March 12th, 2021 – San Diego, California: Pacific Records has released iconic rock/blues singer Southside Johnny’s latest album “Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits Remastered”. Featuring LaBamba’s Big Band, the album eloquently adapts the songs of Tom Waits to a Big Band sound. One of the tracks “Walk Away” features Tom Waits singing vocal and the remaster will also contain an unreleased bonus track of Wait’s “Straight to the Top” recorded by Southside and LaBamba’s Big Band live at the former Nokia Theater in New York City.
Known as The Godfather of “the New Jersey Sound”, Southside Johnny was recently inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame by close friend Jon Bon Jovi, and has fronted the ever popular Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes since the 1970’s, who tour constantly throughout the U.S. and overseas.
As he recently commented, “The idea of doing a big band version of Tom Waits’ songs and having the arrangements done by Richard Labamba Rosenberg seemed like a natural to me. It was a long process, but I am so proud of the results. It’s one of the most satisfying records I have ever made. To this day, I can’t believe we actually got it done and that it turned out so well. This record makes me very happy. I hope it’ll make you happy, too.”
“Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits Remastered” has been released digitally and Pacific Records will follow up with both CD and Vinyl formats soon thereafter.
Tracks on the new disc include “Yesterday is Here,” “Down, Down, Down,” “Walk Away,” “Please Call Me Baby,” “Grapefruit Moon,” “All the Time in the World,” “Tango Till They’re Sore,” “Johnsburg, Illinois” and the unreleased bonus track“Straight to the Top.”
Pacific Records™ diverse roster includes the multi-platinum chart topping boy band O-Town, rocking Billboard chart toppers Sprung Monkey, pro-surfer/model Lindsay Perry and over 30 other artists from around the globe. The label is also noted for releasing the last solo recording of Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, and the charity benefit soundtrack series “Guitar Legends” hosted by ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons featuring performances by Billy, Kenny
Loggins, Dave Navarro, Orianthi, The Bacon Brothers, Nancy Wilson of Heart, Robby Krieger, Stephen Stills, Joe Bonamassa and more.
Stream or download the album on your favorite music platform at the following link: https://grapefruitmoon.hearnow.com/