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Date d'inscription : 20/05/2012
Localisation : saint céré
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21 Guns 'SALUTE'
CANDY186 / There's no getting away from the fact that Thin Lizzy were
one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Lead guitarist Scott
Gorham was, of course, an essential part of that outfit, carving out a
reputation on a string of spectacular albums with his spellbinding
guitar playing. After the demise of Lizzy, Scott cooled his engines and
spent some time planning for the future, which eventually led to the
formation of 21 Guns, a band fit for purpose, boasting both precision
and power. Joining Scott in this new recording venture was an all
American line-up, consisting of co-writer, bassist and keyboard player
Leif Johansen (Phenomena), drummer Mike Sturgis (Asia) and vocalist
Thomas La Verdi, who had previously fronted cult AOR unit A440.
Partnering with renowned producer and mixing engineer Chris Lord Alge
(Meatloaf, Creed), 21 Guns recorded their album in Los Angeles and found
the finished product receiving plaudits from virtually everyone who
heard it. Originally released in 1992, all would have been well and good
if only the grunge revolution wasn't in full swing. With their melodic
and polished sheen 21 Guns were ostracised by some quarters the media
for sounding dated and being part of a musical heritage that was now
rapidly becoming pass�. Of course, with the benefit of hindsight we can
clearly see that 'Salute' is one of the finest rock albums of any era,
allowing Scott Gorham to unleash stupendous guitar work and
spectacularly crafted songs.
24-bit remastering, 4,000 word essay about the making of the album, new
interview with the band, enhanced artwork and photos spread out over a
16 page full colour booklet.
TRACK LISTING: 1. Knee Deep 2. These Eyes 3.
Walking 4. Marching In Time 5. The Rain 6. Little Sister 7. Pays Off Big
8. Just A Wish 9. Battered And Bruised 10. Jungleland 11. Tell Me 12.
No Way Out.