Hot Tracks New Release Update
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 24, 2001 08:23AM

Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of the Hot Tracks new release newsletter.
Friday February 23, 2001.

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WEEK ENDING: Friday February 23, 2001

Take a look below at the latest releases plus other hot titles now available!

The Latest Releases:

ARABIA-“1001 Nights”
Great U.S. melodic rock!-$16.99

ASIA-“Aura + 3”
European imported limited edition includes three bonus tracks!- Features guests Simon Phillips, and Steve Howe!!-$16.99

AT VANCE-“Dragon Chaser”
Bands latest effort- Great metal!-$16.99

AT VANCE-“Early Works-Centers”
Re-issue of the power metal band’s debut!-$16.99

CHAINS-“Eros Of Love And Destruction”
Originally only released in Japan in 1977- Now on European import!
Features Dougie White!-$16.99

CRY HOLY-“Ten From Two”
Christian outfits best of compilation!-$16.99

PAUL GILBERT-“Alligator Farm”
Ex-Mr. Big member with new solo release now on European import!-$16.99

NARNIA-“Desert Land”
Third release for the metal band!-$16.99

ODIN-“By The Gods”
Features the bands 3 ep’s for the first time on cd!- This is the band that was featured in “The Decline Of Western Civilcation Part 2” movie!-$16.99

ROCK ALLEY-“Rock Alley”
Killer melodic rock metal band from New York with a mixture of Tesla and Stellheart!-$16.99

ROMEO DELITE-“Romeo Delite”
Refreshing new band playing kick ass melodic metal similar to Vain and Ratt!-$16.99

SEVEN WISHES-“Utopia”
2nd release from the Swedish rockers- Great stuff!-$16.99

PHIL VINCENT-“Tragic”
Vincent’s latest is another excellent dose of ‘80’s AOR!-$16.99



Recent & Hot Selling Titles:

THE BABYS-“Head First”
Now re-issued, and re-mastered with all new liner notes and exclusive photos!-$11.99

THE BABYS-“On The Edge”
Now re-issued, and re-mastered with all new liner notes and exclusive photos!-$11.99

THE BABYS-“Union Jacks”
Now re-issued, and re-mastered with all new liner notes and exclusive photos!-$11.99

BONFIRE-“Who’s Foolin’ Who”
16-track compilation of the bands best tracks!-$14.99

BRITNY FOX-“Long Way To Live”
14-track live set from their 2000 tour!-$14.99

PRIME-TIME-“Free The Dream”
New project features members from Elegy, Royal Hunt, and Narita!- Catchy songs with lots of hooklines!-$15.99

RICK SPRINGFIELD-“Alive: Greatest Hits”
Brand new 18-track compilation recorded live on his 2000 tour!-$15.99

KIP WINGER-“Down Icognito”
Now re-isued from the former Winger frontman!-$16.99

KIP WINGER-“This Conversation Seems Like A Dream”
Newly re-issued!-$16.99

ALIEN-“Live In Stockholm 1990 +1”
Japanese import featuring Pete Sandberg with live material recorded in 1990!-$29.99

CRYSTAL EYES-“In Silence They March”
Hard rocking metal outfit with their latest release!-$16.99

ELEMENTS OF FRICTION-“Elements Of Friction”
Los Angeles super group featuring Ricky Phillips, Tommy Aldrige, Robin MacAuley, and Marcus Nand!- Features songs from Mark Spiro, Dan Huff, Neal Schon, James Christian, Gregg Guiffria, and Jonathan Cain!-$15.99

GUILD OF AGES-“Citadel”
Melodic hard rockers from the U.S. present their latest, proving once again they deserve a place in first row as frontman Danny Martinez and the men around him deliver first class hard rock!- Produced by Bobby Barth!- Bands best release to date!-$15.99

HOTWIRE-“Middle Of Nowhere”
Unusual 2-cd release with the same songs on both cd’s only with different singers.
Disc one is with the bands new singer, and Disc two is with the bands original singer.Either way it is great melodic rock!-$16.99

