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TYGERS OF PAN TANG To Release Limited Edition CD, The Tygers Sessions: The First Wave

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, December 8, 2014 @ 3:49 PM


From The Spellbound Sessions And The Wildcat Sessions EPs

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Old School NWOBHM rockers TYGERS OF PAN TANG are set to release a special Limited Edition album titled The Tygers Sessions: The First Wave via Skol Records. The CD will be limited to only 1000 copies and will include 11 classic songs of the band, re-recorded for the anniversary EP releases The Spellbound Sessions and The Wildcat Sessions, which were originally available through the band's fan-club and website only, and quickly sold out.

Founding member and guitarist Robb Weir had this to say:

“I am very proud of the band's history as well as the current lineup. We should never forget the TYGERS history and hope this shows we will always recognise the early days of the band. There are a lot of bands that want to modernise their sound or image and forget what made them great in the beginning… I am not one of them. We are very pleased with the end result, in particular with the recorded sound achieved, it really does capture the early '80s NWOBHM spirit and feel we were looking for. To achieve that raw, almost 'live' vibe to the sound, we even replicated the microphone positioning that was used on the original recording.”

"I would be lying if I were to say I'm a big fan of re-recording classic tracks, but in the case of TYGERS OF PAN TANG it's different,” says Skol Records CEO Bart Gabriel. They've managed to keep the original vibe and magic, while delivering absolutely great sounding alternate versions of their classics. Remember SAXON and their great Heavy Metal Thunder album? We are talking about similar quality here. Let's not forget that TYGERS are not only the "goldmine of great riffs", but one of the bands that defined NWOBHM. It's an incredibly huge honour to have them on our roster.”

The Tygers Sessions: The First Wave CD will be released on February 28th, and will include a thick booklet with lyrics, liner notes, and a lot of previously unseen pictures.

Tracklisting:

  • “Euthanasia”
  • “Slave To Freedom”
  • “Suzie Smiled”
  • “Don't Touch Me There”
  • “Wildcatz”
  • “Gangland”
  • “Take It”
  • “Hellbound”
  • “Mirror”
  • “Tyger Bay”
  • “Don't Stop By”


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