LISTEN! John Rossall (The Glitter Band) releases solo album that could be the best in his careerA few years ago LTW editor John Robb bumped into fellow Blackpudlian John Rossall – the key architect of the big tribal glam sound of The Glitter Band and suggested he should make a new album, a new album that embraced the band’s huge influence on post punk but sounded modern and heavier. The album should have all the key hallmarks of the sound but be heavier and powerful and have co-writes with people like Robb himself, Jon Langford and the Nightingales…and here it is.

You can hear one of the tracks here on John Rossall’s bandcamp page ‘Fear Of A Glam Planet’ – one of the tracks written with John Robb.

High-quality vinyl album in a picture sleeve by Tom O’Ryan, and accompanied by a special limited edition 24-page booklet with full-colour cover, about John Rossall’s history, with comments from many of the those who played on the record about its making and the influence of John’s work as leader of The Glitter Band.

Includes digital pre-order of The Last Glam In Town. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

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  1. One slight correction – Jon Langford submitted the song Hey! Rockstar to the project, and John Rossall loved it. Unfortunately, Jon Langford snatched it back and has just announced it as the a-side of a 7″ on a new series of records he’s doing for the same label releasing the Rossall album, Tiny Global Productions, which I happen to run!

    That aside, John Robb’s being modest about his role in the album – he came up with the first two new songs – Fear Of A Glam Planet and Neon Lights. Both of them are stunners on an album without even a single weak track. That set the bar really high for everyone else, and it’s a testament to all the writers and players – and especially John Rossall himself – that despite it being close to half-a-century after Glam Rock’s commercial peak, “The Last Glam In Town” is the most solid, the most fulfilling, and most energetic Glam album ever. It leaves everything else in the dust. The joy and fun behind it are readily apparent.

  2. I’ve followed John Rossall’s work with and without the band for over 40 years now. I have to say from what I’ve heard this could be his best yet.


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