JADED HEART-“Diary: 1990-2000”
15-track compilation features re-mixed versions and a couple of new or previously unreleased tracks!-$15.99

JOURNEY-“The Journey Continues”
Japan only release features greatest hits plus two tracks (“Remember Me”, and
All The Way”) featuring new lead singer Steve Augeri!-$29.99

KICK AXE-“Welcome To The Club”
All-time classic release now re-issued on cd!-$16.99

SAGA-“House Of Cards”
Canadian band returns with their best effort in some time!-$17.99

XYZ-“XYZ +1”
Bands classic AOR debut contains the bonus track “On The Blue Side Of Night”-$16.99

COMPANY OF SNAKES-"Here They Go Again-Live"
Band is back with another batch of Whitesnake classics on this 2-cd set recorded partly live and in the studio. Features new vocalist Stefan Berrgren, formerly with Snakes In Paradise!-$17.99

DOMAIN-"One Million Lightyears From Home"
German melodic rock!-$16.99

CHRIS EATON-"Vision"
Japanese import re-issue of this classic Westcoast re;ease featuring Dan Huff, Michael Landau, and Tommy Funderburk!-$29.99

GOTTHARD-"Homerun"
Rockers return with a more polsihed and commercial sounding album!-$16.99

HEADPINS-"Turn It Loud"
First time on cd for the bands 1982 debut featuring Darby Mills and Brian Macleod!-$19.99

THE KEANE BROTHERS-"The Keane Brothers"
First time on cd featuring brothers Tom and John Keane!- Produced by David Foster and featuring the Porcaro's, Bill Champlin and more!- Originally released in 1977. Japanese import!-$25.99

MUDPIE-"Mudpie"
U.S. rockers with a sound similar to Badlands features Keith Slade of Steelhouse Lane!-$16.99

NELSON-"Life"
Album gets official release!- Originally out in 1999 through the bands website only. Gunner twins return with best release for some time!-$16.99

PAGES-"Pages"
Japanese import of this 1978 classic featuring Richard Page (Mr.Mister) on this re-issue. This release is a must!-$25.99

SMILEK-"Sentimental Highway"
Kivel Records release yet another excellent AOR release from these U.S. rockers!-$16.99

TORONTO-"Looking For Trouble"
First time on cd for this Canadian bands release!-$19.99

TREAT-"Muscle In Motion"
Never before released album from the Swedish AOR band featuring Mats Level on vocals!- Great!-$18.99

JOHN WETTON-"Welcome To Heaven +2"
The wait is over!- The former vocalist for Asia releases latest solo work which is his best in years since "Battle Lines"!- Great songs and production= "winner!". Features songs co-written with Jim Peterik, Jim Vallance and others!-Japanese import!-$29.99

24K-"Bulletproof"
2nd release featuring Phil Naro is another good one!-$15.99

AVANTASIA-"The Metal Opera"
Brand new power metal offering featuring Tobias of Edguy!. Also featuring members of Virgin Steele, and Gamma Ray!-$16.99

BURNING RAIN-"Pleasure To Burn"
Now on European import!- 2nd release with Doug Aldrich serves up another fine platter of great AOR!-$15.99

ANDERS ERIKSSON-"Within Reach"
Canadian artist with this originally released 1997 album features great AOR/melodic rock tunes!-$16.99

MAGNITUDE 9-"Reality In Focus"
Excellent progressive rock similar to Queensryche and Dream Theater!-Lastest offering!-$16.99

TONY MONTANA-"Tombstone Shuffle +2"
Ex-Great White bass player's solo release features two bonus tracks which were not found on the original release!-$16.99

TYGERS OF PAN TANG-"Live At Nottingham Rock City"
15-track compilation recorded live in 1981!-$17.99

DOGFACE-"Unleashed"
Great Swedish band featuring Mats Leven (Treat/Swedish Erotica) on vocals!-Excellent Hard Rock!!-$14.99

FREEDOM CALL-"Crystal Empire"
2nd release for this power metal extravaganza!-$16.99

