BERNIE MARSDEN – WORKING MAN will be released, as originally planned, on Friday 8th December 2023.
There has been a huge outpouring of loving tributes to Bernie Marsden since he passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on 24th August 2023 at the age of 72.
Only a few knew that he had just completed a brand new album. Earlier in August, Bernie had approved the artwork, sequence and audio masters for WORKING MAN. An album of Bernie Marsden original songs.
Fran Marsden, Bernie’s wife of over 40 years, shared with us his passion for WORKING MAN:
“Bernie was really excited about his new album, Working Man, and proud of the tracks featured on it. After the last three albums of covers he was keen for his fans to hear some new, original songs. He loved working on them in the studio during lockdown and he couldn’t wait to get the album out into the world. Conquest Music were considering delaying the release until 2024 out of respect, but knowing Bernie’s eagerness to get the album out there, we want to follow his wishes and release it as planned.”
The album contains 12 brand new Bernie Marsden penned tracks. Produced by Bernie Marsden and Mixed by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, The Who).
The limited first pressing of the LP & CD will come with a bonus disc of 10 more new recordings.
BEING FAMOUS is the first single from the album and reflects Bernie’s typically humble thoughts on the ludicrous decadence lavished on rock stars in his day.
With a driving rhythm, complimented by bar room keyboards and of course Bernie’s powerful guitar licks, BEING FAMOUS captures that classic early Whitesnake feel that remains so loved by the fans.
The single is on digital services now.
WORKING MAN will be available initially as a limited edition 2CD Digipak and 2LP set in Burgundy vinyl. These limited edition sets will also include a bonus disc of 10 more new recordings alongside the 12 track Working Man album. These bonus tracks include some astonishing reinterpretations of classic Whitesnake songs.
The album can be pre-ordered from the special Bernie Marsden shop, where there’s a chance to win one of 5 special lithographic prints hand signed by Bernie. Each order will also include an exclusive free Collectors’ Card.
Please do not post you own copies of LP’s or CD’s for Bernie to sign, either to Bernie or his agent.
There have been instances of such items getting lost in the post, which is very unfortunate for all concerned.
Bernie is always happy to sign these in person at gigs.