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Expanded 4CD edition of Raven's debut album 'Rock Until You Drop'. With demo's, single B-sides, and two incendiary live recordings. Although Raven were very much part of the NWOBHM of the late '70s and early '80s, brothers Mark and John Gallagher had formulated the idea of creating their own rock group way back in 1972. With John on bass and vocals and Mark on lead guitar, they played their first gig in 1975, building up a loyal following across the North East of England. Recording a rudimentary demo in 1978, included here on CD2. Signed to Neat Records, they recorded further demos, by which time they had trimmed down to a power-trio when the Gallaghers were joined by Rob "Wacko" Hunter on drums. Neat would release their debut 45 'Don't Need Your Money' in 1980 and make Raven the lead act with 'Inquisitor' on the cassette compilation, 'Lead Weight'. Raven released their debut LP 'Rock Until You Drop' in 1981 successfully capturing the energy of their live shows, the album picked up instant champions across the influential UK rock press, with key features in Kerrang! And Sounds. These would lead to important shows with Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake and Motörhead, among many others. These self-styled "athletic rockers" were a huge influence on future Thrash and Speed Metal bands, such as Slayer, Megadeth, and Testament, and also on Metallica, with whom they would later co-headline with. Their live sound was captured illicitly by a fan on tape while on tour in Italy in December 1982, and is featured here in it's entirety, the collection completed by their May 1982 performance at Manchester's Apollo. As well as an extensive essay from NWOBHM expert John Tucker, this "4CD Over The Top Edition" of 'Rock Until You Drop' also features a 24 page booklet featuring many rare and unpublished photos supplied from the band's own archive.
Expanded 4CD edition of Raven's debut album 'Rock Until You Drop'. With demo's, single B-sides, and two incendiary live recordings. Although Raven were very much part of the NWOBHM of the late '70s and early '80s, brothers Mark and John Gallagher had formulated the idea of creating their own rock group way back in 1972. With John on bass and vocals and Mark on lead guitar, they played their first gig in 1975, building up a loyal following across the North East of England. Recording a rudimentary demo in 1978, included here on CD2. Signed to Neat Records, they recorded further demos, by which time they had trimmed down to a power-trio when the Gallaghers were joined by Rob "Wacko" Hunter on drums. Neat would release their debut 45 'Don't Need Your Money' in 1980 and make Raven the lead act with 'Inquisitor' on the cassette compilation, 'Lead Weight'. Raven released their debut LP 'Rock Until You Drop' in 1981 successfully capturing the energy of their live shows, the album picked up instant champions across the influential UK rock press, with key features in Kerrang! And Sounds. These would lead to important shows with Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake and Motörhead, among many others. These self-styled "athletic rockers" were a huge influence on future Thrash and Speed Metal bands, such as Slayer, Megadeth, and Testament, and also on Metallica, with whom they would later co-headline with. Their live sound was captured illicitly by a fan on tape while on tour in Italy in December 1982, and is featured here in it's entirety, the collection completed by their May 1982 performance at Manchester's Apollo. As well as an extensive essay from NWOBHM expert John Tucker, this "4CD Over The Top Edition" of 'Rock Until You Drop' also features a 24 page booklet featuring many rare and unpublished photos supplied from the band's own archive.
5013929926523

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Format: CD
Label: HNE
Rel. Date: 05/27/2022
UPC: 5013929926523

Rock Until You Dro: The Over The Top Edition (Uk)
Artist: Raven
Format: CD
New: NOT IN STORE, BUT IN PRINT AND ORDER-ABLE - , call or email $47.00
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Hard Ride
2. Hell Patrol
3. Don't Need Your Money
4. Over The Top
5. 39/40
6. For The Future
7. Rock Until You Drop
8. Nobody's Hero
9. Hellraiser / Action
10. Lambs To The Slaughter
11. Tyrant Of The Airways
12. Wiped Out (Don't Need Your Money B-Side)
13. Crazy World (Hard Ride B-Side)
14. Let it Rip (from Brute Force)
15. Inquisitor (from Lead Weight)
16. Don't Need Your Money
17. Let It Rip
18. Wiped Out
19. Inquisitor
20. Come Up And See Me
21. Cry Wolf
22. Hitting The Road
23. On The Hunt
24. Going Home
25. Turn It Down
26. Hit And Run
27. Faster Than The Speed Of Light
28. Hard Ride
29. Hell Patrol
30. Read All About It
31. Tyrant Of The Airways
32. Drum Solo
33. Crazy World
34. Firepower
35. Hold Back The Fire
36. Rock Until You Drop
37. Hellraiser / Action
38. Crash Bang Wallop
39. Guitar Solo
40. Wiped Out
41. For The Future
42. Don't Need Your Money
43. Bass Solo
44. Chainsaw
45. Hard Ride
46. Hell Patrol
47. Rock Until You Drop
48. Tyrant Of The Airways
49. Bring the Hammer Down
50. For The Future
51. Don't Need Your Money
52. Radio Metro interview with Alan Robson

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Expanded 4CD edition of Raven's debut album 'Rock Until You Drop'. With demo's, single B-sides, and two incendiary live recordings. Although Raven were very much part of the NWOBHM of the late '70s and early '80s, brothers Mark and John Gallagher had formulated the idea of creating their own rock group way back in 1972. With John on bass and vocals and Mark on lead guitar, they played their first gig in 1975, building up a loyal following across the North East of England. Recording a rudimentary demo in 1978, included here on CD2. Signed to Neat Records, they recorded further demos, by which time they had trimmed down to a power-trio when the Gallaghers were joined by Rob "Wacko" Hunter on drums. Neat would release their debut 45 'Don't Need Your Money' in 1980 and make Raven the lead act with 'Inquisitor' on the cassette compilation, 'Lead Weight'. Raven released their debut LP 'Rock Until You Drop' in 1981 successfully capturing the energy of their live shows, the album picked up instant champions across the influential UK rock press, with key features in Kerrang! And Sounds. These would lead to important shows with Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake and Motörhead, among many others. These self-styled "athletic rockers" were a huge influence on future Thrash and Speed Metal bands, such as Slayer, Megadeth, and Testament, and also on Metallica, with whom they would later co-headline with. Their live sound was captured illicitly by a fan on tape while on tour in Italy in December 1982, and is featured here in it's entirety, the collection completed by their May 1982 performance at Manchester's Apollo. As well as an extensive essay from NWOBHM expert John Tucker, this "4CD Over The Top Edition" of 'Rock Until You Drop' also features a 24 page booklet featuring many rare and unpublished photos supplied from the band's own archive.
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