Category Archives: Reissues

Album review: OVERKILL – The Atlantic Years 1986-1994

OVERKILL - The Atlantic Years 1986-1994

BMG [Release date 29.10.21] New Jersey band Overkill, named after the Motorhead album/song, formed in 1980 and were part of the early US thrash scene. Nineteen studio albums, three live and three EPs later, there’s quite a legacy there. There … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MOTELS – All Four One, Little Robbers

THE MOTELS – All Four One, Little Robbers

BGO Records [Release date 03.09.21] The Motels are an American new wave band fronted by Martha Davis. This Motels double CD re-issue features the band’s two US Top 30 albums from the early 1980s. ‘All Four One’ (1982) features the … Continue reading

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Album review: APRIL WINE – First Glance, Harder…Faster

APRIL WINE – First Glance, Harder…Faster

BGO Records [Release date 06.08.21] Although April Wine had been around since 1969, they only really made in big outside of their native Canada with 1978’s ‘First Glance’, an album that also marked the debut of guitarist Brian Greenway. Between … Continue reading

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Album review: SLADE – Slayed?

SLADE - Slayed?

BMG (LP, splatter vinyl)  [Release date 03.09.21] Wolverhampton born legends Slade were important and successful innovators in hard rock and glam rock during the 70s, both musically and visually. There have been many reissues, but this LP reminds us of … Continue reading

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Album review: THE VAPORS – Waiting For The Weekend (The United Artists & Liberty Records Recordings)

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Cherry Red Records The original recordings by The Vapors have been largely unavailable on CD for many years. Cherry Red / RT Industries address this perfectly with a comprehensive 4CD set, which not only rounds up both albums and all … Continue reading

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Album review: FRANKIE MILLER – Full House and Double Trouble (remasters w/bonus tracks)

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Rock Candy Records [Release date 30.07.21] With 3 outstanding albums under his belt, but no substantial success, you could have forgiven Frankie Miller for just accepting his fate. Judging by his genre hopping fourth album, Full House, (1978) he never … Continue reading

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Album review: COLIN SCOT – Colin Scot

COLIN SCOT - Colin Scot

Esoteric/Cherry Red [Release date 30.7.21] It’s more than a little unfair that the late singer-songwriter Colin Scot’s 1971 debut seems to be regarded more for the myriad of guest musicians than for Scot’s own undoubted talent. Reissued on CD for … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ROLLING STONES – A Bigger Bang live on Copacabana Beach

THE ROLLING STONES - A Bigger Bang live on Copacabana Beach

Mercury Studios [Release date 09.07.21] Originally released on DVD in 2007, this Rolling Stones release has been remixed, re-mastered, re-edited and re-released. At the time The Stones were touring in support of their recent “A Bigger Bang” album and this … Continue reading

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Album review: GEEZER BUTLER – Manipulations of the Mind – The Complete Collection/The Very Best of Geezer Butler

Album review: GEEZER BUTLER – Manipulations of the Mind – The Complete Collection

BMG [Release date: 30.07.21] Widely respected as the bassist that invented the heavyweight bottom-end of the metal genre, and rightly held in esteem for being the main lyricist of Black Sabbath, Geezer Butler’s solo material has been packaged into a … Continue reading

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Album review: JAGGED EDGE – Fuel For Your Soul / Trouble (Remasters w/bonus tracks)

JAGGED EDGE - Fuel For Your Soul / Trouble (Remasters w/bonus tracks)

Bad Reputation [Release date 30.07.21] A cracking little package: 2 CDs remastered and laden with bonus material, from Eighties’ hard rock band, Jagged Edge, brought to us by French label, Bad Reputation. The band, formed by guitarist Myke Gray in … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKTHORNE – Afterlife and Don’t Kill The Thrill (2-CD package)

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The Store For Music [Release date 23.07.21] Blackthorne is probably one of the more obscure Graham (Rainbow/MSG/Alcatrazz) Bonnet ventures. At first glance it looks anything but: Jimmy (New England) Waldo, Bob (Kiss/WASP) Kulick, Frankie Banali and Chuck Wright, both ex … Continue reading

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Album review: 38 SPECIAL – Wild Eyed Southern Boys and Special Forces (2021 Vinyl Remasters)

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Snakefarm Records [Release date 30.07.21] In 2008, a major fire in Universal Studios’ Hollywood Warehouse devastated the company’s music archives. 38 Special were one of the bands to suffer a significant loss…and if nothing else, that gives these releases added … Continue reading

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Album review: MR BIG- Lean Into It (30th anniversary reissue)