HAWK-"Hawk"
'80's melodic metal featuring stellar musicianship with a touch of heavy metal class!- Think of the Scorpions, Dokken, and Yngwie Malmsteen!-$16.99

HELIX-"Long Way To Heaven"
Classic AOR release featuring Brian Vollmer!- Originally released in 1985!!
First time on cd!-$17.99

HELIX-"No Rest For The Wicked"
Another classic featuring "Does A Fool Ever Learn", "Heavy Metal Love", and other classics!-$17.99

HELIX-"Walkin' The Razor's Edge"
The bands best-selling release with the classics "Rocke Me", "Six Strings, Nine Lives", "Animal House", and more!- A classic rock must!-$17.99

MILLENIUM-"Millenium"
Bands first album is now re-released!-$15.99

PRIMAL FEAR-"Nuclear Fire"
Excellent new hard rock/metal release!-$16.99

POWERPLAY-"Issue #18"
Latest issue features a free 11-track cd sampler with tracks from Millenium,
The Sign, Bar 7, Virgin Stelle, Rhapsody, and more. Also includes intereviews with Jim Peterik, Doro and more!- $10.00 ($2.00 per magazine shipping is added for all international shipments due to major postal increase)

TONY CAREY-"Retrospective: 1982-1999"
16 track compilation includes the hit "I Won't Be Home Tonight", plus 2 unreleased solo tracks, and one Planet P unreleased track!-$18.99

DE ALLEN-"Twisted Inside"
Excellent melodic rock with enormous guitars and powerful melodies!-$16.99

MARCIE FREE-"Tormented +3"
AOR Classic is now re-issued with 3 bonus tracks!- Marcie/Mark Free (King Kobra, Unruly Child) with excellent AOR!-$17.99

GREG GUIDRY-"Private Sessons"
Great '80's Westcoast with guest Dan Huff!- Prviously only available as a Japan import!-$17.99

GREG GUIDRY-"Soul'd Out"
Another excellent Westcoast gem featuring Dan Huff, and other guests-Previously only available as a Japan import!-$17.99

HEAVEN & EARTH-"Windows To The World"
2nd project from Stuart Smith, this time featuring vocalist Kelly Keeling!-Excellent!-$14.99

LAAZ ROCKIT-"Know Your Enemy"
Metal masterpiece features 3 bonus tracks taken from 1983 demo!-$16.99

LOTUS-"Quartet Conspiracy"
Swedish rock in the vein of Led Zeppelin features Thin Lizzy member Brian Robertson!-$16.99

PRETTY BOY FLOYD-"Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz +1"
Japanese import includes the bonus track "Slam Dunk"-$28.99

SEVENTH FORCE-"Seventh Force"
Excellent US rock with a classic 1980's sound similar to Dokken!-$16.99

SOJOURN-"World Of Spirits"
US Rockers return after a 15 year absence!-$14.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS-"Foreginer Tribute"
Tribute to the great rockers features covers by Chris Ousey, Robert Berry,and many more!-$14.99

KIP WINGER-"Songs From The Ocean Floor"
The ex-Winger bands latest solo release on European import. Some great AOR!-$14.99

AYREON-"Ayreonauts Only"
Unreleased material featuring Lana Lane, Gary Hughes, Ian Parry, Edward Reekers, and more!-$16.99

THE PRODUCERS-"The Producers/You Make The Heat"
First time on cd for the self-titled debut, plus the 1982 release of "You Make The Heat", on one cd!- Great Pop/Rock!-$17.99

JIMMY BARNES-"Soul Deeper"
Barne's latest solo release after the Cold Chisel reunion!-
Limited first pressings come with a bonus five track cd!-$21.99

DOUBLE DEALER-"Double Dealer"
Features members of Concerto Moon and Saber Tiger- Not the Canadian band-Japanese metal band.Also includes a video clip for "Deep Blue Sky"!-$16.99

DAVID FEINSTEIN-"One Night In The Jungle"
Excellent new release from the former Rods member and guitarist!-$16.99

STEVE HACKETT-"Feedback '86"
Never released material from what was to be the 2nd GTR album!
Features Chris Thompson on some tracks!-$16.99

