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White Lion - Anthology 83-'89 - 2006 - Deadline

Track Listing

Disk One: 1. Hungry
2. Lady of the Valley
3. Wait
4. All Join our Hands
5.Tell Me
6. Say Goodbye
7. When the Children Cry
8.Little Fighter
9. If my Mind is Evil
10. Living on the Edge
11. Cherokee
12. Cry for Freedom
13. How Does it Feel
14. The Road to Valhalla
15. Early Warning
DISC TWO: 1.Lights and Thunder
2.Back on the Streets
3.Love Don't Come Easy
4.Out With the Boys
5.Its Over
6. You're All I Need
7. Broken Heart
8.Till death Do Us Part
9.Farewell To You
10.Deep IN Love With You
11.Two People
12.Rock You Tonight
13.Evil Angels
14.Ride Through the Storm
15.We Rock All Night
Following in the steps of the other 80's hairband Gods, White Lion's Anthology 83-89 is a two disk set of great rocking songs such as "Hungry", "Wait" (which has been stuck in my head for days thanks to this album), and many more that remind us why we loved them so much in the 80's.

As I listen to this, I am reminded, as was the intetion, that this was probably one of the more serious bands in the 80's, not as hard rocking as some of the bands of the era-- but they didn't need to be, the were more focued on the quality of the music. Scorching guitar solo's take precedence over the drums and bass--in fact, it's easy to tune out everything but that.


Mike Tramp has a beautiful voice, wrought with emotion in "When the Children Cry", "Cherokee", and "It's Over"; raspy and unusual...As much as I love this album and the songs on it, I probably would have respected it more had it been two albums of originals.

Not to take the luster off my review, the album is 10 star album, but I crave something new from my fave old bands as I'm sure most fans do.




--Glittergirl 8.30.06

















Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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Anthology 83-89White Lion
2006
Glittergirl9/21/2006


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