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  • Audio Cassette (17 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002H2C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

1. Without Warning
2. Tooth and Nail
3. Just Got Lucky
4. Heartless Heart
5. Don't Close Your Eyes
6. When Heaven Comes Down
7. Into the Fire
8. Bullets to Spare
9. Alone Again
10. Turn on the Action

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Writer on 16 Oct 2010
Format: Audio CD
This record has everything. George Lynch shredding for all he's worth. From the opening chords of without warning to the searing riffs of Turn up the Action, there are no fillers here whatsoever.

How it never sold 20 million records we will never know. Maybe a touch too much blusher?

This is definitive Dokken, as they used to say back then . . . . buy or die.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Dec 2000
Format: Audio CD
this album is one of the best that Dokken have ever released. The album released in 1984 holds the best gutar solo track "without warning" by Goerge Lynch and the theme to "Nightmare on elm street 3 the dream warriors" track "into the fire" which is the opening track on the "one live night" album from 1998. out of all the Dokken albums i give this 2nd place to "one live night".
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By bumper on 7 April 2013
Format: Audio CD
Always loved this band, The last copy l had of this cd wore out with the playing of it constantly so needed a new copy and at the price asked couldn't complain..Many thanks James
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By steven a wells on 14 Oct 2014
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Lynch will be waiting... WHEN HEAVEN COMES DOWN!! 15 Nov 2003
By M. B. Link - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Tooth and Nail(1984). Dokken's second studio album.
Once upon a time in 1983, a little known rock band emerged from nowhere called Dokken. This band would have been in danger of falling under obscurity, had the band not contained an outstanding guitarist named George Lynch and vocalist Don Dokken who showed excellent songwriting ability. With their first album, Breaking The Chains(1983), Don and crew delivered ten tracks of straight-up raw 80s hardrock, which brought them a bit of attention by the public.
It wasn't until their sophomore effort, Tooth And Nail in which Dokken began to climb the success ladder. The band decided to try a slightly different approach to the music on this album. Don Dokken always leaned more towards music that appeals to teenage girls, while Lynch tended to go for the heavy metal sound. Whatever the case may be, Lynch seemed to have more of an impact on T&N's sound than any other album because this one is easily Dokken's heaviest release. The guitars let out more of a crunch here than ever before and since. It may not have the excellent production of future releases, but it succeeded in delivering balls-to-the-wall heavy hair-metal. Here's a look at each of T&N's tracks:
1) Without Warning- A short instrumental intro which makes use of an accoustic-guitar rhythm, Lynch's soloing, and dark background synthesizers which when combined, create a very haunting piece. It breaks off into the next track... ****
2) Tooth And Nail- ...which EXPLODES with a sheer speed metal assault! Probably the fastest and heaviest Dokken song ever written before and since, it contains an outstanding guitar-tapping solo later on. Sounds very similar to the Judas Priest song 'Ram It Down'. *****
3) You Just Got Lucky- Right as the previous track ends, this power rocker kicks into full gear and turns out to be one of Dokken's greatest anthems. Though it sounds slightly generic, it did become a minor hit for them. *****
4) Heartless Heart- This rocker plods along with chugging riffs and backing keyboards. Good track, though it doesn't really stand out much. ****
5) Don't Close Your Eyes- A drum-beat driven rocker which sounds faintly similar to Ozzy Osbournne's song 'Miracle Man'. Though not a complete standout, it's a very good metal song which never became a hit. ****
6) When Heaven Comes Down- EXCELLENT ROCKER! It's probably the slowest track on here besides 'Alone Again', but it manages to be heavy, haunting, and powerful. Of all the tracks that didn't become hits on here, this one stands far and above as the best of the bunch. I'm shocked though that it didn't appear on The Very Best Of Dokken compilation because this track was always a concert favorite. *****
7) Into The Fire- BEST ANTHEM ON HERE! It combines melodic accoustic verses with an all-out rocking chorus and solo section, and it works seamlessly! Another concert favorite, and also one of mine as well. *****
8) Bullets To Spare- Another mid-paced track in the same vein as 'Heartless Heart' and like that track, it doesn't really do anything to warrant lots of attention to it. Still, it rocks enough to listen to at least once. ****
9) Alone Again- Dokken's very first #1 hit, and it's none other than a ballad. In fact, this song is unintentionally responsible for starting a subgenre of "power ballad" type songs which nearly every 80s hair-metal act after them took on. I'm generally not into ballads, but I must admit this one is still very good. *****
10) Turn On The Action- Like Breaking The Chains and Under Lock And Key(1985), they end this album with an excellent fast rocker. It shares a similar swing-like quality to the Van Halen song 'Hot For Teacher' and the band pulls it off to a nice effect. Great way to end the album. *****
Even though I find UL&K and BTC to be Dokken's greatest releases, T&N doesn't slack in the slightest and it delivers a great collection of rockers in which no Dokken fan should be without. I give it 4 stars because it's a great album, but just not their best one. They end up shedding their metallic qualities on the next release UL&K, but decide bring them back somewhat for 1987's Back For The Attack. For the most part, anyone who likes hair metal will not be disappointed with T&N at all. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ANY OF THE FIRST FOUR DOKKEN ALBUMS ARE OUTSTANDING ADDITIONS TO ANY ROCK COLLECTION.
Other rock albums which sound similar to Tooth & Nail include:
-'Out Of The Cellar' by Ratt
-'Whitesnake' by Whitesnake
-'Aldo Nova' by Aldo Nova
-'High 'N Dry' by Def Leppard
-'Ram It Down' by Judas Priest
-'1984' by Van Halen
-'No Rest For The Wicked' by Ozzy Osbournne
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Tooth and Nail...takes no prisoners!! :) 18 April 2001
