Michael Schenker Live In Tokyo CD Rocks Your Socks Off

Michael Schenker Live In Tokyo CD Rocks Your Socks Off

Michael Schenker Live In Tokyo CD Rocks Your Socks Off

 

Live music adds a sense of occasion, the frisson of anticipation runs through you as you await the band to strike the first note. The next best thing is a live album, Michael Schenker on Fest – Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A, here he nails it. Close your eye turn the speakers up loud and you are in the concert hall with the band. Fest – Live Tokyo is a rock concert with an overture, three movements with interludes and the finale pulling the whole show together. This gives the body of work from Michael Schenker a structure, definition and purpose that engages and keeps the audience in the hall or listening to the double CD or DVD engaged with the music.

The overture is a double instrumental helping Searching for Freedom & Into The Arena. The stage is set as with any overture.  Searching For Freedom; the applause, then you can almost hear the collective holding of breath as the first notes of his virtuoso guitar playing fall like musical diamonds from the speaker.  The opening two instrumentals are a personification of rock majesty the instruments collective takes you on a journey looking for the freedom and Into The Arena we are now at the heart of the crowd intently listening to the band featuring drummer Ted McKenna and bassist Chris Glenn pounding out the driving deep rock rhythm and Steve Mann on keys adding tonal textures and interest counter-balancing Schenker’s guitar the glorious centrepiece of the CD & DVD.

With three vocalists in this eighteen track set, Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley it is not long before the vocalists join as an extra layer with words and the human musical instrument the voice.

The first movement consists of five tracks featuring vocalist Gary Barden. Starting with Attack of The Mad Axeman. Gary was the vocalist on Michael Schenker Group debut album released August 1980 entering the top five UK album chart. With UK single chart conquered by Armed and Ready, the obvious track to close out this section.  This is a band in their element, they are hitting the highs pulling out every moment of the music. Production is superb the band is tight around the flaming guitar comet that is Michael Schenker, in his natural element playing live music on a Marshall stacked stage. Gary’s vocals have deepened connecting with the lyrics as he sends out a heartfelt cry For The Nations. This is a vocalist that is back in town singing rock with the band that he feels is right for him.

A pause as Coast To Coast resets the mood before the mighty Graham Bonnet picks up the microphone for a trio of numbers in the second vocal movement of the night. Yes, the first track is Assault Attack forever associated with the power of the partnership of Schenker & Bonnet.  The music is fast the rock is frantic and we feel the heat of the live event being turned up another notch. The DVD shows Michael & Gary smiling at each other once again, the joy of playing rock is paramount as the clock is turned back.

Captain Nemo the interlude as the microphone baton is passed to Robin McAuley for a quintet of numbers.  Change of vocalist, change of feel as the melodic movement cascades from the speaker as we hear This Is My Heart live. No one will have a broken heart listening to the outpouring of rock classics. The vocal muscles are warm full of emotional contours as they curl around the guitar and conquer Love Is Not A Game. Nor, is producing live rock of this glittering quality.

All too soon, the finale is here the mighty Doctor Doctor with all three vocalists joining the howling guitar majesty of Michael Schenker.  Live music is magical, this s a recorded live album that pulls no punches you truly feel that you are there in the presences of musicians who love and understand the power of rock. One thing I am certain of there will not be a better live album produced in 2017. Michael Schenker Live In Tokyo Rocks your socks off.

Michael Schenker on Fest – Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A – Inakustik

NINEpawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. Intro: Searching For Freedom
  2. Into The Arena
  3. Attack Of The Mad Axeman ft Gary Barden
  4. Victim Of Illusion ft Gary Barden
  5. Cry For The Nations ft Gary Barden
  6. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie ft Gary Barden
  7. Armed And Ready ft Gary Barden
  8. Coast To Coast
  9. Assault Attack ft Graham Bonnet
  10. Desert Song ft Graham Bonnet
  11. Dancer ft Graham Bonnet
  12. Captain Nemo
  13. This Is My Heart ft Robin McAuley
  14. Save Yourself ft Robin McAuley
  15. Love Is Not A Game ft Robin McAuley
  16. Shoot Shoot ft Robin McAuley
  17. Rock Bottom ft Robin McAuley
  18. Doctor Doctor ft Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley

Michael Schenker Live In Tokyo CD Rocks Your Socks Off

 

MICHAEL SCHENKER – LIVE TOKYO OUT March 2017

MICHAEL SCHENKER - LIVE TOKYO OUT March 2017MICHAEL SCHENKER
FEST “LIVE” TOKYO

FEATURING THE ORIGINAL MSG VOCALISTS
GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET AND ROBIN MCAULEY

RELEASED FRIDAY 24th MARCH 2017

Says Schenker, “It’s a miracle that after all these years, something like this took place with the original band members of “M.S.G.”. Being able to go back to those days and celebrate the music is an exciting experience for us, as well as for old and new fans. To being able to re-experience, and for the new audience to get a feel of what it was like, is incredibly enjoyable.”

