Lightning Strikes Again

May 13, 2008 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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  • Original Release Date: May 13, 2008
  • Release Date: May 13, 2008
  • Label: Rhino Atlantic
  • Copyright: 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 51:11
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  • ASIN: B0018MPENW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,958 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I swear he sounds just like George Lynch on this CD.
DokkenGal
It has been a VERY long time since I popped an "album" in, listened to it in its entirety and ABSOLUTELY enjoyed it in one take.
A. G. Black
I have always been a big DOKKEN fan, even when it was not "COOl" to like 80's style Hard Rock & Metal.
L. Hill

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56 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Erik Rupp VINE VOICE on June 14, 2008
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Dokken released some of the 80's best Melodic Metal albums, including Breaking the Chains, Tooth and Nail, and Under Lock and Key, and released one more good album in Back for the Attack before tensions in the band split them apart.

In the 90's they got back together and released the fantastic Dysfunctional album. That was an album that saw their 80's style updated to fit better in the grungy 90's without sacrificing the basic elements of their sound. Following that album they released the puzzling Shadowlife - and album of dark, grungy, alternative leaning songs that turned off many of their fans. Guitarist George Lynch parted ways with the band and they hired former Winger guitar player Reb Beach and released the much heralded Erase the Slate. Erase the Slate was much closer in style to their 80's sound than either of it's predecessors, and the album went a long way towards recapturing the fans turned off by Shadowlife.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John C. Bitante on May 17, 2008
Format: Audio CD
In looking at the previous reviews, it seems to me that most people that gave this album a poor review do so by way of comparison. No - this is not Dokken circa 1986 with George Lynch shredding every song and Don's voice in his prime. But for the 2008 version of Dokken, this is a very good album. I have to agree with several of the previous reviewers in that 'Hell to Pay' and 'Long Way Home' were forgettable albums. I listened to each of those albums from the beginnig to end and except for maybe 1 catchy song on each I felt no reason to play them again. Not so with LSA. This is a very strong album, with a nice mix of up-tempo tunes mixed with a few ballads. And who in the Metal world sings a love-gone-bad ballad better than Don Dokken? I was very pleasantly surprised by Jon Levin's guitar work, and Mick was spot-on with the drums as always. Some of my favorites were "Standing on the Outside", "Heart To Stone", "How I MIss Your Smile", "I Remember" (great guitar work here), and "This Fire". This album has found it's way into my CD changer since I bought it, and I don't se it coming out any time soon. Now - is this as good as some of those great Dokken albums of the 80's - not quite - but when judged on its own it is a solid album. I don't think any Dokken or Hard Rock fan for that fact would be disappointed!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Exile On My Street VINE VOICE on May 17, 2008
Format: Audio CD
It appears that 2008 is going to be the year for a resurgence of 80's metal as Iron Maiden just released their best of for the decade, Whitesnake has given us the excellent "Good To Be Bad" and Dokken wants to prove that the 80's are not dead with their newest release "Lightning Strikes Again", taking the title from a song on their most popular album, "Under Lock and Key" from 1985. Has it really been THAT long? Although this release will not make you forget Dokken's glory days of "Key" or "Tooth and Nail", respectively, it is definitely a step up from their last studio effort, the dismal "Hell To Pay" in 2004.

As may be expected Don Dokken's voice has lost some of the range it once possessed and has grown raspier over the last 20 years, but NOT as expected, the sound of the band themselves has not changed a bit. Guitarist Jonathan Levin proves he has the chops to be a worthy successor to George Lynch which was NOT an easy space to fill. Listen to the solo on the opening track for proof.

Opening with the heavy but melodic "Standing On the Outside" and "Give Me a Reason" the CD is a combination of patented Dokken rockers ("Heart To Stone", "Disease", "Point of No Return") power ballads ("How I Miss Your Smile", "I Remember"), and pure guilty pleasure melodic metal ("Oasis", "It Means"). In short, this release has everything that someone would expect from a Dokken release.

"Lightning Strikes Again" may not be enough to make you forget their classics like "Tooth and Nail" or "Under Lock and Key" from the 1980's, however it IS enough, for now, to perhaps make you forget it is the year 2008. And depending on how you look at it, that may not be such a bad thing at all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Zombie Slasher on August 5, 2008
Format: Audio CD
As awesome, smooth, and brilliant as "Hell To Pay", Dokken's comeback album from 2004, is; their "Lightning Strikes Again" is a really great follow-up to it. The music is still smooth and brilliant so many clever guitar riffs, catchy drum tempos, great bass work, as well as Don Dokken's smooth melodic vocals. Even with George Lynch being long gone from the band, the guitar riffs and solos are still a very big important factor in making each song as awesome and unique as possible. John Levin proves once again to be a very worthy replacement. The rest of the line-up for this album contain Barry Sparks on bass and Mick Brown on drums.

This album tells a very basic but very touching story about a long running relationship that was believed to be perfect just breaking up. Each song contains a lot of emotional yet well worded and well thought out lyrics dealing with that sort of situation with a lot of strong depth and emotion. Don Dokken really brings out the lyrics to each and every track on this album perfectly with the right emotions for each song along with his smooth vocals. The music also backs up the lyrics, depth, and emotions by setting the right mood for each and every track. It is just as easy to feel the depth and emotions for each track through the music as it is through the vocals. The guitar riffs and solos, bass work, drum tempos, and vocals all go together perfectly without missing a beat or getting sloppy even once. There are a lot of great multi-talents and sophistication being present to form a very fine unique art to this album. The album is also in top production to help bring out the great talents and other fine qualities about it even more.

Dokken has been around for over twenty-five years now, and they are still together and still going strong. Their concerts are still getting large turn-outs and their albums are still selling millions of copies all over the world. This album is one fine example of why all that is.
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