GEDDY LEE-"My Favourite Headache"
New solo release from the Rush member!-$18.99

PLACE CALLED RAGE-"Place Called Rage"
Previously only available on Japan import. Supergroup features Tommy Farese,
Al Pitrelli, Chuck BonFante, Mark Mangold, and Danny Miranda!-$16.99

RETURN-"Live"
Norwegian rockers live compilation recorded this past summer!-$21.99

THUNDER-"They Think It's All Over...Now It Is"
Live two disc set that is finally released as a European import!-$16.99

VALENTINE-"Believing Is Seeing"
Japanese import from the Dutch keyboard wizard!-$29.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS-"Best Of Norwegian Rock"
Excellent compilation features: TNT, Stage Dolls, Heaven, DaVinci, Tindrum,
Dream Police, Sons Of Angels and more!-$21.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS-"MTM Ballads Vol.3"
16 track compilation with tracks from 101 South, Axe, House Of Shakira, Kharma, Raine, Doug Howard, Metropolis, Alfonzetti, Joe Lynn Turner, Danger Danger, Dogface, Harlan Cage, Dare, Shameless, and Elements of Friction!-$15.99

MARK BOALS-"Ring Of Fire"
2nd solo release features guest Tony MacAlpine!!-$14.99

CORNERSTONE-"Arrival"
Now on European import. Features ex-Rainbow member Dougie White!-$15.99

INTO THE LIGHT-"Into The Light"
Features Tim Donahue, with vocals by the mighty Kelly Hansen (Unruly Child)!-$14.99

LE ROUX-"Up"
1980 Classic release now on cd for the first time and digitally remastered!
$16.99

MAGAZINE-FIREWORKS-"Issue # 2"
2nd issue for this excellent import rock magazine includes interviews with
House of Lords, Mitch Malloy, Westworld and more!- Also includes a 17-track cd sampler!-$10.00


AXE-"The Crown"
Bands latest with Bobby Barth features 10 tracks!-$14.99

GIUFFRIA-"Silk And Steel + 1"
Finally re-issued on cd!. 2nd release from Greg Giuffria and company is digitally remastered and includes the bonus track "Say It Ain't True"!-$16.99

DOUG HOWARD-"Last Man Standing"
Former Stunn Leer member proves his all-around qaulities as a musician and singer with new release! All instruments are played by himself and produced by himself with Bob St. John, who gained a reputation in the music scene with productions like Extreme, Ozzy Osbourne!-$14.99

ROB ROCK-"Rage Of Creation"
Previously only on Japan import. Ex-Impellitteri vocalist with excellent rock!-Produced by Roy Z!-$15.99

SANTERS-"Cold Fusion"
12-track compilation includes 2 unreleased tracks!-$16.99

SLAYER-"Stain Of Mind + 4"
Japanese import colllection features 4 live tracks from a secret gig in Tokyo!-
Features "Raining Blood", "Angel Of Death", "Mandatory Suicide", "Chemical Warfare"-$18.99

STRANGEWAYS-"Gravitational Pull"
Latest release!-$16.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS-"MTM Compilation Vol. 5"
Latest compilation features tracks from upcoming albums from Dogface, Radioactive, Axe, Elements Of Friction, Carl Dixon, among others. Also features exclusie songs from House Of Shakira, as well as Japan only tracks from Brian McDonald, and Metropolis!-$15.99

WARRIOR SOUL-"Classics"
Original lineup reformed and recorded material of their classic tracks!-$15.99

WITHOUT LOVE-"Trouble"
U.S. rockers featuring the vocalist from Tour De Force- Chali Cayte!-$16.99

21 GUNS-"Nothing's Real + 6"
Now on European import with 6 bonus tracks!-$14.99

BURNING RAIN-"Burning Rain"
Previously only on Japan import, now available on European import!-$14.99

PAUL DIANNO-"Live At The Whiskey"
Former vocalist for Iron Maiden releases 11 live tracks!-Features tracks from Wrathchild, Phantom of The Opera, and Sanctuary!-$15.99

