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Bonfire - Legends

Bonfire - Legends

Label : AFM Records | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Full-length CD

Sjak : In March of this year the German melodic rock band Bonfire brought the album ‘Temple Of Lies’ to market and the somewhat heavier song material that was to be found on there was quite to my liking. Barely half a year later this double album ‘Legends’ is released, on which no less than thirty-two covers are to be found from a number of prominent bands in the genre. As such there are among others tunes of Toto, Rainbow, UFO, Survivor, Deep Purple, House Of Lords, Queensrÿche and Hardline placed on these two discs and it has to be said that everything is performed quite well. Especially the cover versions of the Rainbow tracks ‘Stone Cold’, ‘Death Alley Driver’ and ‘Black Masquerade’ sound quite nice as well as ‘Burning Heart’ (Survivor), ‘I Surrender’ (Russ Ballard), ‘Hot Cherie’ (Hardline) and ‘Lights Out’ (UFO). Of course it’s always very difficult to deliver added value to these kind of world-class songs and in this case that also certainly didn’t happen. What remains is a double-CD full of quite nice easy listening cover versions but which certainly can’t equal the sheer class of the original versions. Knowing the prominence of the material on offer here and the fact that all melodic rock fans will have the original versions in their collection I’m afraid that not too many people are anxiously awaiting this ‘Legends’ release. That accounts for the fact that this record will be categorized as a somewhat superfluous release, but then one which at times is still providing the necessary listening pleasure…

Tracklisting CD1:
1. Africa
2. Hold The Line
3. Rosanna
4. Man On The Silver Mountain
5. I Surrender
6. Stone Cold
7. Death Alley Driver
8. Black Masquerade
9. Burning Heart
10. Eye Of The Tiger
11. Caught In The Game
12. Doctor Doctor
13. Lights Out
14. Rock Bottom
15. Child In Time

Tracklisting CD2:
16. Jet City Woman
17. Silent Lucidity
18. Eyes Of A Stranger
19. Tears In The Rain
20. The First Time
21. Save Up All Your Tears
22. Hot Cherie
23. Dr. Love
24. Hallelujah
25. Rebellion
26. Heavy Metal Breakdown
27. Love Don’t Lie
28. I Wanna Be Loved
29. King Of Dreams
30. Frei Wie Die Geier
31. Erinnerung
32. Alt Wie Eind Baum

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