Tommy's new album 'Alive', his first new release in ten years was released this week!  It is available to stream on all platforms! Here are a few places to hear it now, until you can get the CD on June 7!

Click to listen on Apple Music
Click to listen on Spotify
Click to listen on Youtube
Bonus: There is a new lyric video for 'Draggin' the Line II'
featuring T.O.N.E-z and Stevie Van Zandt.
Click here to watch
Tommy wanted to give you some insight into his personal feelings about how the album came about. Here are his comments:

'Alive started out as an acoustic album, but little by little, I realized that there was no way I could interpret all of the songs acoustically so I gave into electricity!

It was a very long time in the making. Some songs go back 30, 40, and even 50 years and some are brand new. There are lots of different kinds of songs. If there's one big theme it's that there's absolutely no theme. I wasn't listening to the radio or what was going on around me musically, I just recorded songs that I had wanted to do for a long time or now.

For instance, there's a ballad version of "I Think We're Alone Now" that's very different than the original one. I'd also been thinking about a remake of "Draggin' The Line" for a long time and felt that a street or rap version might be perfect. So I got a hold of T.O.N.E-z, who is a great friend and an amazing talent, to lay down a rap on "Draggin' The Line II."


Tommy in the studio with T.O.N.E-z

Then, I called in another great friend Stevie Van Zandt to record a guitar solo.

The Rolling Stone's "The Last Time" had been rattling around in my head for awhile, so I did a very different version of it. T.O.N.E-z contributed to that one too.

For the remake of "I'm Alive," a song I originally recorded for my Crimson and Clover album, I asked my good buddy from the Rascals, Gene Cornish, to do some guitar parts for it.

Jonathan Ashe, who played bass on "Mony Mony" back in 1968, and has been a Shondell for years, was a constant presence as a co-writer and player. He really played a key part in the process. My good buddy Jimmy "The Wiz" Wisner was my co-producer until he passed away. ALIVE has really been a labor of love... a personal statement of where I am today. 


Left to right: Glenn (studio engineer), T.O.N.E-z, TJ, Jimmy, manager Carol. Jonathan

Tommy was recently featured on the Rhino Records Podcast, where he discussed his 50+ years of experience in the ever-changing music industry, as well as his new album 'Alive'.
Click here to listen + download.
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