Savatage “Power Of The Night”
Originally released in 1985, this was Savatage’s third record
“Power Of The Night” by Savatage [Cat No 0204022ERE] is released on 11 April 2011 via Edel’s international rock label, earMUSIC distributed in the UK & Republic of Ireland by Absolute via Universal. Originally released in 1985, Savatage’s third record was produced by famous Max Norman (Megadeth’s “Countdown To Extinction”). “Power Of The Night” is the last album with bassist Keith Collins, later replaced by Johnny Lee Middleton in 1986. Mainman Jon Oliva said, “I have lots of great memories recording this album. It was our major label debut and our first work done outside of Florida. Power of the Night was a very important album for us. It got us known worldwide, and is still one of my favorites.” This release includes two bonus tracks and liner notes as part of a series of 14 album re-issues.
O1 Power Of The Night / 02. Unusual / 03. Warriors / 04. Necrophilia / 05. Washed Out / 06. Hard For Love / 07. Fountain Of Youth / 08. Skull Session / 09. Stuck On You / 10. In The Dream
11. City Beneath The Surface (live in Dallas 1990) / 12. Hounds (live at the Hollywood Palace 1990)
Over a career spanning 12 albums and countless live performances, Savatage became a band of staggering power and limitless creativity. Formed by Jon and Criss Oliva in the early ’80s, Savatage quickly established itself at the cutting edge of the hard rock world. Tempering savage metal attacks with haunting orchestrations and a distinctive melodic sense, the band pushed the artistic envelope of their genre and, in the process, garnered a large worldwide following. The unexpected death of guitarist Criss Oliva who was hit and killed by a drunk driver in 1993 shattered the band. Savatage continued on with various line-ups but on their 25th anniversary in 2007, Jon Oliva announced the definite breakup of Savatage. He concludes, “I’m so excited to give the fans the proper representation of all these albums. For them to be able to own them as they were meant to be heard and seen makes me very happy.”
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