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Assault Attack [2009 Digital Remaster + Bonus Track]
 
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Assault Attack [2009 Digital Remaster + Bonus Track]

18 May 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 13 April 2009
  • Release Date: 18 May 2009
  • Label: Chrysalis UK
  • Copyright: 2009 Chrysalis Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 45:24
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  • ASIN: B0022U2XYC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,785 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Wild Colonial Boy on 26 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Having lost both Cozy Powell on drums and Gary Barden on vocals, many fans waited with baited breath to hear the next MSG studio offering back in `82. Then came album no. 4 "Assault Attack", still trademark Schenker but sounding very different with renowned new vocalist Graham Bonnet.
Graham Bonnet is very much an acquired taste. I was not happy when I knew the screamer was replacing Barden at the time. I was also more than pleased when Barden returned, Mr. Bonnet having left rather abruptly after one album and a solitary performance in Sheffield. But you have to admit that the dynamic vocals do help to make this a great album with quality performances by Bonnet and Schenker.
"Desert Song" is easily the best track, a beautifully constructed atmospheric number powerfully sung. The title track "Assault Attack" has recently been used as a tour opener and is a powerful rocker. My other stand outs are "Broken Promises" and the timeless bluesy guitar number "Rock you to the Ground". "Dancer" was the attempt at a more commercial style and recorded as a single and along with "Searching for a Reason" are perhaps the weaker songs. To Mr. Bonnet's credit I guess there are very few singers around with the vocal range and power to pull off these numbers live to the same intensity. Now Schenker has a huge catalogue of material these songs are largely ancient history.

As with all the recent crop of re-masters it's nicely done with greater clarity. Reasons to buy another copy then. Great little booklet and only one extra track that being the flip side to the "Dancer" single, another nice chug- a-long number "Girl From Uptown".
On reflection I appreciate this album a lot more now than when it first came out.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ian T. Taylor on 16 Nov. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I remember back in 1982 dashing to the record store (yes vinyl in them days!) for the eagerly awaited follow up to the 2nd MSG album and the live offering One Night At Budokan...with Graham Bonnet from Rainbow on vocals!!!
What a pairing...I could even stand losing Cozy Powell from the line-up for this and I wasn't disappointed.
The title track hits you "straight between the eyes" pardon the pun...and then takes you into the heavy blues of "Rock You To The Ground" - which was really good live (even if it was Gary Barden on the tour).Track 3 "Dancer" is really commercial and a stab at the singles market as Graham Bonnet was commercially sought after at that time...but an "All Night Long" it wasn't and it was only sought out for the bonus track "Girl from Uptown" on the flip side.
Track 4 was "Samurai" very underrated and missed off all of MSG's 'best of' collections...and now on CD is a great prelude to the album's stand out track "Desert Song" (affectionaly known as the Camel Song) which is still in the set today.
The heavy riffing of "Broken Promises" combined with the up-tempo "Searching For A Reason" leads the listener into the instrumental "Ulcer" as the last track - which started the shows on the tour.
It is a pity that the remastering had only the Dancer b side to offer...but I don't think there was much more so it does not have the content of the other remastered discs but this was the start of something good but was not to last...the disaster at Sheffield singled the beginning of the end of MSG for me and I was glad when Michael returned to UFO.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Aug. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I like many others dismissed this at the time as Graham Bonnet was persona non grata with many rock fans,my mistake and it cost me many years of pleasure cos this is a great disc.Obviously with Bonnets vocals then 'Down To Earth' era Rainbow immediately comes to mind especially with commercial tracks such as 'Dancer','Searchin' For A Reason' and the title track,all excellent catchy little tunes.

Highlights however are definitely the rock n blues of 'Rock you to the Ground',the superb guitar playing on 'Samurai,while the discs best track 'Desert Song' effortlessly glides from the speakers while the instrumental 'Ulcer' is a showcase for the bands prowess,they will never be held up as equals to the 'Budokan' line up but they were pretty tight.

This remaster like the others has a decent booklet,sound quality is excellent although having never heard the original cant compare,sadly only 1 bonus track,the riff-tastic b-side 'Girl From Uptown'.

A decent album,the only one from this line up,might have been interesting had Bonnet stuck around,still enjoy it for what it is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mikeyh on 3 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This was my second ever concert, at the 'ammersmith Odeon. It was mighty disappointing that Graham Bonnet was no longer there, though the concert still rocked with Gawy Bsrden. You either love or hate Graham Bonnet, so if you if you prefer Barden then the previous albums would be your preference. However, i happen to love Bonnet's singing, and at lesat he can roll an R out...(i could never take hearing GB shouting "are you Weady to Wock" seriously) this album rocks, with some of schenkers most powerful riffing, and some great melodies in his solos. I also missed Cozy Powell from the line up, but the Ted and Glen provide a really tight and strong anchor for this record. Sounds fab with the remaster and am reliving teenage years again. Enjoy.
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