Michael Schenker Group [Japan Bonus Tracks]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
The concept may seem patently absurd, but guitarists were held in such high regard during the late '70s and early '80s that many elite players were given to tantrums and notions of self-worship usually reserved only for singers and divas. And maybe no one better exemplified this six-string megalomania than German guitarist Michael Schenker, whose turbulent flights of emotional fancy had already earned him the "Mad Michael" nickname during his mercurial tenure with Brit rockers UFO. Of course, this behavior simply went into overdrive when the guitar legend launched the Michael Schenker Group with a 1980 self-titled album, which was at times as unstable as the man ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
The concept may seem patently absurd, but guitarists were held in such high regard during the late '70s and early '80s that many elite players were given to tantrums and notions of self-worship usually reserved only for singers and divas. And maybe no one better exemplified this six-string megalomania than German guitarist Michael Schenker, whose turbulent flights of emotional fancy had already earned him the "Mad Michael" nickname during his mercurial tenure with Brit rockers UFO. Of course, this behavior simply went into overdrive when the guitar legend launched the Michael Schenker Group with a 1980 self-titled album, which was at times as unstable as the man himself. Witness the downright weird, Jimmy Buffet-like calypso melodies that introduce "Cry for the Nations" or the absurd title bestowed upon the delicate solo guitar piece "Bijou Pleasurette." But fear not, as for the most part the album is dominated by straightforward hard rockers very much in the UFO vein. Highlights like "Looking Out from Nowhere" and "Lost Horizons" are laced with the pomp and bombast typical of the era, and storming opener "Armed and Ready" is arguably Schenker's finest solo track. Vocalist Gary Barden wisely stays out of the way, his understated style not unlike that of UFO singer Phil Mogg placing all emphasis where it is intended: Schenker's stunning axe work. In spite of its random quirks, the general consensus among fans holds that this remains the MSG's best work. [The Japanese version included bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/2007
  • Label: Toshiba Emi Japan
  • EAN: 4988006781511
  • Catalog Number: 53138

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Armed and Ready - Michael Schenker Group (4:09)
  2. 2 Cry for the Nations - Michael Schenker Group (5:14)
  3. 3 Victim of Illusion - Michael Schenker Group (4:45)
  4. 4 Bijou Pleasurette - Michael Schenker Group (2:18)
  5. 5 Feels Like a Good Thing - Michael Schenker Group (3:47)
  6. 6 Into the Arena - Michael Schenker Group (4:15)
  7. 7 Looking out from Nowhere - Michael Schenker Group (4:33)
  8. 8 Tales of Mystery - Michael Schenker Group (3:20)
  9. 9 Lost Horizons - Michael Schenker Group (7:10)
  10. 10 Armed and Ready - Michael Schenker Group (4:40)
  11. 11 Into the Arena - Michael Schenker Group (4:17)
  12. 12 Cry for the Nations - Michael Schenker Group (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Schenker Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Michael Schenker Composer
Roger Glover Producer
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