ALCATRAZZ – Parole Denied ; Tokyo 2017 (2018)
As part of the Graham Bonnet Band’s 2017 ‘The Book’ tour in Japan, a three night special engagement and reunion of ALCATRAZZ was presented much to the delight of the Japanese hard rock fans. Founding Alcatrazz members, Graham Bonnet (vocals), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) and Gary Shea (bass), reunited after 33 years for a unique series of shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, Japan in March 2017. For the special occasion, the band was rounded out by Mark Benquechea (drums) and Conrado Pesinato (guitars), both from the Graham Bonnet Band.
Released by Frontiers Music tomorrow, “Parole Denied ; Tokyo 2017” documents the exceptional show, and in addition, Alcatrazz raided the archives and added a Bonus Disc with unreleased tracks taken from the original sessions recorded in 1985, including one song, ‘Emotion’ with a young Steve Vai on guitar.
“Parole Denied” is a tribute to that musical history and encapsulates their all time together, which offers a two disc live concert and studio demo set.
For the hardcore Alcatrazz fans this will be an absolute must, founding Alcatrazz members, Graham Bonnet (vocals), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) and Gary Shea (bass), reunited after 33 years for a unique series of shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, Japan, in March 2017.
This is like stepping into a veritable time machine and has you transported back into the heart of the ’80s in a flash, the songwriting, the sound, the atmosphere all captured beautifully for all to enjoy. Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing Mr Bonnet live will know how strong these songs are live and they transfer perfectly for the new millennial’s and hardcore fans alike.
And you have the previously unreleased recordings on the second disc, most of them with a pretty good audio quality, a must for collectors.
CD 1 – Live Tokyo ’17
01 – Night of the Shooting Star (Live)
02 – Ohayo Tokyo (Live)
03 – Too Young to Die… Too Drunk to Live (Live)
04 – Suffer Me (Live)
05 – God Blessed Video (Live)
06 – Will You Be Home Tonight (Live)
07 – Jet to Jet (Live)
08 – Witchwood (Live)
09 – Skyfire (Live)
10 – Hiroshima Mon Amour (Live)
11 – Island in the Sun (Live)
CD 2 – Previously Unreleased Recordings
01 – Emotion (Studio Demo 1985 feat Steve Vai)
02 – No Imagination (Studio Demo 1985)
03 – Losing You is Winning (Studio Demo 1985)
04 – Please Call Me (Studio Demo 1985)
05 – Blue Boar (Studio Demo 1985)
06 – Ohayo Tokyo (Studio Demo 1985)
07 – Set Me Free (Rehearsal / Studio Demo)
08 – Rider (Rehearsal / Studio Demo)
Graham Bonnet – Vocals
Jimmy Waldo – Keys
Gary Shea – Bass
Conrado Pesinato – Guitars
Mark Benquechea – Drums