Limited six CD set. Live archive collection. Graham Bonnett formed Alcatrazz with a formidable but young 20-year-old Swedish guitarist named Yngwie Malmsteen. Bonnet and Malmsteen made an impressive songwriting partnership, with tracks such as 'Island In The Sun' and 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' on the band's debut offering. Making a healthy dent on the US chart, aided by videos aimed squarely at MTV, nowhere was Alcatrazz's impact felt as strongly as Japan, where the band became instant stars. Yngwie was a member of Alcatrazz for only a short time, lasting one studio LP in 1983 and a Japanese live album released the following year. Fortunately, there were bootleggers on hand to record some of this line-up's all too few live shows. CDs One, Two & Three all feature concerts recorded in Texas in 1984, and although the illicit sound quality is far from perfect, each concert demonstrates what an exciting live prospect Alcatrazz truly were, and in Yngwie Malmsteen they had found a fiery, preciously talented lead guitarist. With only one studio LP to draw on it was inevitable that Bonnet and his new crew would pepper the set with highlights from his back catalog. These live shows were also an important place for the young Yngwie to showcase his immense talents with a Fender Stratocaster, with his lead guitar solo spot a major highlight of each show. CDs Four and Five are yet another unique and useful insight into the working of this band's early work ethic, with demos and instrumentals from the 1983 debut demonstrating many of the songs' developments. Following Yngwie's departure in 1984, Alcatrazz featured the undeniable talents of Steve Vai on lead guitar, before settling on the more bluesy stylings of Danny Johnson, who features on CD Six, working on various song ideas for Alcatrazz's third and final studio album in 1986, Dangerous Games. Whilst every effort has been made to produce the best possible audio, limitations in the material drawn from various, non-standard and unofficial sources means that the quality may not be up to the standard usually expected. All tracks have been included for their historical importance, and to present an alternative anthology of Graham Bonnet and Alcatrazz live on stage and in rehearsal, from 1983-1986.

Limited six CD set. Live archive collection. Graham Bonnett formed Alcatrazz with a formidable but young 20-year-old Swedish guitarist named Yngwie Malmsteen. Bonnet and Malmsteen made an impressive songwriting partnership, with tracks such as 'Island In The Sun' and 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' on the band's debut offering. Making a healthy dent on the US chart, aided by videos aimed squarely at MTV, nowhere was Alcatrazz's impact felt as strongly as Japan, where the band became instant stars. Yngwie was a member of Alcatrazz for only a short time, lasting one studio LP in 1983 and a Japanese live album released the following year. Fortunately, there were bootleggers on hand to record some of this line-up's all too few live shows. CDs One, Two & Three all feature concerts recorded in Texas in 1984, and although the illicit sound quality is far from perfect, each concert demonstrates what an exciting live prospect Alcatrazz truly were, and in Yngwie Malmsteen they had found a fiery, preciously talented lead guitarist. With only one studio LP to draw on it was inevitable that Bonnet and his new crew would pepper the set with highlights from his back catalog. These live shows were also an important place for the young Yngwie to showcase his immense talents with a Fender Stratocaster, with his lead guitar solo spot a major highlight of each show. CDs Four and Five are yet another unique and useful insight into the working of this band's early work ethic, with demos and instrumentals from the 1983 debut demonstrating many of the songs' developments. Following Yngwie's departure in 1984, Alcatrazz featured the undeniable talents of Steve Vai on lead guitar, before settling on the more bluesy stylings of Danny Johnson, who features on CD Six, working on various song ideas for Alcatrazz's third and final studio album in 1986, Dangerous Games. Whilst every effort has been made to produce the best possible audio, limitations in the material drawn from various, non-standard and unofficial sources means that the quality may not be up to the standard usually expected. All tracks have been included for their historical importance, and to present an alternative anthology of Graham Bonnet and Alcatrazz live on stage and in rehearsal, from 1983-1986.

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Format: CD
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 12/07/2018
UPC: 5013929921207

The Official Bootleg 1983-1986 [Import Limited Edition Box Set]
Artist: Alcatrazz
Format: CD
New: Available 37.99
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DISC: 1

