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The Best Of Alcatrazz

by Alcatrazz

Graham Bonnet from Rainbow, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and Jimmy Waldo & Gary Shea from New England formed this hard rocking outfit. This best of features all the greatest hits plus some rare live tracks including "Since You've Been Gone."
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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1. Island In The Sun
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3:56 album only
2. General Hospital
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4:52 album only
3. Hiroshima Mon Amour
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4:00 album only
4. All Night Long (live)
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5:38 album only
5. Since You've Been Gone (live)
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3:31 album only
6. Night Games (live)
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3:27 album only
7. Stripper
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3:53 album only
8. Painted Lover
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3:24 album only
9. Sons & Lovers
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10. God Bless Video
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11. Mercy
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12. It's My Life
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13. Dangerous Games
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14. Undercover
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15. No Imagination
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Alcatrazz was a band ahead of its time. Signed to Capitol Records, the group already featurred some rock and roll luminaries including Graham Bonnet from Rainbow and Jimmy Waldo & Gary Shea from New England. The group enlisted a then unknown guitarist named Steve Vai. The group toured the world & scored a gold album. Vai later went solo & the group tapped Yngwie Malmsteen to play lead guitar & another hero was born. The Best Of Alcatrazz shows off the eraly work of two legends of hard rock guitar.


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Mp Miller

Flip-flop
I just wanted to say that the statement above is incorrect . Malmsteen was the first guitar player, and was replaced by Steve Vai when he went solo to record Rising Force . Also, Vai was not an unknown . He has already plyed with Frank Zappa for years .

Mike Burns

Critically Acclaimed Band of the Mid-Eighties with The Big Rock Tone
The perfect collection of recordings from the critically acclaimed mid-80's rock band Alcatrazz offering up a clinic in Guitar Virtuosity from Yngwie and Steve Vai, Quintessential Hard Rock Vocals from Graham Bonnett, solid keyboard and bass support from former New England Gary Shea and Jimmy Waldo, and Jan Uvena formerly with The Alice Cooper Band holding it all together on drums and driving it home. A must have for the archives!

Andy Duncan

Far ahead of the curve great mucianship
This CD truly spotlights an incredible group that was way ahead of the curve.These guys were definately the Yardbirds of the 80`s.Where else could you find the talent of this caliber all on the same CD?

William Hawes

Tasteful giutar solos
This is a great example of some of Steve Vai`s and Yngwie Malmsteen`s most tasteful guitar solos. What a great band. Not only the best rock singer ,but an awesome rythmn section in Gary Shea,Jimmy Waldo,and Jan Uvena!