Vh1 Classic Presents Metal Mania: Stripped / CD (2005)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Immortal
SKU 63915069
UPC 827596000425
UPC 14 00827596000425
Format CD
Release Date 2/8/2005
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Christine Hollwedel; Jamie Talbot (Compilation)
CatalogID 60004
Lable Name Immortal
Released 02/08/2005
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827596000425
Album Notes and Credits
Photographers: Andrew Giammarco; Frank Micelotta; Gary Powell .
In 1976, hard-rock giant Kiss scored its biggest single to date with the gentle, piano-driven "Beth." The legion of pop-metal bands that followed took note, and the sweeping power ballad became many a spandex-clad ensemble's ticket to crossover success. Decades later, many fans consider these sensitive hairspray-and-leather anthems a delicious guilty pleasure. For these listeners, VH1 and Immortal Records put together METAL MANIA STRIPPED, a collection of acoustic tunes from many of hair-metal's leading lights.
While listeners searching for the original hit versions of these songs should look elsewhere, fans will relish finding the rare, unreleased, and newly recorded versions contained herein. Particular highlights include an a cappella take on Extreme's Beatlesque chart-topper "More Than Words," which showcases the band's gorgeous vocal harmonies, and Night Ranger's "Sister Christian," which matches the original's chugging intensity, despite the absence of Jeff Watson and Brad Gillis's wall of guitars. Also of note is Queensryche's "Silent Lucidity," which stripped to its live essence, sounds even more reminiscent of Pink Floyd. In every case, these tracks reveal that the heavy-metal scene produced some of the most enduring pure pop of the '80s.
Disc 1
1 Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
2 Sister Christian - Night Ranger
3 Wind Of Change - Scorpions
4 Don't Know What You've Got (Till It's Gone) - Cinderella
5 Silent Lucidity - Queensr?che
6 More Than Words - Extreme
7 I Saw Red - Warrant
8 Way It Is, The - Tesla
9 Miles Away - Winger
10 Ballad of Jayne - L.A. Guns
11 When The Children Cry - White Lion
12 When I Look Into Your Eyes - Firehouse
13 Fly To The Angels - Slaughter
14 More Than Words Can Say - Alias
15 Save Your Love - Great White
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