Category: MONTROSE

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…

SAMMY HAGAR – Three Lock Box [Japan SHM-CD remastered Limited Release] OOP

Requested by one of you, here’s the really good SAMMY HAGAR album “Three Rock Box“, in its pristine Japanese remastered edition pressed on high quality SHM-CD, now out of print.Sammy Hagar hit a nerve with his previous LP, and this follow-up “Three Lock Box” would prove not only that its predecessor wasn’t a fluke, but that the Red Rocker was...

ST. PARADISE – St. Paradise [Rock Candy Remaster] (2017)

Regarded as a cult classic, ST. PARADISE‘s sole self-titled album has been freshly remastered by Rock Candy Records. This is a classic rock / traditional hard rock record yet plenty of melody criminally overlooked when originally released and one deserving a reissue. Indeed, St. Pardise were a power trio that barely registered on the radar, despite the members’ impressive musical...

Best Classic Rock Album 2017, #3 : RONNIE MONTROSE feat. Ricky Phillips & Eric Singer – 10×10 (2017)

Near the end of the year, it’s time to recap about the best 2017 releases, by category.Fortunately, this excellent album was finally released. Before his untimely death in 2012, renowned American rock guitarist RONNIE MONTROSE began recording an ambitious passion project with bassist Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper). The idea was to record...

MONTROSE – Montrose [Deluxe Edition remastered] (2017)

MONTROSE – Montrose [Deluxe Edition remastered] (2017)

Rhino Records introduces Deluxe Editions for MONTROSE albums, starting with the awesome, classic debut “Montrose [Deluxe Edition remastered]“, with a fresh 2017 remaster plus a bonus disc with previously unreleased material. Montrose debut was (and still is) one of the most influential Hard Rock albums of all time, specially for American musicians. Ronnie Montrose was an in-demand session guitarist before...

MONTROSE – Paper Money [Deluxe Edition remastered] (2017)

MONTROSE – Paper Money [Deluxe Edition remastered] (2017)

Rhino Records introduces Deluxe Editions for MONTROSE albums, starting with the band’s first two celebrated albums. This is the second from the band, “Paper Money [Deluxe Edition remastered]”, with a fresh 2017 remaster from original tapes plus a bonus disc with previously unreleased material. There’s little doubt that the self titled debut Montrose album was an absolute game changer in...

SAMMY HAGAR – This Is Sammy Hagar Volume 1 : When The Party Started (2016)

“This Is Sammy Hagar Volume 1 : When The Party Started“, is the new compilation album showcasing 12 highlights from SAMMY HAGAR‘s catalogue, some of them remixed, plus 2 brand new tracks. The collection, which starts from his solo album post Van Halen, ‘Red Voodoo’ in 1999, through to ‘Livin’ It Up’ in 2006, also includes a new remix of...

SAMMY HAGAR – I Never Said Goodbye [SHM-CD Remastered Ltd. mini LP] Out Of Print

SAMMY HAGAR – I Never Said Goodbye [SHM-CD Remastered Ltd. mini LP] Out Of Print

Three years ago, and highly deservedly, the best ’80s SAMMY HAGAR albums finally received a SHM-CD release in Japan all in the excellent cardboard sleeve Mini LP format, remastered and with the usual, complete original artwork reproduction. We featured here one of them, but now it’s time for “I Never Said Goodbye“, one of Sammy Hagar’s most overlooked albums. Published...

SAMMY HAGAR – All Night Long [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

SAMMY HAGAR – All Night Long [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

Rock Candy specialists have just remastered SAMMY HAGAR‘s “All Night Long“, the singer’s first live album ever. The sound quality is truly impressive and all songs on offer rock hard, including two cuts from Montrose’s classic first album; ‘Make It Last’ and ‘Bad Motor Scooter’. One of the great things for rock bands during the Seventies was that they had...

SAMMY HAGAR – Street Machine [Rock Candy remaster +2]

SAMMY HAGAR – Street Machine [Rock Candy remaster +2]

“Street Machine” is SAMMY HAGAR‘s fifth solo studio release for Capitol, now full digitally remastered by Rock Candy Records plus two non-album tracks only appeared as singles.Hagar, later to make a huge impact in Van Halen, first exploded on the Rock scene as the front man of Montrose, playing his part in creating what is unquestionably one of the greatest...

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...