FATE-"Fate"
First time on cd for this ultimate classic AOR release!-$16.99

GATLING GUN-"Turn Back The Time"
2nd release from these rockers!-$14.99

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE-"War To End All Wars"
Brand new and anticipated follow-up to "Alchemy", which was his best-selling release ever!. 14 tracks with cover artwork by Frank Frazetta. Features Mark Boals on vocals!!-$16.99

ERIC MARTIN-"Eric Martin"
Self titled release now re-issued on cd!-$14.99

ERIC MARTIN-"I'm Only Fooling Myself"
What some call Martin's best solo work- Excellent AOR/Pop rock songs including "Everytime I Think Of You", "I Can't Relax" and more!- First time on cd!-$14.99

JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR-"Blaze Of Glory"
Now re-issued on cd!-$16.99

JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR-"Rock The American Way"
Now re-issued on cd!-$16.99

TKA-"In Your Face/Up Your Ass"
2-cd set includes the album "In Your Face" with 3 bonus tracks, plus the 15-track live cd "Up Your Ass"!-$21.99

ADRIAN GALE-"Feel The Fire"
Hot and fresh U.S. rockers featuring Jamie Row of Guardian!
$15.99

ALASKA-"Live Baked Alaska"
Recorded in 1984 and 1985 featuring ex-Whitesnake great Bernie Marsden at the height of the bands career!-Also features keyboardist extrordinare Don Airey!-$16.99

ALYSON AVENUE-"Presence Of Mind"
Female rockers from Sweden!-$15.99

CONTAGIOUS-"Red White & Slightly Blue"
4-track ep!- Classic sounding AOR from the '80's-$10.99

GRAND PRIX-"The First Alabum"
Debut album from the UK's finest melodic rock act finally on cd!- Digitally remastered and original artword!-$15.99

GRAND PRIX-"There For None To See"
The bands second album was the first to feature vocalist Robin McAuley. On cd for the first time, digitally remastered and retaining all the original art work!-$15.99

INTRUDER-"Believer"
2nd release from these US rockers features members of Shotgun Symphony!-$14.99

LANA LANE-"Ballads Collection"
2cd box set special edition featuring the female vocalists best ballads and also includes rare and remixed tracks!-$18.99

LAZY JANE-"Destiny"
US hard rock!-$15.99

MAGAZINE-"Rock Report #46- Fall 2000"
Excellent import glossy color rock magazine. This issue features Bon Jovi on the cover with 7 pages of news, extensive list of upcoming albums, 19 pages of reviews, and interviews with Ten, Jorn, Elegy, Newman, Kharma, Majestic, Heartland, Storyteller, Billy Satellite, Higher Ground, Praying Mantis and Elements Of Friction. This magazine is great! (Look for the heading "Rock Magazines" in the shopping cart section)-$8.00

MAGDALLAN-"End Of The Age"
16-track compilation from the Christian supergroup that features Ken Tamplin, Larry Cordola, Chuck Wright, and Ken Marry!-$16.99

MILLENIUM-"Hourglass"
Third release from Florida's finest melodic rock metal combo featuring vocalist extordinaire Jorn Lande (The Snakes, Vagabond) on lead vocals!-$14.99

GARY MOORE-"The Back To Black Collection"
2 cd-set of "Corridors Of Powers", and "Run For Cover". Both cd's come in a leather box sleeve-Digitally remastered, plus 5 bonus tracks!-$22.99

AXEL RUDI PELL-"The Wizards Chosen Few"
Excellent 16-track set (digitally remastered), plus 2 new studio tracks!-$17.99

ROSE TATTOO-"25 To Life"
2-cd live recording from the Wacken Festival!-$14.99

JOHN SYKES-"Nuclear Cowboy"
Japanese import features ex Thin Lizzy and Tygers of Pan Tang member!-$29.99

DAVID GLENN EISLEY-"Stranger From The Past"
Described as pure House Of Lords meets Foreigner/Journey!. Written, arranged, and produced by David himself!-$14.99

