Category: REMASTER

MIKEY JONES (Kick) – The Light Of Day [Remastered & Expanded / Kick Audio Vaults]

After British melodic rockers Kick disbanded in 2005, founder MIKEY JONES started to record this, his first solo album “The Light Of Day“, here being reissued as part to the ‘Kick Audio Vaults‘ remasters including bonus tracks.
Former Kick and current Vega vocalist contributes backing vocals, and while the album’s style obviously has some Kick touches, Mikey delivered a more varied sonic palette, at places bringing to mind Alice Cooper’s Hey Stoopid era and Nineties Bon Jovi and…

BENEATH THE SURFACE – Race The Night [Deluxe Edition Remastered +4] (2020)

For the first time officially released on CD, here’s “Race The Night [Deluxe Edition +4]” the debut album from UK rockers BENEATH THE SURFACE, rounded out by the group’s rare 1985 demo (with Shy’s Tony Mills on backing vocals, no less) completely remastered by Jamie King Audio.
Beneath The Surface had that signature UK melodic hard rock sound with traces of pomp, AOR, and classic melodic metal. Stylistically they were similar to early Shy, Bronz, Magnum, Tobruk and Shogun.

FIERCE HEART – Fierce Heart [remastered +3] [Limited Edition / out of print]

It’s hard to believe but three decades on from its original release in 1985, FIERCE HEART’s self-titled debut album never was reissued until recent time thanks to AOR Blvd Records, fully remastered and with 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks. “Fierce Heart” is often hailed as an ’80s underground classic of the melodic hard rock genre that unfortunately never found its...

The ”Lost UK Jewels” Vol.9 ; DIRTY TRYX – Rough Ride *EXCLUSIVE*

Continuing with the awesome ”Lost Jewels” collectibles, here’s ”Lost UK Jewels Vol.9 ; DIRTY TRYX – Rough Ride“, featuring another rare band from the series, limited to 500 copies CD, already out of print.
Straight out of Bolton, Lancashire, UK, came Dirty Tryx that sold out the Albert Hall venue, had the legendary Derek Oliver on speed dial and a thousand plus members of their fan club.
This six-piece band delivers melodic hard rock in the vein of FM, Tobruk, Kiss Of The Gypsy, Glasgow, etc, and their quality music certainly deserved to be exposed.
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CJSS – World Gone Mad [Deluxe Edition Remastered +4] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

To be released next July 10th, we are presenting in exclusive the first time ever on standalone CD Deluxe Edition Remastered of “World Gone Mad“, the influential debut album from CJSS, guitar virtuoso David T. Chastain band.
Mentioned as influence by several acts such as Armored Saint or Leatherwolf, “World Gone Mad” is a great representation of the mid-80s American Metal sound, mixing metallic riffs with hard rock groove.
While being myself mostly a melodic hard rock / AOR listener, I bought this LP back in 1986 and I was floored, playing the vinyl to death.
The album has been fully remastered by Jamie King Audio and bolstered by four rare  tracks that never found their way onto a proper CJSS album.
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CJSS – Praise The Loud [Deluxe Edition Remastered +4] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

To be released next July 10th, we are presenting in exclusive the first time ever on standalone CD Deluxe Edition Remastered of “Praise The Loud“, the second 1986 album from CJSS, guitar virtuoso David T. Chastain band.
A true reference from the classic US scene, the core nine-song full-length album has been fully remastered by Jamie King Audio and bolstered by four rare tracks that never found their way onto a proper CJSS album.

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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THE ARROWS – Stand Back [Yesterrock remaster] Out Of Print

Some time ago YesterRock remastered the two celebrated albums by Canadian Melodic Rockers THE ARROWS, also officially appeared on CD for the first time. “Stand Back” was the first full length album by The Arrows released in 1984, that featured three hit Canadian singles. Having the chance to review albums like it’s what truly makes my life worthwhile. Seriously, this...

