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on April 30, 2017
This is a critical and definitive CD! UFO really gained prominence from the issue of "Lights Out". It is this CD that made myself and many other listeners aware of this fabulous group of English musicians with a young German guitar prodigy named Michael Schenker. Beside "Lights Out" the song "Too Hot To Handle" is present. Any 1970s Heavy Metal music fan must have this CD in their collection! It is superb listening! Additional live tracks are included along with the original album tracks.
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on June 21, 2013
In 1977 London based UFO, released their 6th studio album "Lights Out". 1976's "Heavy Petting", to me was a complete bust after their strong "Force It", the year before, the album had no feel and the songs just didn't click. Here Phil Mogg, vocals, Michael Schenker guitar, Paul Raymond keyboards, Pete Way bass and Andy Parker drums delivered a rockin' classic here. Produced by Ron Nevison, who produced some of the heavy weights of hard rock. Paul Raymond joined the band on this release, replacing Danny Peyronnel. Recorded at the famed Air Studios, owned by Beatle producer George Martin, who would produce UFO's "No Place To Run", in 1980, but that's another review. "Lights Out", starts off with the smoldering classic "Too Hot To Handle", Schenker's guitar is really tuned on this one. Paul Raymond on keyboards and Schenker give "Just Another Suicide", it's flavor, great song. The ballad "Try Me", solid tune, strings added to the affect ,(the first crack in the armor with Pete Way), Schenker's guitar solo is a god send. The title track is UFO at their most powerful, Phil's vocals are a hit, "Lights Out, Lights Out in London". "Getting Ready", maybe not their best tune off the album, but Michael's guitar saves this one. They really do the Love cover "Alone Again Or", a great reading, even the horns are tops, no shame at all. "Electric Phase", Schenker does it again and then you get "Love To Love", from the beginning with Parker's gong, to Raymond's keyboards and the bass playing of Way, this song scores a 100 in the hard rock markets. Mogg's vocals are just right on this, Schenker's guitar is killer, nice strings too. "Misty Green And Blue", great ending, it just ends. The bonus tracks are live numbers from the album. Great release from UFO!
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on August 19, 2008
I purchased this because it has been remasterd as well as 4 added 'live' tracks. This CD is worth the price just for the live version of the song 'Lights Out'!! It is the exact same performance of the video clip that`s on the UFO DVD 'Too Hot to Handle'--that live video clip gives you an visual and audio appreciation of how good UFO and Michael Schenker were live back in the late 70`s and it is a GREAT performance!! And the exact same audio clip that`s included on this CD is audibly even better--the overpowered Marshall amp that Michael Schenker is using will 'explode' thru your speakers and you will hear the subtle use of his 'wah wah' pedal during his first solo [which he absloutely 'rips'!!] as well as the following 'chorus' etc!! And most likely, once you hear it, you will use the 'repeat' function on your CD player!

So if you are a fan of UFO and a fan of Micheal Schenker then buy this CD as there are some great 'studio songs' on it that demonstrate the creativity and different styles of this talented band along with the addition of the 4 'live' tracks that gives you some great 'live' UFO!! And as I already wrote, the 'live' version of 'Lights Out' is 'blistering' esp. the 2 guitar solos by Schenker!

BTW 'You Tube' has the video clip of this live 'Lights Out' performance so check it out if you haven`t yet seen it as I feel it is Michael Schenker and UFO at their very best! Also it is part of the UFO DVD 'Too Hot to Handle' which is also a 'must own' to any UFO fan!
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on October 3, 2016
This item is classic hard rock fast furious bone crushing solos schenker and uli Jon Roth guitar player for scorpions would go on to release some of the most intense fast solos ever heard in music this album along with the other 1970s Ufo albums would become a major influence for thrash metal and neoclassical metal in the 1980s i highly recommend for fans of heavy fast hard rock
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on March 23, 2017
Looked for this for quite some time... Wonderful album, brings back great memories.... 😎
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on May 23, 2017
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on November 14, 2011
Lights Out is the 1st of 3 albums (Light's Out, Obsession, and 1995's Walk on Water) recorded by what is considered the classic lineup of UFO with vocalist Phil Mogg, guitarist Michael Schenker, bassist Peter Way, rhythm guitarist/keyboardist Paul Raymond, and drummer Andy Parker. The new comer then was Paul Raymond who replaced keyboardist Danny Peyronel. Raymond's proficiency at both guitar and keyboards added versatility to the sound of UFO.

Light's Out has a lighter and more progressive rock sound than its predecessors (Force It, No Heavy Petting) and successor (Obsession) of the 1st Schenker era. The title track is the only one that can be called heavy metal. Most of the songs are more of the arena rock genre that was popular in the day. There is no new unreleased material for the bonus tracks on this album. The bonus tracks are four live versions of the tracks on this album.
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on December 20, 2012
"Lights Out" is UFO's 6ths full-length effort and by this time they have reached their peak. There is a good reason why this album is considered to be their best album by many. Michael Schenker places some very memorable solos on here such as the ending part of "Try Me" and "Love To Love." The album starts of with a typical UFO rocker "Too Hot To Handle." Then they delve into the more progressive melodic "Just Another Suicide." Another highlight of this album is the rockin' "Getting Ready." However "Love to Love" is my favorite all time UFO song. This over 7 minute epic shows that the band can write some integrate music. It's almost got a symphonic rock feel too it and is found on most UFO live or best of albums.

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on May 27, 2017
Always loved this,a true classic.
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on September 10, 2016
UFO released many albums during their days, back in the '70s. I had several of them on vinyl. Many say that 'Lights Out' was their best album. I tend to agree. This one is the one I chose to add to my CD library. It sounds great. I love it.
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