Special Limited Deluxe Collector s Edition / Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology / 7 bonus tracks / 16 page full colour booklet 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, memorabilia, rare photos and full involvement from the artist. DURING THE EARLY 90s traditional hard rock had virtually been eradicated. Its presence overshadowed by the arrival of grunge, a primeval sludge reliant on down-tuned guitars and depressing lyrics. The grunge master plan was to exterminate melodic blues based rock and wipe it from the face of the earth. Fortunately, though, all was not lost. Central to the fightback were dedicated, hardnosed bands who were not content to take matters lying down. Whilst the Black Crowes and Brother Cain fought for their right to rock in the US, the UK hit back hard with exciting, young, chart bound talent that included Little Angels, Thunder and, of course, Skin. Formed from the ashes of respected Brit rock outfits Kooga and Jagged Edge and led by guitarist extraordinaire Myke Gray, Skin managed to confound the critics by securing heavy weight management, from Sanctuary (Iron Maiden) and a major label record deal from Parlophone. Their belief and the band's talent paid handsome dividends, helping to deliver 'Money', a top 20 hit single, and subsequently a top 10 UK album. Tours sold out and reviews were gushing. It was an amazing achievement. Originally issued in 1994, and produced by Keith Olsen (Whitesnake, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne), Skin's self-titled debut album is big on hard hitting guitar riffs, killer hooks and meticulous production. Of course, the icing on the cake is vocalist Neville McDonald, a veritable iron lunged howler in the finest Coverdale/ Rodgers mould.