Category: MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP – Rock Will Never Die +6 [Japan Great Rock 1500 series remastered]

We have featured here all early MSG / MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP albums in remastered form, and one you can’t miss is this “Rock Will Never Die“, in this remastered reissue adding the additional 6 tracks captured at Hammersmith Odeon in London, over two nights in October 1983. Due to physical space limitation, the original LP only included 9 tracks, now the CD reissue packs the complete show.
The final track “Doctor Doctor”, which Schenker originally recorded with UFO, features a guest appearance by Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions.
The concert was also released in VHS, and I remember playing the tape to death. Schenker and the band – including vocalist Gary Barden, his last album recorded with MSG before he rejoined in 2008 – was really hot, plus production (Jack Douglas) and recording quality are excellent.
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MICHAEL SCHENKER – Doctor, Doctor : The Kulick Sessions

”Doctor, Doctor; The Kulick Sessions” is made up of songs that influenced the career of MICHAEL SCHENKER, recorded & co-produced by Bob Kulick between 2004 / 2005 with the who’s who in Hard Rock as guest, originally planned by Schenker as a collection of covers featuring himself and a “revolving all-star cast of guest musicians”. Later the album was labeled...

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP – Assault Attack demos w/ Cozy Powell / Non album tracks

Despite Cozy Powell left the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP prior to the recording of their 3rd album “Assault Attack”, the drummer actually started to work with Michael on the early demos. Here’s all these recordings, “Assault Attack demos” including songs that ended into the album, but also 4 unreleased tracks.
Numbers like ‘Desert Song’ or ‘Rock You To The Ground’ feature some different arrangements and of course, Schenker flies on the fretboard – he never play the same solo and each has something new and amazing.
It’s great to hear 4 songs never released, not just ideas, these are complete compositions, and all with very good sound quality, taken from a cassette belonged to Cozy Powell.
There has been many bootlegs of these recordings, however I bet you this 0dayrox version is the better.
A must for MSG / Schenker (and Cozy) fans.
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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP – Built To Destroy +9 [Japan Forever Young series remastered] Out Of Print

Some months ago, as requested, we featured at 0dayrox the out of print remastered Japanese edition of MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP first two records, as part of the ‘Forever Young Series Remastered’ including bonus tracks, now out of print.
Now, and accompanying the new 2021 MSG album, here’s the fourth, catchy 1983 ”Built To Destroy” featuring the return of Gary Barden as frontman, some of Schenker’s finest fretwork, and perhaps the band’s more commercial ’80s sound of all.
As bonus tracks, there’s the complete US mix of the album, fully remastered as well.

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP – Assault Attack +1 [Japan Forever Young series remastered] Out Of Print

Some months ago, as requested, we featured at 0dayrox the out of print remastered Japanese edition of MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP first two records, as part of the ‘Forever Young Series Remastered’ including bonus tracks, now out of print.
Now, and accompanying the new 2021 MSG album, we have here their third, 1982 smoking hot LP “Assault Attack”, the only album from the group to feature former Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet.
“Assault Attack” turned out to be one of MSG’s finest moment, a record beloved for decades not only for Schenker’s incredible playing, but the stellar songs, Bonnet’s soaring vocals and Martin Birch’s bruising production.
Perhaps, the best Michael Schenker album ever…

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP – Immortal (2021)

Celebrating his 40th anniversary as a solo artist and on his 50th birthday as a musician, legendary guitarist MICHAEL SCHENKER is returning with the indeed immortal MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP. So the album is properly titled “Immortal“, recorded by what is probably the strongest line-up of his long career.
When someone like Michael Schenker calls, they all come. You can hear the sensational voice of young hard rock sensation Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Sunstorm), Joe Lynn Turner, Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), and Schenker’s loyal accomplice Michael Voss, who produced the record alongside Michael Schenker avoiding common places and delivering a punchy, biting sound.
Among the musicians we find Barry Sparks (Dokken), keyboard player Steve Mann (Lionheart), top drummers Simon Phillips (ex-Toto) and Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Gary Barden, Robin McAuley…

SILVER (Michael Voss) – Idolized [Special 2-CD Ltd Edition]

SILVER is another band from the multifaceted Michael Voss (Mad Max, Wolfpakk, Demon Drive, Casanova, Michael Schenker) who released 5 very good albums during the 2000’s. After more than a decade of silence Voss resurrected the moniker and presented the new CD “Idolized“.
This is the limited, Special 2-CD edition including as bonus disc the “Best Of Silver”.
Lovers of late ’80s / early ’90s Euro sounds from the genre in the vein of Casanova, Last Autumn’s Dream, Khymera, etc. will enjoy “Idolized” and the band’s previous, best songs.

