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Mar

Latest From Rock Candy - LEGS DIAMOND, MORNING STAR & NUTZ

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The following seven new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price.
 
LEGS DIAMOND ‘S/T’ CANDY340
 
IF EVER THERE was a band that should have taken their music to the very top of the rock charts and beyond, then Legs Diamond were surely it. Feted by the cognoscenti, yet forever living in a shadow, the band’s influence and reputation has actually increased as the years have flown by. To many, their music has come to represent some of the greatest hard rock to have emerged from North America, with some calling them, quite accurately, the American Deep Purple.
The band’s debut album came to represent the very soul of a movement that was in full swing, led by the likes of Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, BOC and Montrose. There was nothing shallow about the band’s music or message; it was a full on assault of cock sure riffs, sublime vocals, intricate arrangements and a confidence that you only witness in the most talented acts.
 
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TRACK LISTING: CD 1: 1. IT’S NOT THE MUSIC 2. STAGE FRIGHT 3. SATIN PEACOCK 4. ROCK AND ROLL MAN 5. DEADLY DANCER 6. RAT RACE 7. CAN’T FIND LOVE. CD 2 BONUS TRACKS: 8. COME WITH ME 9. RAT RACE 10. THRIL SEEKER 11. HIGH SCHOOL QUEEN 12.  NOT YOURS NOT MINE 13. DEADLY DANCER 14. ONE WAY TICKET 15. AVALANCHE 16. TRACES 17. STREET RUNNER 18. CLOSER 19. FOOD FOR THOUGHT
 
LEGS DIAMOND ‘A DIAMOND IS A HARD ROCK’ CANDY341
 
HAVING RECORDED ONE of the best debut hard rock albums of the 1970s, Legs Diamond had set a seriously high standard that attracted the attention of connoisseurs worldwide. Against all odds, the band’s second album was not only a more impressive statement but also one that solidified the group’s reputation for years to come. Produced this time around by Eddie Leonetti (who worked with Angel, Moxy and Rex) the record is an astonishing continuation of their debut, helping the band to fully realise their enormous potential.
Released in the fall of 1977, it showcases the band at the very peak of their powers, unleashing a veritable barrage of rock solid material. Cleverly bridging the gap between balls to the wall hard rock and more constrained content, the album builds on their reputation as a band that could easily combine clever instrumental prowess with hard as nails riffs.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. DIAMOND IS A HARD ROCK 2. WAITING 3. LONG SHOT 4. WOMAN 5. JAILBAIT 6. I THINK I GOT IT 7. EVIL 8. LIVE A LITTLE 9. FLYIN’ TOO HIGH. BONUS TRACKS: 10. HIGH SCHOOL QUEEN 11. TEASER 12. IT TAKES MORE SOUL (TO ROCK & ROLL) 13. STUMBLER 14. SHOWTIME IN CHICAGO 15. EVIL
 
  
 
LEGS DIAMOND ‘FIRE POWER’ CANDY342
 
HAVING RECORDED TWO sensational albums for well heeled Mercury Records, the band were cast adrift when sales figures revealed unexpected and disappointing results. But with deep resolve they opted to carry on and found a new home with independent label, Cream Records. Unfortunately, as things turned out it was not the saving grace they had hoped for but it did provide them with the opportunity to record yet another album that significantly added to their reputation.
 
Issued in 1979, the record actually received well intentioned promotion and contained arguably one of their greatest tracks, namely ‘Underworld King’, a song that further bolstered their reputation as the American comparison to Deep Purple. Other highlights include ‘Come With Me’ and ‘Man At The Top’. It is an album of light and shade, clearly the result of behind the scenes influences, but at least the band’s heart and soul was still beating loud and clear, letting us know that they were still very much contenders to the throne.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. UNDERWORLD KING  2. MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE  3. YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’  4. REMEMBER MY NAME  5. CHICAGO  6. MIDNIGHT LADY  7. HELP WANTED  8. COME WITH ME  9. TRAGEDY  10. MAN AT THE TOP. BONUS TRACKS: 11. WINDS OF FORTUNE 12. BETWEEN THE LEGS 13. HOUSE ON FIRE 14. SYMPTOMS OF PASSION 15. DANCE HALL GIGOLO 16. FIGHT FOR IT 17. HIDIN’ 18. GAMBLIN’ ON YOU 19. URBAN DESPERADO 20. CARD SHARK 21. SMOTHER ME
 
