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Last updated on November 3, 2011

 

MAHOGANY RUSH IV / WORLD ANTHEM

2008 - BGO

2008 digitally remastered two-fer from the Canadian power trio led by the exceptional guitar playing of Frank Marino. Mahogany Rush IV was originally released in 1976 and was the band's first album for Columbia. World Anthem followed one year later.

RealLIVE!

2004 - Justin Time Records

 

FRANK MARINO needs no introduction. He is one of the world’s best guitar players and a Canadian icon. He’s sold millions of records and played to big crowds during his long and fruitful career. To say that Marino excels in a live environment is an understatement! REAL LIVE is a brand new FRANK MARINO & MAHOGANY RUSH live double record recorded at Montreal’s Club Soda on the EYE OF THE STORM tour. The power of Marino live is the stuff of legend and he certainly lives up to his reputation on this new album. Marino’s live records are historically amazing sellers and REAL LIVE is, in the words of the artist himself, “my favorite record! “ Canadian tour dates will be announced shortly and extensive promotion and marketing will back this amazing release. Marino is one of the first Montreal artists to go International. All hail the return of the Master!

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Eye of the Storm

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EYE OF THE STORM

2000

 

After 8 long years, it is finally upon us. Frank Marino has matured well and this CD reflects that very well. Haunting vocals, melodic guitar solos and sign of the times LYRICS combined with solid drum beats and Arabic guitar tones make this latest CD a winner. Frank's true musical influences shine brightly on almost every cut. The Doors, Santana and even Pink Floyd are prevailent. My favorite track is "He's Callin'", which really shows Frank's maturity. "Avalon" is a great Jazz type tune that showcases his fearlessness to venture into rare waters and "Since You Came Into My Life" , a great song about his 3 daughters, could possibly be a radio hit. Headphones are preferred for this CD. Read my full review here.

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Maxoom

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MAXOOM

1973 - KOTAI , NINE RECORDS & 20TH CENTURY RECORDS

 

The first album released from Frank Marino. This album was dedicated to Jimi Hendrix which enhanced the ugly rumor that Frank was Jimi's reincarnation. The record features a vast array of styles which only grace the surface of what's to come. My favorite song is "Buddy" in which Frank is actually singing to Jimi about the affect that he had on Frank and his untimely death. Available on CD as an import if you can find it or you can get it as part of a three album double CD with "Child of the Novelty" and "Strange Universe". If you're a new fan, buy the triple, you'll be hooked. Frank was only 16 years old when this album was recorded!! Jonny Lang who?

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CHILD OF THE NOVELTY

1974 - KOTAI , NINE RECORDS & 20TH CENTURY RECORDS

 

This record starts to showcase Frank's songwriting intermixed with his powerful vocals and blazing soulful guitar riffs which will become his trademark. Some melodic slow tunes show that he is not afraid of venturing into different areas of music without compromising his talents. My favorite song is "Makin' my Wave" in which Frank gives his response to the critics who've tried so hard to keep him down.

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STRANGE UNIVERSE

1975 - KOTAI , NINE RECORDS & 20TH CENTURY RECORDS

 

Frank really outdid himself with his third offerring. A 10+ record which is superbly produced. In my unbiased opinion, this record features his best work of all time. Every cut on this album stands alone as a great force to be reckoned with. From the very different "King Who Stole The Universe" and the sensuous "Moonlight Lady" down to my favorite rocker "Land of a 1000 Nights", 19 year old Frank pulls out all the stops and delivers a solid performance throughout. One of the best albums of all time, by anyone!!! Must own.

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MAHOGANY RUSH IV

1976 - COLUMBIA RECORDS

 

A new record deal doesn't change much as far as the music goes. His fourth album in four years shows that he means business. Although still being panned by the critics and accused of ripping of Hendrix, they put out another solid collection. Frank dabbles with the Mellotron on a few cuts and delivers some very good mellow songs like "It's Begun to Rain" but still shows us why we love him with my favorite song "Dragonfly". "Moonwalk" will blow your mind and satisfy your soul.

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WORLD ANTHEM

1977 - COLUMBIA RECORDS

 

Side one of this record has to be one of the best sides of all time by ANYONE!. Frank burns up the vinyl with "Requiem For A Sinner", "Hey Little Lover", "Broken Heart Blues" and my favorite song, "In My Ways". The title cut "World Anthem" is an instrumental that sends a chill up your spine every time. This is a great album which is masterfly produced.

