Category: GAMMA

GAMMA 3 [remastered Japanese SHM-CD] Out Of Print

Founded by guitarist Ronnie Montrose, GAMMA delivered a string of three stupendous albums in the lapse of 4 years between the very end of the Seventies and the early ’80s. All have been remastered in Japan and manufactured on high quality SHM-CD, released on Cardboard Sleeve (mini LP) reproducing the original artwork.
With the release of ‘Gamma 3‘ in 1982 the band had shifted from Melodic Hard Rock to an even more commercial, somewhat AORish FM Rock sound that combines elements of Asia and early 80’s Rush with, indeed, some Foreigner and a dash of Triumph, and we love it.

GAMMA 4 [Wounded Bird Records reissue]

Ronnie Montrose did a stellar 1979-82 run with his band GAMMA, a trail-blazing rock quintet with a melodic edge releasing 3 really good LPs. After that he continued with a solo career but returned with Gamma in 2000’s for their final release GAMMA 4, later reissued by Wounded Bird Records with better mastering.
Ronnie and Gamma’s vocalist Davey Pattison always appeared to enjoy working together, taking every opportunity to do so in the years after Gamma dissolved, including this four-fifths reunion of the Gamma 2 and 3 line-ups, with bassist Glenn Letsch and Gamma/Montrose drummer Denny Carmassi joining the fun.
GAMMA 4 is a more mature, bluesy hard rockin’ effort, with emphasis on guitars.

GAMMA 2 [remastered Japanese SHM-CD] Out Of Print

Founded by guitarist Ronnie Montrose and singer Davey Pattison in San Francisco at the end of the seventies, GAMMA delivered three stupendous albums in the lapse of 4 years.
All have been remastered in Japan and manufactured on high quality SHM-CD, released on Cardboard Sleeve (mini LP) reproducing the original artwork.
Produced by Foreigner / Aerosmith vet Gary Lyons GAMMA 2, originally released in 1980, is a killer rocking album.

GAMMA 1 [remastered Japanese SHM-CD] Out Of Print

Brainchild of guitarist Ronnie Montrose and singer Davey Pattison, GAMMA was founded in San Francisco at the end of the seventies delivering three stupendous albums in the lapse of 4 years. They returned in 2000 with a new effort, but the original records are the ones regarded as cult classics.
As requested, here’s all the now our of print GAMMA remastered Japanese reissues manufactured on high quality SHM-CD, released on Cardboard Sleeve (mini LP) reproducing the original artwork.
Anybody familiar with Ronnie Montrose’s earlier work, especially with Sammy Hagar as the frontman really ought to check out this overlooked band. Ronnie’s trademark, lean, mean, distinctive guitar tone is there as usual, but Gamma added the additional layers of synthesizers, tastefully…

MONTROSE – Warner Brothers Presents…Montrose! [Rock Candy remaster] (2015)

Rock Candy Records has just ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ a new batch of 3 essential MONTROSE albums, and this “Warner Brothers Presents…Montrose!” completes the series.This is the first Montrose album released after the departure of singer Sammy Hagar, and the first Montrose album to feature a keyboardist as a full member of the band. At the time of this recording, Montrose...

MONTROSE – Montrose [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

Rock Candy Records has just ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ a new batch of 3 essential MONTROSE albums (two of them featured on the blow few days ago), but the specialized reissue label already released Montrose self-titled debut some time ago. Let’s check how it sounds to complete the package. Montrose debut was (and still is) one of the most influential Hard...