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The Fluffy Jackets feat. Manny Charlton announce "Something from Nothing" album and DVD documentary

16. August 2019: Something from Nothing CD + DVD available from Amazon

Award-winning blues rock band THE FLUFFY JACKETS are back with a new album ‘Something from Nothing‘ and a 2 hours documentary film featuring Manny Charlton (Nazareth) and as special guest Neil Murray (Whitesnake).

The Fluffy Jackets feat. Manny Charlton / Something from Nothing
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The 9 new tracks on ‘Something from Nothing‘ are “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes. Five originals and four covers make up this album, showcasing a tribute to Glen Campbell’s “Better Place” (featuring Alison Cooper) and a new single/music video for “Everything must change”:

 

 

The documentary was filmed over a three-year period in Spain, Scotland, England and Norway and shows the band making ‘Something from Nothing‘ with producer Manny Charlton. The two-hour documentary film also highlights THE FLUFFY JACKETS history along with exclusive interviews, live performances and four new music videos. Bonus material include retrospective interviews with special guests Neil Murray (Whitesnake), Manny Charlton (Nazareth) and up-close inspection of guitars and amplifiers including a Gibson Flying V guitar previously used to record the Nazareth albums Play’N the Game (1976) and Expect No Mercy (1977).

A video preview of the documentary film is available here:

The new Fluffy Jackets album includes a two-hour blues rock documentary. Available 16. August 2019 from Amazon.

The Fluffy Jackets’ lead singer Helge Rognstad comments “It has been a privilege to work with Manny Charlton in the studio. His knowledge of creating unique arrangements has made this our most professional release to date. I am also pleased that we managed to capture everything on video, as I think the interviews will have historic significance for years to come“.

Manny Charlton, who also collaborated with The Fluffy Jackets on their 2014 debut Fighting Demons says: “Helge and myself did four songs together at Sun Studio in Memphis. They turned out really great and we got on good as friends and we work well together, so we decided to do it again. So, here we are: the second album“.

Producer and guitarist Manny Charlton (Nazareth) appears in the DVD 'Something from Nothing' (2019), talking about his life and career in music.
Producer and guitarist Manny Charlton (Nazareth) appears in the DVD 'Something from Nothing' (2019), talking about his life and career in music.

The track listing is as follows:

Disc 1: The Album (CD):

  1. The Fluffy Jackets Something From Nothing album coverBetter place (duet with Alison Cooper)
  2. Give me something
  3. Everything must change
  4. John the revelator
  5. Welcome to the shoot-them-up
  6. Tongues wag
  7. Wrong before
  8. Heaven only knows
  9. 44 blues

Disc 2: The Documentary (DVD):

  1. “Something from Nothing” movie trailer
  2. The start of The Fluffy Jackets
  3. Hey Porter (music video)
  4. The first releases: “2007 EP” & “Fighting Demons”
  5. Creating “Something from Nothing” at Madmento Studio, Spain.
  6. Everything must change (music video: Alternate Radio Edit)
  7. Manny’s Dobro used on 'Vicky' & 'Give me Something'
  8. Give me something (music video: Alternate Radio Edit)
  9. The left of the rack: studio equipment
  10. Manny Charlton’s guitars
  11. Manny’s pedal show
  12. Helge’s guitars
  13. Gibson Flying V featurette
  14. Helge’s pedals and amplifiers
  15. Manny Charlton (Nazareth) interview, pt. 1
  16. Manny Charlton (Nazareth) interview, pt. 2
  17. Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Snakecharmer) interview
  18. Manny & ‘The Big 3’ (Les Paul, Stratocaster & Telecaster guitars)
  19. Let’s do it again (outtakes)
  20. Better Place: Credits (music video feat. Alison Cooper)

Digital Release with Bonus tracks

The digital album includes two bonus tracks: a cover of Johnny Cash's "Hey Porter" and a radio edit of "Everything Must Change".

MUSICIANS APPEARING ON ‘SOMETHING FROM NOTHING’

The Fluffy Jackets (band)

Helge Rognstad – guitars & vocals
Manny Charlton – guitars, dobro and backing vocals
Jerry Bessent – bass
Nick Rhodes – drums

The Fluffy Jackets: (L-R): Helge Rognstad, Nick Rhodes, Jerry Bessent. Photo from the Something from Nothing sessions in Cordoba, Spain.
The Fluffy Jackets: (L-R): Helge Rognstad, Nick Rhodes, Jerry Bessent. Photo from the Something from Nothing sessions in Cordoba, Spain.

Special guests

Alison Cooper – vocals (solo artist)
Neil Murray – bass (Whitesnake, Snakecharmer)
Charly Rivera – bass (Manny Charlton Band Spain)
Manuel Reyes – drums (Manny Charlton Band Spain)
Steve Froese – drums (Manny Charlton Band USA)
Ian Robinson – drums (appear in the documentary as an interviewee)

Bassist Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Snakecharmer) appears in the 'Something from Nothing' movie (2019), talking about his life and career in music.
Bassist Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Snakecharmer) appears in the 'Something from Nothing' movie (2019), talking about his life and career in music.

About: 
The Fluffy Jackets
 first appeared on the London scene with a self-titled EP in 2007, but it was not until 2014 that they made a dent in the charts with the debut album «Fighting Demons». Recorded at the legendary Sun Studio by multiple Grammy Award winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang, the outing won the Blues Hour’s «Best Studio Album of the Year» award and also earned the band their first international hit in «Why Don’t You Smile». The slow blues was made particularly memorable for featuring a sizzling guitar solo from Nazareth guitar legend Manny Charlton, backed up by bassist Neil Murray (Whitesnake) and Jerry Lee Lewis‘ drummer Rob Hall (The Killer Band). The band has just completed the anticipated follow-up. Released by Cargo Records UK, “Something from Nothing” will be available as a limited Digipack consisting of a nine track CD album and a two-hour DVD documentary film.

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The original Fluffy Jackets line-up performs a cover of Johnny Cash's 'Hey Porter' in the blues-rock documentary 'Something from Nothing' (2019). From left to right: Jerry Bessent (Bass), Helge Rognstad (Guitars, vocals), Ian Robinson (Drums),
The original Fluffy Jackets line-up performs a cover of Johnny Cash's 'Hey Porter' in the blues-rock documentary 'Something from Nothing' (2019). From left to right: Jerry Bessent (Bass), Helge Rognstad (Guitars, vocals), Ian Robinson (Drums),

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The Fluffy Jackets
feat. Manny Charlton /
Something from Nothing
(Cargo Records, 2019).


Producer and guitarist
Manny Charlton (Nazareth)
appears in the DVD Something from
Nothing
(2019),
talking about his life and
career in music.


The Fluffy Jackets' singer / guitarist
Helge Rognstad poses with a
Gibson Flying V guitar, previously
owned by Manny Charlton who
used it on Nazareth's Expect No Mercy album (1977).


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