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FRANK MARINO & MAHOGANY RUSH LIVE

1978 - COLUMBIA RECORDS

 

Seeing Frank Marino live is an experience that you will not soon forget, but not because your ears are permanentely damaged, but because you can witness the raw power and seering guitar licks first hand. This album captures Frank in his element where he shines the brightest. His versions of Moore's "I'm A King Bee" and Hendrix's "Purple Haze" bring down the house. My favorite song off this record is by far "Johnny B. Goode", where his guitar shredding surpassess all who came before and covered this classic blues tune. This is a must own record. Newly remastered! Sounds incredible

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TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED

1979 - COLUMBIA RECORDS

 

Yes, another live album. Well actually just side two with four new songs. He finally gets some radio airplay with "Sister Change" and Frank's beautiful rendition of the old Bob Dylan song "All Along The Watchtower" which rivals Hendrix's version. My favorite cut off this one is the new song "Woman", which was recorded live and never in the studio.

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WHAT'S NEXT

1980 - COLUMBIA RECORDS

 

The band line up changes with the addition of Frank's brother Vince on rhythm guitar. This change was not well received by many of his hard core fans , but I assumed that Frank wanted more freedom onstage to concentrate on his vocals and lead guitar playing and this helped free him up, but in reality Frank just got a kick out of telling his brother that he was now in the band, much to the surprise of Vince. Vince is a very good player and didn't hinder the Frank's music that we all came to love. This record, I believe was his best attempt at commercial success with very well rounded songs which include a surprise cover of The Doors classic, "Roadhouse Blues". My favorite song is "Loved By You", which absolutely rips.

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THE POWER OF ROCK AND ROLL

1981 - COLUMBIA RECORDS

 

Frank trades in his Gibson SG for a Les Paul for the cover shoot on an album that just kicks ass. A fast paced record that lives up to the title with songs like "Play My Music", "Young Man" , "Stay With Me" and my favorite song from this album, "Ain't Dead Yet". Vince proves that he is here to stay, and welcomed. Frank had no control over the front cover which he dislikes.

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JUGGERNAUT

1982 - COLUMBIA RECORDS

 

Drummer Jimmy Ayoub is replaced by Timm Biery for this killer album. Frank is blessed with an actual hit song which gets plenty of airplay with "Strange Dreams" without any guitar solo in the whole song. One of the best songs that he ever wrote is on this album and just happens to be my favorite from this offerring with "Stories Of A Hero" that he never plays live (now he does!). This record found more fans.

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FULL CIRCLE

1987 - GRUDGE RECORDS

2005 - Justin Time Records/Just a Minute - REMASTERED W/BONUS TRACK

 

Five years off and a new record company brings us this album. Frank's strong vocals dominate and some great guitar riffs shine through with feeling, as with my favorite song "Imagine". "Had Enough" has that old Franky feel from the seventies.

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FRANK MARINO & MAHOGANY RUSH DOUBLE LIVE

1988 - MAZE MUSIC

2005 - Justin Time Records/Just a Minute - REMASTERED W/BONUS TRACK

 

Another record company and yet another live offering. To me, it is not quite as powerful as the original live album, but don't get me wrong, this one has it's moments and plenty of them with "Roadhouse Blues" and my favorite "Poppy". Solos a plenty. Play it loud and play it proud!

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FROM THE HIP

1990 - SPV RECORDS

2005 - Justin Time Records/Just a Minute - REMASTERED W/BONUS TRACK

 

Frank really lays down some tasty riffs on this record which reaches back to the past. My favorite cut off this one is "Babylon Revisited", a classic Marino adventure. An overall decent array of tunes with great guitar work throughout.

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DRAGONFLY: THE BEST OF FRANK MARINO & MAHOGANY RUSH

1996 - RAZOR & TIE RECORDS

 

Finally a decent collection of Frank's music. Obviously they aren't actually the best, but someone's idea of the best. They do not include any cuts from the first three albums from 20th century records due to song rights or some bullshit like that. Anyway, this is a great collection despite all that. It does however include two killer songs from the "World Anthem" album which is now available on CD. Still, it is a must own for any Marino fan. To do a "Best of" justice, you would need at least a five CD boxed set. Hey Frank, there's a thought.

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MAXOOM/CHILD OF THE NOVELTY/STRANGE UNIVERSE

1995 - BIG BEAT RECORDS

The three album, double CD release from the original master tapes is a great collection of music. These albums are available individually on CD. The quality of this collection is far superior than the individual releases. It's a perfect Frank Marino starter kit for those who haven't discovered Frank Marino by now. (If there are any!!)

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CALIFORNIA JAM 2

1978 - COLUMBIA RECORDS

Right on the heels of his own live album comes this offerring. Only featuring two different versions of songs from his set which ironically were on his live album, "I'm A King Bee" and "Johnny B. Goode", Frank again tears it up and steals the show from "Aerosmith" and "Ted Nugent". For die hards only.

