Mr. Big – Discography (1989 – 2018)

Mr. Big - Discography (1989 - 2018)

Mr. Big – Discography (1989 – 2018)
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STUDIO | LIVE | COMPILATIONS | EPs & SINGLES | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

Mr. Big were one of the few “shredder” pop metal bands (translation: the bandmembers were highly proficient at their instruments) that prized songcraft as highly as virtuosity. The seeds for the group’s formation were sown when bass player extraordinaire Billy Sheehan, often called “the Eddie Van Halen of bass,” left David Lee Roth’s solo band in 1988. Shortly thereafter, he began piecing together a new outfit comprised of former Racer X guitarist Paul Gilbert, drummer Pat Torpey, and singer Eric Martin, the latter of whom had issued a pair of obscure solo releases in the mid-’80s. By 1989, the newly formed quartet had already inked a recording contract with Atlantic, resulting in the release of a self-titled debut the same year. Despite finding a warm reception among musicians, the album failed to cross over to a mainstream rock audience in America; however, Mr. Big was an immediate success overseas in Japan.

The quartet broadened its horizons on its sophomore effort, 1991’s Lean into It, which included the melodic psychedelic rocker “Green Tinted Sixties Mind” as well as a pair of ballads that would become sizable singles: the number one smash “To Be with You” and the Top 20 hit “Just Take My Heart.” Despite issuing further releases like 1993’s Bump Ahead and 1996’s Hey Man, Mr. Big were unable to sustain such commercial success at home, although the group’s popularity continued to soar in Japan (resulting in countless sold-out tours and such Japan-only live albums as Raw Like Sushi, Raw Like Sushi 2, Japandemonium, Mr. Big in Japan, etc.). Gilbert split from the group in the late ’90s to pursue a solo career and was replaced by former Poison guitarist Richie Kotzen. The new lineup issued a pair of studio recordings, Get Over It and Actual Size, before launching a “farewell tour” in Japan, which culminated in their amicable breakup in 2002.

In early 2009, with the 20th anniversary of Mr. Big’s debut on the horizon, the original lineup appeared on Japanese radio to announce that the group would be reuniting. A reunion tour was launched later that year, resulting in the release of 2009’s double-disc concert album Back to Budokan, and the band headed home in September 2010 to record a new studio album in Los Angeles. The resulting What If was released three months later in Japan, followed by an American release in early 2011. The Pat Regan-produced …The Stories We Could Tell was released in 2014, and in 2017 Mr. Big issued Defying Gravity, their third release since reuniting in 2010 and ninth studio long-player overall. ― Allmusic

1. STUDIO:

1989. Mr. Big (1989, Atlantic, 7 81990-2, USA)
1989. Mr. Big (2009, Warner Music, WPCR-13462, Japan, SHM-CD)

1991. Lean Into It (1991, Atlantic, 7 82209-2, USA)
1991. Lean Into It (2009, Warner Music, WPCR-13463, Japan, SHM-CD)

1993. Bump Ahead (1993, Atlantic, 7 82495-2, USA)
1993. Bump Ahead (1993, Atlantic, 7567-82495-2, Germany)
1993. Bump Ahead (2009, Warner Music, WPCR-13464, Japan, SHM-CD)

1996. Hey Man (1996, Atlantic, 7567-80648-2, Germany)
1996. Hey Man (1996, Atlantic, 82867-2, USA)
1996. Hey Man (2006, Wounded Bird, WOU 2867, USA)
1996. Hey Man (2009, Warner Music, WPCR-13465, Japan, SHM-CD)

1999. Get Over It (1999, Atlantic, 7567-83246-2, Germany)
1999. Get Over It (1999, EastWest, AMCY-7080, Japan)

2001. Actual Size (2001, EastWest, AMCY-7300, Japan)

2010. What If… (2010, WHD, IECP-10236, Japan)
2011. What If… (2010, Frontiers, FR CDVD 505, Italy, CD+DVD)

2014. …The Stories We Could Tell (2014, Frontiers, FR CD 661, Italy)
2014. …The Stories We Could Tell (2014, WOWOW, IEZP-77, Japan, 2CD)

2017. Defying Gravity (2017, WOWOW, IEZP-119, Japan)

 
2. LIVE:

1992. Live (2009, Wounded Bird, WOU 523, USA)

1993. Japandemonium (2005, Wounded Bird, WOU 589, USA)

1996. Channel V At The Hard Rock Live (1996, Atlantic, 7567-80662-2, Germany)

1997. Live At Budokan (2008, Wounded Bird, WOU 2400, USA)

2002. In Japan (2002, EastWest, AMCY-10021, Japan)

2007. Live At The Hard Rock (2007, Atlantic, 24272, USA)

2009. Back To Budokan. Next Time Around 2009 Tour (2009, Frontiers, FR CD 427, Italy, 2CD)

2012. Live From The Living Room (2012, Frontiers, FR CD 543, Italy)

2012. Raw Like Sushi 100. Live In Japan 100th Anniversary (2012, WHD, IEZP-31, Japan, 2CD+2DVD)

2015. Raw Like Sushi 114. Live At Budokan 2014 (2015, WOWOW, IEZP-89, Japan, 2CD+BD)

2018. Live From Milan (2018, WOWOW, IEZP-121, Japan, 3CD+BD)

 
3. COMPILATION:

1996. Big, Bigger, Biggest! The Best Of Mr. Big (1996, Atlantic, 7567-80685-2, Germany)

2000. Deep Cuts. The Best Of The Ballads (2000, Atlantic, 7567-92913-2, Germany)

2004. Greatest Hits (2004, Rhino, R2 73987, USA)

2009. Next Time Around. Best Of Mr. Big (2009, Warner Music, WPCR 13461, Japan)

 
4. EPs & SINGLES:

1990. Live! Raw Like Sushi (1990, MMG Inc., AMCY-159, Japan)

1991. Green Tinted Sixties Mind (1991, Atlantic, 7567-86040-2, Germany)
1991. Green Tinted Sixties Mind (1992, Atlantic, 7567-85852-2, Germany)

1991. The Drill Song (1991, Atlantic, 7567-86050-2, Germany)

1992. Just Take My Heart (1992, Atlantic, A7490CDX, UK)

1992. Raw Like Sushi II (1992, MMG Inc., AMCY-395, Japan)

1992. To Be With You (1992, Atlantic, 7567-85891-2, Germany)

1993. Wild World (1993, Atlantic, 7567-85708-2, France)

1994. Nothing But Love (1994, Atlantic, 7567-85686-2, Germany)

1996. Goin’ Where The Wind Blows (1996, Atlantic, 7567-85523-2, Germany)

1996. Stay Together (1996, EastWest, AMCY-2021, Japan)

1999. Static (1999, EastWest, AMCY-7111, Japan)

1999. Superfantastic (1999, EastWest, AMCY-7079, Japan)

2000. Where Are They Now (2000, EastWest, AMCY-7175, Japan)

2001. Arrow (2001, EastWest, AMCY-7333, Japan)

2001. Shine (2001, EastWest, AMCY-7299, Japan)

2009. Raw Like Sushi II. Not One Night (2009, Wounded Bird, WOU 395, USA)

2009. Raw Like Sushi Live!. Take Cover (2009, Wounded Bird, WOU 159, USA)

 
5. BOX SET:

2015. The Vault (2015, WOWOW, IEZP-100, Japan, 20CD+2DVD)
 

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