Continues Schenker, “It’s an amazing feeling to have all of my M.S.G. Family from the ’80’s performing together and especially with Graham Bonnet, who I never got to play any concerts after our Assault Attack album that was originally released in 1982. Fortunately, being able to have the participation of original M.S.G. members such as Gary Barden, Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums) being part of it, and somehow, to perform with Robin McAuley and Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards) again as well, is pretty awesome.”

The Band

Michael Schenker – Lead Guitar
Ted McKenna – Drums
Steve Mann – Guitar, Keyboards
Chris Glen – Bass

The Vocalists

Gary Barden
Graham Bonnet
Robin McAuley

MICHAEL SCHENKER
FEST “LIVE” TOKYO

FEATURING THE ORIGINAL MSG VOCALISTS
GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET AND ROBIN MCAULEY

RELEASED FRIDAY 24th MARCH 2017

TRACKLISTING

01. Intro: Searching For Freedom
02. Into The Arena
03. Attack Of The Mad Axeman ft. Gary Barden
04. Victim Of Illusion ft. Gary Barden
05. Cry For The Nations ft. Gary Barden
06. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie ft. Gary Barden
07. Armed And Ready ft. Gary Barden
08. Coast To Coast
09. Assault Attack ft. Graham Bonnet
10. Desert Song ft. Graham Bonnet
11. Dancer ft. Graham Bonnet
12. Captain Nemo
13. This Is My Heart ft. Robin McAuley
14. Save Yourself ft. Robin McAuley
15. Love Is Not A Game ft. Robin McAuley
16. Shoot Shoot ft. Robin McAuley
17. Rock Bottom ft. Robin McAuley
18. Doctor Doctor ft. Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley

Filmed and recorded at Tokyo’s International Forum on August 24, 2016, this historic concert features guest appearances from some of the greatest rock vocalists who have worked with Schenker over the years including M.S.G.’S Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, and Robin McAuley of the McAuley Schenker Group.

MICHAEL SCHENKER - "LIVE" TOKYO OUT March 2017

Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo
available in the following formats. 

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MICHAEL SCHENKER - LIVE TOKYO OUT March 2017

Michael Schenker Enters the Temple of Rock Live In Madrid

Michael Schenker Enter the Temple of Rock Live In Madrid

 

Michael Schenker Enters the Temple of Rock
Live In Madrid

 

 

 

A true reflection of the modern age of attending a live concert with a sea of mobile phones held aloft, as the crowd anticipates with growing applause, drummer, keys, and the with a salute Michael Schenker arrives with his Flying V.

Michael Schenker Enters the Temple of Rock Live In MadridOpening with UFO Doctor, Doctor Michael touches hands with his phalanx of fans as he announces it is Rock n’ Roll time and with a few notes played the atmosphere is electric.  The vocalist, ex Rainbow front man Doogie White  sung on though the audience themselves were happy to take on the singing duties as Michael’s fingers flew up and down the strings, everything was immaculate, precise and augmented by the Bassist Francis Buchholz and rhythm guitarist  Wayne Findlay all in harmony coming to the front. So Why Oh! Why? did Michael have the strings of his guitar untrimmed looking an irritating visual distraction? To be honest, nothing really deflected from the honest rocking sound from Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock. This is rock that refuses to make the sound over complicated it is Rock n’ Roll that hits the beat and entertains. The vocals had the clarity and depth to tower above the band as Lights Out is picked up. The rhythm section are superb this is the granite rock of the band with ex-Scorpions Bassist  Francis Buchholz and drummer Herman Rarebell giving a deep secure and stable foundation for Michael’s guitar antics. Lights may be out in London but definitely not in Madrid for this UFO classic.

 

Michael Schenker Enters the Temple of Rock Live In MadridMichael’s guitars change but the rock stays focused, granite hard with sparkles of keys and resplendent guitar chords. Schenker’s eyes stare out with steely intent into the crowd as his fingers dance up and down the fret board. Everyone just standing in amazement and pure enjoyment as rock hit’s the bullseye. Madrid loved their moment in the spotlight when they were told to go crazy and see themselves in 4K, the chanting was definitely more football that rock n’ roll but certainly raised the temperature of the show.   A song dedicated tonight to those that died in Paris the week before as    Michael, Francis and Wayne Findley  swayed in unison a dance of  guitars the vocals kick in then straight into Victim of Illusion from Micheal Schenker Group. Whatever the power, skills and antics of the band all eyes and focus are on the smiling rocking colossus that is Michael Schenker.  Then we have a Scorpion pairing, Lovedrive with its vocals and the hefty rock instrumental Coast To Coast. The live atmosphere is building as the Temple of Rock delve into the back catalogue, UFO, Scorpions and the last three Temple of Rocks albums. This is a real opportunity to sit back and enjoy the entertaining rock driven antics of an axe-man who wields his guitar of choice with focused intent.

The double necked monster guitar, his new flying M, with two necks tuned differently was definitely not Too Hot To handle in the skillful hands of Schenker.