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GUITAR SPEAK II

1990 - I.R.S. RECORDS

An excellent compilation of hot guitarists with Frank coming out on top with his song "Babylon". He shares the fretboard with other greats like Robin Trower, Tony Iommi and James Mankey. If you like good guitar work, this is for you.

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FOURTH DEGREE BURNS

1980 - COLUMBIA RECORDS

This is a four song Promo EP released in the U.K. that includes World Anthem, Tales of the Unexpected, You Got Livin' and Purple Haze. This is a rare find so if you got it, cherish it.

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FIT FOR A. KING

1993 - SHRAPNEL RECORDS

A glowing tribute to the late blues great, Albert King. Frank's version of "I'll Play the Blues for You" stands out on this album. He shares the fretboard this time with more great guitarists such as Leslie West, Steve Hunter, Ricky Medlocke, Pat Travers and Rick Derringer. A great record for guitar fans.

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HATS OFF TO STEVIE RAY

1993 - SHRAPNEL RECORDS

This tribute to the late Stevie Ray Vaughan is absolutely excellent. Frank's version of "The Things (That) I Used To Do" rivals Stevie Ray's version and would have made Stevie proud. I have told Frank that he should do an album of just old blues tunes like Gary Moore did. The Blues are Frank's roots and he plays them better than most of the other guys. He shares this record with the same crew as on the Albert King tribute. They sure did Stevie Ray justice, they all rocked.

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THE RETURN OF THE BIG TWO

1983 - LAST BOOTLEG RECORDS

 

This CD is a bootleg recording from the Juggernaut tour in Salinas, California 1983. The quality of this recording is good, but not great. This one is very hard to find, but it is worth having if you want a later live recording than the original 1978 live album and one before the Double live from 1988. This has a version of Poppy and Something's Coming Our Way as well as another kick ass rendition of Johnny B. Goode. This is the only bootleg CD that I have ever seen which also has decent artwork. There is another bootleg CD floating around which is even rarer called "Vision of the Big Two" (see below) and it is a different show than "Return of the Big Two". I don't even have it! I sure would like one...hint hint!

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BRYAN LEE: LIVE AT THE OLD ABSINTHE HOUSE BAR FRIDAY NIGHT

1997 - JUSTIN TIME RECORDS

This is a very decent blues album from Bryan Lee. Frank plays on 3 songs and also trades riffs with Kenny Wayne Shepard on 2 of them, quite easily I might add. I was dissapointed in the muddy sound of Frank's guitar sound in the final mix. Although the notes are there, it just sounds like they turned off the heat of his tone to help make their boy Kenny sound better, which unfortunately for us Marino fans, he does. I would love to hear this mixed with Billy Szalowski at the controls. Save your money for Frank's blues record. There is now also a "Saturday Night" CD from the same line-up. I haven't heard it because I was so discouraged about the first one.

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METAL GIANTS

1988 - CBS RECORDS

A great compilation of rock and roll artists such as Frank Marino, Joe Perry, Tommy Bolin, Judas Priest, Blue Oyster Cult, Aerosmith, Fastway, Mountain, Whitford/St. Holmes and Heaven. Frank has 2 songs, Maybe It's Time and Sister Change. One of the finer compilation albums that was released in the 80's.

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VISION OF THE BIG TWO

1974 - BOOTLEG

This is a bootleg CD that was recorded on July 22, 1974 in Cleveland's Agora Theater. Quality is fair, but it is an early taste of a young 19 year old Frank Marino's guitar riffs. It includes Purple Haze, Red House, Crossroads, She's Not There and even the Star Spangled Banner. Frank was definitely influenced by Hendrix and this early show reveals his love of Jimi. Cover art is the one from the inside cover of "Child of the Novelty" which shows Frank playing left-handed. He is good, but not THAT good! Hey, maybe he really IS Hendrix! Very hard to find, I have only seen it twice in my life and I don't even own the CD. I do have it on cassette. A great addition to your collection. Please find me one for all of my hard work and dedication!!!My birthday is always next week. LOL

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STORIES OF A HERO

1999 - ZOUNDS MUSIC/SONY

 

This CD is a 14 track compilation of Frank Marino. A strange mix of live tunes from the 78 live album and Tales of the Unexpected with cuts from Juggernaut and What's Next. Made in Germany as part of the Guitar Heroes series. This is Volume 4. It says that it is Digitally Remastered, but as we all know, that means absolutely nothing. since they don't have the masters! It does sound very good though. The inner booklet is printed in German, so I have no idea what it says. Maybe one of our German fans will translate it for us.

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