MASTEDON (Elefante Bros) – It’s A Jungle Out There +3 [Gold Disc Remastered reissue] (2020)

After featuring here the new John Elefante album, many of you asked for his awesome albums with MASTEDON in its remastered versions.
John & Dino Elefante were, without a doubt, the best team producer of 80s American AOR bands with a CCM origin. The bros. formed their own band as well, MASTEDON, and their 1989 debut album ‘It’s A Jungle Out There‘ is a classic from the genre.
This Girder Records remastered  reissue on gold disc encapsulates all the magic of the original release now with the ultimate remaster done by John Elefante himself. The CD includes 3 Bonus Tracks, one of these an exclusive track for now collectible ‘California Metal’ LP.
Featuring the likes of David Pack (Ambrosia) on lead vocals, talented guitarist Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon, Danger Danger) who also provide vocals, or virtuoso bass player John Patitucci, this remastered reissue is A MUST for fans of pure, unadulterated late ’80s AOR perfection…

MASTEDON (Elefante Bros) – Lofcaudio [Gold Disc Remastered reissue] (2020)

After featuring here the new John Elefante album, many of you asked for his awesome albums with MASTEDON in its remastered versions.
Following the success of their debut album in 1989, John and Dino Elefante released with MASTEDON this “Lofcaudio” (1990), their second album, on their own label. Now fully remastered and pressed on gold CD, “Lofcaudio [Gold Disc Remastered reissue]” also features an all-star cast, but most of them aren’t named because of legal issues with other record labels. “Lofcaudio” has four vocalists namely John Elefante, Dave Amato, Tom Bowes and James Dean Longacre, with the Amato and the great Michael Thompson on guitar, all of which are fitting the slick and polished AOR sound of this album perfectly.
Massive, full-scale AOR with lovely melodies, harmonies and layered sound straight out of the Kansas songbook. Without a doubt one of the finest 1990 releases finally available again with a wonderful remastering….

MASTEDON – “3” [Frontiers Records release +1]

While vocalist John Elefante is best known for his work in Kansas, having been part of the group during its Vinyl Confessions (1982) and Drastic Measures (1983) era, he has also had quite the productive solo career. It all started with the demo material he put together following his mid-Eighties departure from Kansas, which formed the basis of the first MASTEDON album, ‘It’s A Jungle Out There’, from 1989, an “all-star project” in the truest sense of the word.
‘Lofcaudio’, the 1990 Mastedon sophomore effort, followed suit in including the contributions of four vocalists, five guitarist, two bassists and three drummers. As the Nineties progressed, the artist put out a series of albums under the John Elefante moniker – Windows Of Heaven (1995), Corridors (1997) and Defying Gravity (1999) – that could best be described as true solo releases as opposed to all-star projects.
After over a decade of silence, John Elefante – still with bro Dino participating – returned with the third MASTEDON album, appropriately entitled “3“.
Musically, the album showcases the same type of catchy AOR and melodic rock of its predecessors…

JOHN ELEFANTE – The Amazing Grace (2022) HQ

Former KANSAS, MASTEDON and exquisite producer of countless bands JOHN ELEFANTE is back with a brand new studio solo album, ”The Amazing Grace”, to be released in North America on April 22nd through Deko Entertainment.
This is his first solo album since 2013’s ‘On My Way to the Sun’ and as Elefante explains, it was two years in the making. ”The Amazing Grace” was recorded during a dark and very unusual two year lockdown period in all of our lives.
The CD contains ten brand new songs and it is sure to please his diehard Kansas fans with tracks like “Won’t Fade Away” and the first single, “Stronger Now”. The album is musically heavier than Elefante’s previous, at places reminiscent of his Mastedon melodic hard era…

KANSAS – Drastic Measures [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded +1] *0dayrox Exclusive*

As requested, here’s the Rock Candy Records remastered & reloaded release of KANSAS 1983’s album “Drastic Measures“, the band’s ninth and final studio offering from the first era before hanging up their instruments.
“Drastic Measures” was the band’s second album to feature new vocalist John Elefante – an appointment made necessary after the departure of Steve Walsh. Not surprisingly, the band’s sound was evolving, moving with the times and displaying a more accessible timbre.
Sure, the progressive rock element was still entirely audible but the songs and delivery fitted into the jet stream of men on a mission. AOR for sure but with an edge and urgency that leaves little room for debate.
This RC remaster is bright and clear, however not including bonus tracks. We added our own, a ‘0dayrox extra’, the song Kansas recorded at the same sessions and included a year after into their 1984’s ‘The Best of Kansas’.
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KANSAS – Drastic Measures [Japan Blu-SpecCD remastered]

KANSAS – Drastic Measures [Japan Blu-SpecCD remastered]

“Drastic Measures” was the KANSAS ninth and final studio offering from the first era before hanging up their instruments, and it’s one of my favorites. This superb Japanese remastered edition pressed on high quality Blu-SpecCD sounds incredible. As the prime purveyors of progressive pomp rock, Kansas ruled the roost during the ‘70s accruing the sort of multiplatinum success that they...

JOHN ELEFANTE – On My Way To The Sun (2013)

* Besides of being part of Kansas’ eighties works and later in Melodic Rock wonders Mastedon, JOHN ELEFANTE had a consistent solo career releasing extremely well crafted albums.He is the epitome of a complete musician: songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, taking the proper time between his works to elaborate lush melodies, original arrangements and fluid sounds.After four years since the last...