MORNINGSTAR ‘S/T’ CANDY300
 
YOU MAY NEVER have heard of Morningstar, but that’s no reason not to make a space in your life for them now. Formed in Kansas City during the early 70s, their debut album is a fitting period piece, eliciting comparisons to similar sounding mid-west champions such as Roadmaster, Trillion and Head East; all groups with a penchant for melody displaying respect for classy arrangements and impressive musicianship.
Issued in 1978, their hard driving edge and progressive flourishes made several tracks standout, such as the pounding ‘Turn Out All The Lights’, the epic six minute ‘Through The Night’ - a veritable stylistic cornucopia of heavy but melodious rock - and ‘Sad Lady’, a classy pomp rock prima donna blessed with layers of soaring vocals and impressive keyboards.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. SHOTGUN ROMANCE 2. PREMEDITATED RENDEZVOUS 3. SUNSHINE (CHANGIN’ OF THE SEASON) 4. THROUGH THE NIGHT 5. SWEET GEORGIA PEACH 6. SAD LADY 7. ANOTHER ROCK AND ROLL SHOW 8. TURN OUT ALL THE LIGHTS 9. TOO MUCH TO LOSE.  BONUS TRACKS: 10. GENTLEMEN OF  FORTUNE 11. REMEMBER WHEN
 
MORNINGSTAR ‘VENUS’ CANDY301
 
‘VENUS’ WAS MORNINGSTAR’S second album, issued in 1979, on the Columbia label and like their debut, it failed spectacularly to bother the charts despite the quality of their music. However, to a select few, the band’s penchant for playing in a style later labelled as pomp rock (think Trillion, Roadmaster, Starcastle) gave them an undeniable edge, creating a small but dedicated following; one that would grow in later years with the Internet helping to tap into a scene ripe for reappraisal.
 
The album builds on their debut yet demonstrates a slightly more mainstream approach, best exemplified by the epic, Foreigneresque vibe of ‘Never Meant To Be’, the poptastic s groove of ‘Rosie’ and the classical pomp rock of ‘Let Me Dream’, with its majestic finale.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. ANGEL 2. EVERYBODY I LOVE YOU 3. LADY LOVE 4. ROCK & ROLL RODEO 5. NEVER MEANT TO BE 6. ROSIE 7. GIMME SOME LOVIN’ 8. HARD BARGAIN DRIVER 9. LET ME DREAM
 
  
 
NUTZ ‘S/T’ CANDY367
 
WITH THE RISE of British rock as a major, worldwide, force during the early seventies a slew of up and coming home grown acts also appeared including Nutz. Formed in their home city of Liverpool this four man unit fitted right into the scene and not surprisingly secured an influential deal with the A&M label. Issued in 1974, and housed in a highly controversial sleeve, the album attracted strong reviews and saw the band instigate an intense gigging schedule (including opening for Queen on their 1974 tour). The album is an impressive mixture of powerful hard rock, and more ambitious compositions such as the hard hitting ‘Ain’t No Thanks To You’ (featuring superb slide guitar), ‘As Far As The Eye Can See’ and ‘Poor Man’.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. POOR MAN 2. AIN’T NO THANKS TO YOU 3. SPOKE IN A WHEEL 4. I CAN’T UNWIND 5. CAN’T TELL HER WHY 6. AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE 7. LOVE WILL LAST FOREVER 8. LIGHT OF DAY 9. ROUND & ROUND 10. JOKE.  BONUS TRACKS: 11. JUST FOR THE CRACK 12. JUST FOR THE CRACK (Live) 13. JOKE (Live) 14. I CAN’T UNWIND (Live) 15. AIN’T NO THANKS TO YOU (Live) 16. POOR MAN (Live) 17. ROUND & ROUND (Live) 18. LIGHT OF DAY (Live)
 
