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Once Bitten Twice CD

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  • Audio CD (15 Jun. 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Neat Metal
  • ASIN: B00002507G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 780,941 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Catalogue number NM030 on the Neat Metal label with 9 tracks.

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This is a early release from the band SHY and its not their best, I believe they were called once bitten twice shy originally and later changed to just being called SHY, my personal favourite album of theirs is Brave the storm, I remember the album when it first came out, you could tell they were going to do well
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shy has a very orignal 80's sound!Good stuff! 16 Feb. 2005
By Bass player Brad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is the first shy album from 1983.Considering the production this album came across so well.It has it's own sound and does not copycat.This is a true 80's melodic metal album.Not heavy, just very well done metal with good keyboard use.

1.Deep Water(10/10)This track has great guitar use and keyboards sound great along with the singers well textured voice.He sings very high but very well smooth and crafted.

2.Take it all the Way(10/10)Another great track making nice use of the keyboard,the guitar solo is excellent.

3.Give me a chance(7/10)not a bad song,good vocals.

4.Think of Me(9/10)One heck of a great song.This song is the kind you blast on the radio in the middle of a mid 80's summer,I love it!

5.Tonight(8/10)Nice guitar work on this one.Very talented!

6.Chained by desire(9/10)A very melodic song that uses good keyboards and nice vocals.

7.Reflection(8/10)The ballad type song of the album.Nicely done by these first timers.(This is the kind of song to be played on a hot summer night also!

8.Once bitten,Twice Shy(7/10)A very good song keeps the album pace moving along.

9.All on You(8/10)Another ballad type song.Different from the other one.Sounds nice!

If you like rare 80's albums that should have been bigger then buy this, you won't regret it.Ever metal collector should own this.I payed 15 bucks for it, well worth every cent and then some!

Long Live a time of real music.The 1980's!
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant melodic hard rock from a young Tony Mills and co. 9 July 2011
By Nikiforos V. Skoumas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Although most would consider "Brave the storm"(1985) as the debut album by British melodic hard rock band "Shy", "Once bitten twice shy"(1983) is their historic debut originally released in 1983. The recording process of "Once bitten..." only lasted two weeks from what was originally meant to be a number of demo-versions, "Shy" cut eight songs, enough to be considered a full-length album.

The line up of lead guitarist Steve Harris, bassist Mark Badrick, drummer Alan Kelly and key-player Paddy McKenna was joined by singer Tony Mills who was initially meant to serve as a session vocalist but would become a full-time member and perhaps the focal point of "Shy". It would not be an exaggeration to suggest that "Once Bitten..." holds some of "Shy"s best even songs making it possibly their greatest album ever. "Shy" takes the attack and intensity of NWOBHM and mixes it with the melodies and feeling of American AOR. Guitars and keyboards exchange rhythm parts and melodies, the rhythm section moves subtle beats to double bass attack and Mills sings like his life depended on it.

The only objective downside of this album is it production; The recordings sound fine and the mixing is appropriate therefore it is probably the mastering that is hinders the release; the album sounds rather thin and lacks depth-the louder played the more obvious its limitations. Still the inspiration, the technique and the performance is so evident that overshadows the engineering aspects, making it a five star melodic hard rock album. "Shy-Once bitten twice Shy" indeed verifies that nothing beats a talented young rock band.
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