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Shaft of Light
Airrace
Shaft of Light
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Jason Bonham is the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham. He has earned his own place in music history with various hard rock bands in the 80's and 90's. Airrace was the first group Jason headed up. They re...  more »

      
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All Artists: Airrace
Title: Shaft of Light
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Release Date: 8/19/2003
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140021921

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Jason Bonham is the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham. He has earned his own place in music history with various hard rock bands in the 80's and 90's. Airrace was the first group Jason headed up. They released one hard driving album in 1984, Shaft Of light. This album is making its worldwide CD debut and Bonham fans have been clamoring for it! 10 tracks. Wounded Bird. 2003.
 

CD Reviews

Aor fauns this is your bible!!!
defeis axel | Greece | 03/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oh man what was that??A punch in the face,a wake up in the morning,a shocking album!Airrace did it!One of the best AOR albums i've ever heard!From the very start till the ending of it,it includes GREAT vocals,astonishing choruses and an AOR rythm that will blow aor's funs brains out!Check out "first one over the line" which is a "foreigner" like song,"brief encounter" a power balland firstly and then a dynamic aor track that gives a lesson how good aphentic aor sould be played!"do you want my love again" is a love track beginning with the chorus and continues with the couple part with a catchy melodie and atmospheric keybords!:did't wanna lose ya" well what can i say about this song,great riffs supported by fantastic keybords and a voice giving a love colour exploding tha track to space!This album was released in 1984 with a great success but unfortunately the band did't get along very well so this is their first and last album.Vocals were done by Keith Murrell(ex-Moontier),guitars by Laurie Mansworth,bass by Jim Reid,keybords by Toby Sadler and drums by Jason Bonham.After a short period of tours the band stoped excisting.Sure it's a pitty they were made for great things in the hardrock-aor music.If you like hardrock-aor this is a MUST MUST HAVE album!Check out also aircraft,boulevard and Virginia wolf."
See the light!
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 07/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Originally released in 1984, Shaft of Light was the debut album from UK-based AOR/melodic rockers Airrace, which featured Jason Bonham (son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) on drums alongside guitarist Laurie Mansworth (ex-More) and singer Keith Murrell (ex-Moontier). The band had a keyboard heavy, arena rocking sound similar to UK bands Lionheart, Tobruk and Snowblind, and obviously drew inspiration from bands like Journey, Foreigner and Loverboy.

Shaft of Light is a classy, melodic AOR album that just about any fan of that style of music is going to love. It's got wall to wall melodies, catchy choruses, totally 80's keyboards, and best of all it's the kind of pure early 80's rock & roll album where every song could have fit on any popular 80's movie soundtrack.

Shaft of Light was Airrace's only release. Jason Bonham went on join Virginia Wolf for a pair of albums before finding success with his own band Bonham.

NOTE: Wounded Bird reissued Shaft of Light in 2003, which marks the first time the album has been released on CD. It does not feature any bonus material, nor has it been remastered, but it's still great to see this lost gem available on CD.
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