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Special Gig for one of Blues' Strongest Links

Special Gig for one of Blues' Strongest Links

Who: Chain
Where: Northern Star Hotel
Author: Jade Lazerevic
When: Saturday October 20, 2001

IT was 30 years ago that rock and blues group Chain burst on to the music scene with the working class anthem Black'n'Blue. The song was a major Australian hit and made it to number one on the charts, making Chain the only blues act to ever have a number one hit on the Australian charts.

The single was followed up with the equally successful album Toward The Blue which achieved double gold status and a gold ARIA award.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the album and the success of Chain, the album has been re-released through Festival Records.

Chain has packed up its instruments and is back on the road for a tour which will include a performance at The Northern Star Hotel on Saturday.

Another milestone for the album is that it is the first album to be digitally remastered at Sony's 24-bit HR Mastering Plant.

The album features all of the original recordings as well as extra tracks which were recorded during the same session.

Throughout it's 30-year history, Chain has been the inspiration behind many acts and members Phil Manning and Matt Taylor have both played major roles in the development of the Australian blues scene.

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