Singer/songwriter and Power Pop pioneer Dwight Twilley recently released new double album The Best of Dwight Twilley – The Tulsa Years (1999-2016) Volume 1 via Paramour Records. Originally signed to Leon Russell’s Shelter Records, Twilley is credited with creating the “Tulsa Sound” alongside Leon Russell, Tom Petty and JJ Cale.
The first song the Dwight Twilley Band put out in 1975, “I’m On Fire,” became his first hit. He followed up with “Girls” in 1984 from his solo record “Jungle” with original label mate Tom Petty.
Twilley left LA after the Northridge earthquake destroyed his house and returned to Tulsa, where he purchased a home where he and his wife built their own studio. He and his wife Jan became a Producer and engineering team. Between 1999-2016, Dwight put out 6 new original albums, a cover album, a Beatles’ cover album, a live CD/DVD, an original Christmas collection, and a record of unreleased tracks.
The Best of Dwight Twilley – The Tulsa Years 1999-2016 Vol 1 includes tracks from Tulsa, The Luck, 47 Moons, Green Blimp, Soundtrack and Always for the first time on vinyl. It is a two-album set of heavy 180-gram vinyl with each disc a different color. It also includes a 12-page, full-color booklet of pictures and explanations from Twilley about his inspirations, along with origins of the songs.