British rock legends UFO will release their first-ever covers album, paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites. “The Salentino Cuts” includes several unexpected choices such as MAD SEASONS‘ “River Of Deceit”, John Mellencamp‘s “Paper In Fire” and Bill Withers‘s “Ain’t No Sunshine” alongside more traditional but nonetheless thrilling versions such as THE YARDBIRDS‘ “Heartful Of Soul”, ZZ TOP‘s “Just Got Paid” and lots more!
UFO‘s current lineup features original members Phil Mogg on vocals and Andy Parker on drums. Keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond joined the band in 1976. Lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, and American bassist Rob De Luca joined the fold in 2012.
Vinnie says: “Making this covers record was a blast for me. I thoroughly enjoyed putting a little of my own spin on these tunes that I grew up with. I played ZZ TOP and Robin Trower songs about a gazzilion times onstage over the years. it was great to actually get to record some of my old faves.”
“The Salentino Cuts” will be released on September 29 and will be available on both CD and two limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl.
“The Salentino Cuts” track listing:
01. Heartful Of Soul
02. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
03. River Of Deceit
04. The Pusher
05. Paper In Fire
06. Rock Candy
07. Mississippi Queen
08. Ain’t No Sunshine
10. Too Rolling Stoned
11. Just Got Paid
12. It’s My Life
In September & October, UFO will embark on a monster tour of North America with fellow classic rockers SAXON.
UFO released its last studio album, “A Conspiracy Of Stars”, in 2015.