Category: REMASTER ROCK CANDY

Mr. MISTER – Welcome To The Real World +6 [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

The two most celebrated Mr. MISTER albums have been ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ by Rock Candy Records, featuring a bunch of awesome bonus tracks and a very interesting essay about the recording process.
Welcome To The Real World” is the most famous of all, including the two classic, timeless singles “Broken Wings” and “Kyrie” both went to #1 on the US singles chart.
Although Mr. MISTER achieved colossal commercial success there has always been a vast under appreciation of their musical worth. Unfairly viewed by many as a faceless mid ‘8’s rock & pop band, they eventually scored two worldwide hit singles, their sound showcasing technical ability far beyond the level of musical proficiency normally expected.
Indeed, there is an argument that elevates Mr. MISTER into that rarefied breed of highly respected AOR acts such as Toto, Chicago…

Mr. MISTER – Go On… +4 [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

The two most celebrated Mr. MISTER albums have been ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ by Rock Candy Records, featuring a bunch of awesome bonus tracks and a very interesting essay about the recording process.
Go On…” is the second, an underrated gem including terrific compositions.
When Mr. MISTER’S ‘Welcome To The Real World’ album eventually became a huge international seller, producing two massive hit singles in Kyrie and Broken Wings, the music business hailed them as all conquering heroes destined to take their place in the rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame.
So much attention was focused on this their follow-up album, the meticulously crafted “Go On…”, with many eyes and ears confidently predicting another massive success…

STEVE STEVENS ATOMIC PLAYBOYS +2 [Rock Candy Remastered]

STEVE STEVENS, one of my favorite guitar players of all time, gets his first album with the “Atomic Playboys” reissued and remastered by Rock Candy Records. This, together with the one Stevens did with Vince Neil, are without a doubt among the best guitar-driven hard rock albums ever recorded.
Steve Stevens reputation was so high in the mid-to-late eighties (‘the guitar power behind Billy Idol’ and Top Gun soundtrack) that the debut solo album from the six-stringer with hair as impressive as his playing was littered with top class names from the music business.

WAYSTED – Vices +6 [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] (2021) *EXCLUSIVE*

With a fully Remastered audio shaped from 24 bit digital technology, Rock Candy Records have just reissued Pete Way’s post UFO master blaster band WAYSTED and their debut “Vices“, including 6 bonus tracks.
Founder member of British legends UFO, Way left the band after twelve years, briefly forming Fastway with Motorhead’s ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke (and soon bailing for contractual reasons) in 1982.
Immediately Pete founded his own band: WAYSTED, featuring singer Fin Muir, ex MSG and UFO guitarist / keyboardist Paul Raymond, former Def Leppard drummer Frank Noon, and young lead guitar player Ronnie Kayfield.
Waysted released their debut “Vices” the next year, one of the great early ’80s hard rock albums that few heard, sonically ahead of its time for the UK scene, defining the upcoming sound for the genre…
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STRIFE – Rush +3 [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] (2021) *EXCLUSIVE*

The two first, influential albums from hard rock progressive UK act STRIFE have been Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records, released few days ago. We already presented here in exclusive the band’s second LP, now it’s time for their debut record “Rush“, including as bonus tracks the very first demos STRIFE recorded at Universal Studios with excellent sound quality.
Produced by R. Dean Taylor (most notable for the hit single ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’) and recorded in London and San Francisco, “Rush” mix the best from the best hard rocking punch at the time with expansive progressive elements…
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STRIFE – Back To Thunder +4 [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] (2021) *EXCLUSIVE*

One of the most influential – and unknown – acts for UK should be STRIFE, regarded as a seminal influence on IRON MAIDEN, PRAYING MANTIS and many others. Their second album “Back To Thunder” has just been Remastered & Reloaded and released by Rock Candy Records few weeks ago, including 4 rare bonus tracks and a pristine sound quality.
STRIFE developed a blend of progressive hard rock not heard at the time (end of the Seventie), with inventive chord progressions, clever arrangements, and smart melodies.
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SPYS – Behind Enemy Lines [Rock Candy remaster]

If we talk about classy AOR era, specially coming from America, the 1982-1987 period is the gold grail for the genre. Rock Candy Records specialist are stalwarts to rescue these gems and remaster them in all its glory.
And this is the case with both SPYS albums, must haves in your collection. “Behind Enemy Lines” was the band’s second, and final excellent effort.
Although SPYS debut album wasn’t a fully fledged commercial success it did, however, elevate the band to hot-property status, courting richly deserved reviews and igniting a buzz amongst radio programmers as an act that could write decidedly catchy tunes yet rock with the best of them. The fact that they featured two ex members of Foreigner didn’t hurt either…

SPYS – Spys [Rock Candy remaster]

If we talk about classy AOR era, specially coming from America, the 1982-1987 period is the holy grail for the genre. Rock Candy Records specialists are stalwarts to rescue these gems and remaster them in all its glory. And this is the case with both SPYS albums, must have pieces in your collection.
Operating stealth like in a world occupied by huge platinum selling AOR / melodic rock bands, SPYS were one of many who failed to achieve a level of commercial recognition befitting their stupendous creativity.
There was no real explanation for this lack of success except perhaps that the market was both crowded and that lady luck had set her sights on other more convenient suitors.
Based in New York, SPYS were…

RAM JAM – Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Ram [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

