UK five CD set. This release collects together the three albums released by the influential classic hard rock and NWOBHM band, Samson, featuring lead guitarist Paul Samson, as well as a live set from 1981. Samson's career goes back to the mid-1970s London pub and club circuit. The band are renowned for being at the forefront of what became known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (or NWOBHM), alongside Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, Def Leppard and Saxon. Produced by Gillan's John McCoy, Samson released debut Survivors in 1979, featured on CD One, by which time the band had coalesced around lead guitarist Paul, drummer Thunderstick, bass guitarist Chris Aylmer. The then unknown singer going by the Monty Python inspired name Bruce Bruce, now much better known as Bruce Dickinson joined after the album had been put to tape. As well as the 'Mr. Rock 'N' Roll' single, bonus tracks include alternative versions of seven tracks from "Survivors" featuring Bruce on vocals. In 1980 Samson released Head On, featuring the NWOBHM classic single 'Vice Versa', and the first full album to feature Bruce Dickinson's vocals. The album also features the song 'Thunderburst' co-written with Iron Maiden's Steve Harris. The bonus cuts are 'Angel With A Machine Gun' (7" B-Side), 'Kingsway Jam' and 'Vice Versa' (7" Edit). CD3 is the whole of the Head On album, remixed by Tony Platt, and available on CD for the very first time. Samson looked poised to enter the big time with 1981's Shock Tactics on CD4. Kicking off with the Russ Ballard penned rocker 'Riding With The Angels', the album includes the classic 'Earth Mother' and features the bonus tracks 'Little Big Man', 'Pyramid To The Stars' and 'Losing My Grip'. This 5CD set finishes with their triumphant show at the 1981 Reading Festival when they played on a bill featuring Gillan, Rose Tattoo and Billy Squier. In a show kicking off with 'Big Brother' and featuring 'Nice Girl', 'Earth Mother', 'Vice Versa', and 'Riding With The Angels', it remains a fitting tribute to this early era of Samson.
UK five CD set. This release collects together the three albums released by the influential classic hard rock and NWOBHM band, Samson, featuring lead guitarist Paul Samson, as well as a live set from 1981. Samson's career goes back to the mid-1970s London pub and club circuit. The band are renowned for being at the forefront of what became known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (or NWOBHM), alongside Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, Def Leppard and Saxon. Produced by Gillan's John McCoy, Samson released debut Survivors in 1979, featured on CD One, by which time the band had coalesced around lead guitarist Paul, drummer Thunderstick, bass guitarist Chris Aylmer. The then unknown singer going by the Monty Python inspired name Bruce Bruce, now much better known as Bruce Dickinson joined after the album had been put to tape. As well as the 'Mr. Rock 'N' Roll' single, bonus tracks include alternative versions of seven tracks from "Survivors" featuring Bruce on vocals. In 1980 Samson released Head On, featuring the NWOBHM classic single 'Vice Versa', and the first full album to feature Bruce Dickinson's vocals. The album also features the song 'Thunderburst' co-written with Iron Maiden's Steve Harris. The bonus cuts are 'Angel With A Machine Gun' (7" B-Side), 'Kingsway Jam' and 'Vice Versa' (7" Edit). CD3 is the whole of the Head On album, remixed by Tony Platt, and available on CD for the very first time. Samson looked poised to enter the big time with 1981's Shock Tactics on CD4. Kicking off with the Russ Ballard penned rocker 'Riding With The Angels', the album includes the classic 'Earth Mother' and features the bonus tracks 'Little Big Man', 'Pyramid To The Stars' and 'Losing My Grip'. This 5CD set finishes with their triumphant show at the 1981 Reading Festival when they played on a bill featuring Gillan, Rose Tattoo and Billy Squier. In a show kicking off with 'Big Brother' and featuring 'Nice Girl', 'Earth Mother', 'Vice Versa', and 'Riding With The Angels', it remains a fitting tribute to this early era of Samson.
