DEF LEPPARD Guitarist’s RIVERDOGS’ Debut Reissued

Rock Candy Records has reissued the debut of Riverdogs featuring Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell.

A description of the album below:

“Despite coming and going in the blink of an eye, the Riverdogs have always been held in high esteem. Sure, lots of underachieving acts are bestowed with acclaim but if one group genuinely deserves reappraisal, the Riverdogs are about as deserving as you can possibly get. And the reason isn’t just because the band featured the presence of former Dio and Whitesnake (and future Def Leppard) guitarist Vivian Campbell. They were formed in Los Angeles at a time when hair-metal was king, but were determined to avoid clichés, adopting a bluesy, almost Americana, style where restraint was central and excess frowned upon.

“Naturally Vivian Campbell played an influential part in fashioning the musical palate but both bassist Nick Brophy and vocalist Rob Lamothe also attracted immediate attention. The latter displaying one of the most soulful voices this side of Paul Rodgers. Warm, commanding and instantly identifiable, Lamothe’s voice didn’t rely on meaningless bombast to get noticed. Produced by Michael Frondelli (Kiss, Rolling Stones) and polished by Jeff Glixman (Gary Moore, Georgia Satellites) their album was greeted with universal acclaim but any hopes of hitting the big time were immediately extinguished when their label president was fired and a new regime installed showing zero excitement amongst the new team. It was a devastating blow and one that they never recovered from. One of the most overlooked records of all time.”

Reissue features:
-Special Deluxe Collector’s 2CD Edition
-11 bonus tracks, fully remastered sound
-16 page full colour booklet
-features Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, new interviews
-3,400 word essay and enhanced artwork.

Tracklisting:

CD1
“Whisper”
“Toy Soldier”
“Big House”
“Holy War”
“Baby Blue”
“I Believe”
“Water From The Moon”
“Rain, Rain”
“Spooky”
“America”

CD2: Live Radio Station Performances 1990
“Whisper”
“Toy Soldier”
“Big House”
“Holy War”
“Baby Blue”
“I Believe”
“Water From The Moon”
“Rain, Rain”
“Spooky”
“America”
“Pennsylvania” (non-album track)

“Toy Soldier”:

Purchase the album at RockCandyRecords.com.

Fonte: Bravewords.com

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