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The Chrysalis Years: 1980-1984

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
This five-disc set from legendary UFO and Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker collects all six albums that he made for Chrysalis between 1980 and 1984 under the Michael Schenker Group moniker. Bolstered by a handful of live cuts, B-sides, and alternate edits, The Chrysalis Years: 1980-1984 includes the group's eponymous 1980 debut MSG 2 1981, the Japanese double-live album One Night at Budokan 1981, Assault Attack 1982, Built to Destroy 1983, and the band's second live album, Rock Will Never Die 1984.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
This five-disc set from legendary UFO and Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker collects all six albums that he made for Chrysalis between 1980 and 1984 under the Michael Schenker Group moniker. Bolstered by a handful of live cuts, B-sides, and alternate edits, The Chrysalis Years: 1980-1984 includes the group's eponymous 1980 debut MSG 2 1981, the Japanese double-live album One Night at Budokan 1981, Assault Attack 1982, Built to Destroy 1983, and the band's second live album, Rock Will Never Die 1984.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2012
  • Label: Emi Import
  • EAN: 5099995561523
  • Catalog Number: 9556152
  • Sales rank: 24,703

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Armed and Ready (4:07)
  2. 2 Cry for the Nations (5:10)
  3. 3 Victim of Illusion (4:42)
  4. 4 Bijou Pleasurette (2:15)
  5. 5 Feels Like a Good Thing (3:45)
  6. 6 Into the Arena (4:11)
  7. 7 Looking Out from Nowhere (4:28)
  8. 8 Tales of Mystery (3:17)
  9. 9 Lost Horizons (7:09)
  10. 10 Armed and Ready (4:30)
  11. 11 Cry for the Nations (6:18)
  12. 12 Victim of Illusion (5:51)
  13. 13 Rock Bottom (10:28)
  14. 14 Tales of Mystery (3:55)
  15. 15 Lost Horizons (9:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Armed and Ready (4:40)
  2. 2 Into the Arena (4:15)
  3. 3 Cry for the Nations (3:32)
  4. 4 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (2:51)
  5. 5 Ready to Rock (3:27)
  6. 6 Attack of the Mad Axeman (4:20)
  7. 7 On and On (4:44)
  8. 8 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (5:23)
  9. 9 But I Want More (7:00)
  10. 10 Never Trust a Stranger (4:26)
  11. 11 Looking for Love (4:03)
  12. 12 Secondary Motion (3:46)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Introduction (1:32)
  2. 2 Armed and Ready (4:52)
  3. 3 Cry for the Nations (5:30)
  4. 4 Attack of the Mad Axeman (5:05)
  5. 5 But I Want More (7:22)
  6. 6 Victim of Illusion (6:14)
  7. 7 Into the Arena (4:54)
  8. 8 On and On (5:35)
  9. 9 Never Trust a Stranger (5:36)
  10. 10 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (7:11)
  11. 11 Courvoisier Concert (3:35)
  12. 12 Lost Horizons (7:30)
  13. 13 Doctor Doctor (6:18)
  14. 14 Ready to Rock (6:41)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Assault Attack (4:18)
  2. 2 Rock You to the Ground (5:46)
  3. 3 Dancer (4:42)
  4. 4 Samurai (5:15)
  5. 5 Desert Song (5:50)
  6. 6 Broken Promises (6:20)
  7. 7 Searching for a Reason (3:48)
  8. 8 Ulcer (3:54)
  9. 9 Girl from Uptown (5:21)
  10. 10 Rock My Nights Away (4:06)
  11. 11 I'm Gonna Make You Mine (4:16)
  12. 12 The Dogs of War (4:21)
  13. 13 Systems Failing (4:24)
  14. 14 Captain Nemo (3:22)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Still Love That Little Devil (3:24)
  2. 2 Red Sky (5:14)
  3. 3 Time Waits (For No One) (3:57)
  4. 4 Rock Will Never Die (Walk the Stage) (5:53)
  5. 5 Captain Nemo (3:54)
  6. 6 Rock My Nights Away (4:14)
  7. 7 Ready to Rock (4:11)
  8. 8 Attack of the Mad Axeman (4:56)
  9. 9 Into the Arena (4:15)
  10. 10 Rock Will Never Die (5:26)
  11. 11 Desert Song (5:49)
  12. 12 I'm Gonna Make You Mine (5:25)
  13. 13 Doctor Doctor (7:33)
  14. 14 Armed and Ready (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Schenker Group Primary Artist
Michael Schenker Guitar
Steve Stills Background Vocals
Mo Foster Bass
Graham Bonnet Vocals
Simon Phillips Drums
Don Airey Keyboards
Gary Barden Vocals
Tommy Eyre Keyboards
Chris Glen Bass
Ted McKenna Drums
Klaus Meine Vocals
Billy Nicholls Background Vocals
Andy Nye Keyboards
Cozy Powell Drums
Paul Raymond Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards
Derek St. Holmes Rhythm Guitar
Rudolf Schenker Guitar
Technical Credits
Michael Schenker Composer, Concept
Roger Glover Producer
Louis Austin Engineer
Jack Douglas Producer
Gary Edwards Engineer
Benedict Tobias Fenner Engineer
Phil Mogg Composer
Ron Nevison Producer, Engineer
Paul O'Neill Executive Producer
Mike Stavrou Engineer
David Wooley Producer, Engineer
Gareth Edwards Engineer
David Krebs Executive Producer
Steve Leber Executive Producer
Hugh Gilmour Liner Notes
Gregg Jackman Engineer
Geoff Halpin Logo
John Pasche Art Direction
Fin Costello Cover Photo
Patrick Drouget Engineer
Matt Tait Remixing
Martin "The Ninja" Birch Producer, Engineer
Peter Wagg Art Direction
MSG Producer
David Kirkwood Producer
Yukio Maehara Cover Illustration
Seiji Okumura Engineer
Caroline Dodd Cover Model
Rick Isbell Engineer
Andy Pearce Mastering
John Shaw Cover Photo
James Ball Engineer
Bonnet Composer
Hiro Kadoma Director
T. Leo Sato Producer
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