NUTZ ‘TOO’ CANDY368
 
WITH A POSITIVE reputation established via their debut album, Liverpool based quintet Nutz set about recording their follow-up album in London’s Trident studios utilising, once again, producer John Anthony who had so successfully guided their debut. It wise a wise move as the resultant record showed distinct maturity and a great gift for constructive arrangements. It also continued to showcase the inventive guitar playing of Mick Devonport and the impressive vocals of Dave Lloyd. Issued in 1975 ‘Nutz Too’ contained a brace of intelligent and well constructed tracks veering from on-point mid-seventies hard rock such as ‘Take It From Me’, ‘Cool Me Down’ and the jewel in the crown ‘Sinner’, to more introspective fair like ‘Dear Diary and ‘The Love You Lost’.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. NATURE INTENDED 2. I WANT NEVER GETS 3. TAKE IT FROM ME 4. CHANGE’S COMING 5. DEAR DIARY 6. IS IT ALL FOR REAL 7. COOL ME DOWN 8. R.S.D. 9. THE LOVE YOU LOST 10. SINNER 11. KNIFE EDGE BONUS TRACK: 12. LONG SHIPS
 
 
Tue
05
Dec

ROCK CANDY Issue 5 Out Now: RANDY RHOADS

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The New ‘Old School’ Rock Mag By The Writers Who Were There

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Issue 5 of Rock Candy Mag (December 2017 - January 2018) is here, packed to the rafters witth fantastic features and photos from rock’s greatest era, including-
RANDY RHOADS
RANDY RHOADS - Remembering OOzzy’s guitar genius who died 35 years ago.
MÖTLEY CRÜE
MÖTLEY CRÜE - Behind the sccenes on their wildest tour.
BON SCOTT
BON SCOTT - New revelations about thee unforgettable AC/DC frontman.
JUDAS PRIEST
JUDAS PRIEST - Unleashed In The East..
CHEAP TRICK
CHEAP TRICK - The making of  --At Budokan’.
ANTHRAX
ANTHRAX - Scott Ian opens up on everrything.
WHITE LION
WHITE LION - They demand respect!
LED ZEPPELIN
LED ZEPPELIN - Diamond Head guitarisst Brian Tatler picks his all-time favourite moments.
MARK WEISS+
MARK WEISS - The legendary rock phottographer shares his greatest images.
 
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Ian Astbury
The Cult’s Ian Astbury and his trouser ironing fetish.
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Thu
03
Aug

ROCK CANDY Issue 3 Out Now: SCORPIONS

 
The New ‘Old School’ Rock Mag By The Writers Who Were There
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Issue 3 of Rock Candy Mag (August-Sepptember 2017) is here, packed to the rafters with features and photos from rock’s greatest era, including-
SCORPIONS
SCORPIONS - The band reveall the real stories behind their most famous photos
STYX
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VAN HALEN
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MANOWAR
MANOWAR - The most misunderstood band in mmetal?
URIAH HEEP
URIAH HEEP - Vocal disharmony
PANTERA
PANTERA - The rise and rise of the Dallass Cowboys
FREE
FREE - Mr. Big’s Eric Martin reviiews Free’s catalogue
GREAT WHITE
GREAT WHITE - Jack Russell on why he-’s never getting back with the band
 
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ROBERT PLANT
ROBERT PLANT - He owes us 50 quid
Rock Candy Magazine is a new bi-monthly physical mag, with a digital download thrown in. Yes, it’s actually printed on actual paper!

It’s the brainchild of Derek Oliver, Howard Johnson and Malcolm Dome, three Kerrang! writers who lived it all in the ’80s.

