Category: REMASTER

JOHN NORUM – Total Control +6 [Rock Candy Remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Guitarist JOHN NORUM left Europe in 1986 at the very height of their popularity, and soon after released his first solo album, “Total Control“, now wonderfully remastered by Rock Candy Records with the addition of 6 bonus tracks.
Recruiting a new backing band of long-time musical friends (including Marcel Jacob, a former Europe member on bass) and Göran Edman for lead vocals, “Total Control” mix Europe’s melodic side with an edgy, guitar driven hard rock sound.
This remaster is terrific, and the bonus track real pearls; the live version of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Bad Reputation’ worth this CD alone.
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WHITE LION – All You Need Is Rock N’ Roll : The Complete Albums 1985-1991 [HNE 5xCD Box set remastered] (2020)

Cherry Red / Hear No Evil Records just released “All You Need Is Rock N’ Roll : The Complete Albums 1985-1991” a 5xCD Box set including all the first WHITE LION albums.
Sure, perhaps you already have other releases; the Rock Candy, Japan edition, etc, however this Box Set is an excellent value for money; a 5-disc box set perfectly remastered by the very busy Andy Pierce. And all for the price of 1 and a half CD.
Discs 1-4 cover the first 4 albums, the superb debut ‘Fight To Survive’ (1985) and the 3 that followed on the Atlantic label, ‘Pride’ (1987), ‘Big Game’ (1989) and the vastly under rated ‘Mane Attraction’ (1991), all with bonus material.
Disc 5 is the Live recording from The Ritz, New York 1988, a really good performance topped up with a few rehearsals as bonus tracks.
A Must Have

BLACK KNIGHT – Tales From The Darkside [Limited 400 copies Remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

As requested, here’s the Dutch band BLACK KNIGHT cult debut a album “Tales From The Darksideremastered for the first time, pressed on limited quantities vinyl LP.
Black Knight have been active since 1982, but this, their debut was recorded in 1998. However, they sound just like what they are, a band from the ’80s. A classic, traditional metal act from the ’80s.
Their stylistic choices are not restricted to European metal or NWoBHM. The album takes you all the way from British and German metal pioneers to the United States. A blend of Iron Maiden, Queensryche, early Judas Priest, Sabbath-Dio era, etc, and a touch of progressive.
If classic metal with melody is your cup of tea, then by all means you need to hear “Tales From The Darkside”. And yes, it’s being released on vinyl LP, this album belongs to LP. And the remaster is pristine and warm.
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SATAN (UK) – Early Rituals [Recorded 1981-1986 / Remastered] (2020)

What? 0dayrox becoming a death / black metal site? Not at all. SATAN from UK where part of the first half of the ’80s NWOBHM movement, and their music was a mix of classic metal and hard rock. Seems their name and ‘occult imaginary’ weren’t enogh to get a record deal, but the band managed to cut three different demos – in 1981, 1982 and 1986 – which were reproduced on cassette tape only, now remastered and released as “Early Rituals“.
Satan don’t scare you grandma anymore, this is just a fun, entertaining slice from the effervescent British 80s Rock scene.
NWOBHM took the proto-metal of Black Sabbath and mixed it with the hard rock of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, infused it with the spirit of punk and some of the progressive rock of the era, and came up with the last bridge between metal and rock before speed metal punted it out of the park.
Early Rituals uncovers this era with zest.

B.E. TAYLOR GROUP – Our World [YesterRock digitally remastered]

Fronted by vocalist William (Billy) Edward Taylor, the B.E. TAYLOR GROUP enjoyed considerable success in the US East Coast during the first half of the Eighties. After two albums for MCA in a melodic radio-rock style, Billy and his group changed company (Epic) and musical orientation for this “Our World“, according to the American AOR waves of the year of...

STEVE WALSH – Schemer Dreamer [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

“Schemer Dreamer” is the first solo album by STEVE WALSH, the original keyboardist / vocalist of progressive rock band Kansas, ‘Remastered & Reloaded’ by Rock Candy Records. This version was requested by a reader and really worth to check because not only it’s a good record, but one that indeed needed a proper remastering. Kansas were one of the most...

TRAPEZE – Trapeze ’75 [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

Rock Candy Records has remastered two underrated albums by British cult rockers TRAPEZE that well worth to revisit. This is the self-titled “Trapeze” from 1975, not to be confused with the debut of the band with different line-up.
The British Midlands produced an extraordinary amount of heavy rock bands during the late 60s and early 70s. Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin spring immediately to mind, but of serious note are Trapeze, the group that first introduced us to the extraordinary talent of vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes.
Developing a fervent

TRAPEZE – Hot Wire [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

Rock Candy Records has remastered two underrated albums by TRAPEZE that well worth to revisit, now with a pristine sound & punch. This is “Hot Wire“.
Trapeze were initially one of the most promising and, later on, revered bands to have emerged from the UK during the Seventies. They blasted their way from obscurity to international acclaim, then, just as stardom beckoned, the carpet was pulled from under their feet when vocalist and frontman Glenn Hughes opted to leave the band, hitching his wagon to hard rock grandees Deep Purple.
The general consensus was that Trapeze…

