Category: REMASTER ROCK CANDY

THIN LIZZY – Johnny The Fox [Rock Candy remastered / Japan Edition 2xSHM-CD]

Continuing with THIN LIZZY‘s discography – requested by many of you regarding which we consider the best sound quality CD pressings – here’s the Irish wonders seventh studio album “Johnny The Fox
Many of the recent THIN LIZZY reissue / remasters were handled by Rock Candy Records and ”Johnny The Fox” is one of them, a deluxe edition including an extra disc of worthwhile bonuses, some of them remixed by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott (a huge Lizzy fan).
The remaster by resident Andy Pearce (assisted by Matt Wortham for the 24-bit cut) is excellent, even more enjoyable in this Japanese edition on SHM-CD

THIN LIZZY – Jailbreak [Rock Candy Records Deluxe 2xCD remastered]

Continuing with THIN LIZZY‘s discography – requested by many of you regarding which we consider the best sound quality CD pressings – here’s the terrific “Jailbreak“, perhaps the band’s most famous album.
Many of the recent THIN LIZZY reissue / remasters were handled by Rock Candy Records headquarters, and ”Jailbreak” is one of them, a deluxe edition including an extra disc of worthwhile bonuses, some of them remixed by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott (a huge Lizzy fan).
This remaster by resident Andy Pearce (assisted by Matt Wortham for the 24-bit cut) is excellent.
A Must Have Classic

THIN LIZZY – Bad Reputation +6 [Rock Candy remastering & production]

With the recent – and excellent – THIN LIZZY box set presented here, many of you asked for the band’s albums in its best sound quality CD press. 0dayrox team, being a big Lizzy fan, will select what we consider the best of them.
Now we have here “Bad Reputation“, rightly regarded as one of the pre-eminent albums in THIN LIZZY’s historic career.
This expanded reissue is the one to get, handled by Rock Candy Records with artwork done in their style and the audio remastered by resident Andy Pearce. There was very little or no compression used during the new remastering, which benefits the album to keep its ‘analog’ nature.

THIN LIZZY – Black Rose [2-CD Rock Candy remastered & production]

With the new – and excellent – THIN LIZZY box set presented here, many of you asked for the band’s albums in its best sound quality CD press. 0dayrox team, being a big Lizzy fan, will select what we consider the best of them.
Now it’s time for the Irish hard rock legends most iconic album, the awesome “Black Rose“. There’s a SACD version that we never heard – and should sound awesome – however it’s the regular album version. We think this 2-CD release is the one to get, as includes a bonus disc of worthwhile material.
Additionally, the production / technical of this double disc reissue was handled by the Rock Candy Records team. It has been remastered by resident Andy Pearce and if you look the booklet artwork it’s done in the same Rock Candy fashion.

BLACK ROSE (Cher) – Black Rose [Rock Candy Remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Rock Candy specialists have remastered the quite rare ”Black Rose”, the lone album by the US rock band BLACK ROSE, whose lead singer was American singer-actress CHER. The album was released in the summer 1980 by Casablanca Records, but failed to chart due to poor promotion.
Including the likes of Steve Porcaro, David Paich, Michael Boddicker, Ron “Rocket” Ritchotte, James Newton Howard and more talented session musicians, ”Black Rose” is CHER’s first album with a rocking sound, that would characterize her future Geffen-era records.
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HEAVEN – Where Angels Fear To Tread {Rock Candy Remastered} (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Rock Candy has just ‘remastered & reloaded‘ the cult classic HEAVEN album “Where Angels Fear To Tread“, for years very hard to find and now finally available with a great sound quality.
After their debut LP ‘Bent’ (titled Twilight Of Mischief in Australia), Heaven partially established in America, and returned in 1983 with “Where Angels Fear To Tread” a catchy n’ rocking LP.
Like Canada, Australia produced a number of superlative rock bands during the Seventies and Eighties many of which managed to exert their influence on a number of continents, particularly North America and Europe, that favored their direct approach to music.
Recorded in Los Angeles the LP boasts a number of standout tracks and features backing vocals from the likes of Glen Hughes, Lita Ford, and Ronnie James Dio (under the pseudonym of Evil Eyes). Driven by the frantic pace of the title track, the album…
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MOLLY HATCHET – Beatin’ The Odds +4 [Rock Candy Remastered] *EXCLUSIVE*