LAZY SUSAN – Bad Habit [digitally remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

LAZY SUSAN may have arrived too late into the Melodic Hard Rock scene, but they were very, very good delivering a SKID ROW-type of melodious catchy songs. Their sole recording titled “Bad Habit” originally released by themselves now gets remastered to enjoy these great tunes, full of killer riffs, huge bass-guitar (think EXTREME) and awesome vocals.
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KICK (Nick Workman of Vega) – Consider This… [Remastered & Expanded +8]

British brothers Chris & Mike Jones operated under the name XL since the late 80s writing songs for other artists, then in 1998 hooked up with Nick Workman (future Vega vocalist) and created KICK. They were signed by Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) label Beast Records and their debut album “Consider This…” was released in Japan and later Europe in 1999. Kick did high profile tours with Europe, Thunder and Magnum.
“Consider This…” was a breath of fresh air for the melodic rock genre resurgence at the end of the Nineties, and exposed to the world the amazing vocals of Nick Workman.
This “Consider This… [Remastered & Expanded +8]” release was remastered by the Jones bros with the addition of 8 bonus tracks.

FREEFALL (pre KICK) – Rebel Hard [Remastered & Expanded +6 / Audio Vaults]

Alongside the XL / pre KICK album featured here, you need to check out the Chris & Mike Jones project they developed in between these bands in 1996: FREEFALL, that would soon become the excellent KICK.
The Jones brothers only album under the FREEFALL moniker was titled “Rebel Hard“, here remastered and expanded with the addition of 6 bonus tracks. In fact, this is the Japanese edition which already included 3 bonus, plus 3 previously unreleased songs.
Here the guys deliver a mix of – the at the time – their heavy DEF LEPPARD influence, add a pinch of early GUN, and of course the upcoming KICK. Catchy melodic hard rock with an abundance of hooks, endlessly-layered backing vocals, and….

XL (pre KICK) – Rock All Over You [Remastered & Expanded +10 / Audio Vaults]

This is a little gem from the vaults: XL promotional-only EP “Rock All Over You” from 1992 has been reissued / remastered plus previously unreleased material. XL was the name chosen by British brothers Chris & Mike Jones to present their Melodic Rock / AOR chops to the world via this promo EP. Both later formed KICK with future VEGA vocalist Nick Workman and released 3 successful albums.
“Rock All Over You [Remastered & Expanded +10 / Audio Vaults]” is pure late 80s influenced AOR / Melodic Rock with that unmistakable British flavor in the vein of DEF LEPPARD, BB STEAL, early GUN, etc. For this release, the Jones bros opened the vaults and offer no less than 10 unreleased recordings from the same era. The sound quality is excellent.
HIGHLY Recommended

DA VINCI – Back In Business [MTM Classix remaster +1]

Alongside the Fate albums requested and the recent DA VINCI exclusive feature here of their last CD in its Japanese edition, also their early ’80s records were in demand. Here’s “Back In Business“, the remastered second and final Eighties album from these mighty Melodic Rock musicians. As well as the debut album by this impressive quintet, “Back In Business” has...

BAD ENGLISH – Bad English [Japan HR-HM LEGEND 1000 series / Remastered] (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

BAD ENGLISH self-titled debut album has been remastered by Rock Candy some years ago, but now has appeared this version as part of he Universal Music Japan series ‘HR/HM 1000‘ (Hard Rock / Heavy Metal at the price of 1000 Yen = about 9 USD) – a more than welcomed campaign reissuing long time out of print albums from the label’s catalog.
The remastered sound here is less ‘bright’ than the RC release, so if you like a more mid-range EQ akin the vinyl LP spectrum, this Japanese edition is for you.

BAD ENGLISH – Backlash [Japan HR-HM LEGEND 1000 series / Remastered] (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

The only remaster done to BAD ENGLISH‘s second album “Backlash” went out of print many years ago. Fortunately now it has been reissued as part of the Universal Music Japan series ‘HR/HM 1000‘ (Hard Rock / Heavy Metal at the price of 1000 Yen = about 9 USD) a more than welcomed campaign reissuing long time out of print albums...