Released in 1989, Mr. Big was the scorching debut of one of the finest rock “supergroups”, featuring
a veritable who’s-who of seasoned and well-respected players – vocalist and songwriter Eric Martin
(of the Eric Martin Band), former David Lee Roth bassist Billy Sheehan, former Racer X guitarist Paul
Gilbert and Pat Torpey (a recording and touring drummer who had worked with some of the biggest
names including Ted Nugent, Belinda Carlisle, The Knack and Stan Bush) – the band quickly made a
name for itself, and word spread about both their jaw-dropping technical ability and furious live
performances, including opening for prog-rock legends Rush and the like.
The explosive tracks on the famed debut record would introduce the music world to the quartet’s
alchemic ability to combine technical prowess and superb songwriting effortlessly, including the
much-requested live staple “Rock & Roll Over,” the fan-favorite power ballad “Anything For You” (a
track serious Mr. Big fans still talk about to this day) and the call-to-arms opener “Addicted To That
Rush,” regarded as one of the definitive Mr. Big tunes, amongst the multitude of classics that would
There are also rarities that are truly worth revisiting, like the simultaneously
soulful and raunchy “Wind Me Up” and the Billy Sheehan-penned party-starter “Blame It On My
The album is slated for an exclusive release on Record Store Day on the 22nd of April 2023 and is a
must-have for any true rock fan’s collection.
The limited numbered 180g 12” vinyl LPs will be available in 1,000 pcs of the solid blue color for the UK, 2,500 pcs for the US.
The limited numbered 180g 12” vinyl LPs will also be available in 1,000 pcs of the transparent blue color for Asia. Includes individually numbered sleeve jacket with a double-sided insert. The album has been remastered using hi-resolution digital transfers from the original analog master tapes.
MR.BIG’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT RE-RELEASED IN LIMITED NUMBERED COLOURED VINYL TO BE
RELEASED ON RECORD STORE DAY 2023
180g Solid Blue Numbered Colored Vinyl
US & UK exclusive
180g Transparent Blue Numbered Colored Vinyl
Formed in 1988, Mr. Big forged its place in hard rock history by combining trademark “shredding” musicianship with superb vocal harmonies.
The original line-up – was vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert, bassist Billy Sheehan, and drummer Pat Torpey. Mr. Big produced numerous hit songs that ranged across a wide array of rock genres – be it ballads, heavy metal, or blues rock.
Their hits included “To Be With You” (Billboard Hot 100 number one single in 15 countries for weeks
in 1991, propelling the band to huge international success and record sales in the multi-millions),
“Wild World,” “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind”, “Just Take My Heart,” and a host of Heavy Metal songs that
were primarily played during their live performances: “Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy,” “Addicted
to that Rush,” “Colorado Bulldog,” and “Take Cover.
01 Addicted To That Rush
02 Wind Me Up
04 Had Enough
05 Blame It On My Youth
01 Talk A Walk
02 Big Love
03 How Can You Do What You Do
04 Anything For You
05 Rock & Roll Over
The album will also be made available on the 21st April 2023 in MQA-CD, SACD and digital
formats. Featuring the previously unreleased 1989 Kevin Elson produced-track: “Want To Be
Wanted” on the MQA-CD and digital formats, together with the original version of “Next
The album is also available on a new ATMOS mix by Chris Bell digitally and in a multi-channel 5.1 mix on Hybrid SACD. The album has been remastered using hiresolution digital transfers from the original analog master tapes.
- Featuring the special bonus track, “Next Time Around” and previously unreleased, “Want
To Be Wanted”
- Hybrid, Multi-channel, and Stereo.
- Featuring the special bonus track, “30 Days In the Hole (Live)
Available on Apple Music Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, Youtube Music, IAA and more.
Mr. Big’s “The BIG Finish Tour”: