Wednesday, March 3, 2021

ANTHEM feat. Graham Bonnet " EXPLOSIVE STUDIO JAM " (2020) cd review/ulasan

Salam and Good Day. 

This post will have lots of photos as I cant resist to share it with you who have not yet have opportunity to see the beautiful packaging and cute obi strip. (click each photo to enlarge)

As usual in my Broken English first, lepas tu Bahasa Melayu Pasar




Graham Bonnet is 74 this year.

His resume and career is like playing and recording with who's who of Heavy Rock History-

Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz , Anthem etc.

So after 20 years, he gets together again with Anthem for this EXPLOSIVE STUDIO JAM 8 songs recording. The songs are

1 - 3 Gypsy Ways (Win, Lose or Draw) , Crying Heart, Midnight Sun from HEAVY METAL ANTHEM album released in 2000 which are old Anthem songs recorded again with full English lyrics by Graham Bonnet.

4 - 5 Since You Been Gone , Lost in Hollywood from RAINBOW DOWN TO EARTH album

(yes... Izumu did that Cozy Powell intro)

6 Desert Song from MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP ASSAULT ATTACK album

(AND THAT NAOTO SHIBATA BASS IS SCARY LOL!!!!!!)

7 The Witchwood from ALCATRAZZ DANGEROUS GAMES album

(They really really really slow it down for this song...... A beautiful moment in time yes)

8 Night Games from one of Graham Bonnet's solo album LINE UP.

More photos from the packaging - 






I think Explosive Studio Jam is too kind and humble name for this album. Its a Super Explosive Fabulous Recording all together. 

Anthem has been constantly amazing thru the years with their releases since after their REUNION in 2000. And this shows again.

Its nice to hear Anthems current line up of Naoto Shibata, Akio Shimizu , Isamu Tamaru and Yukio Moriwaka perform these legendary songs with a legendary singer.

Anthem uses keyboards for this recordings.

Nice follow up from the Naoto Shibata side project The Man (which is actually made up of Anthem members too) live double cd where they performed selections of famous rock songs.

I had reviewed it here.. - http://deaf-angel.blogspot.com/2020/09/the-man-ultimate-formation-live-2cd.html


I LOVE THE ABOVE PHOTO VERY MUCH. LOL!!!

Lastly, below photo is a picture of my Anthem collection featuring Graham Bonnet.


I had reviewed and shown the packaging for the year 2000 Reunion of Anthem and featuring the vocals of Graham Bonnet here - http://deaf-angel.blogspot.com/2014/02/heavy-metal-anthem-anthem-with-rainbows.html

The live 2cd super awesome bootleg of Graham Bonnet live with Anthem  in Tokyo Japan July 13 , 2000 has the setlist as follows...


Till next time, I will try to show packagings of all post 2000 Anthem studio albums cd packagings in the future..  For me after Anthem reunion in 2000 they have transform leap and bound to become such a fabulous band. 

I just want to add although Yukio is awesome, but I need Eizo back in Anthem. LOL!!

Bye.


AMACAM SEMUA????

ooo kayy boleh agak la kan aku minat Anthem. Band Jepun yang dah berjaya menawan hati gua.

Zaman 80an dan awal 90an mereka best kan Rock Jepun.

Tapi selepas mereka reunion balik tahun 2000, dan selepas projek ngan Graham Bonnet ni,

(tak pedulik la samada vokalis Eizo Sakimoto ke Yukio Morikiwa) mereka dah ubah jadi GERGASI ngan lagu2 dan rakaman2 hebat yang aku minat sangat.

Tak kira jugak la sapa drummer2 mereka. Ada eksiden la. Tapi yang terbaru ni budak Izumu ni dah kira lama jugak. So harap ni line up tak berubah...

KECUALI aku nak Eizo masuk balik, suara Eizo tu Heavy Metal pada aku, suara Yukio ni hard rok la. HAHAHAHAAH. Tapi harap2 dua dua ni la nyanyi sama2. Anthem pakai dua vokalis.

Jangan macam live bluray sambut birthday 60 tahun Naoto Shibata tu.. Anthem pakai 3 vokalis. Eizo, Yukio , Tony (vokalis awal sebelum Anthem jadi retis rakaman)... gitaris pun dua... AKIRA TAKASAKI Loudness pun join tapi berapa lagu je la.. haha.

Sapa tak tahu, zaman Loudness macam sial gitu, tahun2 pertengahan hingga akhir 90an, bila Loudness memang merapek kerepek, Naoto Shibata jadi bassist Loudness. Hahaa.


OK.. apa aku nak cakap pasal cd ni?

Graham Bonnet? Dia kalau apply kerja jadi penyanyi eh... Dia punya Resume tu mesti GILER BABI HEBAT.

Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, Anthem, solo albums, IMPELETTRI (tak ingat spelling) dan sapa lagi la.

Semua musicians dan bands2 hebat semua... TERBAIK DARI LADANG.

Selain tu review lain semua korang baca la kat atas aku cakap omputeh...

Tapi serious ni album lagu The WITCHWOOD tu meleleh siot. MELELEH GILER la menyentuh sanubari ku.

Alcatrazz tapi bukan  Yngwie Malmsteen atau Steve Vai original tapi Danny Johnson.

Korang tengok la Graham Bonnet ni dia dah nyanyi tuk gitaris2 semua giler2 nye... Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, atas aku baru sebut dua tu, Akio Shimizu dan ramai lagi..

So nasib baiklah Ritchie Blackmore panggil dia ganti Ronnie James Dio dulu. Rezeki dia terus terkenal dah sampai sekarang...

HAHAHA.. ok dah...

Hingga bertemu lagi di lain siaran.. Anyway aku nak harap aku ada time aku nak tayang semua studio album Anthem yang selepas tahun 2000.

Ada aku dah tunjuk kat blog ni, cerita2 sikit tapi rasanya banyak belum.

CEHHHH..... hahaha..

ok bye.


Friday, February 26, 2021

For Those About To ROXETTE, We Salute You. - 3cd Bag of Trix Review/Ulasan.

 As usual first in Broken English, and then Bahasa Melayu Pasar.


again, a bit late..

Triple cd Bag of Trix release from a few months back. 47 Songs from the Vault. What can I say but another Roxsome, Roxking, Roxgeous, Roxderful, Roxmantic, and what else.

A nice problem to have for Roxette is that every song is nice. Even the Bsides, even the unused tracks and their Demos (usually sung by Per is better than the finished products of other acts).

So if you have not get this latest release, it makes an awesome purchase as the continuation of your Roxette collection.


Tak Payah banyak colok.

Rilisan terbaru Roxette 3cd Bag of Trix adalah satu lagi koleksi terdiri dari berbagai sumber termasuk lagu2 belum pernah dikeluarkan sebelum ni YANG HEBAT.

Cam aku cakap kat atas... Roxette ni masalah dia semua lagu sedap termasuk demo ke, atau pun kalau Marie nyanyi dalam bahasa Sepanyol..

So sapa minat Roxette,  enjoy la ngan berpuluh2 lagu ni... walau ada dah keluar sebelum ni versi2 ni.

Dan sapa tak dengar Roxette, relak one corner sampai aku blog lagi sekali entah bila. haha.










Sunday, February 21, 2021

Manowar - BLACK WIND , FIRE AND STEEL - The Atlantic Albums 1987-1992 REMASTERED BOXSET

As usual first the boxset review in my Broken English, then ulasan dalam Bahasa Melayu Pasar.




A bit late, by a few months?
But to those who are still wondering whether to get the Boxset of MANOWAR's BLACK WIND FIRE AND STEEL - The Atlantic Albums 1987-1992 , let me tell you its quite worth it to get it.

-YES ITS REMASTERED. Although surely with no involvement of Joey De Maio.
-The cds comes in cardboard sleeves. (Fighting the World 1987, Kings of Metal 1988, Triumph of Steel 1991)
-Extra song of Herz Auz Stahl which before this was found on one of their Atlantic Best Of.
-A booklet with lyrics for all 3 albums, with info on the Remastering as proof!
-Pleasure Slave is on Kings of Metal as the original CD, but the sleeve copies the LP style, so its not printed on the sleeve.
The tricky intro/before solo/ending "sound effects" are still on there for Pleasure Slave. Careful on sound control if you are playing it loud. HAHA.
-A cute poster comes with this.
-The clam boxset looks pretty too.

Personally I have a joyous experience listening to these new cds.
The sound is more dynamic.
Especially compared to the original Fighting The World cd.

If you love old Manowar, at least the Ross The Boss and David Shackle era..
this would make a nice treat.
The Original Kings Of Metal is still superior and kick ass compared to the Karl Logan one.
Below are more photos of the packaging... and a video recorded by yours truly...

TILL NEXT TIME , HAIL HAIL HAIL AND KILL!! (LOL!!!!!!)
 
OK Manowar. 
MANOWAR LAMA. MANOWAR ZAMAN LAGU BEST BEST. Baik lagu rancak, mahupun lagu meleleh...

Ni bukan nak ulasan setiap lagu dalam tiga album ni. Sapa tahu ni tiga album tahulah betapa gereknya seluruh album2 ni.
Aku cuma nak tunjuk boxset ni dan kandungan nya dan untuk sapa rasa CURIGA!!! sound lama ke ada perubahan.
Walau tentunya Joey De Maio tak terbabit langsung.

Jadi boxset ni cam aku cakap kat atas adalah seronok sangat kerana bunyik nye lebih menyerlah.
Tak dinafikan Fighting The World terutamanya mendak dah zaman kuno dahulu.

Jadi kalau minat Manowar zaman tiga album ni, dan tak pernah ada cd nya, beli boxset ni dah senang.
Kalau minat Manowar dan ada ni tiga album dalam bentuk cd, tapi sahaja nak dengar bunyik lepas Remaster, sila beli jugak.

Kalau tak pernah dengar,  mohon sample di youtube ni tiga album.
Tak menyesal.
Versi MMXX ke hapa ke benda Karl Logan ganti Ross The Boss tu tak dengar takpe...

Dah tu je kot... till next time... Take Care.
Boring2 tengok la video2 kat bawah, gua rakam. HAHAHAA!!!!





This are some videos of ROSS THE BOSS... playing songs from Kings of Metal and one from Hail to England.
I recorded these in Melbourne...
A most enjoyable evening.
Enjoy...





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Till next time...


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

(B)lue murder, (B)ad moon rising, (B)adlands x 3

 A short one till next time.

but first in my Bahasa Melayu Pasar.


BLUE MURDER
- Blue Murder (1989)
- Nothin' But Trouble (1993)
- Screaming Blue Murder - Dedicated to Phil Lynott Recorded Live 1993 (1994)

BAD MOON RISING
- Bad Moon Rising (1991)
- Blood (1993)
- Opium For The Masses (1995)

BADLANDS
- Badlands (1989)
- Voodoo Highway (1991)
- Dusk - (These are demos recorded by Badlands in 1992-1993) (Released 1998)


- Tiga band rock mampos yang nama band bermula ngan huruf " B ".

- Tiga2 band dengan gitaris top hits popular John Sykes, Doug Aldrich, dan Jake E Lee. 

Mereka yang bantu dan menempah nama dan tulis lagu dan main gitar hebat ngan mempopularkan retis2 lain macam Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Dio, Whitesnake (lagi sekali) , Ozzy Osbourne antaranya.

- Ketiga2 band juga menghasilkan album2 studio, rakaman2 demo, dan live ni dalam akhir2 tahun 1980an ke awal 1990an.

Dan jumlah rilisan album setiap band pun Tiga jugak.

- Dan tiga2 band pun tak sepopular mana, mungkin antara sebab kena stimroll ngan Grunge dan

Walau pun mungkin waktu tu Rock tak popular sangat. Tapi tak kesah pasal Rock Never Die. Yang die kita.

Nanti senang aku borak panjang2 lagi la setiap2 band ni, mungkin tunjuk foto2 bungkusan2 dalam nya..


So what a wonderful albums these nine cds above to have in anyone's music collection.

Bands lead by John Sykes, Doug Aldrich and Jake E Lee. Great music all around...

Awesome rock bands, which unfortunately all three bands do not really get famous or long lasting.

Being in the same period as the trend of Grunge does not help. 

I will talk cock more next time, and show more photos next time, especially those cute Japanese pressings obi strips.




Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Rainbow Strangers In Us All (japanese version cd) & Black Masquerade (japanese version dvd + 2cd) - review/ulasan

As usual firstly in my Bahasa Melayu Pasar and then in my Broken English.

I decide to now blog on some album I love and the accompanying live albums/dvds that was recorded on that specific album tour, together in one post.

So lets start with Rainbow, the band I listened to all my life,  and I got the opportunity to be there on their first show in 20 years in Loreley Germany 17th June 2016/ One of my greatest experience backpacking to see my favourite bands ever. Its lovingly blogged somewhere here 4 years ago.




(above Left)
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Strangers in Us All (CD)
Released - 21st August 1995

(above right)
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Black Masquerade (DVD + 2CD)
Recorded Live in Dusseldorf for Rockpalast TV show on 9th October 1995





Album kelapan Rainbow. Suka tak suka, Rainbow ialah Ritchie Blackmore nye band 100%. Bukan macam Deep Purple dimana dia hanya 1/5 sahaja.
Telan je la apa yang best pasal Rainbow, dan kalau tak suka, buat bodoh sua.

Lepas dia gaduh lagi ngan Ian Gillan dan mengamuk dan buat perangai, pasal Ritchie Blackmore ni angin satu badan,
akhirnya dia keluar Deep Purple akhir 1993 dan teringin nak buat album solo tapi akhinya menggunakan moniker Rainbow lagi sekali ngan vokalis Doogie White.
Doogie White ni sebelum tu tahun akhir 1993-1994 memang gossip banyak dia adalah " Runners Up" untuk isi tempat kosong penyanyi Iron Maiden bila Bruce keluar. Posisi tu diisi Blaze Bailey akhirnya.
Jadi yang untung ialah Ritchie Blackmore la.

Dan Doogie White ni kemudiannya jadi vokalis Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force bila Rainbow ni berpecah lagi sekali pasal Ritchie Blackmore dan isterinya Candice Night nak buat band main lagu muzik medieval dan renaissance dengan band Blackmore's Night. Aku serious rekemen korang semua dengar album pertama mereka Shadow Of The Moon. Kalau korang tak tahu lagi pasal album ni la. 
Jadi balik kepada Doogie White ni, kali pertama Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force tu main di rantau ni dia ialah penyanyi. Memang ribut la penonton, siap ada lagu I Am The Viking lagik. haha. Kenangan.

Lagi satu pasal aku minat giler band Rainbow, jadi aku memang tertarik kat setiap pemuzik dan penyanyi yang pernah bermain untuk Rainbow baik rakaman studio atau main live.
Dan memang banyak la kan, pasal Ritchie Blackmore ni suka tukar2 band dia ikut suka hati dia.
Walau aku tak tahu cammana dia boleh hidup tanpa rasa menyesal ke...
Ronnie James Dio dan Cozy Powell dah mati, Ritchie ni degil sangat nak reunion line up Rainbow Rising album sampai dah mati tu dua.

Lagi sekali aku nak cakap Cozy Powell mati pasal berbual kat telepon eh masa driving kat hiway. So hati2 eh...  Aku paling minat band line up Rainbow Rising ni la... aku rasa secara band lineup, aku lagi minat Rainbow Rising nye lineup dari apa2 line up Iron Maiden.
Dahsyat kan pengakuan aku? Tapi serious aku minat giler Rainbow. Tak pedulik apa la, janji ada moniker band RAINBOW.
Aku paling tak boleh lupa bila pertama kali Ritchie guna nama band Rainbow selepas 20 tahun untuk main show kat atas bukit Loreley di Jarman,
memang dari satu dunia la peminat, orang Jepun ramai, dan aku nampak satu lelaki angkat sepanduk " IRAN LOVES RITCHIE BLACKMORE !! ".
memang malam tu satu dunia la fans Rainbow datang. Kenangan manis sangat.

OK balik kepada album ni, Candice Night, isteri kepada Ritchie Blackmore dah mula tunjukkan taring dia. Dia sumbang buat lagu dan lirik, dan lagu2 tu la yang sedap2.
ARIEL antaranya. OK lagu Hari Raya kumpulan Malex, ialah lagu Ariel ye. Tukar lirik aje nyanyi Melayu.

Antara lagu2 aku paling paling minat dalam album ni ialah.... Wolf To The Moon, Hunting Humans (Insatiable), ARIEL (Candice backing vocals baik studio atau live),  Too Late For Tears (ni memang style Rainbow zaman 80an macam lagu2 Cant Happened Here), Black Masquerade, Hall of The Mountain King ( lagu klasik Jarman ke hapa tu... digubah ikut selera Ritchie Blackmore), Still I'm Sad dirakam lagi sekali dan kali ni ada vokals, tak macam album pertama instrumental.

Jadi serious album ni tak sempurna la tapi aku kasi markah 664/666. Tak sempurna , tapi jiran sebelah aje . So kira bapak best la.


Strangers In Us All, what an album, yes some songs are just not memorable, or makes you want to listen to them again.

It is understandable Ritchie and Candice Night shifted to Medieval Renaissance music after this album with the new band Blackmore's Night, and probably there will never be another Rainbow album, so this makes a nice closure.
When in 2016 Rainbow moniker was used again after 20 years, with an all new line up (as Ritchie always like to make numerous changes), I backpacked alone to Saint Goar and spend 4 days to catch Rainbow in the classical magical Loreley hills..
It was memorable, as a few days before I saw ACDC and of course what else? Iron Maiden. LOL!!

Back to this album,
Easily at least 80% of the album is superb, exciting, thrilling for me.
I have near a unique song like Hunting Human...
Hall of The Mountain King , the Orchestral Music of the 1800s, and adapted well by Ritchie.
Of course Ariel...  
I cannot imagine if Jon Lord and the rest of Deep Purple had got their hands on this Ariel song.
Wolf To The Moon, Black Masquerade...
what an album, but like I say, its not perfect but its still has many magical moments.

Anyway the Japanese version of the CD has an extra song, Emotional Crime.
and the packaging includes an extra booklet, with a nice message from Ritchie for his Japanese fans

So its not too late to try to listen to this album.
NEXT THE LIVE ALBUM AND DVD that was recorded to support this studio effort.







Paling best DVD dan 2cd ialah lebih 2 jam.
Puas hati la kan layan persembahan Rainbow...
bassist nya... Greg Smith... wah diri depan showmanship dan backing vocals..
keyboardist nye.. memang la aku minat ngan Rainbow nye keyboardist2.. Toni Carey, Don Airey...
drummer tak yah cakap la kan, sapa pun drummer Rainbow.. Cozy Powell, Bobbi Rodenelli mahupun drummer dalam dvd dan cd live ni...
penyanyi suara sedap...
penyanyi backing isteri Ritchie kan, si Candice Night
dan of course, tak lain tak bukan... Kamera video lama je fokus kat Ritchie Blackmore.. seronok sangat... takde tukar2 video nye kamera cepat2, relak lama je fokus kat Ritchie... dia gentel , dia solo dia apa je la... 
Rakaman di Jarman.. biasalah Jarman minat rok kan...

Kelakar nye ada satu part... mereka main lagu Smoke On The Water...
bila penonton kena nyanyi...
suara sendu gitu....
" smoke on the water !!! fire in the sky !! ".
terus vokalis sound " SING FOR RITCHIE BLACKMORE !!!!! "
terus 
" SMOKE ON THE WATER!!!!!!!! FIRE IN THE SKY !!!!!!!!! "
hahaha.. 

semua lagu la hebat... baik lagu2 baru dari album Strangers in Us All, baik lagu2 Rainbow lama, baik lagu2 Deep Purple....
Serious berbual... ni packaging jepun ni dalam dvd dan 2cd aku bagi 666/666.  Markah penuh. Puas hati.


So I cannot have enough praise for this Japanese version Black Masquerade of Rainbow live in Dusseldorf for Germany Rock TV show Rockpalast in 1995 to support the release of Strangers in Us All studio album.

Its over 2 hours
The video camera footages is not rushed, it lingers so long on each musician...
Even the keyboardist has lots of footages...
superb performances by everyone, so entertaining, even Candice Night for her Ariel moment.
And of course, if you love Ritchie Blackmore, no complains on this release.
Lots of him, the video cameras stays long on him....
I think at this time he is late 40s , reaching 50. 
Still on fire !!!!!

New songs from the studio album.
Old Rainbow songs
Old Deep Purple songs.

No complaints. Full Marks. Class release. Both the dvd and the two cd sets.

So thats about it... 

maybe next round, I will blog Razors Edge and ACDC Live 2cd. The live album that was recorded when ACDC did the Razors Edge tour.
Another blockbuster studio and live albums combination of the same era.



atas Ariel
bawah Hunting Humans





Greenslaves/ Sad Alcoholica/ The hall of the mountain king



Saturday, September 12, 2020

"...and justice for all" metallica (review/ulasan boxset dah berhabuk)

Salam semua /Good day all.

So belated Happy 32nd Birthday to " dot dot dot And Justice For All " album. In 1988 on release and the cassette arrived at where I am, I bought the cassette tape, the tape is long gone, but I still keep the amazing inlet with such long panels.

AS USUAL I WILL TALK COCK FIRST IN BAHASA MELAYU, FOLLOWED BY MY BROKEN ENGLISH.


and then in 2018 I upgraded to these. LOL!!


 lambat sikit.. tiap kali depan laptop nak buat blog, last2 surf internet ke lain. haha.

tapi takpe, saje je nak tunjuk betapa minat giler aku kat album Metallica ...And Justice For All ni.. 7hb September 1988 dikeluarkan, sekarang dah 32 tahun. Dulu keluar je aku beli kaset original nya, tu la kaset dah lama dah takde, tapi inlet kaset nya aku masih simpan, tu foto atas tu.. So selepas tahun2 berikut nya aku dengar ke cd tapi aku tak beli, tu jam aku dapat free, ada kawan trade bootlegs tu jam kasi aku percuma versi Jepun, ada lagu extra The Prince.

Lepas tu dua tahun lepas, 2018 keluar boxset besar gedabak sambut 30 tahun gitu ...And Justice For All. Aku kan minat jadi terus aku beli la satu, kira UPGRADE la, sebenarnya aku tak bukak dan pasang apa2 pun, kerana setiap lagu (lebih 100++ lebih lagu dalam boxset ni) baik dari rakaman2 live dari merata tempat zaman tersebut, dan lp2 tu semua dalam kotak diberi PASSWORD KATA KUNCI, jadi boleh di download dari website Metallica untuk pembeli, SENANG HIDUP AKU TAK YAH RIP SATU SATU masuk Walkman,... Serious berbual rasanya aku belum abis dengar.  Tapi sungguh menarik live2 mereka zaman2 tersebut, ngan Jason rakaman ramakan live sangat hebat solo2 dan jugak dia nye one man show masa agak anggota Metallica tengah minum air ke lap peluh... 

Yang DVD nye tu semua, aku tak minat sangat nak tengok. Mungkin lain kali,

 aku tengok belek sekali dua buku tebal hardcover 100+ mukasurat pun tak baca habis pun, tengok tengok gambar dan baca mana yang mustahak aje... cam komen2 engineers dan mixers pasal kenapa takde bunyi bass Jason Newsted. tapi al-maklum ni band ialah milik James Hetfield dan Lars Ulrich, suka hati mereka la nak buat apa dengan band mereka ni. Kita peminat dengar je kalau suka, tak suka tak dengar. Tapi aku tak pedulik apa pun aku minat giler album ... And Justice For All ni. lepas lebih 30 tahun hati aku masih berdebar dengar lagu Harvester of Sorrow. Sedap. Kira semua lagu sedap la, tak payah banyak colok.

Ooo dah terakhir, aku ni ada sikit " OVER GILER " pasal album ni jadi sini aku cuma nak cakap.. nama album ni ada " dot dot dot " tiga titik kat depan tu jangan lupa. Ini ialah sebagian ayat Ikrar Rakyat Amerika dan ia bukan pembuka ayat.. ok enjoy tengok gambo2.


SPEAKING LONDON PULAK...


(current version)

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."


So... me being anal about this album.. really need to emphasis that " dot dot dot " in front of the album title. That is how this album is supposed to be called.

This is surely my favourite Metallica album. Probably second favourite could be HARDWIRED.

Thru the years I have constantly listen and explore the different live versions played, and the 2018 deluxe boxset was anticipated and I got a copy. Thanks to the Metallica downloads, i dont actually open every item inside. I have never viewed the 4 DVDS included.

Yes, besides the 4 DVDS there are 11 cds, full of live recordings and shows through out the late 1980s era, demos and whatever, plus 6 nice looking vinyl records. NICELY PACKAGED of course.

 Plus a 100+ pages hardcover of everything to do with the making of this album, the producer, the engineers, the mixers, the artwork artist, and photographers comments and interviews....

So you got detailed and juicy " from the horse's mouth " interviews from those in the studios (mixing engineers) about the Jason Newsted's missing/lack off bass sound.

Plus so much more , Pushead ideas, Ross Halfin, the stories and magazines cuttings and amazing photos from that era, the handwritten notes and whatever.. THIS IS A VERY DETAILED AND WORTH IT BOXSET TO HAVE if you love ... and justice for all.

So this is more photos of me unboxing again this box again to take some photos for this blogs...




As can be seen, the songs collection inside this boxset.... Luckily there is a free download version from Metallica, So I save time ripping everything for my walkman.






kat sini aku ambik kesempatan nak bilang aku langsung tak minat si Rob tu....

tapi pasal aku minat album Hardwired, aku suka giler album ni, so ok la pelan pelan aku dah suka Rob sikit..

k bye.. haha.