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Beast From the East [Live]

DokkenAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002H6J
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,277 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Unchain The Night
2. Tooth And Nail
3. Dream Warriors
4. Kiss Of Death
5. When Heaven Comes Down
6. Into The Fire
7. Mr. Scary
8. Heaven Sent
9. It's Not Love
10. Alone Again
11. Just Got Lucky
12. Breaking The Chains
13. In My Dreams
14. Walk Away

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Live document of Dokken's strongest era October 24, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album was from a tour supporting Back for the Attack and has songs from all of Dokken's first four albums, which most agree are their true prime. Labels and bands love to put out live albums, of course, because they serve as de facto Greatest Hits albums, cost relatively little to make, and don't require new songwriting. On that level, this live album works really well and shows that Dokken can deliver these songs live. It's fun to hear them singing "In My Dreams" and other songs without benefit of studio overdubs. Many live albums contain a lot of dubs. I can't be sure they didn't tamper with this album, but if they did you can't tell.
The production is merely ok, though. There is too much reverb even for a live album and it comes off a bit muddy. It's better than bootleg quality by far, but it's not a crystal clear live album like some of the best I've heard.
Moreover, as a live album it doesn't really transcend the studio albums...Dokken's performance is good, but mostly pretty straight ahead. George Lynch's guitar solo is a special treat, but mostly you hear the songs played much like the albums. This isn't a harsh criticism, but still the album doesn't belong in the very top tier of classic live albums.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Live Album...........For A Hairband March 1, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The All Music Guide has rated this album to be Dokken's best album, but don't forget "Tooth And Nail"(1984) and "Under Lock And Key"(1985) too. Dokken gives one hell of a proformence on their 1988 live album. It tells you that how good Dokken was as a live act, this album shows what the 80's hairbands had to offer, beside's their big hair and spandex pants. These guys (Dokken) had talent big time. But there is still one thing that they should have done on this album? They should have added the 3 songs they took out of this album when it came to CD. The 3 songs they took out were "Standing In The Shadows", "Turn On The Action" and "Sleepless Night". To me, if they ever re-package and re-master this album, they should add those songs as well. This is a fun album to listen too. This was one of my favorite albums for the summer of '88 and it still is. Note to the headbangers of the world: "Be true, bang your head and play it loud! The 80's still rock...........
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best live rock album ever. July 3, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I remember when I got for my birthday as a present back in 1989, "Beast From The East" by Dokken. I liked it... but then in 1995-1996 I realized it is the BEST EVER live album a rock band has ever done... I admit it, I've still to listen to "Live in Budokkan" by Cheap Trick... but I have listened to and have, Kiss' "Alive" and "Alive 2", Ozzy Osbourne's "Tribute", Mötley Crüe's "Entertainment Or Death", Journey's "Greatest Hits Live", Van Halen's "Right Here, Right Now LIVE", The Scorpions' "World Wide Live", Rush's "Differente Stages" and many others... but the truth is, this IS the best live album I have EVER heard. First of all, one of the most important factors of a live albums is the crowd. It sounds like a million lions in the album, AMAZING. Then of course comes the musicianship... and the guys make it worth your while. SOmething that I have to bring out especially is the quality of Don Dokken's vocals, he sings like a god, I've NEVER heard a better singer in a live album... not even Steve Perry or Paul Stanley, who were and are unbelievable. You can especially notice this when you compare it to last year's live album by Dokken, they still sound good but there really is no point in comparison. George Lynch is also incredible, being the only guitarist that I've heard who can play tiny little solos between chords in the songs, and make it sound completely and utterly seamless... you gotta hear it to believe it. I give it five stars, and if there were 10, then ten it would be. Buy it. You WILL like it, you will LOVE it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beast from the East Live, is a must own. May 16, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best live albums of the Metal Genre. Don Dokken holds court in Japan, and the fans absolutley love Dokken. He holds the audience in the palm of his hand, and the audience interaction is incredible. This was at the height of their popularity, about 1987-88, as it was shortly after the film "Nightmare on Elm Street, 3" was on the big screen, and Dokken was a big part of that film, as they sang the movie's theme, "Dream Warriors", and even starred in their own video with Freddy Krueger, and Christen! All the Dokken classics are there, and "Its Not Love", Unchain the Night, and Tooth and Nail, have never sounded better live. I loved the artwork on the album cover so much, that I am having it done on my own back! Its about 40 % done, the centerpiece is nearly complete, but the tough part is going to be the ocean in the background. I actually got to show Don Dokken the work in progress as I won backstage passes from a local radio show to a Dokken Concert here in New Mexico. They still sound great, and I recommend this album to any Dokken fan, or metal fan out there.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential LIVE Dokken Release Japanese release that is November 18, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
First off this is a great live release from Dokken playing live in Tokyo, Japan. this is a review of the 2 disc Japanese edition it has 17 songs they are
1.Unchain the night
2.Tooth and Nail
3.Standing in the Shadows* NOT ON US RELEASE
4.Sleepless Nights* NOT ON US RELEASE
5.Dream Warriors
6.Kiss Of Death
7.When Heaven Comes Down
8.Into The Fire
9.Mr. Scary END DISC 1
1.Heaven Sent
2.It's Not Love
3.Alone Again
4.Just Got Lucky
5.Breaking The Chains
6.In My Dreams
7.Turn On The Action* NOT ON US RELEASE
8.Walk Away (studio track)
The 2 disc version runs around 90 minutes or so maybe longer or shorter can't remember but its longer then the US one at 70 odd minutes long. This is the whole show and in order it also shows Dokken in their prime buy this and under lock and key and tooth and nail and MAYBE back for the attack as well. 5 stars is not enough I give it 10
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
George Lynch is Amazzing!!!!
Published 10 days ago by Frank Watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings back fond memories.
Had this one years ago on LP. For the price I couldn't let this one escape. I saw Dokken several years ago and this CD brings back many of the old memories.
Published 2 months ago by Charles M. Crater
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Live Metal Gem!
This is truly a essential Live metal album by dokken that you have to get!

Great vocals and screaming guitars!! One of the best live cds i've heard! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Marcky-Marc
4.0 out of 5 stars great live set
Not a fan of the band but I do enjoy their music and the energy showcased on this live album.
Published 16 months ago by Carlos S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album concert
the very best album concert, I don't know how they record, it seems like we are standing in the front of the stage... amazing...
Published 17 months ago by Ando
4.0 out of 5 stars Rockin' with Dokken - Live!
"Hair metal" heroes Dokken released their first live album, titled Beast From the East, in 1988. I don't usually bother with live albums, but I was a HUGE Dokken fan back in the... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Justin G.
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok...from a Dokken and Lynch fan!
I am a big Dokken fan and a huge George Lynch fan in general...that said, there is not much to say about this release other than it is basically the studio versions done on stage... Read more
Published on November 7, 2010 by Paul J. Moreau
5.0 out of 5 stars Have this on Cassette.
I've had this on Cassette since the early 90's. One of the best live albums of all time.
Published on November 28, 2009 by KN Musician
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best live albums of the 80's
Dokken's melodic hard rock sound soars in this one, is a really cool live recording. You get Dokken's hits plus their last studio song before the first brake up, Walk Away. Read more
Published on November 7, 2009 by Kevin Nazario Bartolomei
3.0 out of 5 stars WTF Did SITS Go????
Ok, I've been a Dokken fan for a long time, and this is a killer live album if you like their style of 80's rock. Read more
Published on February 7, 2008 by H. Dabbs
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