Category: REMASTER

JUDAS PRIEST – Reflections ; 50 Heavy Metal Years Of Music (2021) HQ

British Heavy Metal legends JUDAS PRIEST mark an incredible 50 year career with ”Reflections – 50 Heavy Metal Years Of Music”, to be released this weekend. This is a new collection of 16 tracks including remastered studio recordings and 7 previously unreleased live cuts from the band’s archive.
The unheard tracks are a must for Judas Priest fans and metal aficionados in general, each song taken from different shows ranging from tapes captured in 1978, the Screaming For Vengeance World Tour (1982) to the Turbo era (1986), 1988, 1991, etc…

LYNCH MOB – The Elektra Years 2xCD [Cherry Red / HNE Records remastered + bonus] (2021) HQ

Cherry Red / Hear No Evil Recordings bring us ‘The Elektra Years‘, LYNCH MOB‘s two album with the label presented over 2 CD’s: ‘Wicked Sensation‘ and ‘Lynch Mob‘, remastered, complete with bonus tracks.
Lynch Mob were originally formed by guitarist George Lynch and drummer Mick Brown in 1989 after creative differences led to the break up of their previous band, Dokken.
This is a welcomed reissue having LYNCH MOB’s two classic albums into one package, nicely remastered and worthy collectible bonus tracks, including the second album exclusive tracks for the original Japanese CD edition…

DEEP PURPLE – Live in Wollongong 2001 (2021) *0dayrox Exclusive*

DEEP PURPLE continues expanding their collectors catalog with the release of “Live in Wollongong 2001” issued as part of the band’s ongoing ‘Soundboard Series’ – which makes use of rare live recordings from their archives.
With ”Live In Wollongong 2001” we go back to 2001, when Deep Purple once again toured one of the countries who love them the most: Australia. Recorded live on March 13th, 2001, the show brilliantly captures Purple heading into a new millennium, propelled forward through constant reinvention, still galvanized by the success of the album Purpendicular and, of course, their typical energetic live performance that is second to none.
The sound has been carefully restored from the original 48-track digital tapes and completely remixed and remastered in April 2021 by Martin Pullan at Edensound.
”Live In Wollongong 2001” is being available in a strictly limited and numbered collector’s edition on Double CD and Triple Vinyl, and it’s a must have for Purple/Jon Lord era fans…

LOGAN – One Step Forward… Two Steps Back [FnA Digitally Remastered +10] *0dayrox Exclusive*

As requested here’s the long awaited release of recordings by the late, great Johnny Logan Vines, the original singer of Lillian Axe. Originally released by himself in 1992 with the title ‘One Step Closer’ as a 6-track EP, this FnA Records remastered reissue includes 10 extra songs as bonus tracks, re-titled “One Step Forward… Two Steps Back” and featuring new artwork.
Johnny formed LOGAN in the summer of 1991 with drummer Mark Kelley, guitarist Don LaFon and bassist John Jay in Houston, Texas. They immediately began writing songs and playing shows in the Houston area.
In January/February of 1992 Logan recorded ‘One Step Closer’, a 6 song EP with multi-platinum producer/engineer Geoff Workman working his magic.
The 10 never-before-released tracks provided for this reissue by the remaining band members not only compliment, but rival the six songs on the ‘One Step Closer’ EP: American Hard Rock with that early ’90s sound & style.
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DAVID LEE ROTH – Sonrisa Salvaje [Friday Music remastered reissue]

Did you know there’s a Spanish version of DAVID LEE ROTH’s Eat ’Em And Smile album done back in in 1986? Or you didn’t know it existed at all? Don’t worry. Most people don’t know about it. But the album originally intended for Spaniard-speaking listeners titled “Sonrisa Salvaje” is available again on CD, and this time, it’s the remastered version done by Friday Music reissued on CD for the first time.
The Spanish-language album featured all the backing tracks used for Eat ’Em and Smile — laid down by Dave’s band at the time, which included Billy Sheehan on bass and Steve Vai on guitar — but with Spanish translations of English lyrics.
And very ‘bad’, hilarious translations by the way. In fact, if you know some Spanish language, this is terrible. But a lot of fun! And if you do not understand a word of Spanish, it’s darn fun too.

