NEW JULY RELEASES FROM
'S/T' + 7 BONUS TRACKSJOHNNY VAN ZANT BAND
'ROUND TWO'JOHNNY VAN ZANT BAND
'THE LAST OF THE WILD ONES'PARIS
Five brand new releases from Rock Candy Records available right now. Great titles with all the usual Rock Candy trimmings: 24-bit remastering from original source tapes, bonus tracks, weighty essay's about the making of the album, full artist involvement, new interviews, enhanced artwork and additional photos spread out over large full colour booklets.
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JOHNNY VAN ZANT BAND 'ROUND TWO' CANDY138
‘ROUND TWO’, the Johnny Van Zant’s band second album, was originally released in 1982 and produced by Skynyrd’s live soundman Kevin Elson. The sound and material takes its cue from the great southern rock records of the 70s, turbo-charged with a solid dose of contemporary melody, bringing to mind the best work of .38 Special.
Of course, Johnny’s vocals are immediately recognisable and massively impressive but a doff of the cap must be reserved for the guitar work of Erik Leif Lundgren and Robbie Gay, two men intent on delivering fire-cracker riffs and stinging twin lead guitar. Also features contributions from Journey’s Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain.
TRACK LISTING: 1. (WHO’S) RIGHT OR WRONG 2. STANDING IN THE FALLING RAIN 3. YESTERDAY’S GONE 4. LET THERE BE MUSIC 5. KEEP OUR LOVE ALIVE 6. NIGHT TIME LADY 7. DRIVE MY CAR 8. SHOTDOWN 9. COLD HEARTED WOMAN 10. PLAY MY MUSIC
FASTWAY 'S/T' CANDY129
ORIGINALLY FORMED by guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke fresh from Motorhead with drummer Jerry Shirley (from Humble Pie) and - then unknown - Irish vocalist David King. Fastway fused traditional British hard rock (think Zeppelin, Humble Pie, the Who) with the energy and enthusiasm of the NWOBHM.
Issued in 1983 and produced by veteran studio wizard Eddie Kramer (Zeppelin, Hendrix, Kiss) the album cut an impressive form in a world obsessed with glam rock and thrash metal. In America the record found an enthusiastic home, helping to propel it into the Billboard top 30 charts attaining gold status. Features the singles ‘Say What You Will’, together with ‘Easy Livin’, and ‘All I Need Is Your Love’.
TRACK LISTING: 1. EASY LIVIN’ 2. FEEL ME, TOUCH ME (DO ANYTHING YOU WANT) 3. ALL I NEED IS YOUR LOVE 4. ANOTHER DAY 5. HEFT! 6. WE BECOME ONE 7. GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT 8. SAY WHAT YOU WILL 9. YOU GOT ME RUNNIN’ 10. GIVE IT SOME ACTION BONUS TRACKS: 11. CRAZY DREAM 12. BACK IN THE GAME 13. FAR FAR FROM HOME PLUS BBC SESSION: 14. WE BECOME ONE 15. EASY LIVIN’ 16. GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT 17. YOU GOT ME RUNNIN’
JOHNNY VAN ZANT BAND 'THE LAST OF THE WILD ONES' CANDY139
‘LAST OF The Wild Ones’, originally issued in 1982, was the JVZ Band’s third studio album and finds the them returning to a more authentic sound, a style in keeping with their highly praised debut album, paying less heed to commerciality and more attention to traditional 70s style southern rock. It also marked the return of veteran producer Al Kooper, a man who not only discovered, signed and produced Skynyd but also sat behind the recording desk of the debut JVZ Band album.
Sharper, more concise and rougher around the edges than their second album, ‘Last Of The Wild Ones’ takes no prisoners, leaping out of the speakers all guns blazing. With brother Donnie co-writing half the album, this is truly a serious statement of intent.
TRACK LISTING: 1. GOOD GIRLS TURNING BAD 2. IT’S YOU 3. LAST OF THE WILD ONES 4. STILL HOLD ON 5. CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE 6. DANGER ZONE 7. TOGETHER FOREVER 8. INSIDE LOOKING OUT 9. THE ONE AND ONLY
PARIS 'S/T' CANDY151
IN MANY respects Paris, the band, can be labelled as a mini supergroup. Formed by ex Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch, with former Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick and drummer Thom Mooney from the Nazz, they were signed to Capitol records and put into the studio with seasoned producer/engineer Jimmy Robinson (Detective). The recording took nearly a year but the results were spectacular. Unashamedly reminiscent of Led Zeppelin, the band’s style focussed on powerful, crunchy riffs, laced with a funky undertow.
But it wasn’t all about the music as Bob Welch’s bizarre, some might say, spooky lyrics provided yet another murky depth to the package. With references to both religion and metaphysical inspiration, the songs make for captivating listening. Sadly Bob Welch recently took his own life but the Paris album remains one of his most accomplished and impressive works.
TRACK LISTING: 1. RELIGION 2. BLACK BOOK 3. STARCAGE 4. BEAUTIFUL YOUTH 5. NAZARENE 6. NARROW GATE (La Porte Etroite) 7. SOLITAIRE 8. BREATHLESS 9. ROCK OF AGES 10. RED RAIN
LIONHEART 'HOT TONIGHT' CANDY151
REGARDED AS something of a mini-supergroup at the time, featuring ex Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton and former Liar guitarist (and future Michael Schenker Group member) Steve Mann, Lionheart burst on to the scene in a flash of excitement, and were snapped up by industry powerhouse CBS Records.
Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Kevin Beamish (REO Speedwagon, Jefferson Starhip), ‘Hot Tonight’ is a premiere slice of melodic hard rock from a band keen to promote catchy hooks and a superior glossy sound to rival the best of the biggest selling American AOR bands. Originally issued in 1985, it was an album instantly embraced by fans and critics alike, offering up a brace of superlative tracks to rival the best work of Journey and Styx.
TRACK LISTING: 1. WAIT FOR THE NIGHT 2. HOT TONIGHT 3. DIE FOR LOVE 4. TOWERS OF SILVER 5. DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER 6. NIGHTMARE 7. LIVING IN A DREAM 8. ANOTHER CRAZY DREAM 9. DANGEROUS GAME
Coming next month...Angel
'On Earth As It Is In Heaven'
Available on CD and...
Strictly limited 500 edition of 180 Gram Virgin White Vinyl
Available August 2012