As requested, here’s the Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded release of British band RAM JAM second LP “Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Ram” for the first time on CD. Catapulted to huge international success as a result of their hit single, the stunningly infectious and universally praised, ‘Black Betty’, Ram Jam seemed poised for a career in the rock n’ roll fast lane.
This is a fine hard rock outing that is worthy of its cult reputation compared to the best work of Aerosmith, Montrose, Starz and Ted Nugent, and a treat for anyone who likes hard-driving classic rock music.
There was so much good hard rock in the late Seventies, this was up there with the best of them. Why this band didn’t became huge is beyond me, however there was a reason…

SHAKIN’ STREET – Shakin’ Street [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

As requested, here’s the for years impossible to find eponymous self titled album from SHAKIN’ STREET, for the first time on CD and finely remastered by Rock Candy Records. Although self-titled, some LP copies came with ‘Solid as a Rock’ (one of the song titles) stickered on front sleeve.
Fronted by expressive female vocalist Fabienne Shine and with skilled guitarist ‘Ross The Boss’ Friedman joining the band for this recording, “Shakin’ Street” rocks with that early ’80s feel courtesy of Sandy Pearlman (Aldo Nova, Blue Öyster Cült) production.
Recorded in San Francisco and issued in 1980, the album is a blistering example of red-hot guitar driven hard rock with a rebel, ‘I don’t care’ attitude.

L.A. GUNS – Cocked & Loaded [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

These are among the most requested albums to be featured here; the two first releases by L.A. GUNS in remastered form. Both are great, killer hard rock plates, but this “Cocked & Loaded” (their second) was the band’s most important commercial success. This Rock Candy Records remastered version provide a clearer definition, and includes a bonus track.
It was an unlikely combination; an L.A. based band pivotal to the upsurge in mid-Eighties glam based hard rock but fronted by London born vocalist Phil Lewis, previously of Girl, one of the decade most lauded UK outfits. Amazingly, the combination was highly combustible confirmed by the band’s self titled debut album crashing into the US charts and going on to sell over half a million units.
Naturally all eyes were on the band’s second album, “Cocked And Loaded”, recorded in Los Angeles with seasoned producers Tom Werman (Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Cheap Trick) alongside…

GEORGIA SATELLITES – Georgia Satellites +7 [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] *EXCLUSIVE*

Today we are presenting in exclusive at 0dayrox the never seen Rock Candy Records remastered version of GEORGIA SATELLITES self-titled album ”Georgia Satellites”, including no less than 7 juicy bonus tracks, previously unreleased on CD.
When they first arrived on the scene in 1986, The Georgia Satellites couldn’t have been more incongruous with their musical contemporaries. On the one hand they were flanked by clean cut electro pop acts and on the other they were surrounded by legions of hair-metal reprobates.
The Satellites, however, were digging deep into not only their regional southern routes but also into classic rock n’ roll as a whole.

I always loved this band / album. The Georgia Satellites are the essence of ‘that motion’, the hipster style that has defined all great Rock N’ Roll groups since the dawn of the Jack Daniels destillery.
This is an album very difficult to remaster to not lose its charming sonics. Rock Candy has done a clever move hiring an outside engineer for the job: Ben Strano, and the many really knows how to do it.
Excellent, true R n’ R album, superb remaster and priceless bonus tracks – complete with enhanced artwork, rare photos and new band interview.
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RANDY HANSEN – Randy Hansen [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

As requested, we have here the first time on CD / remastered & reloaded version from Rock Candy Records of RANDY HANSEN‘s self-titled debut LP “Randy Hansen“. Seattle-born Randy Hansen got some of his music featured in the film “Apocalypse Now”, which lead a recording contract with major label Capitol Records.
While pretty unknown for the masses, Randy Hansen is one of the greatest rock guitarists of our time. Sure, his name and work has inevitably been associated with fellow Seattle native Jimi Hendrix, but Hansen is not a mere clone having recorded here one of the most innovative hard rock albums of the early ’80s, a record that pretty much set standards for electric guitar playing in years to come.
Hansen first came…

MONEY – First Investment +1 [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

Here’s another request (place yours!); British combo MONEY and their album “First Investment +1remastered and reloaded by Rock Candy Records.
Money were an incredibly talented first generation of NWOBHM band who were really much more melodic than their peers, like Queen in their hard rock side an plenty of creativity than any other band of that musical movement.
Other bands like Girl / Def Leppard, Judas Priest (whom shared recording label) and Iron Maiden went on to become much more successful. But for a very short period, Money were the main event – hailed by the Friday Rock Show’s Tommy Vance as the holy grail of rock and quoted in Melody Maker as being the ‘New Queen’.
”First Investment” remains a great rocking album and sounds strong and fresh decades later. The Rock Candy remastering is first class as always and…

LEGS DIAMOND – Out On Bail +6 [Rock Candy Remastered] (2020)

Rock Candy specialists have remastered & reloaded LEGS DIAMOND‘s three ’80s albums, their more commercial / melodic hard rock oriented records. “Out On Bail” sports that magic sound from the era which was released; 1984. Now properly remastered and including 6 bonus tracks, this album belongs to your Eighties AOR / MHR collection.
There’s radio friendly melodies, cool choruses, runs of synths and that big, huge reverb drums. Songs such as Walk Away , Fugitive , Find Out The Hardway and the title track attracted…