Dokken – Beast From The East
Label: Elektra – 9 60823-1, Elektra – 60823-1
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Heavy Metal
A1 Unchain The Night 5:38
A2 Tooth And Nail 3:18
A3 Standing In The Shadows 4:27
A4 Sleepless Night 4:08
A5 Dream Warriors 4:09
B1 Kiss Of Death 5:21
B2 When Heaven Comes Down 3:44
B3 Into The Fire 5:02
B4 Mr. Scary 7:00
C1 Heaven Sent 5:12
C2 It’s Not Love 6:14
C3 Alone Again 5:34
C4 Just Got Lucky 5:02
D1 Breaking The Chains 5:21
D2 In My Dreams 5:02
D3 Turn On The Action 4:58
D4 Walk Away 4:30 (studio track and the album’s single)
Record Company – Warner Communications
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Bass Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards – Jeff Pilson
Drums, Vocals – Wild Mick Brown*
Guitar – George Lynch
Lead Vocals – Don Dokken
Mixed By – Michael Wagener
Producer – Angelo Arcuri, Dokken
Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): ST-E-60823-A-SP
Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): ST-E-60823-B-SP
Matrix / Runout (Label, side C): ST-E-60823-C-SP
Matrix / Runout (Label, side D): ST-E-60823-D-SP
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched): STE- [60823 scratched out] -A-DMM-1 SP 1-2 R-200717-A Sterling
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched): STE- [60823 scratched out] -B-DMM-1 SP 1-5 Sterling R-200717-B
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side C, etched): [STE-60823-C-DMM-1 SP 1-1 scratched out] Sterling R-200717-C
Matrix / Runout (Runout, side D, etched): [STE-60823-C-DMM-1 scratched out] SP 1-1 Sterling R-200717-D
Pressing Plant ID: SP
Other (Embossed around the center hole): E A S T
Beast from the East is a live hard rock album Dokken recorded in Japan in April 1988, during Dokken Back for the Attack album tour. Released on November 16, 1988. The album has live versions of the band most popular songs and includes a studio track entitled “”Walk Away””.
“”Unchain the Night”” 5:38
“”Tooth and Nail”” 3:18
“”Standing In The Shadows”” 4:27
“”Sleepless Nights”” 4:08
“”Dream Warriors”” 4:09
“”Kiss of Death”” 5:21
“”When Heaven Comes Down”” 3:44
“”Into the Fire”” 5:02
“”Mr. Scary”” 8:13
“”Heaven Sent”” 5:12
“”It Not Love”” 6:14
“”Alone Again”” 5:34
“”Just Got Lucky”” 5:02
“”Breaking the Chains”” 3:55
“”In My Dreams”” 5:02
“”Turn On The Action”” 4:58
“”Walk Away”” 5:00
The vocals are spot on and there are also some interesting vocal harmonies here and there. The rhythm section is solid and “going with the flow”. Whether the band were getting along or not, these performances are very heartfelt and moving. Alas, the lone studio track at the end, Walk Away, feels like a farewell – nothing lasts forever! Let’s all thank our lucky stars that the band left us this awesome document.
My enthusiasm applies to the 1988 vinyl release. Some CD packages omit some of the songs and the digital transfer does not do the audio justice.
P.S. Spoiler Alert: There are two very special tracks, one being the unaccompanied intro to Mr. Scary. The other is Just Got Lucky – how many rock guitarists can give you goosebumps ending a song on a major seventh? George Lynch!
I loved this double LP
Just look at the list of songs – pretty much ALL Dokken best songs ever. And I remember it sounding great and just great versions of these songs. I always thought this 2LP was Dokken greatest piece of work ever. A live greatest hits. One of the best live recordings ever – YES – it that good. I’m buying it.
This rocks. All their best songs in great live recordings.
Dokken recorded live, at they’re peak!
The original lineup of the band recorded live when they were at their best! Great performances, & well produced / mixed. The bonus studio track is very strong too. Buy it!
Undisputed that this is one of the Greatest live albums ever made. The band true talents are raw and flawless without any studio overdubs. You will not be disappointed.