Category: EUROPE

JOHN NORUM – Another Destination [Rock Candy Remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

As part of the Rock Candy Records remastered reissue of Europe guitarist JOHN NORUM solo albums, here’s in exclusive his third, “Another Destination“.
Norum again shows exquisite taste in his choice of vocalist. Kelly Keeling, originally of Baton Rouge, then later with MSG, King Kobra, George Lynch and others came in for this one, and shared several writing credits with Norum.
The remastering here is almost breathtaking. From the first track, the band are in the room. Classy and classic. You don’t listen, you wade through it.
Highly Recommended
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JOHN NORUM – Face The Truth [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] (2020) the Real one, avoid fakes *EXCLUSIVE*

Europe’s guitarist JOHN NORUM first three solo albums have been remastered by Rock Candy specialists. The sound quality on “Face The Truth” has been really improved here, more defined and detailed.
Comparing this album to Norum’s debut Total Control, this second LP sounds much more Americanized, still intense, refreshing and with a classic hard rock feel.
The line up is completely different as well: The Voice of Rock Glenn Hughes is on lead vocals, and Peter Baltes (Accept and Don Dokken) hits the bass, while Joey Tempest guest lead vocals on one song. How can you be wrong with these?
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EUROPE – Wings Of Tomorrow [Cherry Red / Lemon Records remaster] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Cherry Red / Lemon Records has just re-pressed 2020 their out of print remastered version of EUROPE‘s “Wings Of Tomorrow“, the Swedes second album and a major stepping stone on the way to worldwide fame with ‘The Final Countdown’.
Remastered by FFG Studios specialists with extensive sleeve-notes by Bill Leslie of ‘Rock Of Ages’ and period photographs / memorabilia, the sound quality is warmer that the Japanese Blu-Spec CD2 remaster, more guitar lively I’d say.
Features the original version of the hit single ‘Open Your Heart’ as well as further single releases ‘Stormwind’, ‘Dreamer’ and ‘Lyin’ Eyes’.
“Wings Of Tomorrow” is the album that convinced CBS to sign them on a worldwide deal.
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EUROPE – The Final Countdown [Rock Candy remaster +6] (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

Finally Rock Candy specialists have done their own remastered version of EUROPE‘s classic “The Final Countdown”. It includes 6 bonus tracks: the already appeared in previous remasters live versions of title track, ‘Danger On The Track (Live)’ and ‘Carrie (Live)’, plus the single B-sides ‘Seven Doors Hotel (1986 Version)’ & ‘On Broken Wings’, and what makes this reissue unique is the addition of the rare Remix of ‘Rock The Night’ – also a B-side but previously unavailable on CD.

EUROPE – Extended Versions (only available on CD)

The Sony / BMG “Extended Versions” franchise guarantee to have high quality artist’s live recordings. In the case of EUROPE this release as part of the series is really welcomed, because while in recent years some early-era song recordings surfaced, at the peak of their popularity the Swedes never put out a bona fide live album. As said, Europe /...

EUROPE – Prisoners In Paradise [Japanese Edition remastered +2]

Japanese remastered edition of EUROPE first albums have been requested several times, and we are here in front of one of my favorites from the band, the superb “Prisoners In Paradise”. Each of Europe albums have its own identity, and “Prisoners In Paradise” should be their most mature record in all departments, but basically, it’s one of the finest Melodic...

EUROPE – Out Of This World [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded] (2018)

One of the greatest Melodic Hard Rock / AOR albums from the second half of the ’80s is without a doubt “Out Of This World”, EUROPE’s classic follow up to their monster hit ‘The Final Countdown’. Now Rock Candy Records has just remastered / reissued this essential record officially for the first time outside Japan. There is no question that...

JOHN NORUM – Face The Truth {reissue} (2017)

JOHN NORUM – Face The Truth {reissue} (2017)

Capitalizing the release of Europe’s new album, Dutch label Music On CD in association with Sony Music has reissued the first two JOHN NORUM solo albums, long time of of print, a least in the US. While not remastered, the sound quality has been clearly beef-up thanks to modern mastering transfer technology. “Face The Truth” is Norum’s second solo album,...

JOHN NORUM – Total Control {reissue} (2017)

JOHN NORUM – Total Control {reissue} (2017)

Capitalizing the release of Europe’s new album, Dutch label Music On CD in association with Sony Music, has reissued the first two JOHN NORUM solo albums, long time of of print, a least in the US. While not remastered, the sound quality has been clearly beef-up thanks to modern mastering transfer technology. “Total Control” is Norum’s first album after leaving...

EUROPE – Walk The Earth (2017)

EUROPE – Walk The Earth (2017)

30 years on from the release of The Final Countdown, EUROPE are bigger and better than they have ever been. Following on from the success of the 2015 release War Of Kings and the 30th anniversary recording at the Roundhouse in London, the new LP “Walk The Earth” is due for release on the 20th October 2017. Opening up with...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Nov / Dec 2017 – Vol.1

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Nov / Dec 2017 – Vol.1

This end of the year promises to deliver some stupendous albums, let’s check the newest advanced singles from CD’s to come. Swedish hard rock institution EUROPE are ready to release their new album Walk The Earth’, here’s the second single ‘Election Day’, a rocking tune with great groove. Via Frontiers Music we have excellent news: In December they will release...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases October-November 2017 – Vol.3

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases October-November 2017 – Vol.3

A new month is soon arriving, so let’s check some upcoming releases advanced singles. Via Frontiers Records super-group PHANTOM 5 will release their second album Play II Win. The band includes former Bonfire singer Claus Lessmann, producer and guitar player Michael Voss (Michael Schenker), Robby Boebel (Fontline) and Axel Kruse (Jaded Heart). Check the new single ‘Baptised’, a great rolling...

KEE MARCELLO – Redux : Europe

KEE MARCELLO – Redux : Europe

Kjell Hilding Lövbom, most known as KEE MARCELLO, the guitarist who replaced John Norum in Swedish band Europe back in 1986, some time ago recorded “Redux : Europe“, featuring new songs alongside modern, harder-sounding re-recordings of Europe and Marcello’s previous band Easy Action hits. When asked why he chose to re-record Europe songs, Marcello said, “Redux is Latin for ‘reclaim’...

KEE MARCELLO – Scaling Up (2016)

KEE MARCELLO – Scaling Up (2016)

Former Europe guitarist KEE MARCELLO returns with “Scaling Up“, his brand new album released via Frontiers Music. This slick-produced new effort from the awesome Swedish 6-string player is a stunning, smooth Melodic Rock album with bluesy Hard Rock touches plenty of impressive tunes. “Scaling Up” blends elements of Marcello’s past works – even some Europe waves – mixed with lots...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases July 2017 – Vol.1

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases July 2017 – Vol.1

As usual 0dayrox brings to you all the fresh buzz from the Melodic Rock / AOR world. Let’s check the advanced singles from the most relevant releases in months to come. KRYPTONITE is the new amazing project to release their debut CD via Frontiers Music in August. The line-up is impressive: Jake Samuels from The Poodles, Alessandro Del Vecchio (Lionville),...