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• After a successful solo career, as well as fronting bands as wide-ranging as The Marbles, The Michael Schenker Group, and most famously with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Graham Bonnet formed melodic hard rocker Alcatrazz at the end of 1983 with a relatively unknown Swedish guitarist called Yngwie J Malmsteen, and the release of “No Parole From Rock ‘N’ Roll”.

• When Yngwie left in 1984 to pursue a highly successful career as a solo artist, fronting Yngwie J Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Alcatrazz had not only lost a key songwriter, but also a musician who would turn out to be one of the most influential guitarists of the decade. Although relatively unknown at the time, it now seems like a stroke of genius when future David Lee Roth and Whitesnake lead guitarist Steve Vai was made his replacement for second record, “Disturbing the Peace”.

• Wasting no time, the new look Alcatrazz returned for a second Japanese tour in October 1984, where the band had built a loyal fan-base. Signing to EMI’s US subsidiary Capitol Records, “Disturbing the Peace” was released in 1985, led by the single and MTV favourite ‘God Blessed Video’. This new, expanded edition features the single edit of ‘Will You Be Home Tonight’, plus instrumental demos of ‘God Blessed Video’, ‘ Wire And Wood’, ‘ Stripper’, ‘ Painted Lover’, ‘ Sons And Lovers’, ‘ Skyfire’ and ‘ Breaking The Heart Of The City’

• To give you the full audio-visual experience, this set also includes a DVD of their show at the Shinjuku Kousei Nenkin Kaikan in Tokyo. As well as showcasing tracks from the then unreleased “Disturbing the Peace”, this Japanese concert features ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ and ‘Kree Nakoorie’ from the first Alcatrazz album, Rainbow hits ‘All Night Long’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’, plus Graham Bonnet’s solo hit ‘Night Games’.

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DISC ONE: AUDIO CD

1. GOD BLESSED VIDEO

2. MERCY

3. WILL YOU BE HOME TONIGHT

4. WIRE AND WOOD

5. DESERT DIAMOND

6. STRIPPER

7. PAINTED LOVER

8. LIGHTER SHADE OF GREEN

9. SONS AND LOVERS

10. SKYFIRE

11. BREAKING THE HEART OF THE CITY


BONUS TRACKS


12. WILL YOU BE HOME TONIGHT (SINGLE EDIT)


INSTRUMENTAL DEMOS


13. GOD BLESSED VIDEO

14. WIRE AND WOOD

15. STRIPPER

16. PAINTED LOVER

17. SONS AND LOVERS

18. SKYFIRE

19. BREAKING THE HEART OF THE CITY

20. STEVE VAI REHEARSAL



DISC TWO [DVD-VIDEO]

LIVE IN JAPAN 10TH OCTOBER 1984

SHINJUKU KOUSEI NENKIN KAIKAN, TOKYO

1. BREAKING THE HEART OF THE CITY

2. JET TO JET

3. SKYFIRE

4. SONS AND LOVERS

5. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR

6. GOD BLESSED VIDEO

7. WILL YOU BE HOME TONIGHT

8. KREE NAKOORIE

9. SINCE YOU BEEN GONE

10. PAINTED LOVER

11. SUFFER ME

12. STRIPPER

13. TOO YOUNG TO DIE, TOO DRUNK TO LIVE

14. KOJO NO TSUKI

15. NIGHT GAMES

16. ALL NIGHT LONG

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