THE VU-"Phoenix Rising"
The only album ever recorded featuring Kevin Chalfant (The Storm/Two Fires), Ross Vallory (Journey), Steff Burns (Y&T), Prairie Prince (The Tubes), and Tim Gorman (The Who). Classic AOR of the '80's the way it should sound!!-$14.99

BALTIMOORE-"Original Sin"
Excellent hard rock with Bjorn on vocals!-$15.99

SAMMY HAGAR-"Ten 13"
The red rocker returns with new studio release that harkens back to his "Standing Hampton" release!-$15.99

HELLOWEEN-"The Dark Ride"
Newest release produced by Roy Z!-$15.99

RICHARD MARX-"Days In Avalon"
Marx returns with new studio release that is a true winner!-$15.99

SAVANNAH-"Forever's Come & Gone"
The band returns with latest release produced by Michael Sweet!-$14.99

WHAT IF-"What If"
Japan import of this all-time classic AOR release featuring Tommy Funderburk on vocals!- Digitally remastered!!-$24.99

ANGEL-"The Collection"
Great compilation!-Most of the bands other albums are now out of print!-$16.99

AXXIS-"Collection of Power"
7-track mini-cd with 4 live, 2new, and 1 unreleased track!-$13.99

BAI BANG-"Attitude"
New Swedish AOR rock similar to Bad Habit-$15.99

CHALICE-"Digital Boulevard"
Great progressive metal!-$15.99

CRYSTAL BALL-"Hard Impact"
2nd release from the Swedish hard rockers!-$15.99

FREAK KITCHEN-"Dead Soul Men"
European import of these Swedish rockers featuring guitarist Mattias Eklund!-$16.99

HAMMERFALL-"Renegade"
Full album out now for this excellent Swedish rock!-$15.99

KINGDOM COME-"Too"
New release from Lenny Wolf contains solo tracks plus two tracks from Stone Fury!-$16.99

KROKUS-"The Blitz"
Long out of print- Now re-issued!-$16.99

KROKUS-"The Headhunter"
Re-issued featuring 9 tracks!-$16.99

MOXY-"V"
Canadian rockers return after 20 years with new release!-$16.99

PINK CREAM 69-"Mixery"
6-track mini-album with 1 unreleased, 2 unreleased live, and 3 acoustic tracks!-$13.99

PRAYING MANTIS-"Nowhere To Hide + 1"
Now out on European import- A real melodic masterpiece features one bonus track not found on the Japanese import!-$15.99

PRETTY MAIDS-"Carpe Diem"
Newest release rocks!-$15.99

PRISM-"The Young & The Restless"
Canadian AOR band release on cd for the first time!-$15.99

RAINMAKER-"Rainmaker"
Features Tommy Denander!-$15.99

THE SIGN-"Signs Of Life"
Debut album from the supergroup featuring Randy Jackson (ex-Zebra), Billy Greer (Kansas), Mark Mangold (Drive She Said), Terry Brock (ex-Strangeways), and Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath). A total epic melodic hard rock masterpiece!-$15.99

SYMPHONY X-"V"-Fifth studio release features a style similar to Dream Theater-$15.99

TEER-"Teer"
Fantastic debut from the bands that took the God's Festival 1999 by storm!-
Features a stunning mixture of Dokken, and Stryper with Ralph Santolla (Millenium) producing!-$15.99

TOKIO-"Triangles"
First time on cd!-$15.99

TYGERS OF PAN TANG-"The Wreck Age"
1985 classic on cd for the first time!-$16.99

DAVID COVERDALE-"Into The Light"
Whitesnake frontman is back and roaring with a vengeance with his latest solo release! $14.99

ELEGY-"Forbidden Fruit"
latest releaes-$16.99

HAMMERHEAD-"Heart Made of Steel"
1st time on cd featuring Ian Parry on vocals!-$15.99

KICK AXE-"Vices"
Now digitally remastered on cd!- A classic AOR piece!-$15.99

MITCH MALLOY-"Shine"
Mitch is back!, and with a winning release in the same vein as his debut- Get it!-$16.99


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