LOUDNESS – Jealousy 30th Anniversary [2-CD LTD Edition Remastered] (2018-2019) *EXCLUSIVE*
Nippon Columbia and LOUDNESS continue with their campaign celebrating the band albums in its 30th Anniversary. We have featured all of them here
. Now, few days ago at the very end of 2018 it was time for this “Jealousy 30th Anniversary [3-Disc LTD Edition Box Remastered]”, featured at 0dayrox in exclusive.
This 2CD/DVD release includes a bonus disc featuring previously unreleased material.
“Jealousy” was the last record of the original Loudness line-up back in 1988 before they reunited in that form in 2001 and released ”Spiritual Canoe”.
The mini-album only consists of six tracks with a running time of twenty-eight minutes but the record is considered a regular release by the band.
With “Jealousy” started Loudness’ attempt to breach the American metal market. It was released only in Japan, to taste the waters.
And you can tell this is pretty Americanized hard rock, with a Californian feeling all over akin Dokken circa ‘Tooth and Nail’ meets Van Halen. A couple of the tracks are power ballads, also in the US vein of the second half of the ’80.
As usual, these Japanese Loudness 30th Anniversary releases comes with a bonus disc featuring pre-production, previously unreleased demos from the recording sessions / creative process. Some are previously unreleased, some recorded / finished later, and some evolved into future Loudness’ songs.
The sound quality is really good, Loudness never recorded cheap pre-production demos.
Purists of Loudness’ very early era hate “Jealousy”, for me, a fan of melodic hard rock from all times, this is one of the best Loudness albums. It’s purely American circa 1988; glammy Californian riffs from VH alumni Akira Takasaki, flashy solos, catchy choruses and a polished production sound.
You’ve seen it first here, at 0dayrox
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Disc 1 : Jealousy (1988) [remastered]
01 – JEALOUSY
02 – LONG DISTANCE LOVE
03 – GOOD THINGS GOING
04 – DIE OF HUNGER
05 – HEAVIER THAN HELL
06 – DREAMER AND SCREAMER
Disc 2 : Jealousy sessions [unreleased / remastered]
01 – DREAMER AND SCREAMER (Demo)
02 – DIE OF HUNGER (Demo)
03 – DREAMER AND SCREAMER (instr. Demo)
04 – GOOD THINGS GOING (Demo)
05 – HEAVIER THAN HELL (instr Demo)
06 – JEALOUSY (instr Demo)
07 – RUNNING FOR COVER (Demo)
08 – SHAKE (Demo – unreleased song)
09 – DIE OF HUNGER
10 – HEAVIER THAN HELL (Rhythm Demo)
11 – JEALOUSLY (Rhythm Demo)
12 – LONG DISTANCE LOVE (Rhythm Demo)
13 – DANGER OF LOVE (Demo)
14 – FRIDAY (Demo – unreleased song)
15 – YOU SHOOK ME (Demo)
16 – DEMON DISEASE (Demo)
Vocals – Minoru Niihara
Guitar – Akira Takasaki
Bass – Masayoshi Yamashita
Drums – Munetaka Higuchi
Keyboards, Synths – Masanori Sasaji
Backing Vocals – Frank DiMino, Paul Raymond, Silky Fujino
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