"Keep on walking the dusty road, blinded by the wind...
Keep on walking the dusty road, never giving in..."
(Max Bacon 'Dusty Road')
Max Bacon appeared on Mike Oldfield albums in 1987-1989. He sings somewhere in the background in the song "Islands" performed by Bonnie Tyler, and also as lead vocalist in "Magic Touch", but only on American edition of the album "Islands" (Max couldn't perform on an European edition due to some contractual problems). He also appears with his singing in a couple of tracks from "Earth Moving".
His other work includes:
- With Nightwing: "Stand Up And Be Counted" (1983) and "My Kingdom Come" (1984)
- With Bronz: Taken By Storm (1984).
- Bacon was a lead vocalist of GTR, group formed by two excellent rock guitarists: Steve Hackett (Genesis) and Steve Howe (Yes). The band released only one album "GTR" (BMG, 1986). The member of GTR was also Phil Spalding (bass and backing vocals) known from his contribution on "Crises", "Islands" and "Earth Moving" by Oldfield. The GTR album was produced by Geoff Downes, who also co-produced one track on "Islands". On 'GTR' you can find eight well performed songs and two guitar instrumentals. Tracks:
- When The Heart Rules The Mind
- The Hunter
- Here I Wait
- Sketches In The Sun
- Jekyll And Hyde
- You Can Still Get Through
- Reach Out (Never Say No)
- Toe The Line
- Hackett To Bits
- In 1997 live album by GTR "King Biscuit Flower Hour" was released.
- On album "Phenomena II - Dream Runner" (Castle Communications, 1987) Max Bacon performed with great passion ballad "It Must Be Love".
- On the solo album by Geoff Downes "Vox Humana" (1992) Max performed song "Tears".
- The one and only solo album by Max Bacon titled "The Higher You Climb" (Now And Then, 1995) was released in limited edition. It contains previously unreleased demos recorded with GTR, Geoff Downes (Max Bacon seemed to be a candidate for a lead vocalists of Asia after John Wetton departed) and with John Young and two live tracks with GTR as well. Tracks:
- The Higher You Climb
- Boys From Diamond City
- Walk Away
- All Grown Up
- When I Was Young
- Hold Him Closer
- Desperate Times
- Love Comes Down
- Hungry Warrior
- No One Else To Blame
- I Know What I Like (live)
- Roundabout (live)
- On Steve Howe album "Portraits Of Bob Dylan" (BMG, 1999) Bacon sung "Going, Going, Gone". It is one of the most brilliant performances in all his career.
Collaboration Guest appearances Sally Terry Others Covers
David Bedford Tom Newman Maggie Reilly Phil Collins Carl Palmer Barry Palmer Jon Anderson Simon Phillips
G. Downes Kevin Ayers Michael Cretu Max Bacon Adrian Belew Trevor Horn Luar Na Lubre M. Stockley