By Robert J. Schneider - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This was the CD that first introduced me to Dokken, and what an introduction it was! I first heard Dokken when they first played "Into The Fire" on Metal Shop (which I would listen to on Friday nights on WNEW New York) back in '84. I was instantly impressed with the way George Lynch goes from the soft acoustic guitar at the beginning of the song to the rip-roaring crunchy electric guitar during the rest of it. I was also impressed by the combination of said crunchy guitar and the smooth and melodic vocals of Don Dokken, as well as the heavy bass-and-drums of Jeff Pilsson and Mick Brown. It didn't take me long before I was hearing "Into The Fire" in my sleep.
Then, in just a few short weeks, I started hearing "Just Got Lucky" which is a more conventional straight-ahead rocker. But I absolutely knew that I had to buy the album when Metal Shop started playing THE power ballad "Alone Again." I fell in love with that song right away!! It was something that I had never heard before: Usually, when a hard rock/heavy metal band did a ballad, it would be really soft all the way through (like "Beth" by Kiss, "Only Women Bleed" by Alice Cooper, and "Straight From The Heart" by Bryan Adams, for example). Not THIS song! It starts out acoustic and slow, gets heavy, then soft again, and then gets really heavy (with a guitar solo and all) before coming to a soft finish, all while maintaining the same slow pace of the ballad. Again, this was something that I had NEVER heard before, and it was something that has been incessantly copied since by other HM bands. In fact, I had never even heard the term "power ballad" before, so I KNOW that this song marked the inception of it. All of a sudden, every metal band out there had to have their equivalent of an "Alone Again." Not that I mind or anything, especially since this trend has given us great tracks like "Still Loving You" by Scorpions, "Deep Cuts The Knife" by Helix, "Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue, "Carrie" by Europe, and both "Heaven" AND "I Saw Red" by Warrant. The only thing that annoyed me about this trend was the media's over-use of the term "power ballad"- to mean a slow song by Duran Duran (!!!)- or a heavy metal band doing a slow song that was soft and acoustic throughout. GET IT STRAIGHT, PEOPLE!! "When The Children Cry" by White Lion is NOT a power ballad, rather, it is just a regular ballad. Get the difference? Good, I HOPE so! :)
Anyway (now getting down from my soap-box), this CD is really wonderful. It has something for virtually all heavy metal fans, from the Black Sabbath-esque "When Heaven Comes Down" to the fastest and heaviest track on the entire record, which is song #2, the title song "Tooth And Nail" which is borderline thrash metal as far as I'm concerned. (I mean, come on, normal HM guitarists DON'T play this fast or this fluidly- and George does it for a full minute and seven seconds!!)
For the Dokken novice: what makes Dokken so unique is that they were an L.A.-based band in a sea of other L.A.-based bands (Ratt, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, etc.), but they didn't sound like the others. That is because Dokken had spent a couple of years in Germany in the early 80's (Don Dokken is credited with some background vocals on the Scorpion's "Blackout" after all), and they were very influenced by the complex musicianship and melodic singing of the European HM bands. So, Dokken ended up being an L.A. band with the heart of a European band. THAT is what makes their sound so unique.
Overall, this is an extremely impressive sophomore CD by Dokken which totally broke them out into the open and offcially made them an A-list heavy metal band. If you don't believe me, consider the facts: their first album "Breaking The Chains" barely went gold, "Tooth And Nail" went double-platinum, and "Under Lock And Key" would eventually go TRIPLE-platinum and was one of the best-selling heavy metal albums of 1985-86. Case closed. :)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Dokken's best album 1 Mar 2006
By Rainbow Fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is Dokken's best album ever. Tooth And Nail, When Heaven Comes Down, Turn On The Action, Into The Fire, Just Got Lucky and Don't Close Your Eyes are all classics. The album had 3 huge hits and some of the best lead guitar work ever. Don's vocals and lyrics are excellent and the rythym section is tight and both Mick brown and Jeff Pilson contribute excellent backing vocals. this album is much more mature and heavier than Breaking The Chains and was Dokken's first really popular album. If you like melodic music, heavy music, hair metal, great vocals or virtuoso guitar playing than get this album.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A Great Deal of Metal Fun! 13 Dec 2000
By M. Mallio - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Dokken were one of the few bands in hair-metal era that actually managed to stand out and be distinguishable from a lot of their contemporaries. "Tooth and Nail" is probably their best effort and it's great deal of fun! It made plenty of trips to my turntable in the 80's and I'm glad it's available in CD now! And for all you ex-80's metalheads out there, like yours truly? It's a nice big hunk of metal nostalgia. Don Dokken's unique voice and George Lynch's blinding guitar compliment each other quite nicely. And the drums and bass hold everything together like crazy glue. Lynch manages to shift with little or no effort between different styles and moods -- thick, churning blues riffs, speedy stacatto solos and acoustic tracks and so on. The high points, IMHO, are "Alone Again", "When Heaven Comes Down" and "Don't Close Your Eyes." So, break out your denim, leather, bandannas and your hairspray. This one's a real treat!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent album 4 Mar 2014
By William Scott Gammons - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'm reviewing the Rock Candy Remastered and Reloaded CD. First be aware that all the downloadable stuff is the original CD that was poorly mastered and dull sounding. The remastered version is only available on the CD. Anything you download will not be the remastered version even if that is what you bought and then used Amazon's free download until the CD arrives. The remastered version is better than the original version. The overbearing drums have been tamed down a bit in the mix. I do wish the guitars had a little more sizzle added via EQ work, but it is still a solid bit of work that I recommend. Only one of the two additional songs are worth it IMHO. Alone Again Live was great. Buy the remastered version. It's worth the extra dough.
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