Dokken : “The Elektra Albums 1983 – 1987 ” CD & LP 27th January 2023 BMG. USA Hard Rock band.
I must say I came into this band later in the eighties, this band has somehow made an impact mostly in the states and in Japan. They surely became more famous with MTV videos and their song in the movie soundtrack. At least I love their album Back For the Attack for me regroups all their first creations in a most powerful one.
Don’t get me wrong I like the first albums, they are just more Rock than the last one that crossed the line towards Heavy Metal vibes, thanks to Georges Lynch‘s shredding style that summoned up that powers the melodies and heavy tunes. Of course when you get into the previous album after liking the oldest one you don’t have that same feeling when you discover a band from their first release. I suppose seeing the popularity of the band, the states have more love than Europe has.
In the nineties, the band separated ways in half which led to each doing other things and bands. Due to the fan base being willing to see the band reform; it happened. Sadly to me, they lost the soul Dokken was spilling around the globe. Of course, this is my own perception of what I feel about this band. George hasn’t lost his style nor even his great playing, Don had on his side, suffer from health issues. Fans are then also cut in half, the ones who are happy to see them back and those disappointed.
In the end, it is always a matter of life, we grow older as the member of the band we love. Some bands still got the guts and passion to keep the flame alive and some have lost it. So this is the time to get yourself a favor and get this nice box set with their best efforts.
What’s included :
Breaking The Chains (1983) – US #136 Includes “Breaking The Chains” (#32 US Rock) and “Paris Is Burning (Live)” Tooth And Nail (1984) – PLATINUM – US #49 Includes “Into The Fire” (#21 US Rock), “Just Got Lucky” (#27 US Rock), and “Alone Again” (#64 US Hot 100, #20 US Rock) Under Lock And Key (1985) – PLATINUM – US #32 Includes “The Hunter” (#25 US Rock), “In My Dreams” (#77 US Hot 100, #24 US Rock) Back For The Attack (1987) – PLATINUM – US #13 // UK #96 // SWISS #25 // SWEDEN #19 // FINLAND #18 Includes The Theme From Nightmare On Elm Street 3, “Dream Warriors” (#22 US Rock), “Burning Like A Flame” (#72 US Hot 100, #20 US Rock, #78 UK Singles Chart), and “Prisoner” (#37 US Rock)
5LP boxset includes:
Breaking The Chains 1LP Tooth And Nail 1LP Under Lock And Key 1LP Back For The Attack 2LP
4CD boxset includes:
Breaking The Chains 1CD Tooth And Nail 1CD Under Lock And Key 1CD Back For The Attack 1CD
Hailing from Los Angeles, Dokken released a string of platinum albums throughout the 1980’s, and toured the globe with the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal, including Van Halen, Aerosmith, Metallica, Scorpions, and Kiss.
Remastered to sound the best of time and a great collectible
Get it for the next year’s gift 100/100.