on 24 January 2014
So Rock Candy are reissuing Dokkens early back catologue.Great these albums are delux collectors editions with 24bit sound shaped technology and a 3500 word essay with unpublished photos. Or they come in a bog standard jewel case , are a bit louder than the original cds and they have some sleeve notes with pictures wow!!!. If its the music you want you could just buy the original album series which features their first four studio albums and the live Beast From The East for roughly the same price as one of these cds but if its the remastering you want and you have a decent stereo, have you considered turning the volume up it does sometimes work.
As for this particular album i have a soft spot for the Carrere original which i feel has a much warmer sound than this one and features the track We're Illegal,replaced here by a live track called Live To Rock and a studio version of Paris Is Burning again replaced by a live version of the same song. Tom Werman is a great producer, Cheap Trick, Brownsville, B.O.C, Mothers Finest etc but i think this version of Breaking The Chains and follow up Tooth And Nail sound really strained, i remember back in the day being dissapointed with Tooth And Nail,after having only heard the Michael Wagener produced Carrere original of Breaking The Chains. It was the next album Under Lock And Key produced by Neil Kernon that got me back into the Dokken zone.
One more slightly confusing thing with this Amazon ad is the fact that the track listing shown above is for the Carrere original but as Rock Candy are banging on about the vast superiority of the Elektra version that is the one they must be releasing.
If Rock Candy were as good as they think they are then they would reissue the Carrere version and the Elektra version on one disc and let people judge for themselves.
If it was the Carrere version i'd give it five stars but as it isn't i can only give it two.