Hayden Thompson, the legendary Sun Records rockabilly artist from the 50's, has made a new country recording to be released in March 2007. "Cutting a country album does not mean that I am turning my back to my rockabilly fans", states Hayden. The songs with a country flavor suit this Southern gentleman beautifully and when Bluelight Records from Finland offered a chance to record a country CD he accepted it without hesitation. Actually, the 1966 Kapp Records LP "Here's Hayden Thompson" can be regarded as a paragon for this new CD.
         Hayden's own favorites of these 15 songs are the energetic "Midnight Blues" written by Charlie Rich and Waylon Jennings seductive "Just To Satisfy You". The list of the pieces cut is long and impressive, among them the Johnny Cash classic "Big River" and Ed Bruce's "Ninety Seven More To Go". You can also find two Hayden Thompson country originals "Sixteen Dollars Eighty Eight Cents" and "I Wanna Get Home"; according to Hayden himself, these new fabulous versions proudly contest the original ones.
         The Haden Thompson rockabilly fans will be pleased to discover the new version of "Drive Me Out Of My Mind" (originally penned by Hayden for Charlie Louvin) as well as the eight-minute-long exhilarating and enterprising interpretation of the Elvis number "Mystery Train". This train got going so fast that the first take proved the quotation "One-Take Thompson": no need for subsequent ones.
         All in all, the recording turned out a great success and the outcome is an uplifting experience even for the case-hardened ear. The listener is simply captivated by Hayden Thompson's powerful yet effortlessly agile baritone voice and the deep musical insight of this charismatic performer enjoying every second of the way. The best proof of the excellence of this new release - titled simply and handsomely "Hayden Thomson" - is that even for the artist himself, this CD stands out as the all-time favorite among all of his works.

Record company and media contact:
Mr. Mika Myyrylainen / Bluelight Records
Tel: +358-40-543 2776
Email: bluelight.records@co.inet.fi

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