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Retrospect Records Newsletter 9/15/2006


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What a busy year for Retrospect Records!! In one year we have released over 140 titles and have become the world's largest re-issue label signing more acts and releasing more product than most major labels!! A big thanks goes out to the Retrospect team made up of Graphic Design artists and A&R reps all over the world searching for lost Hard Rock and Metal gems that never got the attention they deserved. Also a huge thanks to all the artists who believed in Retrospect Records and the fans who have supported 'our' genre of music.

 

NOW AVAILABLE FROM RETROSPECT

 

DEFCON 'Defcon' (1989-1991) - Yes it's back! Now re-vamped with 4 bonus tracks , 20-page booklet and a silver pressing , Defcon was the fastest-selling artist on the Retrospect roster and is destined to become a classic in the world of Melodic Hard Rock. As powerful as Whitesnake's 1987 , Defcon has received 9's and 10's all over the world from top reviewers and with good reason!! Melodic Hard Rock and AOR fans have embraced Defcon with open arms so make sure you secure your copy today at www.retrospectrecords.com

 

RPM 2 CD SET 'RPM (1982) + Phonogenic (1984) - Finally 24-bit Digitally Remastered from the original master tapes , this is the definitive collection of RPM tracks. Crystal clear sound and a massive 16-page booklet including all lyrics and liners by guitarist Mark Gendel , do not miss out on the premier RPM package. Classic 80s AOR.

 

SHARX 'On The Rock' (1985) - SUPER RARE MELODIC ROCK / AOR FROM THE UNLIKELY ISLAND OF BERMUDA!! FIRST TIME EVER ON CD AND WHAT A GEM THIS IS!! FROM THE HARD ROCKING 'I Can't Rock Without You' TO THE AOR FINESSE OF 'The Game' , FANS AND COLLECTORS OF 80s AOR WILL LOVE THIS LOST TREASURE. KILLER VOCALS , BIG HOOKS , TASTY AXEWORK AND KEYBOARDS GALORE!! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO FANS OF: Toto , RPM , Foreigner , Dreamstreet , Aviator , Franke & the Knockouts , Survivor , Preview , Saga AND ANY OTHER TOP-NOTCH EARLY 80s BAND!!

 

WEAPONS 'Captive Audience' (1985) + 'Second Thoughts' (1990) - BOTH released as limited edition cd/dvd sets.

WEAPONS ARE EASILY ONE OF THE BEST MELODIC METAL ACTS ON THE RETROSPECT LABEL AND IT'S NOT HARD TO SEE WHY. POWERHOUSE VOCALS , EXTREMELY CATCHY HOOKS AND A SMOKIN TWIN AXE ATTACK. WEAPONS WAS CRIMINALLY OVERLOOKED BY THE MAJOR LABELS BACK IN THE DAY AND YET THEY WERE JUST AS GOOD AS BANDS LIKE Keel , Hurricane , Heavens Edge , Banshee , Icon , Shok Paris , Hericane Alice , TNT , 220 Volt , Baton Rouge , Loudness ETC... AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR FANS OF 80s HAIR METAL!!

 

O'Dette 'self-titled' (1989) - The band that rivalled fellow Chicago rockers Joker , Smash Alley and Defcon finally sees the light of day on cd. 5 Tracks of pure Hair Metal bliss.

 

COMING SOON IN 2006

 

Mariah '3 - The Final Demos'

Reckless 'No Frills'

Herman Ze German & Friends

Mass 'New Birth'

Stit 'Backwards'

Alleyrat 'Head Over Heels'

Joey Dalmon 'Carousel'

Saylor 'Set Me Free'

Herazz 'Yet To Come'

Herazz 'Can't Let Go'

SlyBoots 'Slyboots'

Tyger Tyger 'Lyve Cuts' (featuring members of Roxx Gang , Entice)

Intrinsic 'Intrinsic'

Wild August (2 titles)

Isom 'Isom' (lead singer of Monster)

Redd Barron 'The Barron's Here To Rock'

Slam Savvy 'Slam Savvy'

Oney 'TBA'

Lazy Susan 'Lazy Susan'

 

As you can see , there's still much to look forward to before the end of 2006.

 

Behind the scenes , many bands are re-uniting even if it's just to celebrate their first royalty check from an album recorded 20 years ago. Some have gone as far as writing new material for a new release and/or playing a few live shows. Many of the members of these bands haven't seen each other in a dozen years or more so it's exciting to be a part of bringing them together again. It's amazing what the power of music can do , and it doesn't matter if these guys are selling 50 units or 50,000 - they still have the fire....

 

Thanks again everyone and ROCK ON!!!

 

www.retrospectrecords.com

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