THE BEST OF BRITISH LP Rare 1985 N.W.O.B.H.M compilation. Check samples! Persian Risk, Marseille, Di’Anno, Limelight, Jaguar, Savage, Warfare, Baby Tuckoo, Emerson, Stratus

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THE BEST OF BRITISH: Rare N.W.O.B.H.M compilation LP [The new wave of British heavy metal commonly abbreviated as NWOBHM]
Artist: Various
Title: The Best Of British (A Rock Collection)
Label: Zebra Records
Catalog #: ZEB5
Format: LP
Barcode: None
Country: UK
Released: 1985

Side-A:
01.Too Different (PERSIAN RISK),
02.Walking On A High Wire (MARSEILLE),
03.Top Of The Mountain (STRATUS),
04.Burn The Kings Road (WARFARE),
05.(Night Of) Long Shadows (JAGUAR),

Side-B
01.Maybe Someday (EMERSON),
02.Antigua (DiANNO),
03.White Fire (LIMELIGHT),
04.We Got The Edge (SAVAGE),
05.Broken Heart (BABY TUCKOO)


There are those who would have you believe that UK hard rock is in decline. Well, gathered onto the grooves of this compilation are ten acts who amply prove that, in rock ‘n’ roll terms, the British bulldog still possesses a sharp bite.
There is something to suit all tastes amongst this collection of up-&-at-’em tracks. You want uncompromising bullet-speed Metal? Try the genocidal fury of Newcastle trio Warfare on a cut that features a guest appearance from Venom guitarist Mantas, If it a more sedentary yet equally spearing sound you’re after, why not let Mansfield quartet Savage or quintet Persian Risk (who at one time featured Jon Deverill, now lead vocalist with the Tygers Of Pan Tang, & Phil Campbell, currently dishing out axe work with Motorhead) impale you with their voracious, yet tightly controlled, firepower.
Newcastle quintet Emerson & Liverpool five-some Marseille provide a smoothly suave strut, whilst Midlands trio Limelight & Bristol four-piece Jaguar incdule in a more sophisticated, yet equally bracing, approach. London mob Stratus (who boast ex-Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr plus former Praying Mantis guitarist/bassist, Tino & Chris Troy respectively, in their ranks) layer sugar-coated soft focussing onto a base of felonious riffs. Yorkshire Yeomen Baby Tuckoo (another five-some) & Di’Anno (a quintet led from the frontline by ex_Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno) indulge in firm-handed, energised splashes of colour.


Various ‎– The Best Of British (A Rock Collection)
Label: Zebra Records ‎– ZEB 5
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal
Tracklist:
A1 –Persian Risk: Too Different
Bass – Nick Hughes
Drums – Steve Hopgood
Guitar – Graham Bath, Phil Vokins
Vocals – Carl Sentance
Written-By – Sentance*, Bath*, Hughes*, Campbell*, Hopgood*
A2 –Marseille: Walking On A High Wire
Bass – Steve Dinwoodie
Drums, Backing Vocals – Keith Knowles
Guitar – Marc Railton
Vocals – Sav Pearse
Written-By – Knowles*, Railton*, Pearse*, Dinwoodle*
A3 –Stratus: Top Of The Mountain
Bass, Vocals – Chris Troy
Drums – Clive Burr
Guitar, Vocals – Tino Troy
Keyboards, Guitar – Alan Nelson
Lead Vocals – Bernie Shaw
Written-By – Burr*, Potts*, Troy*
A4 –Warfare: Burn The King’s Road
Bass – Falken
Guitar – Gunner
Vocals, Drums – Evo
Written-By – Ward*, Evans*
A5 –Jaguar: (Nights Of) Long Shadows
Bass, Vocals – Jeff Cox
Drums, Vocals – Gary Davies
Lead Guitar, Vocals – Garry Pepperd
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Paul Merrell
Written-By – Lovel*, Pepperd*, Cox*, Merrell*
B1 –Emerson: Maybe Someday
Bass, Backing Vocals – Bri Emerson*
Drums – Charles McKenzie
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Stu Emerson*
Keyboards – Dru Irving
Vocals – Sam Blewitt
Written-By – S. Emerson*
B2 –DiAnno: Antigua
Bass – Kevin Browne
Guitar – Lee Slater, P.J. Ward
Keyboards – Mark Venables
Vocals – Paul DiAnno*
Written-By – Browne*, Slater*, Venables*, Ward*, DiAnno*
B3 –Limelight: White Fire
Drums, Backing Vocals – Pat Coleman
Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals – Glen Scrimshaw*
Vocals, Bass Guitar – Mike Scrimshaw
Written-By – G. Scrimshaw*, M. Scrimshaw*
B4 –Savage: We Got The Edge
Drums – Mark Brown
Guitar – Wayne Renshaw
Lead Guitar – Andy Dawson
Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar – Chris Bradley
Written-By – Dawson*, Bradley*
B5 –Baby Tuckoo: Broken Heart
Bass – Paul Smith
Drums – Tony Sugden
Guitar, Keyboards – Andy Barrott
Lead Guitar – Neil Saxton
Vocals – Rob Armitage
Written-By – Barrott*, Saxton*, Smith*, Armitage*, Sugden*

Licensed From – Ultra Noise Records
Licensed From – Tristar Management Ltd
Licensed From – Neat Records
Licensed From – Roadrunner Productions
Licensed From – Ricky Martin Management
Licensed From – Heavy Metal Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Zebra Records
Copyright (c) – Zebra Records
Distributed By – Pinnacle

Compiled By – Martin Costello
Design [Design Sleeve] – Jim Phelan
Sleeve Notes – Malcolm Dome, Mick Wall
Matrix / Runout (Side One): ZEB 5 A-1
Matrix / Runout (Side Two): ZEB 5 B1