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White Tiger - 1986 White Tiger



ARTIST: White Tiger
ALBUM: Year Of The Tiger
LABEL: EMC International
SERIAL: E.M.C.3653
YEAR: 1986
CD REISSUE: 1999, EMC, E.M.C.3653

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: David Donato - vocals * Mark St John - guitars * Michael Norton - bass * Brian James Fox - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Rock Warriors * 02 Love/Hate * 03 Bad Time Coming * 04 Runaway * 05 Still Standing Strong * 06 Live To Rock * 07 Northern Wind * 08 Stand And Deliver * 09 White Hot Desire


Background
Some familiar faces here - playing an eighties mainstream brand of rock. Not particularly inventive or innovative, but no worse than their peers of that same era. It's good in many places, don't get me wrong, but hearing this again after 15 years or so, didn't bring back any nostalgia pangs I'm afraid. Despite that however, the lineup is pretty special and they sure look the part. It features the shortlived Black Sabbath singer Dave Donato, one time Kiss axeman Mark St John, and future Silent Rage drummer Brian James Fox.


The Songs
Only a couple of songs do it for me on this platter. The excellent 'Live To Rock' is the example which should have been set for the entire album. 'White Hot Desire' is good too, sounding like a cross between Ozz and King Kobra. Overall though, the music is not gonna move mountains for me. Perhaps Donato's shrill vocals and the selection of 'standard fare' eighties metal on offer here - puts me off.


In Summary
Gotta say, the production overall is godawful! Sounds like it was recorded in an echo chamber! Interestingly, the album has seen a re-issue in 1999 on the EMC Records label. One additional track has been included, and that is a Michael Wagener remix of 'Rock Warriors' (the production on this one is far superior to anything else on the album). Funnily enough, it was put at the beginning of the album. The original put at the end. Why is that I wonder?


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#1 | sabace on July 07 2007 19:02:45
MARK MADE THE MISTAKE OF PRODUCING THE LP HIMSELF, HAVING SAID THAT I REALLY LIKE IT. IT IS A RESPECTABLE DEBUT. REST IN PEACE MARK!
#2 | gdazegod on December 23 2015 03:49:38
i saw on an Eddie Trunk YouTube video how Paul and Gene didn't think much of Mark. So Mark played on one album, played at just one or two gigs, and was given the boot. Well why did they sign him up in the first place? Now that Mark has passed on, he can't even defend himself.. Jeez..
 
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