There is no argument that across the twenty-two tracks and the use of four Schenker guitars this hits the rock spot-on live and a little bit dangerous. The DVD recorded live at the Joy Eslava Concert Hall in Madrid on the 19th November illustrates that Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock is on a mission. Recorded less than a week after the Paris atrocities with the bombing of Bataclan it is not surprising they are in the thoughts of crowd and musicians alike as a tribute is paid.

If you can’t get to a live Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock gig or need a Schenker fix between live shows then this DVD fits the bill. It has everything of a live show and extras the drama of the moment is captured you just miss out on the heat and the electricity between the crowds and the artist on the stage.

A taster of what to expect on the main event a superbly produced DVD

 

Bluesdoodles gives this CD EIGHT pawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing 

  1. Ocean Odyssey – Intro
  2. Doctor Doctor
  3. Live and Let Live
  4. Lights Out
  5. Where the Wind Blows
  6. Natural Thing
  7. Before The Devil Knows Your Dead
  8. Victim of Illusion
  9. Lovedrive
  10. Coast To Coast
  11. Vigilante Man
  12. Rock My Nights Away
  13. Saviour Machine
  14. Too Hot To Handle
  15. Only You Can Rock Me
  16. Lord Of The Lost And Lonely
  17. Rock You Like A Hurricane
  18. Rock Bottom
  19. Horizons
  20. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
  21. Communion
  22. Blackout

 

 

The concert is available in the following formats:

 

Physical:

  • 2 CD: INAK 9142 2CD
  • DVD: INAK 6193 DVD
  • Blu-ray: INAK 7193 BD
  • Limited Deluxe Edition: INAK 2016 LTD
  • BD 4K: INAK 7194 BD4K – as soon as can be manufactured

 

Digital:

  • Hi-Res download
  • Download
  • Stream

 

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK~ “ON A MISSION: LIVE IN MADRID”

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S ~ "ON A MISSION: LIVE IN MADRID"

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK
“ON A MISSION: LIVE IN MADRID”

RELEASED FRIDAY 29th APRIL 2016

AVAILABLE ON 2CD, DVD, BLU-RAY, LTD DELUXE EDITION, DIGITAL

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK~ "ON A MISSION: LIVE IN MADRID"

Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock will release “On A Mission: Live In Madrid” – a new live recording and filmed concert released by inakustik on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on Friday 29th April, 2016.

Filmed and recorded at Madrid’s Joy Eslava Theatre on November 19th as part of Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock’s 2015 European tour, the concert features their recent rock radio hits Vigilante Man, Communion and Live and Let Live, as well as the MSG/UFO/Scorpions classics Doctor Doctor, Lights Out, Too Hot To Handle, Rock You Like A Hurricane and Rock Bottom.

The concert was recorded using state-of-the-art sound and video technology. An immense effort went into the filming. 4K technology cameras provide perfect, crystal clear pictures. Additional room microphones were placed at different levels in the auditorium, all of which will provide an additional Dolby Atmos 3D mix on the Blu-ray edition.

On A Mission: Live in Madrid is an open invitation for the fans of the Mad Axeman to see him in his guitar element. Where else could fans of hi-octane guitar rock experience such an emotional and energetic show?

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK ~ “ON A MISSION: LIVE IN MADRID”

Track Listing

1. Ocean Odyssey – Intro
2. Doctor Doctor
3. Live and Let Live
4. Lights Out
5. Where the Wind Blows
6. Natural Thing
7. Before The Devil Knows Your Dead
8. Victim of Illusion
9. Lovedrive
10. Coast To Coast
11. Vigilante Man
12. Rock My Nights Away
13. Saviour Machine
14. Too Hot To Handle
15. Only You Can Rock Me
16. Lord Of The Lost And Lonely
17. Rock You Like A Hurricane
18. Rock Bottom
19. Horizons
20. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
21. Communion
22. Blackout

The concert is available in the following formats:

Physical:
2 CD: INAK 9142
2CD DVD: INAK 6193
DVD Blu-ray: INAK 7193 BD
Limited Deluxe Edition: INAK 2016 LTD
BD 4K: INAK 7194 BD4K – as soon as can be manufactured

Digital:
Hi-Res download
Download
Stream

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK JANUARY 2016 UK TOUR

Michael schneker

To coincide with  UK Tour

Award-winning, legendary rock guitarist Michael Schenker will release a new double A-side single “Rock City” b/w “Good Times” on Monday 11th January, to celebrate his nationwide UK tour that starts at Bilston The Robin 2 on Wednesday January 20, 2016.

The single is taken from Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock album Spirit On A Mission. The tour will see Schenker perform album tracks including the singles Communion, Vigilante Man and Live and Let Live, plus UFO, MSG, & Scorpions classics.

Michael Schenker will perform tracks from his current studio album Spirit On A Mission which features the singles Vigilante Man and Live and Let Live.

Schenker tracks Spirit On A Mission is a rapturous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by some of the best musicians in rock.

 

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S

TEMPLE OF ROCK JANUARY 2016 UK TOUR

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