It’s aimed at the discerning fan who wants to wallow in nostalgia and relive the glory days of classic rock.

Rock Candy Mag isn’t available in the shops. You can only get it through our website at www.rockcandymag.com

It’s 100 pages of the purest classic rock from the ’70s and ’80s, with no room for punk, new wave, skinny tie pop or post-industrial claptrap! And it’s all treated with respect and illustrated with the finest photography of the era.

 

 
Tue
04
Jul

Rock Candy Records Latest - BAD ENGLISH, ALANNAH MYLES, DOKKEN, JETBOY

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The following six new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com
 
ALANNAH MYLES ‘S/T’ CANDY354
 
WHEN CANADIAN CHANTEUSE Alannah Myles issued her debut album few expected it to attain a level of success that would elevate her to international acclaim and see her become one of the biggest selling female artists of the era. Alannah continues to exude an undeniable air of confidence, but the sheer scale of her accomplishment and the ramifications of the exposure are, in many respects, still being felt by her to this very day.
Born and raised in Toronto, Alannah’s rise to fame was initially littered with frustration and slow progress but bolstered by an unshakeable belief in her abilities. It was this faith in her own talent that fuelled her determination to succeed at all costs, eventually winning an impressive deal with Atlantic Records in the US. Her debut album issued in 1989, and produced by fellow Canadian David Tyson, is a record that mined the lucrative space between all out hard rock and considered pop.
On this record, we are left in no doubt as to Alannah’s vocal credentials. Raspy, sultry and uniquely distinctive her voice permeated a work that had immediate appeal, from cock-sure rockers such as ‘Still Got This Thing For You’, ‘Kick Start My Heart’ and ‘Rock This Joint’ to heart rending ballads like ‘Lover Of Mine’ and ‘Who Loves You’. But of course it’s the huge international hit single ‘Black Velvet’ that created her position in the marketplace, helping to propel the album to sales in excess of 6 million units worldwide.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. STILL GOT THIS THING  2. LOVE IS  3. BLACK VELVET  4. ROCK THIS JOINT  5. LOVER OF MINE  6. KICK START MY HEART  7. IF YOU WANT TO  8. JUST ONE KISS  9. WHO LOVES YOU  10. HURRY MAKE LOVE
 
  
 
MICHAEL WHITE ‘S/T’ CANDY350
 
MICHAEL WHITE’S STORY has always been closely linked to the ghost of Led Zeppelin by virtue of the fact that he fronts one of the world’s preeminent Zeppelin tribute acts, The White. Over the years he has carved out a lucrative career presenting an accurate and entertaining testimonial to an act that redefined the course of rock music.
Interestingly, Michael’s stab at solo success included an unexpectedly successful entrée into the business. Encouraged by Robert Plant himself, he submitted demos to Atlantic Records that were eventually sanctioned by the most important executive at the label, namely label founder, and the man who originally signed Zeppelin, Ahmet Ertegun. Label hopes were high that Michael could cut an impressive solo album and not entirely ape Zeppelin’s sound.
Paired with hot-shot producer Mack (Queen, Billy Squier) he was sent to Munich to record, but problems emerged almost immediately when Mack dismissed Michael’s band (incuding future W.A.S.P. guitarist Randy Piper and former Moxy drummer Danny Bilan) after only a handful of tracks had been taped. Michael suddenly felt that the project slipping away from him when Mack insisted on using session players and utilising electronic programming.
Issued in 1987, the album received positive acclaim for not only its content but also the way it steered clear of immediate Zeppelin comparisons. Indeed, if anything, the record displayed a decided nod to solo era Robert Plant, and it boasted an impressive selection of wide-screen epics such as ‘Matriarch’, ‘One Good Turn’, ‘Fantasy’ and the crowning glory ‘Psychometry’.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. FANTASY  2. I KNOW YOU NEED SOMEONE  3. BRING ON THE NIGHT  4. MATRIARCH  5. ONE GOOD TURN  6.    PSYCHOMETRY  7. DÉJÀ VU  8. JUMPIN’ THE FENCE  9. RADIO  10. DIRTY DANCER
 
