1. Young Blood 2. Fight To The Last 3. Chained & Desperate 4. Spirit Of The Chateaux 5. Burn Out At Dawn 6. Dawn Surrenered 7. Straight To The Heart 8. Baton Rouge 9. Son Of Seattle 10. Shine On Forever 11. Rock N Roll Thunder 12. Roller Coaster 13. Eyes Of Stone 14. Hero 15. Run In The Night 16. White Steel 17. Street Anger 18. V8 Crash 19. Highly Strung 20. Turn It On 21. Hot Touch At Midnight 22. Phalanx 23. Chase The Sun 24. Through The Fire 25. First Strike 26. One Too Many 27. Midnight Star
Thank God Sanctuary opened the Ebony vaults!! Long sought after, highly acclaimed, finally available on disc! Chateaux. All three studio records beautifully packaged in this 2CD anthology from Sanctuary Records. Fans get "Chained And Desperate", "Firepower", and "Highly Strung". But wait...for those long time metal fans who have been spinning their wax slabs for years, this anthology offers the extremely rare "Fight To The Last" 7" as well. Wow! This collection just smokes.
Chateaux were an amazing early 80s NWOBHM band from England (not French like many think). All three of these records received critical praise, but the band just never caught on and finally disbanded after the release of their third album. Damn shame too.
1983's "Chained And Desperate" recruited Grim Reaper vocalist Steve Grimmett to the fold, turning the record into a full fledged melodic metal masterpiece with gems like "Spirit Of The Chateaux" and "Burn Out At Dawn".
1984's "Firepower" saw the band speed it up a bit, with numbers like "Hero" and "White Steel" racing to the finish line in grand Tokyo Blade/Maiden style.
1985's swansong, "Highly Strung" saw the band keep the thrash aspect alive, with fast pacers like "First Strike" and title track "Highly Strung". Savage fans look out!
Metal collectors will jump all over this bargain. Packaging on this set is just gorgeous, offering promo pics, full album artwork, and rare concert poster pics. Top that off with a descriptive and detailed band bio and you have the makings of one fine anthology, one of the better ones out there in my opinion.
Thank you Sanctuary for finally making these classic gems available on disc.
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