Category: TOMMY SHAW

DAMN YANKEES – The Complete Warner Bros. Albums (2019)

Based in Stockholm, Sweden with a branch in Manhattan, New York, X5 Music Group is a label that primarily licenses pre-existing music for compilation albums. They have arranged with Warner Music Group for the release of DAMN YANKEES music, long time out of print in Europe. This is the just released “The Complete Warner Bros. Albums”. “The Complete Warner Bros....

DAMN YANKEES – Damn Yankees [Rock Candy remaster +1]

Easily in my Top 25 rank of the best US Melodic Hard Rock records of all time, the self-titled debut by DAMN YANKEES still sounds awesome today, even better on this great remaster done by Rock Candy Records. Super Groups come and go; often in an initial blaze of glory and then more often than not disappear in a puff...

TOMMY SHAW – Girls With Guns / What If [2-in-1 BGO digitally remastered]

At the beginning of the Eighties TOMMY SHAW departed Styx to pursue a solo career focusing on commercial Melodic Rock, AOR and rock&pop with the radio-friendly approach so in vogue around the time. First it was “Girls With Guns” in ’84, and then “What If” (1985), both including cheerful melodious tunes but more deep lyrically than it may seem at...

TOMMY SHAW – Ambition [Rock Candy remaster]

If one album which really represents the true Melodic Rock / AOR sound of the ’80s deserved to be reissued that is “Ambition” by TOMMY SHAW, and Rock Candy specialists have done a terrific job with it, perhaps the best remastering work ever from this excellent British label. The name Tommy Shaw will always be synonymous with Styx, the hugely...

TOMMY SHAW – Sing For The Day! (2018)

“Sing For The Day!” showcases Styx guitarist / vocalist TOMMY SHAW in a unique performance with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra, under the direction of principal conductor / founder Liza Grossman.Alongside guitarist / musical director Will Evankovich and backed by the next generation of the finest high-school-aged musicians in Ohio, Shaw also celebrates the anniversary of Styx’s One With Everything...

STYX – Paradise Theater [Japanese remaster SHM-CD Limited Edition] Out Of Print

One of you asked how it sounds the Japanese nine-album cardboard sleeve (mini LP) remastered reissue series of STYX on high quality SHM-CD. In one word; outstanding.All were released as Limited Edition and already turned out of print.Their masterpiece “Paradise Theater” was requested again on this blog, an essential STYX album in your collection. “Paradise Theater” was Styx greatest commercial...

SHAW BLADES – Hallucination [Rock Candy remaster] (2018)

     the Real one Rock Candy Records has just reissued their own remastered version from SHAW BLADES collaboration project debut “Hallucination“. Formed by Tommy Shaw (Styx) and Jack Blades (Night Ranger), these two Melodic Rock geniuses created a wonderful album here plenty of melody and showcasing not only their terrific voices, but also the duo’s amazing songwriting quality. When it...

Best Classic Rock Album 2017, #3 : RONNIE MONTROSE feat. Ricky Phillips & Eric Singer – 10×10 (2017)

Near the end of the year, it’s time to recap about the best 2017 releases, by category.Fortunately, this excellent album was finally released. Before his untimely death in 2012, renowned American rock guitarist RONNIE MONTROSE began recording an ambitious passion project with bassist Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper). The idea was to record...

STYX – The Mission (2017)

STYX – The Mission (2017)

Legendary band STYX will release “The Mission“, their first Studio Album in 14 years tomorrow June 16, ‘The Mission’ via the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. This is STYX’s sixteenth studio album and and one of the most ambitious, most challenging release to date.“The planets truly aligned for ‘The Mission’, and I couldn’t be prouder,” says vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw, who...

STYX – Cornerstone [Japanese SHM-CD minLP remastered 2016]

STYX – Cornerstone [Japanese SHM-CD minLP remastered 2016]

After so many years it finally happened… someone did a proper remaster of STYX‘s “Cornerstone“. Some time ago appeared a great nine-album cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series of Styx on high quality SHM-CD, all featured here on the blog. It was a Limited Edition which went out of print, so now Universal Japan decided a new edition, this time...

V.A. – Keep Calm and Salute Queen (2015)

This is simple: “Keep Calm and Salute Queen” is a tribute to Queen compiled by the specialized label in this matter, Cleopatra Records / Deadline. One of the good news is that these classic, influential songs are performed by a slew of hard rock champions from both sides of the pond. The other, these versions / covers are excellent. You...

STYX – Edge Of The Century [Japanese SHM-CD Limited Edition]

STYX – Edge Of The Century [Japanese SHM-CD Limited Edition]

* Completing the Japanese nine-album cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series of STYX on high quality SHM-CD, here’s the last of the series: “Edge Of The Century“.All these were released a couple years ago, but it was a Limited Edition and already turned out of print. “Edge Of The Century” is the twelfth studio album by Styx, released in 1990....