Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel is like at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe this weekend as part of the Best Years Of Our Lives 40th Anniversary Tour.
The show will comprise one set of tracks compiled from fans’ requests, submitted via a special online link, plus a performance of The Best Years Of Our Lives album itself in its entirety, for the first time ever live.
Released in March 1975, this album contained the monster hits Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) and Mr Raffles (Man It Was Mean).
For many, it marked the true arrival of Steve Harley as a songwriter of true verve and sophistication.
“Fans have been urging me to play The Best Years album straight through for some time, and now is the time,” said Steve.
“We’ll play some out-takes and B-sides of the period, too.”
“I’m really excited by the prospect of tracks like Back To The Farm getting an airing after so many years.”
“I might play a slow, bluesy Make Me Smile, as I presented it to the band originally, as track six, then the full-blown version at the end of the night.
“It’s a tough one to follow!”
Tickets, priced £30 and £35 are available now on 0844 8542776 or www.bathshall.co.uk