1. Too Drunk to Live, Too Young to Die (Excerpt)
2. Hiroshima Mon Amour
3. Big Foot
4. Island in the Sun
5. Kree Nakoorie
6. Guitar Solo
7. Since You Been Gone
8. Suffer Me
9. Desert Song 1
10. Jet to Jet 1
11. All Night Long 1
12. Lost in Hollywood 1
13. L9 (Instrumental Demo) 1
14. Stand By Me #1 (Instrumental Demo) 1
15. Undercover (Writing Demo) 1
16. Double Man (Instrumental Rough Demo) 1
17. Too Drunk to Live, Too Young to Die/Big Foot 1
18. Island in the Sun 1
19. Kree Nakoorie 2
20. Guitar Solo 2
21. Since You Been Gone 2
22. Suffer Me 2
23. Desert Song 2
24. Jet to Jet 2
25. Evil Eye 2
26. All Night Long 2
27. Lost in Hollywood 2
28. Dangerous Games (Instrumental Rough Demo, 1985) 2
29. Danny ; Jimmy (Instrumental Demo #1,1985) 3
30. Danny ; Jimmy (Instrumental Demo #2,1985) 3
31. Undercover (Background-Vocal Take, 1985) 3
32. Too Young to Die, Too Drunk to Live 3
33. Hiroshima Mon Amour 3
34. Big Foot 3
35. Island in the Sun 3
36. Kree Nakoorie 3
37. Guitar Solo 3
38. Suffer Me (Excerpt) 3
39. Desert Song 4
40. All Night Long 4
41. The Witchwood (Instrumental Demo, 1985) 4
42. Writing Ideas for Dangerous Games (Tape 01) (1985) 4
43. Writing Ideas for Dangerous Games (Tape 02) (1985) 4
44. Kree Nakoorie 4
45. Starrcarr Lane 4
46. Island in the Sun 4
47. Big Foot 4
48. Hiroshima Mon Amour 4
49. General Hospital 5
50. Incubus 5
51. Suffer Me 5
52. Too Young to Die, Too Drunk to Live 5
53. Jet to Jet 5
54. Jet to Jet #1 5
55. Jet to Jet #2 5
56. Jet to Jet #3 5
57. Kree Nakoorie 5
58. Starrcarr Lane 5
59. Hiroshima Mon Amour 6
60. Jet to Jet 6
61. Kree Nakoorie 6
62. Starrcarr Lane 6
63. Hiroshima Mon Amour 6
64. Island in the Sun 6
65. Big Foot #1 6
66. Big Foot #2 6
67. Big Foot #3 6
68. Kree Nakoorie (Another Rehearsal 02, 1983) 6
69. Unreleased Song 7
70. Incubus 7
71. Suffer Me (With Graham Vocal) (Another Rehearsal 02, 1983) 7
72. S.O.S. (Lawrence Juber, Guitar) ; Robert Williams, Drums Audition) 7
73. S.O.S. (Jon Hyde Audition) 7
74. Double Man (Instrumental 24 Track Studio Demo) 7
75. You Can't Take the Rock Out of Roll (Danny Johnson Vocals) 7
76. Rockin' Idea (Instrumental 24 Track Studio Demo) 7
77. Ghostly Idea (Jimmy ; Graham Musical Idea) 7
78. Atmospheric Idea (Danny ; Jimmy Demo) 7
79. Fast Idea (Danny ; Jimmy Demo) 8
80. Mid-Tempo Idea (Danny ; Jimmy Demo) 8
81. Another Mid-Tempo Idea (With Graham Vocal Idea Intro) 8
82. Another Rockin Idea (Danny ; Jimmy Demo) 8
83. Floaty Idea (Danny ; Jimmy Demo) 8
84. Please Call Me (Instrumental Demo) 8
85. Slow Idea (Danny ; Jimmy Demo) 8
86. Stand By Me #2 (Instrumental Demo) 8
87. Blue Boar (Intrumental Demo Take #2) 8
88. Dangerous Games (Instrumental 24 Track Studio Demo) 8
89. Ohayo Tokyo (Instrumental Demo) 9
90. Set Me Free (Instrumental Demo Take #5) 9
91. Undercover (Instrumental Demo #2) 9
92. Undercover (Instrumental Demo #3) 9
93. Rider (Instrumental Demo #2) 9
94. The Witchwood/Christmas Greeting 9
95. Jimmy Waldo Idea (Jimmy Waldo Demo) 9
96. Synth Idea (Jimmy ; Graham Musical Idea) 9
97. Graham... Am I Fired Too

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Limited six CD set. Live archive collection. Graham Bonnett formed Alcatrazz with a formidable but young 20-year-old Swedish guitarist named Yngwie Malmsteen. Bonnet and Malmsteen made an impressive songwriting partnership, with tracks such as 'Island In The Sun' and 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' on the band's debut offering. Making a healthy dent on the US chart, aided by videos aimed squarely at MTV, nowhere was Alcatrazz's impact felt as strongly as Japan, where the band became instant stars. Yngwie was a member of Alcatrazz for only a short time, lasting one studio LP in 1983 and a Japanese live album released the following year. Fortunately, there were bootleggers on hand to record some of this line-up's all too few live shows. CDs One, Two & Three all feature concerts recorded in Texas in 1984, and although the illicit sound quality is far from perfect, each concert demonstrates what an exciting live prospect Alcatrazz truly were, and in Yngwie Malmsteen they had found a fiery, preciously talented lead guitarist. With only one studio LP to draw on it was inevitable that Bonnet and his new crew would pepper the set with highlights from his back catalog. These live shows were also an important place for the young Yngwie to showcase his immense talents with a Fender Stratocaster, with his lead guitar solo spot a major highlight of each show. CDs Four and Five are yet another unique and useful insight into the working of this band's early work ethic, with demos and instrumentals from the 1983 debut demonstrating many of the songs' developments. Following Yngwie's departure in 1984, Alcatrazz featured the undeniable talents of Steve Vai on lead guitar, before settling on the more bluesy stylings of Danny Johnson, who features on CD Six, working on various song ideas for Alcatrazz's third and final studio album in 1986, Dangerous Games. Whilst every effort has been made to produce the best possible audio, limitations in the material drawn from various, non-standard and unofficial sources means that the quality may not be up to the standard usually expected. All tracks have been included for their historical importance, and to present an alternative anthology of Graham Bonnet and Alcatrazz live on stage and in rehearsal, from 1983-1986.