SURVIVOR – Eye Of The Tiger [Rock Candy remastered +1]

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Rock Candy Records specialists did some time ago great remasters to SURVIVOR‘s catalog minus the band’s classic “Eye Of The Tiger“. Finally they got the rights for the reissue and their own remastering treatment, featuring the hard to find Special Extended Version of the iconic title track.

A true ’80s US Melodic Rock landmark, “Eye Of The Tiger” marked Survivor’s sales peak driven by the US / UK number 1 hit single title track.
‘American Heartbeat’ also charted well reaching #17 at Billboard, but the whole album was overshadow by the massive impact of title track which was chosen as theme song of the film Rocky III, and since them, become a timeless classic.

The album was produced by guitarist Frankie Sullivan and engineered by Mike Clink, a man who would later go on to produce Guns N’ Roses stardom first record.
Although the title track is universally known, most people may have forgotten how strong the other tunes are.
This record contains a brace of superbly written and arranged tracks that indicate the band’s talent had reached new levels of creativity.

Great rocker ‘Feels Like Love’ gets your adrenaline going, there’s a catchy funky groove on ‘Hesitation Dance’, driving guitars on ‘Children of the Night’, and primo ’80s AOR on ‘American Heartbeat’.
And of course superb ballads in ‘Ever Since The World Began’ (a precursor to Vital Signs’ The Search Is Over), and the immaculate ‘Silver Girl’. For midtempo AOR magic try the brilliant Peterik-penned ‘The One That Really Matters’ which should have been a top tenner in the charts.

SURVIVOR - Eye Of The Tiger [Rock Candy remastered +1] back

Survivor reach the peak of creativity in next album Vital Signs, but this “Eye Of The Tiger” is a truly great Melodic Rock record as well.
This Rock Candy remaster is clean, with a warm bottom end, and perhaps more bright than all the previously available, among the best you can find. And includes a bonus the much sought after ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ Special Extended Version.

You’ve seen it first here, at 0dayrox


01 – Eye Of The Tiger
02 – Feels Like Love
03 – Hesitation Dance
04 – The One That Really Matters
05 – I’m Not That Man Anymore
06 – Children Of The Night
07 – Ever Since The World Began
08 – American Heartbeat
09 – Silver Girl
10 – Eye Of The Tiger [Special Extended Version]

Dave Bickler – lead vocals
Frankie Sullivan – guitars, backing vocals
Jim Peterik – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Stephan Ellis – bass
Marc Droubay – drums
additional musicians:
Fergie Frederiksen – backing vocals
Daryl Dragon – additional keyboards, E-mu Emulator



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