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Airrace – Shaft Of Light


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1. I Don’t Care
2. Promise To Call
3. First One Over The Line
4. Open Your Eyes
5. Not Really Me
6. Brief Encounter
7. Caught In The Game
8. Do You Want My Love Again
9. Didn’t Wanna Lose Ya
10. All I’m Asking
11. Not Really Me (bonus track)
12. She Cant Come Out (bonus track)

Jason Bonham (drums)
Laurie Mansworth (guitar, backing vocals
Toby Sadler (keyboards, bass, backing vocals)
Keith Murrell (vocals)
Jim Reid (bass, guitar)

Produced by: Beau Hill
Engineered by: Jim Faraci
Mixed by : tbd
Remastered by: Jon Astley

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“TUCKED AWAY at the tail end of the NWOBHM a new musical movement was beginning to gather momentum. Influenced predominantly by superstar American acts such as Foreigner, Journey, Survivor and Heart came a new breed of British melodic rock band ready and willing to take on the competition with a sense of energy and professionalism that, if lady luck had been smiling in the right direction, might have catapulted them to the same dizzying heights of success. FM, Shy, Tobruk, Lionheart, Strangeways and Grand Prix were the main frontrunners but it wasn’t until Airrace arrived on the scene that the movement gained a real contender for the NWOBMM (New Wave Of British Melodic Metal) throne. Signed to the giant and hugely influential Atlantic label, the band by-passed stuffy British studios and their starched-collared producers and headed straight to New York City, recording with one of the top American producers of the day, namely Beau (Ratt) Hill. This paring was crucial to the quality of the band’s debut, in fact, to date their only album. ‘Shaft Of Light’, originally released in 1984, is a masterpiece of catchy hook laden rock with tough-guy guitar riffs, quality keyboards and the superior vocals of frontman Keith Murrel, who has one of the greatest rock voices of all time. With Jason Bonham providing a solid swing to the rhythm section it remains a mystery why Airrace failed to connect on a multi-platinum level. Revisit this masterpiece and be amazed.”Special Limited Collector’s Edition with 2 unreleased bonus Tracks. Remastered – Sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology by Jon Astley (the Who, Judas Priest, Eric Clapton etc). 16 page full colour booklet – 4,000 word essay, enhanced artwork, memorabilia, rare photos and full involvement from the band. Features world famous drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, UFO, Slash, Bonham etc).

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