JETBOY ‘FEEL THE SHAKE’ CANDY329
 
WHEN YOU THINK about the LA rock scene from the mid eighties there were a lot of winners (Guns N’Roses, Poison, Motley Crue) and a heck of a lot of losers. However, in a strange alternative universe, many of the also ran’s were more revered than the pantheon of heavy hitters. Take Jet Boy for instance, one of the most revered acts on the scene who, through no fault of their own, were lost to obscurity yet attracted a devoted and passionate fan following.
Formed initially in San Francisco, the band, like so many others, soon gravitated to Los Angeles where they cemented their line up, including former Hanoi Rocks bassist Sam Yaffa, and rubbed shoulders with other hopefuls in a scene that was rapidly exploding. In late 1986 they signed a coveted record deal with Elektra Records and set about recording their debut album with British producer Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Def Leppard and Krokus etc). However once the record was completed disaster struck when Elektra reshaped their roster and cast the band adrift
Fortunately MCA Records snapped up the band issuing ‘Feel The Shake’ in 1988. Informed by the sounds of the Rolling Stones, The CULT, Guns ‘N’ Roses and, most succinctly, Hanoi Rocks, the record won much acclaim but failed to connect commercially. Songs such as ‘Bad Disease’, ‘Fire In My Heart’, ‘Snake Bite’ and the title track, lodge them in the top echelon of low slung guitar mavericks.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. FEEL THE SHAKE  2. MAKE SOME NOISE  3. BAD DISEASE  4. FIRE IN MY HEART  5. HOMETOWN BLUES  6. LOCKED IN A CAGE  7. TALKIN’  8.  HARD CLIMB  9. BLOODSTONE  10.  SNAKEBITE
 
  
 
STONE FURY ‘BURNS LIKE A STAR’ CANDY355
 
WE’VE SAID IT before and, no doubt we’ll be saying it in the future, that some records sink into obscurity with no obvious explanation. Quality and class, it would appear, don’t always lead to success in the music business, leaving omissions from the list of winners that have no obvious reasons. The fate of Stone Fury is one such example; an exemplary band, with great songs and superb musical arrangements, left behind at the starting gate, whilst others with lesser abilities made larger commercial impact.
Based in Los Angeles, and formed by the talented duo of German born singer Lenny Wolf (who would later taste success as the leader of Kingdom Come) and American guitarist Bruce Gowdy, Stone Fury concocted an immediately identifiable sound that led to much industry interest. The band’s demo eventually secured them a coveted deal with the giant MCA Corporation. Utilising the services of top British producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Free, Hughes/Thrall), their album was recorded in Los Angeles and issued in 1984, to strong critical reaction but, surprisingly, precious few sales.
Very much a heavy yet melodic outfit, their sound appeared to lean towards the 70s but Wolf’s near falsetto vocal style gave the songs a contemporary edge, bolstered by Gowdy’s impressive guitar work and adventurous, sometimes progressive, musicianship. Not to put too fine a point on it, songs such as ‘Break Down The Walls’, ‘I Hate To Sleep Alone’ and ‘Hold It’ show the band to be superior composers, with the ballad ‘Life Is Too Lonely’ easily demonstrating an ability to take the music to more emotional heights. Certainly an album that requires a lot more recognition.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1.  BREAK DOWN THE WALLS  2.  I HATE TO SLEEP ALONE  3.  LIFE IS TOO LONELY  4.  DON’T TELL ME WHY  5.  MAMAS LOVE  6.  BURNS LIKE A STAR  7.  TEASE  8.  HOLD IT  9.  SHANNON YOU LOSE
 
