LOUDNESS – 8186 Now and Then [Japan only 4-CD Box] (2017) Full

LOUDNESS - 8186 Now and Then [Japan only 4-CD Box] (2017) full
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Pioneer Japanese metal band LOUDNESS just released “8186 Now and Then“, a 4-CD pack only available in Japan including their legendary double live album ‘8186 Live’ (originally appeared in the ’80s) fully remastered, plus the recent concert the band did at Zepp Tokyo, April 13, 2017.
These were the only series of shows LOUDNESS performed this year, playing the entire ‘8186 Live’ set list celebrating its near 30th anniversary.

‘8186 Live’ is one of the best ‘live metal’ albums released in the ’80s recorded in 1986 at Yoyogi Olympic Pool Stadium, Tokyo, Japan, in between their most celebrated studio albums; Lightning Strikes (1986) / Hurricane Eyes (1987), with the band at their peak of creativity and accessibility.
It was named ‘8186’ because covers the best material composed by LOUDNESS between 1981-1986.

Now the double album has been digitally remastered with a superb sound, and while live albums are hard to improve in terms of sound quality, here it does.
Tracks like ‘Shadows of War (Ashes in the Sky)’, ‘Crazy Doctor’ or ‘Streetlife Dreams’ now sound like if LOUDNESS are playing in your living room with 1 millon watts of power behind them.

LOUDNESS - 8186 Now and Then [Japan only 4-CD Box] (2017) Full 4 discs

Additionally, we have the band performing the same setlist but in 2017, titled ‘8117 Live’.
It’s not exactly the same though, because the short closer ‘Farewell’ was replaced by the vibrant ‘Who Knows (Time to Take a Stand)’.
Additionally, drummer Munetaka Higuchi who recorded the original album is no longer in the band, and current sticks-man Masayuki Suzuki plays with his own style, with slightly different arrangements as well.

“8186 Now and Then” is a terrific release, and if you never heard the original recording – quite hard to find outside Japan – you need to check this monster remastering.
And it’s very cool as well to listen to LOUDNESS performing these songs 2017, showcasing that the band has lost none of their original power and skills.

LOUDNESS - 8186 Now and Then [Japan only 4-CD Box] (2017) Full pack

NOTE: “8186 Now and Then” has been released world-wide as digital download only (you can find it at iTunes et all), but 2 songs are missing due to licensing restrictions outside Japan.
This is the full Japanese 4-CD pack, complete.
Killer stuff

You’ve seen it first here, at 0dayrox

L O U D N ES S8186  Now  and  Then
WPCL ~ 12787 / 90

‘8186 Live’ Remastered 2017
CD 1:
01 – Loudness (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
02 – Rock Shock (More And More) [8186 Live] [2017 Remaster]
03 – Dark Desire (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
04 – Streetlife Dreams (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
05 – Crazy Doctor (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
06 – Geraldine (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
07 – Bass Solo – Drum Solo (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
08 – Shadows of War (Ashes in the Sky) [8186 Live] [2017 Remaster]

CD 2:
01 – Let It Go (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
02 – One Thousand Eyes (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
03 – Face to Face (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
04 – Ares’ Lament (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
05 – In The Mirror (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
06 – Guitar Solo (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
07 – Crazy Night (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
08 – Speed (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]
09 – Farewell (8186 Live) [2017 Remaster]

‘8117 Live’ Recorded 2017 Tour
CD 3:
01 – Loudness (8117 Live)
02 – Rock Shock (More And More) [8117 Live]
03 – Dark Desire (8117 Live)
04 – Streetlife Dreams (8117 Live)
05 – Crazy Doctor (8117 Live)
06 – Geraldine (8117 Live)
07 – Bass Solo – Drum Solo (8117 Live)
08 – Shadows of War (Ashes in the Sky) (8117 Live)

CD 4:
01 – Let It Go (8117 Live)
02 – One Thousand Eyes (8117 Live)
03 – Face to Face (8117 Live)
04 – Ares’ Lament (8117 Live)
05 – In The Mirror (8117 Live)
06 – Guitar Solo (8117 Live)
07 – Who Knows (Time to Take a Stand) [8117 Live]
08 – Crazy Nights (8117 Live)
09 – Speed (8117 Live)

CD 1 / 2 (1986)
Minoru Niihara – vocals
Akira Takasaki – guitars
Masayoshi Yamashita – bass
Munetaka Higuchi – drums

CD 3 / 4 (2017)
Minoru Niihara – vocals
Akira Takasaki – guitars
Masayoshi Yamashita – bass
Masayuki Suzuki – drums

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