-produced, recorded and mixed by Ingo Geirdal with his brother Silli Geirdal

The Second Coming Of Michael Bruce: Alive And Re-Cooperated

Friday September 16th 2005 saw the release of a new Michael Bruce album authorized for release in Iceland in a limited edition of 200 copies in De-luxe Digipak. A companion to 'Halo Of Ice' the disc featured alternate versions of songs from the same shows plus three bonus studio tracks.

 

  • Under My Wheels
  • No More Mr Nice Guy
  • Is It My Body?
  • Left For Dead Meat
  • Second Coming
  • Desperado
  • Hard Hearted Alice
  • Rock Rolls On
  • Halo Of Flies
  • I Miss You
  • I'm Eighteen
  • My Stars
  • Billion Dollar Babies
  • Schools's Out
  • Muscle Of Live (Studio)
  • Forever Eighteen (updated version of the classic)
  • Rhapsody For G.B. (Ingo Guitar Solo)