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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1981 album from the guitar great including seven bonus tracks: 'Never Trust A Stranger' (Rough Monitor Mix) plus live versions of 'Natural Thing', 'Feels Like A Good Thing'...  more »


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All Artists: Michael Schenker
Title: Msg
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI France
Release Date: 2/3/2009
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5099926764924


Album Description
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1981 album from the guitar great including seven bonus tracks: 'Never Trust A Stranger' (Rough Monitor Mix) plus live versions of 'Natural Thing', 'Feels Like A Good Thing', 'Looking Out From Nowhere', 'Shoot Shoot', 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Lights Out'. For this album, Michael brought in guitarist/keyboard player Paul Raymond from UFO and drummer Cozy Powell who'd recently departed from Rainbow. The more democratic song writing produced an album that reached #14 in September 1981. EMI 2009.

CD Reviews

Great stuff!
james gallagher | naples, florida | 03/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i purchased the original version of this album in 1981 when it was first released and i think it's one of the most under appreciated records ever!

at the time, i heard that michael schenker was dissatified with the production by ron nevison but i never understood that...i thought and still do think it has a great sound to it!

if anything, the remaster sounds a little brighter but overall i think it sounds the same...great!!!

my real attraction to this though are the extra live songs and the outtake of the great, "never trust a stranger", without guitar. gary barden's voice cracks a little but he sounds excellent, as well as paul raymond, (piano), and cozy powell, (drums).

i saw them in concert on this tour and they played all these songs live. they're faster and played with great energy.

i'm not into buying every remaster or reissue that is released but this is certainly worth picking up if you're a schenker fan!"
Killer follow up; questionable remaster; unbelieveable bonus
cd-heaven | rock n roll heaven | 06/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A great follow up to a masterpiece of a debut album a year earlier. This album is just as good as the first. However the remaster seems a bit weak. Sonically this does not jump out of my speakers unless the volume is higher (especially that of the recently remastered debut). However all that doesn't seem to matter as soon as the 6 bonus live tracks come on. Any fan of the One Night in Budakon your jaws will drop when you hear how on fire and intense this band is just touring their debut album. Pick this up."
I'll play the clown when I'm insecure..
Mark H. | Hanson, MA USA | 06/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I may be slightly overrating the first two Michael Schenker albums slightly but I guess I'm just blown away by the overall sound quality and musicianship that both LPs have provided. `MSG' which was released slightly over one year after the debut could really be considered the first album by the Michael Schenker Group as the first featured mostly sessioneers (outside of Michael and Gary Barden). Cozy Powell, Paul Raymond and Chris Glen complete the lineup of seasoned rock vets for Michael's second opus and while `MSG' does not have a song that compares with "Armed and Ready" or "Lost Horizons" it still features some amazing tunes. Favorites included such moody burners as "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie", "On and On", "But I Want More" and what would be a sort of theme song for the "Mad Axeman" in that appropriately named track. I also really like "Secondary Motion" as an album closer as the solo is absolutely superb. I prefer the first record to the second because of the two songs already mentioned, but you kinda need both as they are similar in quality though MSG seems to have an overall better sound. Michael's career as a solo artist never took off after such a promising start and like most troubled geniuses, not being able to keep this band together may have been the biggest reason why Michael Schenker never reached superstardom in the US....look behind the window winter's gone.."