Paul SABU – Heartbreak +9 [Rock Candy remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Paul SABU is some kind of Melodic Hard Rock / AOR legend. Just in case you have forgotten; Sabu has produced, mixed, written songs and performed with such artists as Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Little Caesar, Lee Aaron, Shania Twain, John Waite, WASP, Nelson and even Madonna.
Perhaps his most celebrated album, “Heartbreak“, has just been ‘remastered & reloaded‘ by Rock Candy Records. And ‘reloaded’ indeed… this reissue includes no less than 9 bonus tracks.
A MUST HAVE
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THE HEAT – Untold Story Vol. II (Out Of Print)

As requested, here’s all the complete recordings from Hays, Kansas based mid-Eighties melodic rockers THE HEAT. Seems the band was a sensation at the time, and while they never got a major label deal, the guys managed to put on tape a bunch of their songs only locally released / distributed. They were so good that even a couple of these tunes appeared into a movie soundtrack.
Untold Story Vol. II” is a collection of a somehow ‘lost’ band playing classic mid-Eighties US Melodic Rock / AOR ready for the radio, plenty of terrific melodies and choruses. And the best part of it: the sound quality / production is very good.
This is the actual CD (be aware there’s poor cassette versions floating around) fully remastered for your listening pleasure.
You can’t go wrong with songs like…

THE HEAT – Untold Story Vol. I (Out Of Print)

As requested, here’s all the complete recordings from Hays, Kansas based mid-Eighties melodic rockers THE HEAT. Seems the band was a sensation at the time, and while they never got a major label deal, the guys managed to put on tape a bunch of their songs only locally released / distributed. They were so good that even a couple of these tunes appeared into a movie soundtrack.
“Untold Story Vol. I” is a collection of a somehow ‘lost’ band playing classic mid-Eighties US Melodic Rock / AOR ready for the radio, plenty of terrific melodies and choruses. And the best part of it: the sound quality / production is very good.
This is the actual CD (be aware there’s poor cassette versions floating around) fully remastered for your listening pleasure.

TRAPEZE – You Are The Music…We’re Just The Band [Cherry Red remastered 3xCD Deluxe Edition] (2020)

Cherry Red Records / Purple Records just started a reissue campaign of TRAPEZE – the group formed by future Deep Purple Glenn Hughes and Phenomena’s Mel Galley – all remastered and with additional discs of bonus material.
This 3xCD deluxe edition of ‘You Are The Music… We’re Just The Band’ – Trapeze third album and the last with Glenn Hughes before he join Deep Purple – has been expanded with non-album tracks and previously unreleased BBC Radio 1 In Concert series and more.

TRAPEZE (Glenn Hughes) – Medusa [Cherry Red remastered 3xCD Deluxe Edition] (2020)

Cherry Red / Purple Records just started a reissue campaign of TRAPEZE – the group formed by future Deep Purple Glenn Hughes and Phenomena’s Mel Galley – all remastered and with additional discs of bonus material. For their second record “Medusa“, Trapeze had scaled down to the power trio of Mel Galley, Dave Holland and Glenn Hughes, finally finding their...

TRAPEZE (Glenn Hughes) – Trapeze [Cherry Red remastered 2xCD Deluxe Edition] (2020)

Cherry Red / Pupple Records just started a reissue campaign of TRAPEZE – the group formed by future Deep Purple Glenn Hughes and Phenomena’s Mel Galley – albums, all remastered and with additional discs of bonus material.
Sown from the seeds of two Midlands bands, Finders Keepers, featuring Mel Galley (guitar/vocals), Dave Holland (drums) and Glenn Hughes (bass/vocals), plus the Montanas’ John Jones (vocals) and Terry Rowley (keyboards/guitar/flute), Trapeze were discovered by The Moody Blues, snapped up for their own Threshold Records label.
Produced by The Moody Blues’ John Lodge at Morgan Studios and Decca Studios in London, their self-titled debut LP leave a mark into the boiling Seventies scene.

OZZY OSBOURNE – Blizzard Of Ozz [40th Anniversary Expanded Deluxed Edition] (2020)

It’s been almost 40 years since the release of Black Sabbath frontman OZZY OSBOURNE‘s debut solo album ‘Blizzard Of Ozz‘ and the singer is celebrating that milestone by releasing a 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the album on September 18, 2020, which will feature seven live tracks not previously available in digital format.
The new package includes Ozzy hits: “Crazy Train,” which will hit certified 5x platinum status to coincide with its September release date; the gold-certified (in four countries) “Mr. Crowley” (both of which feature Randy Rhoads on guitar); along with “Suicide Solution,” plus live versions of seven tracks that are currently unavailable digitally.
The record was ultimately certified 5x platinum and was ranked #9 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time” in the U.S.; platinum (or multi-platinum) in another 12 countries and gold in an additional 13 countries.
Easily one of the greatest singer-solo debut in Rock history.
A must have classic