Under The Blade [CD/DVD Combo]
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OK. Now down to business. "Under the Blade" has never been known for its great production values. It's more about the energy and the rawness of the music. This album always has had and still does have a very New Wave of British Heavy Metal sound and feel to it. If you love the first Iron Maiden album or that first Def Leppard record or some of those Saxon albums, then this one will fit right in with your collection. The re-mastering brings out more low-end than the original version and it sounds a bit more full. The drums really benefit as they sound more powerful and the sound overall has a little more "beef" to it. Short of the band going back in and re-recording this album, this is probably about as good as it's going to get. And even if they did re-record it, I highly doubt that they would be able to re-capture the energy that they had during the original recording. And I can't see how Dee would ever re-create those screams he lets out during the title track. The second one has to be one of the greatest screams in rock and roll history! I'm not going to go thru a track by track review because if you've gotten to this point, you're already familiar with them. But if you've got a nice sounding system and a subwoofer, "Destroyer" will rattle your windows and piss off the neighbors!Read more ›
First of all this is NOT the Atlantic records version. This album has sold over 2 million copies. Atlantic records & Warner international are not going to turn over their master tapes to bottom feeders like Eagle Rock.
Eagle Rock obtained these tapes from Jay Jay French & French Management Enterprises then did the remastering themselves. The copyright on this copy is 1982. The Atlantic version is copyright 1982 & 1985. The reason being that Atlantic didn't release this album until after Stay Hungry.
This CD is missing the song "I'll Never Grow Up" which Atlantic shoved on the album at the last minute.
So what does all of this mean? It means this is as close to the original as you're going to get w/o shelling out a small fortune.
Anybody that claims this to be the Atlantic recordings is sadly mistaken.
Sorry to burst a few bubbles but what I speak is truth.
Now as for my 5 star rating. For $3.99 this CD not only contains the full copy of Under the Blade (minus I'll Never Grow Up). It contains the full Ruff Cuts EP as well as a DVD from the the 1982 Reading Festival.
The picture quality of the DVD is "Ruff" but the audio exceeded my expectations. The Sister is pumped up for this concert. Raw Power! With Fast Eddie Clark, Pete Way, & Lemmy coming out for the finale of the Stones cover It's Only Rock and Roll.
Like I said $3.99 for all of this? Plus Auto-Rip?
Its almost to good to be true.
So come on you SMF pinch yourself & make sure your not dreaming.
Then throw it in the basket & proceed straight to check out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it! Great raw heavy metal sound, much better than the remixed version.Published 20 hours ago by Harrison Kelley
My favorite Twisted Sister album (cassette) and now CD. I enjoy watching the bonus DVD too. This takes me back to a time when rock was raw.Published 1 month ago by Darrel Poppino
The original of this album was the first cassette I bought growing up. I wore it out in my walkman playing it over, and over again. There is not a bad tune on here IMO. Read morePublished 2 months ago by God-Of-Lyf
Excellent remsater CD of Under The Blade by Twisted Sister, the DVD of 1982 Reading Festival was great. Highly recommend this to any TS fan.Published 2 months ago by JJ48fan1095
It a shame that this CD doesn’t contain both versions “Under the Blade”, I know the remixed version has a very 1980’s production values to it, but for rock music the sound of that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jimi Jac
I got mine from the used section and it didn't note whether it would be the original or the double remaster set. Read morePublished 9 months ago by kenneth