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.
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