Category Archives: Hard Rock

EUROPE – FINAL COUNTDOWN 12″ VINYL LP ALBUM

“The Final Countdown” is the third studio album by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. Released on 26 May 1986 through Epic Records. It was recorded at Powerplay Studios in Zürich, Soundtrade Studios in Stockholm, Mastersound Studios in Atlanta and Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.

ALASKA THE PACK 12″ LP VINYL

ALASKA THE PACK 12" LP VINYL
ALASKA THE PACK 12" LP VINYL
ALASKA THE PACK 12" LP VINYL
ALASKA THE PACK 12" LP VINYL
ALASKA THE PACK 12" LP VINYL
This album “ALASKA – The Pack” includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Music Genre: Symphonic Hard Rock

Album
Production information

The album: “ALASKA – The Pack” was produced by: Alaska and London’s Pride Productions

Album cover design: Gary Marsh at CLOCK THIS LTD

Record Label: Intercord INT 145.089
Record Format 12″ LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Year & Country 1985 Made in Germany

Alaska’s Band-members, Musicians and Performers

Alaska’s Band-members, Musicians and Performers

Bernie Marsden – Guitar
Robert Hawthorn – Vocals
Brian Badhams – Bass
John Marter – Drums

Track-listing Side One:

Run with the Pack
Woman Like You
Where did they Go
Schoolgirl
S.O.S.

Track-listing Side Two:
Help Yourself
Miss You Tonight
The Thing
I Really Want to Know

Alaska with Bernie Marsden Heart of the Storm 12″ VINYL LP

“Heart of the Storm” was the first (of the only two) albums released by Bernie Marsden’s band: Alaska

Alaska with Bernie Marsden Heart of the Storm 12" VINYL LP

British Melodic/Symphonic Hard Rock Music

Album  Production information: Produced by Bernie Marsden
Recorded at Britannia Row, London and The Chapel, South Thoresty, Lincolnshire, January and February 1984
Engineered by Nick Griffiths and Guy Bidmead
Assistant Engineers: Rick Woolgar, Andy Dransfield and Tim Dewey
Brian Stevens and Eric Cooper for the artwork
Mixed by Nick ‘n’ Guy at The Chapel
Alaska Logo John Collins

Collector’s information:

BERNIE MARSDEN a British Rock and Blues Guitarist, known for his work with the “Whitesnake” band. Bernie Marsden’s music career started in the early 1970’s and has been active until today (2018). He has performed in many different bands , which include: UFO, Cozy Powell’s Hammer, Babe Ruth, Paice Ashton Lord, Whitesnake, The Moody Marsden Band, The Snakes, The Company of Snakes.

Guy Bidmead, producer and sound engineer has worked on the vinyl albums for several Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s. These bands include: Motorhead, Wildfire, Trojan, Warfare, Exciter, Deaf Dealer, Coroner, Vanadium.

Record Label: RoadrunneR RR 9853
Record Format12″ LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 
Year & Country 1984 Made in Holland
  • Band-members:
  • Bernie Marsden – Guitar
  • Robert Hawthorn – Vocals
  • Richard Bailey – Keyboards
  • Brian Badhams – Bass
  • John Marter – Drums

Tracklistings

  • Whiteout
  • Don’t Say It’s Over
  • Voice on the Radio
  • Susie Blue
  • Heart of the Storm
  • Need Your Love
  • Can’t Let Go
  • Other Side of Midnight
  • Headlines
  • The Sorcerer

KICK AXE VICES 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL Heay Metal

A0475 KICK AXE Vices
Kick Axe Photo Gallery

KICK AXE – Vices, is the debut album by this Canadian Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band. The vinyl version has been released on the Pasha label in Canada and the US, while in Europe this album was distributed by the EPIC record label.

Album 
Production information:

The album: “KICK AXE Vices” was produced by: Spencer Proffer for Pasha

Spencer Proffer is an American media and record producer. Proffer produced the first heavy metal record, Quiet Riot’s Metal Health, to reach number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Proffer has produced and arranged over 200 albums, many of which have achieved gold and platinum-selling status, produced or executive-produced. Proffer was also founder of the Pasha Record company.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Spencer Proffer, Duane Baron, Hanspeter Huber

Hans Peter Huber a Swiss Sound and Mixing engineer, known for the albums by Krokus, Kick Axe, W.A.S.P.

Duane Baron, a sound engineer and producer who has been working on 2 dozen of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s

This album was recorded at: Pasha Music House, Hollywood, California

Mastering by George Martin, Sterling Sound, New York City

George Marino (1947-2012)  Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound N.Y.C. , he was probable  the most experienced sound mastering engineer in the world and has mastered hundreds of discs in all music genres. .Jump to a list that covers the Heavy Metal albums he has mastered during the 1980s

Album cover design: Jay Vigon, Spencer Proffer, Dario Campanile,

Album cover photography: Sam Emerson

LED ZEPPELIN – PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0630 LED ZEPPELIN Physical Graffiti
Front album cover

“Physical Graffiti” is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released on 24 February 1975 as a double album. Recording sessions for the album were initially disrupted when bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones considered leaving the band. After reuniting at Headley Grange, the band wrote and recorded eight songs, the combined length of which stretched the album beyond the typical length of an LP. This prompted the band to make Physical Graffiti a double album by including previously unreleased tracks from earlier recording sessions.

Collector’s notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Spine has: SSK 89 400 O … LED ZEPPELIN PHYSICAL GRAFFITI … SWAN SONG … Stereo … France WE 322

Made in Germany for European distribution

Matrix / Runout Side 1: R/S Alsdorf 89400-1A2 Made in Germany STRAWBERRY
Matrix / Runout Side 2: R/S Alsdorf 89400-1B2 Made in Germany STRAWBERRY
Matrix / Runout Side 3: R/S Alsdorf 89400 C2 A-2 Made in Germany
Matrix / Runout Side 4: WEA 59400 A2-B2 PF Made in Germany