released at the end of 1983, "Balls To the Wall” is the fifth album by the
influential German heavy metal band Accept.
much of their inspiration from the likes of fellow German hard-rockers the
Scorpions, as well as a debt to UK metal legends Judas Priest, Accept were fronted
by the inimitable Udo Dirkschneider on vocals, backed by lead guitar heroes
Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank.
at the time for its cover and some of the album’s themes, it was also their
greatest commercial success, reaching number 75 inthe US Billboard Hot
100. "Balls To The Wall” received gold status in the US, partly off the back of
the heavy rotation the title track’s video received on MTV.
album is now backed by the bonus CD "Staying A Life”, a live album recorded at
the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan on 18th September 1985. As well as
storming live versions of key tracks from "Balls To The Wall”, it features many
Accept classics including ‘Breaker’, ‘Princess Of The Dawn’, ‘Restless And
Wild’, ‘Son Of A Bitch’ and ‘Fast As A Shark’.
expanded booklet features new liner notes from Classic Rock and Metal Hammer’s
Malcolm Dome, commissioned for this release.
Release Date: 27/05/2013
|DISC ONE: BALLS TO THE WALL
BALLS TO THE
THAN YOU'VE EVER HAD
DISC TWO: STAYING A LIFE: LIVE IN JAPAN 1985
A LOVE BITE
UP TO THE
SON OF A
FAST AS A
BALLS TO THE
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Metal Heart/Kaizoku-Ban - Live in Japan
Heart”, Accept’s sixth studio album, was their second major label release after
1983’s "Balls to The Wall”. Their 1985 record found the legendary and highly
influential German heavy metal band go in a slightly more US radio-friendly
than their previous releases, particularly on the single ‘Midnight Mover’.
now includes the Japanese live mini-album "Kaizoku-Ban” in its entirety,
recorded in Nagoya, Japan, on September 19, 1985 on the Japanese leg of the
band’s Metal Heart world tour. "Kaizoku-Ban” features ‘Metal Heart’, ‘Screaming
For A Love-Bite’ and ‘Up To The Limit’ from "Metal Heart” and ‘Head Over
Heels’, ‘Love Child’ and ‘Living For Tonite’ from their previous long-player,
"Balls to The Wall”.
was their first to be produced by famed German producer Dieter Dirks, best
known for his work with fellow Teutonic rockers, the Scorpions.
album strays into jazz territory on ‘Teach Us To Survive’ and even classical
themes, with parts of Tchaikovsky's
‘Slavonic March’ and Beethoven's ‘Für Elise’ featured during
the title track.
The 16 page booklet features liner notes from
Metal Hammer and Classic Rock’s Malcolm Dome based on a new interview with the
band’s Wolf Hoffman.
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