MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: The Michael Schenker Group ‎LP 1980 s.t, 1st, debut CHE 1302 no barcode Signed, autographed


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The first Michael Schenker Group line-up had all the big names you could ask for: ex-Montrose drummer Denny Carmassi, future Mr Big bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Simon Phillips (from Jeff Beck’s band) and legendary session bassist Mo Foster plus current Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey. The album itself was produced by Rainbow’s Roger Glover, after Schenker turned down Mutt Lange. Tough yet anthemic rock songs like Armed & Ready, Victim Of Illusion and the epic Lost Horizons made the album a Top 20 success in the UK. During the making of it, Michael buckled under problems with alcohol and drugs. “I hospitalised myself,” Michael explained. “I’d been taking tablets for stage fright – the same ones that killed Keith Moon – and they were highly addictive. It was a tough withdrawal.” Myriad personnel changes and self-inflicted damage would ensure meant that they never bettered this debut calling card, and MSG had already reached their commercial peak in Britain.

Mega classic album. Signed. The first L.P that features classics like Armed And Ready, Into The Arena, and blistering guitar playing. Simon Philips (the God of drums), Gary Burden(vocals, later with Stormtrooper, Praying Mantis), Don Airey (keyboards mastermind), Mo Foster (bass)

Released: August 1980
Recorded: Wessex Studios, London, May – July 1980
Genre: Hard rock, heavy metal
Length: 39:28
Label: Chrysalis CHE 1302

Made #1 on KTUH charts on the week of September 29, 1980.
The song “”Armed and Ready”” is featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Metallica.

Check audio SAMPLES: http://chirb.it/4L5Kzw

Track listing:
Side one
“”Armed and Ready”” – 4:05
“”Cry for the Nations”” – 5:08
“”Victim of Illusion”” – 4:41
“”Bijou Pleasurette”” (Schenker) – 2:16
“”Feels Like a Good Thing”” – 3:44
Side two
“”Into the Arena”” (Schenker) – 4:10
“”Looking Out from Nowhere”” – 4:28
“”Tales of Mystery”” – 3:16
“”Lost Horizons”” – 7:04
All songs written by Michael Schenker and Gary Barden unless otherwise noted.

Michael Schenker Group:
Michael Schenker – guitar
Gary Barden – vocals
Session musicians:
Don Airey – keyboards
Mo Foster – bass
Simon Phillips – drums
Roger Glover – producer

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Weight 0.25 kg


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