BAD ENGLISH ‘S/T’ CANDY320
 
THERE WERE MANY attempts at piecing together supergroups during the late 80s but few were as successful as Bad English, a project born from the mash-up of two hugely influential outfits, namely the Babys (John Waite, Ricky Philips) and Journey (Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon and, later, Deen Costronovo). Both groups had featured talent to die for so anticipation was extremely high for this noble alliance, Fortunately, unlike similar collaborations, the results were spectacular, leaving no one in any doubt that Bad English had delivered a cornerstone record, one that is still revered to this day.
Fronted by the stunning and instantly identifiable voice of John Waite, and ably supported by guitar firebrand Neal Schon, the album contains a brace of superior tracks that elevated the record to platinum status and beyond. Signed to the Epic Records label and produced by Richie Zito (Eddie Money, Cheap Trick, Heart) it boasted no less than five hit singles, including ‘Price Of Love’ and the chart topping #1 power ballad ‘When I See You Smile’. It was a record constructed with pin point accuracy crushing the competition by a country mile.
Issued in June 1989, their commercial accomplishments belies the band’s true depth, a powerhouse rock band laying down the law with grit and determination, as demonstrated on tracks like ‘Possession’, ‘Best Of What I Got’, ‘Forget Me Not’ and ‘Rockin’ Horse’;  all scorching examples of a style and sound that has not diminished one jot over time. No wonder the album sold Platinum and beyond.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. BEST OF WHAT I GOT  2. HEAVEN IS A 4 LETTER WORD  3.  POSSESSION  4.  FORGET ME NOT  5.  WHEN I SEE YOU SMILE  6.  TOUGH TIMES DON’T LAST  7.  GHOST IN YOUR HEART 8. PRICE OF LOVE  9.  READY WHEN YOU ARE  10.  LAY DOWN 11. THE RESTLESS ONES  12.  ROCKIN’ HORSE  13.  DON’T WALK AWAY  BONUS TRACKS: 14.  PRICE OF LOVE (REMIX)  15.  FORGET ME NOT (REMIX)
 
 
DOKKEN ‘BEAST FROM THE EAST’ CANDY345
 
THE IMPRESSIVE THING about Dokken was that they not only crafted great songs, looking and sounding very much like the archetypical eighties LA rock band, but that they were also an extremely musically gifted unit. Each member was at the cutting edge of their craft, delivering maximum impact in both the studio and on stage. This combined talent produced several big selling albums and paved the way for the recording of this their career-defining double live album.
However, all was not well within the ranks of the band. Leader and vocalist Don Dokken and guitarist extraordinaire George Lynch were involved in a long running feud, one that was played out in public, but one which also added colour to the project, giving the band an edge that provided a palpable frisson to their appeal. In many respects ‘Beast From The East’ benefits from this tension, giving the music a sense of purpose and energy that easily eclipsed the studio recordings.
Taped in Tokyo in early 1988, during an eight date Japanese tour, and released later that year, the record received tremendous reviews and featured seriously impressive versions of Dokken classics such as ‘Dream Warriors’, ‘Unchain The Night’, ‘In My Dreams and ‘Just Got Lucky’. George Lynch’s guitar playing is off the hook, while the rest of the band lay down the law like men possessed. Look out too for a new studio track ‘Walk Away’, giving some indication of where the band might have gone had they remained together.”
 
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TRACK LISTING:  DISC ONE:  1.   UNCHAIN THE NIGHT  2.   TOOTH AND NAIL  3.   STANDING IN THE SHADOWS  4.   SLEEPLESS NIGHT  5.   DREAM WARRIORS  6.   KISS OF DEATH  7.   WHEN HEAVEN COMES DOWN  8.   INTO THE FIRE  9.   MR. SCARY.  DISC TWO:  1.    HEAVEN SENT  2.   IT’S NOT LOVE  3.   ALONE AGAIN  4.   JUST GOT LUCKY  5.   BREAKING THE CHAINS  6.   IN MY DREAMS  7.   TURN ON THE ACTION  8.   WALK AWAY
 
 
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