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The Michael Thompson Band is back with a brand new album entitled ‘Love And Beyond’.
For this release, Michael wanted to return to the polished AOR sound of the band’s 1989 debut,
‘How Long’, so once again teamed up with Wyn Davis to mix the album. Renowned songwriter
and musician Mark Spiro is involved in the songwriting as well as appearing on vocals together
with Larry King and Larry Antonino, who is best known for being the bass player in Unruly Child.
Another member of that band, Guy Allison, appears on keyboards, drumming duties are handled
by Sergio Gonzalez and Tim Pedersen.
Originally from New York, Michael Thompson moved to Los Angeles in 1979 to start his career.
After working to get a deal with his band Slang, he signed to Geffen and released ‘How Long” as
the Michael Thompson Band (MTB). The album featured notable guests such as Terry Bozzio on
drums, singer Richard ‘Moon’ Calhoun (ex-The Strand), Pat Torpey (Mr. Big), bassist Jimmy Haslip,
John Elefante (Kansas), Bobby Kimball (Toto) and Great White associates Michael Lardie and
Wyn Davis (who also produced the record). Songwriters included AOR luminaries such as the
aforementioned Spiro, Jeff Paris, Billy Trudel and Brett Walker.
Still regarded as one of the premiere examples of hi-tech West Coast AOR with superb production
and immaculate songwriting, ‘How Long’ was reissued by Frontiers in 2007, who subsequently
released a new Michael Thompson Band record entitled ‘Future Past’ in 2012 for which Michael
teamed up with singer Larry King from the band Soleil Moon. Larry brought a rockier approach to
proceedings, although the album nevertheless carried the trademark MTB elements of quality
songwriting and melodies.
Seven years on, the Michael Thompson Band returns with ‘Love & Beyond’, an album that will
delight all AOR and melodic rock fans.
MICHAEL THOMPSON photo by Tommaso Barletta
Michael Thompson is considered one of the world’s leading guitar players and has been awarded
the ‘Distinguished Alumni’ honour from Berklee College of Music to commemorate his contributions
to the music industry. His former college noted that “he is widely regarded as being among the elite
studio session players, and his amazing list of credits includes such prominent names as Michael
Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, ‘N Sync, Toni Braxton, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Scorpions,
Vince Neil, Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey, Bette Midler, Madonna, Babyface,
En Vogue, Gloria Estefan, Stanley Clarke and Ricky Martin.”
1. Opening
2. Love & Beyond
3. Save Yourself
4. Passengers
5. Red Sun (Interlude)
6. Supersonic
7. La Perouse (Interlude)
8. Don’t Look Down
9. Far Away
10. Penny Laughed (Interlude)
11. Love Was Never Blind
12. Black Moon (Interlude)
13. Flying Without Wings
14. Forbidden City (Interlude)
15. Just Stardust
16. What Will I Be Without You
17. Starting Over
18. ‘Til We Meet Again
MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND photo by Tommaso Barletta
Michael Thompson – guitars
Larry Antonino – lead vocals & bass
Larry King, Mark Spiro – lead vocals
Sergio Gonzalez, Tim Pedersen – drums
Guy Allison – keyboards


Originally founded in Naples, Italy in 1996 by Serafino Perugino as a distribution company, Frontiers has 

developed into one of the premiere independent rock labels in the world. Synonymous with quality music

across a broad spectrum, the company has worked with genre heavyweights such as DEF LEPPARD, 


WINGER, MR. BIG, NIGHT RANGER and more. Aside from providing a home for classic artists,

Frontiers also boasts a wealth of young, upcoming talent that, coupled with a savvy and forward thinking

A&R and marketing approach, will be developed into the future of rock ’n’ roll. With millions of records

sold and multiple Top 10 album chart entries around the world, the label has also expanded with offices

in the USA (Nashville) and UK (London). With a deep commitment to and passion for music and the

artists who create it and with massive global distribution, sales and marketing channels,

Frontiers is the home for both established and emerging rock acts.

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