Y&T – Black Tiger [Rock Candy remastered +1] (2018)
Rock Candy Records has just ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ the early ’80s Y&T albums, for many, the band’s finest moment. “Black Tiger” (in this reissue including a bonus track) the second Y&T record for A&M Records, was recorded at Ridge Farm, in Dorking, County of Surrey, England and produced by wizard Max Norman (Ozzy, Lynch Mob).
The classic Y&T logo makes its first appearance on the cover on a record with rather diverse material including the typical uptempo Y&T hard rockers like “Open Fire” together with melodic rock killers such as “Don’t Wanna Lose”, a real gem of a tune.
Title track is fast and furious, while the bass driven “Barroom Boogie” gives the album character and the captivating fan favourite “Forever” gives an example of a classic Y&T trademark rock.
“Hell or High Water” shows Y&T’s ability to be slow & melodic but still groovy and heavy, and the closing “Winds of Change” is one of the band’s best ballads.
There’s a previous remaster of Y&T’s “Black Tiger”, very good in my opinion.
This Rock Candy sonic treatment is equally fine, with a little more emphasis in the mid-frequencies and ‘air’ between instruments.
Regarded as one of, if not the definitive Y&T album from the band’s early era, “Black Tiger” rocks.
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01 – From The Moon
02 – Open Fire
03 – Don’t Wanna Lose
04 – Hell Or High Water
05 – Forever
06 – Black Tiger
07 – Barroom Boogie
08 – My Way Or The Highway
09 – Winds Of Change
10 – Somebody For Me
Dave Meniketti – vocals, guitar
Joey Alves – guitar, vocals
Phil Kennemore – bass, vocals
Leonard Haze – drums, vocals
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