TV Smith: MARCH OF THE GIANTS (re-mastered) - CD
Classic album has been out of print since the mid 90’s
Featured in BBC TV Documentary about TV Smith
Fully Re Mastered
- Lion and the Lamb
- March of the Giants
- Gather Your Things and Go
- Can't Pay, Won't Pay
- Atlantic Tunnel
- Haves and Have-nots
- Straight And Narrow
- Free World
- Ship in a Bottle
- Empty Wallet
- Runaway Train Driver
Biography on TV Smith
He rose to prominence as the singer and songwriter of the punk band The Adverts, who are best known for their 1977 single "Gary Gilmore's Eyes". When The Adverts split up in November 1979, Smith formed a new band, T.V. Smith's Explorers. They released a single called "Tomahawk Cruise" (a reference to the BGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise missiles) on the independent record label, Chiswick Records. The band recorded the album The Last Words of the Great Explorer and appeared on the Old Grey Whistle Test. Smith then recorded as a solo artist, releasing the album Channel Five in 1983.
Smith's next band was named Cheap (T. V. Smith: Vocals, Mik Heslin: Guitar, Andy Bennie: Bass, Howard Martin Deniz: Drums). They toured from 1986 to 1991 all over Britain and included visits to Holland and France and released the politically charged single "Third Term". They also did a 'John Peel session' for the BBC at the Maida Vale Studios. Their album RIP...Everything Must Go. Was released in 1993.
Smith again went solo and continues to perform as a solo artist today, recording and performing his own songs, often with the backing of a variety of other bands from around the world. This includes Germany's Die Toten Hosen, Finland's Punk Lurex OK, The United States' Midnight Creeps, and Spain's Suzy & Los Quattro. His album Misinformation Overload was released in Germany, the UK, Spain and Japan in 2006.
In 2012 BBC Three aired a documentary about TV Smith to high acclaim. TV Smith continues to tour every year and will play in most territories.