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Format: CD
Label: IMT
Rel. Date: 08/02/2019
UPC: 5013929921900

Bright Lights: Albums 1979-1981 (Boxset)
Artist: Samson
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. It's Not As Easy As It Seems
2. I Wish I Was the Saddle of a Schoolgirl's Bike
3. Big Brother
4. Tomorrow or Yesterday
5. Koz
6. Six Foot Under
7. Inside Out
8. Wrong Side of Time
9. Mr Rock 'N' Roll 1
10. Primrose Shuffle 1
11. It's Not As Easy As It Seems 1
12. I Wish I Was the Saddle of a Schoolgirl's Bike 1
13. Big Brother 1
14. Tomorrow or Yesterday 1
15. Six Foot Under 1
16. Inside Out 1
17. Wrong Side of Time 1
18. Hard Times 1
19. Take It Like a Man 2
20. Vice Versa 2
21. Manwatcher 2
22. Too Close to Rock 2
23. Thunderburst 2
24. Hammerhead 2
25. Hunted 2
26. Take Me to Your Leader 2
27. Walking Out on You 2
28. Angel with a Machine Gun (7" B-Side) 2
29. Kingsway Jam 3
30. Vice Versa (7" Edit) 3
31. Hard Times 3
32. Take It Like a Man 3
33. Vice Versa 3
34. Manwatcher 3
35. Too Close to Rock 3
36. Thunderburst 3
37. Hammerhead 3
38. Hunted 3
39. Take Me to Your Leader 4
40. Walking Out on You 4
41. Hard Times (7" Version) 4
42. Riding with the Angels 4
43. Earth Mother 4
44. Nice Girl 4
45. Blood Lust 4
46. Go to Hell 4
47. Bright Lights 4
48. Once Bitten 4
49. Grime Crime 5
50. Communion 5
51. Little Big Man (7" B-Side) 5
52. Pyramid to the Stars 5
53. Losing My Grip 5
54. Big Brother 5
55. Take It Like a Man 5
56. Nice Girl 5
57. Earth Mother 5
58. Vice Versa 5
59. Bright Lights 6
60. Walking Out on You 6
61. Hammerhead 6
62. Riding with the Angels 6
63. Gravy Train 6
64. Red Skies - Rehearsals 6
65. Turn Out the Lights - Rehearsals 6
66. Firing Line - Rehearsals

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UK five CD set. This release collects together the three albums released by the influential classic hard rock and NWOBHM band, Samson, featuring lead guitarist Paul Samson, as well as a live set from 1981. Samson's career goes back to the mid-1970s London pub and club circuit. The band are renowned for being at the forefront of what became known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (or NWOBHM), alongside Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, Def Leppard and Saxon. Produced by Gillan's John McCoy, Samson released debut Survivors in 1979, featured on CD One, by which time the band had coalesced around lead guitarist Paul, drummer Thunderstick, bass guitarist Chris Aylmer. The then unknown singer going by the Monty Python inspired name Bruce Bruce, now much better known as Bruce Dickinson joined after the album had been put to tape. As well as the 'Mr. Rock 'N' Roll' single, bonus tracks include alternative versions of seven tracks from "Survivors" featuring Bruce on vocals. In 1980 Samson released Head On, featuring the NWOBHM classic single 'Vice Versa', and the first full album to feature Bruce Dickinson's vocals. The album also features the song 'Thunderburst' co-written with Iron Maiden's Steve Harris. The bonus cuts are 'Angel With A Machine Gun' (7" B-Side), 'Kingsway Jam' and 'Vice Versa' (7" Edit). CD3 is the whole of the Head On album, remixed by Tony Platt, and available on CD for the very first time. Samson looked poised to enter the big time with 1981's Shock Tactics on CD4. Kicking off with the Russ Ballard penned rocker 'Riding With The Angels', the album includes the classic 'Earth Mother' and features the bonus tracks 'Little Big Man', 'Pyramid To The Stars' and 'Losing My Grip'. This 5CD set finishes with their triumphant show at the 1981 Reading Festival when they played on a bill featuring Gillan, Rose Tattoo and Billy Squier. In a show kicking off with 'Big Brother' and featuring 'Nice Girl', 'Earth Mother', 'Vice Versa', and 'Riding With The Angels', it remains a fitting tribute to this early era of Samson.