TYGERS OF PAN TANG – The Wreck-Age + Burning In the Shade 1985-1987 (Cherry Red Expanded Editions Remastered) (2022)
Cherry Red Records / Hear No Evil are releasing the 3-disc set “TYGERS OF PAN TANG – The Wreck-Age + Burning In the Shade 1985-1987“, expanded and remastered editions of the two albums from the mid-80s reformation of Tygers Of Pan Tang.
Originally forming in Whitley Bay in the North-East of England in 1978, Tygers Of Pan Tang came to prominence as lynchpins of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, alongside Iron Maiden and Saxon. Singer Jon Deverill replaced original vocalist Jess Cox for the Tygers’ second major label album ‘Spellbound’, released on MCA in 1981. Despite Top 20 success with fourth album ‘The Cage’, following a minor hit with their cover of ‘Love Potion Number 9’, the band called it a day in 1984.
But Deverill and founding drummer Brian Dick returned with this new ecarnation of the band. CD1 features 1985’s ‘The Wreck-Age’ which sported a more radio-friendly sound than the original band.
With songs such as ‘The First (The Only One)’, ‘Dream Ticket’ and ‘Sweet Lies’, this near AOR direction was further explored for 1987’s ‘Burning In The Shade’ (CD2). Then we have a CD3 including previously unreleased material from the era.
These albums are close perfection ’80s British Melodic Rock / AOR, now sounding stupendous with this pristine remastering…