DAVID LEE ROTH – A Little Ain’t Enough (Friday Music Remastered) HQ

Many of you asked for the very hard to find and only remastered version of “A Little Ain’t Enough“, the third full-length studio album by DAVID LEE ROTH released by Friday Music Records.
This underrated, very good album it’s plenty of catchy songs, fun lyrics, party attitude, wild guitar solos and big production.
David Lee Roth’s third solo album “A Little Ain’t Enough” marks something of a turning point in Diamond Dave’s career, and in some ways, represents the end of an era: ’80s glammy hard rock / hair metal.
After the previous album world tour, Steve Vai left Dave’s band (bassist Billy Sheehan had left prior to the tour to form Mr. Big) and Roth had to rebuild the whole thing.
Not an easy task, but he got a stellar fresh line-up with Gregg Bissonette (drums), Matt Bissonette (bass), Brett Tuggle (keyboards) and a young – only 21 years-old – virtuoso guitarist named Jason Becker…

FOREIGNER – Agent Provocateur [Digitally Remastered From The Original Master Tapes] out of print (HQ)

We’ve been asked for the best sounding release of FOREIGNER‘s classic ”Agent Provocateur”, one of the most reissued albums in Rock history. Well, it’s hard to decide, at first glance the original vinyl LP press should beat any.
But we are in a digital era, and this ”Agent Provocateur” release remastered CD from the Original Master Tapes is a really good one, handled by expert Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound Studios. Combining the best of both worlds – the sound quality is between the warm harmonics of a LP and the clarity of a digital treatment – the output is not brickwalled, well balanced.
Musically, there’s not much to add; FOREIGNER’s ”Agent Provocateur” packs that ’80s magic and some of the band’s evergreen classic songs…

BLACKFOOT – Flyin’ High [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded] *0dayrox Exclusive*

Many of you have been asking for missing Rock Candy remastered & reloaded reissues to complete collections, and here’s the requested, never posted before BLACKFOOT‘s terrific album “Flyin’ High“.
This is BLACKFOOT second album, and for many their best, because here the band while still melodic, come raw & rockin’, part Lynyrd Skynyrd and part Led Zeppelin, helping to consolidate a style that would later springboard them to international acclaim in the ’80s.
And despite its ‘straight-from-the-amp’ sound, “Flyin’ High” sounds stupendous for a 1976 recording, ahead of its time for this kind of bands. This has been capitalized by Andy Pearce to obtain a big, clean remaster.

BLACKFOOT – Strikes [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

Another must have from the Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded series from legends BLACKFOOT is the kicking “Strikes“, the album which make them really popular (Platinum certified) and features their biggest hit ‘Train, Train’.
Blackfoot was the hard rock version of southern rock’s finest bands. Where Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers would take time between rocking out with a ballad, or a blues song or, in the Allmans case, a jazzy number, Blackfoot did nothing but pump out balls-to-the-wall southern fried rock and roll.
And “Strikes” was the first album ever mixing US southern rock with Hard Rock. And it’s a killer…

BLACKFOOT – Highway Song Live (Rock Candy remastered & reloaded)

More from BLACKFOOT classic albums Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records: here’s the bestial “Highway Song Live“, one of the best live Rock albums ever recorded and a classic in this matter for me.
Some live albums have a special place in our hearts, and “Highway Song Live” are one of those.
The likes of Thin Lizzy, UFO, Kiss, Peter Frampton and a host of others have for one reason or another pretty much earned their reputations based solely on live performance and their respected live album.
It is also true for Blackfoot, one of the hardest working bands of the era, who captured a definitive live set with “Highway Song Live”, a work of sheer perfection and ballsy brilliance.
Issued in 1982, and recorded by the Rolling Stones mobile on Blackfoot’s UK tour of the same year, the excitement and energy of Blackfoot is palpable…

