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• After achieving mainstream success with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow on the “Down To Earth” album in 1979, crowned off by a headline appearance at 1980’s debut “Monsters Of Rock” festival at Castle Donington, Graham Bonnet released the highly successful “Line Up” solo album in 1981, before taking the lead vocals on 1982’s “Assault Attack” in 1982 by the Michael Schenker Group.
• By 1983 it was obvious that Graham should recapture some of his Rainbow glory days by forming a new band with a similar vein of melodic hard rock running through it. To that end, he formed Alcatrazz with a formidable, but relatively young 20 year old Swedish guitarist named Yngwie Malmsteen. Bonnet and Malmsteen formed an impressive song-writing partnership, with songs such as ‘Island In The Sun’ and ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ on Alcatrazz’s debut offering, “No Parole From Rock ‘N’ Roll’.
• Making a healthy dent in the upper reaches of the US chart, aided by videos aimed squarely at MTV, nowhere was Alcatrazz’s impact felt as strongly as Japan, where the band became instant stars. A Japanese tour was booked for early 1984, with plans to record a number of dates for the inevitable “Live in Japan” LP. As it happened, the performance at Tokyo’s Nakano Sun Plaza venue was deemed so good that no other concerts were considered for inclusion on the release.
• Initially released as a single LP, this version of “Live Sentence” now includes no less than seven bonus tracks, assembled in the original set-list order. Also included is a DVD-Video of the entire set, giving the fan the complete concert experience. Also included on the DVD are three exclusive tracks filed for Rock Palace USA.
• As well as classics from Alcatrazz’s debut, the band draws on Graham Bonnet’s extensive career, including MSG’s ‘Desert Song’, his solo hit single ‘Night Games’ from 1981 plus ‘All Night Long’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’ originally recorded by Rainbow. “Live Sentence” is also the perfect showcase for the highly impressive lead guitar talents of Yngwie J Malmsteen. This release includes liner notes from Malcolm Dome based on new interviews with Graham Bonnet.
DISC ONE: AUDIO CD
1. TOO YOUNG TO DIE, TOO DRUNK TO LIVE
2. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR
3. NIGHT GAMES
4. BIG FOOT
5. ISLAND IN THE SUN
6. KREE NAKOORIE
7. COMING BACH
8. SINCE YOU BEEN GONE
9. SUFFER ME
10. DESERT SONG
11. EVIL EYE
12. GUITAR CRASH
13. ALL NIGHT LONG
14. LOST IN HOLLYWOOD
15. KOJO NO TSUKI
16. SOMETHING ELSE

DISC TWO: DVD-VIDEO (NTSC – Region 0)
1. TOO YOUNG TO DIE, TOO DRUNK TO LIVE
2. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR
3. NIGHT GAMES
4. BIG FOOT
5. ISLAND IN THE SUN
6. KREE NAKOORIE
7. COMING BACH
8. SINCE YOU BEEN GONE
9. SUFFER ME
10. DESERT SONG
11. EVIL EYE
12. GUITAR CRASH
13. ALL NIGHT LONG
14. LOST IN HOLLYWOOD
15. KOJO NO TSUKI
16. SOMETHING ELSE

BONUS DVD FEATURES: ROCK PALACE USA
17. TOO YOUNG TO DIE , TOO DRUNK TO LIVE
18. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR
19. ISLAND IN THE SUN
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