MR BIG- Lean Into It (30th anniversary reissue)

EvoXS (Release Date 23.07.21) While their debut appeared a couple of years earlier, it was their sophomore effort, ‘Lean Into It’ in 1991 that marked melodic rock supergroup Mr Big’s finest hour. It is of course remembered for their worldwide … Continue reading

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Album review: STONE THE CROWS, MAGGIE BELL (reissues)

STONE THE CROWS - Ontinuous Performance

Repertoire [Release date 25.06.21] Noted blues rock band Stone The Crows  formed in Glasgow 1969 after Alex Harvey introduced his younger guitarist Leslie Harvey to singer Maggie Bell. Bell already had a notable career and her voice, big bluesy and … Continue reading

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Album review: LESLIE WEST – 5 Originals, Got Live

LESLIE WEST - 5 Originals

5 Originals (3CD) Voiceprint [Release date 21.05.21] The late great Leslie West is, perhaps, best known as the founder, guitarist and vocalist of the legendary American rock band Mountain, also pioneers of heavy metal and blues rock. The band took … Continue reading

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Album review: DUFFY – Scruffy Duffy (remaster w/bonus tracks)

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Cherry Red [Release date 25.06.21] An undiscovered gem of an album. That’s a familiar phrase, and one that too often disappoints when exposed to the light. Scruffy Duffy doesn’t let us down. This was Brit band, Duffy’s second album, recorded … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DOOBIE BROTHERS – Cycles, Brotherhood

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS – Cycles, Brotherhood

BGO Records [Release date 25.06.21] Two albums for Capitol by The Doobie Brothers, first released in 1989 (‘Cycles’) and 1991 (‘Brotherhood’), get a re-issue and digital remaster from BGO Records. The Doobie Brothers officially split in 1982 but re-formed in … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MERSEYBEATS and THE MERSEYS – I Stand Accused, The Complete Sixties Recordings

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  Grapefruit / Cherry Red [Release date 11.6.21] The output of The Merseybeats and The Merseys has been relatively poorly served on CD over the years. Cherry Red’s Grapefruit imprint now rectify this with a definitive 63 track collection. The … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY SQUIER – Emotions In Motion/Signs Of Life

BILLY SQUIER – Emotions In Motion/Signs Of Life

BGO Records Two albums from Billy Squier’s classic 80’s period get a neat double CD re-issue. Not only of interest to fans of his work and 80’s US melodic rock, but also Queen fans as these two albums both feature … Continue reading

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Album review: DOOGIE WHITE – As Yet Untitled (2 CD remaster)

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Pete Feenstra chatted to Doogie White for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 8 August 2021. The Store For Music [Release date 07.06.21] In 2011, ubiquitous gun-for-hire Doogie (Rainbow/Malmsteen/Schenker) White released a cracking little solo album called As Yet … Continue reading

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Album review: FRANKIE MILLER – Once In A Blue Moon, High Life and The Rock (remasters with bonus tracks)

frankie miller blue moon

Rock Candy Records [release date 7.05.21] Glasgow singer/songwriter/actor, Frankie Miller always seemed to have more success when other people sang the stuff he had written. And no matter the critical acclaim his own releases enjoyed, reviews always seemed to end … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL FURY – Affairs In Babylon

MICHAEL FURY – Affairs In Babylon

AOR Heaven [Release date 28.05.21] Michael Fury are a band, as opposed to a solo artist, having formed in 1979 by vocalist/guitarist Myles Hunter (Avalon), bassist Martyn Jones and guitarist Rob Kennedy. They played a fair few gigs in their … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK SABBATH – Sabotage (Super Deluxe Edition)

Black Sabbath - Sabotage

  BMG [Release date 11.06.21] Following finely in the footsteps of the recent Paranoid and Volume 4 reissues, Black Sabbath’s 6th album Sabotage gets the full expansion works. And what a wonderful package it is. And much like its predecessors, … Continue reading

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Album review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Live at Knebworth ‘76

Lynyrd Skynyrd “Live at Knebworth ‘76”

Eagle Rock Entertainment [Release date  .21] “Live at Knebworth ‘76” is the recently released live film and soundtrack from legendary Southern rock royalty Lynyrd Skynyrd. Whilst clips have been released from the film over the years, most notably in the … Continue reading

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Album review: ALICE COOPER – Three Temptations From Alice

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Floating World [Release date 11.6.21] With Alice Cooper’s new album “Detroit Stories” garnering plenty of media attention, this timely 2CD set collects his three Epic label albums which were originally released between 1989 and 1994. For “Trash” he teamed up … Continue reading

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