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases January / March 2021 – Vol.2

New Year, new very good music / albums to come. Here we have our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases, the first 2021 batch, featuring top class artists / singles.
Among the numbers into this “January / March 2021 – Vol.2” advances we find new music from HONEYMOON SUITE, BITE THE BULLET (great to hear about these ’80s AOR bands again), MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, INGLORIOUS, WIG WAM, JOEL HOESTRA’s 13, the first advanced from SMITH / KOTZEN – the guitar giants Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen project, and many more.
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UFO – Strangers In The Night [Remastered 8xCD Deluxe Edition] (2020)

Arguably one of the greatest hard rock live albums in history, UFO‘s 1979 “Strangers In The Night” is being reissued today as an 8-CD Deluxe package. Capturing the band at the peak of their powers the original double album was compiled from recordings made at six shows during in October 1978 on an American tour.
This new 8-CD box-set includes all six complete original concerts for the first time (five previously unreleased) as well as a newly remastered version of the original album (across two CDs). Four of the shows have actually been newly mixed from the original tapes.
The sound quality of this fresh 2020 remastering is outstanding.
Absolutely great package for those of us, who think ”Strangers In The Night” is one of the greatest live albums ever. The energy of the band and the show is really unbelievable. Michael Schenker was amazing on these recordings, just the perfect…

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP – MSG (2nd album) +7 [Japan Forever Young series remastered] Out Of Print

Here’s another requested remastered Japanese edition of MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP excellent second album “MSG” (1981), as part of the Warner Music Japan ‘Forever Young Series Remastered’ including 7 bonus tracks, now out of print.
The high production values by one of my favorite twiddlers – Ron Nevison – resulted in one of the most polished Mr. Schenker albums ever. “MSG” is regarded by fans as perhaps the group’s finest hour with killer tracks such as ‘Ready To Rock’, ‘Never Trust A Stranger’ and the timeless classic ‘On And On’.
We didn’t like the Euro / American remastered version of “MSG” (it should be the CD pressing quality, resulting in a muddy sound) so this Japanese ‘‘Forever Young Series’ is the obvious choice and makes a difference.
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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP – The Michael Schenker Group +8 [Japan Forever Young series remastered] Out Of Print

As requested, here’s the out of print remastered Japanese edition of MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP awesome self-titled debut LP, as part of the ‘Forever Young Series Remastered’ including 8 bonus tracks, now out of print.
After turbulent flights of emotional fancy during his mercurial tenure with Brit rockers UFO, the German guitar legend launched the Michael Schenker Group in the late Seventies, with this self-titled album released in 1980.

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Revelation [Digipak +3] (2019)

MICHAEL SCHENKER is a legendary figure in rock, one of the most gifted and influential guitarists of all time. His work with Scorpions, UFO and the Michael Schenker Group made him a hero to millions of fans and inspired a generation of musicians.
‘There is a deep meaning in the title and album cover of the new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album’, says Michael Schenker. ‘It illustrates my musical life at a glance with much to be revealed. Because of that I called the album ‘Revelation’‘.

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Sept-October 2019 – Vol.2

We expect a very interesting batch of new releases for this 2019 Summer / Fall, so let’s go with our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases singles. Swedish AORsters CREYE have released a brand new single titled “Lost Without You”. This is an acoustic / electric track they wrote while working on an acoustic cover of “Holding On” from their debut album....

McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP – Perfect Timing [SHM-CD Remastered +2]

Universal Japan have been reissuing a bunch of great albums freshly remastered, pressed on high quality SHM-CD, most of them including bonus tracks and sold at a very affordable price (around 15 bucks each). Among the batch arriving to our mailbox are the McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP terrific albums. Let’s go with “Perfect Timing“, one of my favorites. “Perfect Timing” was...

McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP – Unplugged Live [Cherry Red / Hear No Evil remaster +4]

With this “Unplugged Live [Cherry Red / Hear No Evil remaster +4]” we complete at 0dayrox the McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP discography. Recorded in California during a tour with a completely acoustic set, this is the final release of the McAuley Schenker Group, which disbanded in 1993.This Cherry Red Records remastered reissue includes as bonus tracks the complete, Japan only (out...