With the new remaster of MOLLY HATCHET‘s self-titled album, let’s give a listen to this Rock Candy remaster of the band’s third album “Beatin’ The Odds“, including 4 bonus tracks. This disc has become pretty hard to find, even it isn’t featured at Rock Candy’s website anymore.
Originally released in 1980, ”Beatin’ The Odds” was MOLLY HATCHET’s first album with new vocalist Jimmy Farrar (original vocalist Danny Joe Brown would be back within a year). Again produced by magician Tom Werman, ”Beatin’ The Odds” is one of the best MOLLY HATCHET albums: rockin’, kickin’ n’ hot.
As usual, the sound quality is excellent sound-shaped from 24-bit digital technology by Jon Astley, including 16 page full colour booklet featuring original and enhanced artwork.
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MOLLY HATCHET – Molly Hatchet +5 [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

By the mid-1970s, the southern rock sound had been well and truly established by the likes of the Allman Brothers Band, the Outlaws and, most prominently, Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was a style that seemed resistant to change but with the release of MOLLY HATCHET‘s debut album in 1978, that tradition was challenged by a bigger, louder and harder sound that introduced elements of contemporary hard rock into the mix. Now Rock Candy is bringing a fresh remastered version of this classic, plus the rare, promo only LP ‘Molly Hatchet Live’ as bonus tracks.
Indeed, Hatchet’s debut album signaled a new, supercharged, approach to old school…

SCANDAL featuring Patty Smyth – Warrior [Rock Candy remastered +5]

Patty Smyth is one of the finest AOR female singers emerged during the ’80s, and his vehicle to stardom was the band SCANDAL. Rock Candy Records reissued their album “Warrior” from 1984 including as bonus tracks the very hard to find 5-track EP debut from the band appeared in 1982, all digitally remastered with a fantastic sound quality.
This is the story of a very successful chart storming band, but it’s also the tale of a band…

MICHAEL BOLTON – Everybody’s Crazy [Rock Candy Remastered]

While Michael Bolotin (his given name) mostly known as MICHAEL BOLTON developed a successful career as Adult Contemporary Pop artist, in his beginnings he was a rocker. Of his four Eighties records, undoubtedly “Everybody’s Crazy” is the best of all, and this Rock Candy remastered treatment takes out the best of it: pulsating bass and keyboard lines, rocking guitars and catchy choruses wrapped around Bolton’s powerful, emotional lead vocals.
The drums on this album are bombastic – just the way I like – performed by ex- Rainbow (uncredited on the original release, but listed on the reissue), all perfectly recorded by genius producer Neil Kernon.
One of the best mid-80s AOR albums without a doubt, the recording includes the likes of Bruce Kulick (KISS) on guitars, keyboardist / co-writer Mark Mangold (TOUCH, DRIVE SHE SAID) and various members of KANSAS, FOREIGNER and BALANCE…

GIANT – Last Of The Runaways [Rock Candy Remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Many may argue GIANT’s first album “Last Of The Runaways” already sounded good in its original release: indeed, it was marvelously produced and the original CD sounds good. Also the Bad Reputation remaster is very good.
However this fresh Rock Candy Records remaster has something special, the whole record feels ‘airy’, like a pristine quality vinyl LP brand new.
It was 1989, it was the golden year for Melodic Hard Rock / AOR polished productions, it has some of the best musicians from the genre ever… do you need more reasons?
Giant’s “Last Of The Runaways” is a MANDATORY piece in your collection.
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HUGHES / THRALL – Hughes / Thrall +2 [Rock Candy remastered]

As requested by many, here’s without a doubt one the finest works from Glenn Hughes’ fructiferous career: HUGHES / THRALL self-titled album from 1982. Including two previously unreleased bonus tracks and remastered from the master tapes by Rock Candy Records, the album sounds better than never.
Teaming up with highly respected guitar maestro Pat Thrall (Automatic Man, Pat Travers Band, Asia) the duo formed HUGHES / THRALL, a collaboration that not only promised much on paper but would eventually deliver one of, if not the best, post Deep Purple records in that particular cannon of excellence.
Meticulously produced by seasoned studio guru Andy Johns (Free, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen) the record received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic…

PHANTOM, ROCKER & SLICK – ST [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

The debut album by combo PHANTOM, ROCKER & SLICK was requested many times on this blog. It’s one not so easy to find, but now we bring it in all its glory with a clean, pristine sound fully remastered for the first time by Rock Candy Records specialists.
Very few rock bands in the ’80s attempted to think, or indeed play, outside the box. Most kept to well-worn paths, be it glam rock, heavy metal, punk rock or even pop rock but for Phantom, Rocker & Slick the musical trajectory was new and imaginative; an exciting step in a totally unique direction, combining primal rock ‘n roll with the cut and thrust of Eighties glam / hard rock.
It was a sound that made…

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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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...