Category: REMASTER

FASTWAY – Trick Or Treat [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

“Sammi Curr is a Rock ‘N’ Roll nightmare. His fans wont let him die. He wont let them live…” Do you remember that line from 1986’s horror flick ‘Trick Or Treat’? Fun stuff with a couple of cameos from Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne.
Campy nostalgia aside, one thing about the movie remains outstanding all these years later — the FASTWAY soundtrack. “Trick Or Treat” has just been ‘Remastered & Reloaded’ by Rock Candy Records for all fans rejoice.

FASTER PUSSYCAT – Faster Pussycat [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

The ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ release by Rock Candy of FASTER PUSSYCAT‘s self-titled debut album offers the perfect excuse to revisit a record that had a massive impact on the LA’s Sunset Strip Hard Rock scene history. Taking their influence from the roots of glam rock and fusing it with commercial eighties hard rock a pinch of punk, “Faster Pussycat” was...

WRECKING CREW – Fun In The Doghouse [Bad Reputation Remaster +3] (2019)

French label Bad Reputation Records has reissued the for years hard to find Australian hard rockers WRECKING CREW‘s album “Fun In The Doghouse“, digitally remastered, with new artwork and including as bonus 3 tracks taken from the even more impossible to find EP by the band.
Released in 1993 but soon lost in the vaults although the mighty Kevin Shirley (Rush, Journey) took over production duties, “Fun In The Doghouse” delivers strong material full of energy and hard rocking groove.
Partly bluesy (“10c Lovin“) or pure hard rock at times (“Stay“) and always exciting, Wrecking Crew’s style can be compared to GREAT WHITE or SAIGON KICK.

SANTERS – Guitar Alley ; The Definitive Remasters Series (2019)

SANTERS, one of the very best bands that came out of Toronto in the early ’80s, finally are getting official remastered reissues of their albums. Few weeks ago appeared the remaster of their second LP (featured at 0dayrox as well as debut). Now it’s time for Santers’s third effort “Guitar Alley”, produced by Triumph’s talented guitarist Rik Emmett, and as...

CONEY HATCH – Friction [Rock Candy remaster +1]

Oh yeah, “Friction“, by CONEY HATCH is one of the hidden Melodic Rock / AOR gems from the middle ’80s now wonderfully digitally remastered from the original tapes by Rock Candy Records. Coney Hatch is mostly known for their early hard rock albums, but “Friction” is a Melodic Rock diamond that deserves a prominent place in your collection. The Toronto...

SHANGHAI – Take Another Bite [band own remaster + 2019 new track]

Originally only released in Japan, 1991, SHANGHAI debuted with the nine song “Take Another Bite” album, produced / engineered by the great Jeff Cannata and James Christian (House Of Lords), who also sang backing vocals.
For the album’s 25th anniversary there was an expanded reissue (featured on this blog), but now Shanghai are releasing their own remaster with the original artwork plus the bonus track ‘Mutha F’king Rock Star’ which was recorded by original member Tony Childs (guitar) and Jayde (vocals) in 2019 as a tribute to bassist Jodi Reese (RIP).

PETER CETERA (Chicago) – Peter Cetera [Rock Candy remaster] (2018)

For most fans of strident and forceful AOR, PETER CETERA would not, under normal circumstances, be their first port of call. Having been a founder member and lead vocalist with legendary band Chicago, his background was firmly in another musical world but this, his debut solo album “Peter Cetera” showcased a desire to break free of those chains and strike...

BLACKTHORNE (Graham Bonnet) – Afterlife [Expanded Edition remastered]

BLACKTHORNE, the early 90s super-group formed by Graham Bonnet (Rainbow /Alcatrazz), Bob Kulick (Balance), Jimmy Waldo (New England / Alcatrazz), Chuck Wright (ex Giuffria / House of Lords) on bass and Fankie Banali (Quiet Riot) on drums will have their only album to date “Afterlife” remastered & expanded released via Hear No Evil / Cherry Red Records. This is a...

BILLY SQUIER – The Tale Of The Tape [Rock Candy remastered +2]

Requested by one of you and quite hard to find, here’s BILLY SQUIER‘s solo debut LP “The Tale Of The Tape” remastered by Rock Candy Records plus 2 bonus tracks. It takes a brave man to go it alone, in music or in life, and with “Tale Of The Tape” Boston-born Billy Squier showed he had sufficient backbone (and material)...

BILLY SQUIER – Signs Of Life (BGO remastered 2-in-1) Disc II

Requested some time ago, here’s the BGO remastered, special 2-in-1 edition of BILLY SQUIER‘s third and fourth albums for Capitol Records, 1982’s ‘Emotions In Motion’ and 1984’s ‘Signs Of Life’.
Despite of being released few years ago, this package is already out of print with remaining copies being sold for £375! But it’s a great buy as it really improves upon the original Capitol CD’s with an excellent low end without being harsh on the highs or having excessive compression / limiting.
Additionally, there’s a complete lyrics booklet plus 8-page history of the recordings process written by journalist / biographer Michael Heatley.

BILLY SQUIER – Emotions In Motion (BGO remastered 2-in-1) Disc I

Requested some time ago, here’s the BGO remastered, special 2-in-1 edition of BILLY SQUIER‘s third and fourth albums for Capitol Records, 1982’s ‘Emotions In Motion’ and 1984’s ‘Signs Of Life’.
Despite of being released few years ago, this package is already out of print with remaining copies being sold for £375! But it’s a great buy as it really improves upon the original Capitol CD’s with an excellent low end without being harsh on the highs or having excessive compression / limiting.
Additionally, there’s a complete lyrics booklet plus 8-page history of the recordings process written by journalist / biographer Michael Heatley.

BILLY SQUIER – Don’t Say No [30th Anniversary Edition remastered & expanded]

If there was an album deserving a proper remastering, it was “Don’t Say No” by BILLY SQUIER, released on occasion of its 30th Anniversary and expanded including 2 bonus tracks. After turning some heads with his debut, Billy Squier truly arrived into major recognition in the early ’80s with “Don’t Say No”. Queen guitarist Brian May was booked to produce...

CHICAGO 17 [Japanese Forever Young Series remastered +4] Out Of Print

As requested by many, here’s the out of print remastered Japanese edition of CHICAGO 17, as part of the ‘Forever Young Series Remastered’ including 4 bonus tracks. This is exactly the same release appeared the same year pressed on SHM-CD. The sound quality is outstanding. Originally released in 1984, ‘Chicago 17’ was the group’s second release for Full Moon/Warner Bros....

CHICAGO 19 [Japanese SHM-CD remastered +3] Out Of Print

During the ’80s CHICAGO created a string of really successful albums with their sound morphing to mainstream AOR / Adult Contemporary, something first time followers of the band disliked. But for AOR / West Coast fans like me, these records are pure gold. Appeared in 1988, “Chicago 19” deepens even more into the Eighties blistering AOR sound thanks to masterful...

MOTORHEAD – 1916 [HNE Remastered Expanded Edition +2] Out Of Print *EXCLUSIVE*

Requested here several months ago, here’s the Hear No Evil / Cherry Red remastered Expanded Edition of MOTORHEAD‘s album “1916“, which despite of being released few years ago went sold out soon and it’s very hard to find now. Released at the beginning of 1991, this is the band’s ninth studio album, their first for major label Epic, and their...