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4.0 out of 5 stars Heard Worse, 26 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Built To Destroy (2009 Digital Remaster + Bonus Tracks) (Audio CD)
I tend to remember this as a good album that marked the beginning of a steady decline. This was followed by the introduction of the more West coast collaborations with Robin McAuley which was not my cup of tea at the time.

Back in the eighties this album sounded pretty solid with 6 or 7 typically melodic Schenker tunes and two or three more commercial, dare I say forgettable, weaker tracks. The opener "Rock my Nights Away" is classy with a heavily influenced keyboard rhythm. "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" and "Dogs of War" are also good, the album on the whole leaning towards a more commercial feel. The best track was probably saved till last in the ballad "Walk the Stage", a great version of which can be found on the live album "Rock Will Never Die". The US remixed versions originally sounded pretty awful, the original vinyl having much more power and the guitar guts of Schenker's earlier work. The guitars were almost lost in a wash of keyboards and squealy vocals, Gary Barden in fact being replaced on the lead vocal on "Still Love that little Devil" by Derek St. Holmes.

Reasons to get another copy then. This is a great re-master. Great because I don't think the original GB release was on CD (haven't got a copy myself anyway). It gives you the opportunity to get the original British release and compare to the American remixes, both of which now sound much better. I would rate the US versions as a three star plus, the original vinyl or GB version being worth an extra star. After this album I have to admit that I lost interest in MSG for a while. I therefore disagree that this is Michael Schenker's weakest album as suggested by some. There's worse!
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