BLACKFOOT – Tomcattin’ [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

As requested more from BLACKFOOT legendary albums Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records. Let’s go with the essential “Tomcattin”.
For some the road to success is rapid and relatively stress free; sudden popularity achieved by a combination of luck and being in the right place at the right time. For others it’s a slow and fatiguing rise to the top with years spent honing their craft, building up a loyal fan following and eventually penetrating the charts by stealth rather by hype.
For Blackfoot, it was the latter path that provided them with recognition years after they first stepped out on the rocky road to success…

BLACKFOOT – Marauder [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

And here’s more BLACKFOOT legendary albums Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records. Let’s go with the killer “Marauder“. By this point in their career Jacksonville based Blackfoot were reaping the rewards of over ten years of dedicated work. The band had been on a nonstop treadmill of recording and gigging, carving out a dedicated following in not only the US but also in Europe where their southern star was very much in the ascendancy.
Indeed, the band’s tour with the Scorpions pretty much saw them take all the accolades leaving no doubt as to which of the two groups was the hot ticket.
Scorpions’ Klaus Meine said; “Blackfoot surprised with their incredibly energetic show and quality musicianship. They were better than us on stage”.

DAN LUCAS – Canada [YesterRock digitally remastered +5]

This is a must have in your AOR collection; DAN LUCASCanada“, here fully remastered plus 5 essential bonus tracks. With the help of Dominoe’s mastermind & producer Robert Papst, Lucas recorded these awesome collection of songs plenty of irresistible choruses and melodies to die for.
“Canada” is just one great track after another without giving you enough time to breathe. All songs here are pure diamonds, such as the AOR class of “Someone’s Girl”, “Over The Edge”, “Hide In The Night”, “The Movie”, “The Fire” “Coming Home”, the sweet “Canadian Dream”… all potential hits…

KARO – Heavy Birthday [digitally remastered +2]

We presented here many must-listen Melodic Rock / AOR from the ’80s in its remastered form, and today it’s time for a German band and their one and only LP, reissued with 2 bonus tracks. We’re talking about KARO‘s Heavy Birthday [digitally remastered +2 bonus].
KARO was founded by keyboardist Karo Ceh (aka Karo Straub) and drummer Ronnie Bosien from the ashes of the hard rock outfit Morgenrot. Both wanted a more commercial sound ruling the airwaves circa 1986. They found a terrific vocalist in Lutz Salzwedel, who later changed his artistic name to Dan Lucas releasing some stupendous AOR albums.
“Heavy Birthday” was released in 1988, and its title and artwork makes you think of a heavy metal product. Not at all. This is pure second half of the ’80s Euro Melodic Hard Rock / AOR, with lots of keyboards of course, but not overwhelming giving room to the vocals to shine and complemented by powerful doses of guitar providing a solid backbone.
There is a lot of similarity to other outfits around about the same time: including CRAAFT, ROKO, FATE, MYDRA, and even early SHY.

KANSAS – Drastic Measures [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded +1] *0dayrox Exclusive*

As requested, here’s the Rock Candy Records remastered & reloaded release of KANSAS 1983’s album “Drastic Measures“, the band’s ninth and final studio offering from the first era before hanging up their instruments.
“Drastic Measures” was the band’s second album to feature new vocalist John Elefante – an appointment made necessary after the departure of Steve Walsh. Not surprisingly, the band’s sound was evolving, moving with the times and displaying a more accessible timbre.
Sure, the progressive rock element was still entirely audible but the songs and delivery fitted into the jet stream of men on a mission. AOR for sure but with an edge and urgency that leaves little room for debate.
This RC remaster is bright and clear, however not including bonus tracks. We added our own, a ‘0dayrox extra’, the song Kansas recorded at the same sessions and included a year after into their 1984’s ‘The Best of Kansas’.
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