Year : 1991 (Japan SHM-CD Remastered Edition 2018)
Style : Hard Rock , Classic Rock
Country : United States
Audio : 320 kbps + scans + Video
Size : 124 mb
38 Special (also written .38 Special or Thirty-Eight Special) is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida.The band's first two albums had a strong southern rock influence. By the early 1980s, .38 Special shifted to a more accessible arena rock style without abandoning its southern rock roots. This shift helped to usher in a string of successful albums and singles.Their breakthrough hit was "Hold On Loosely" (1981). "Caught Up in You" (1982) and "If I'd Been the One" (1984) both hit No. 1 on Billboard magazine's Album Rock Tracks chart. "Back Where You Belong" (1984) continued the annual sequence of radio favorites. In 1985 they had another hit with "Teacher Teacher", written by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. The song climbed to #4 on the Billboard Top Tracks Chart, spending 10 weeks on the chart from the soundtrack of the 1984 film Teachers. "Second Chance" was a No. 1 hit on Billboard's adult contemporary chart in 1989, followed by "The Sound of Your Voice" in 1991 (Billboard Hot 100 #33) from Bone Against Steel and "Fade to Blue" from the album Resolution made it to #33 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1997.In 2007, 38 Special was the opening act on Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.'s Rowdy Frynds Tour, and on September 27, 2008, they filmed a CMT Crossroads special with country singer Trace Adkins, performing both artists' hits from over the years. In 2009, 38 Special opened for REO Speedwagon and Styx as part of the "Can't Stop Rockin' Tour."As of 2014, the lineup consists of Don Barnes, guitarist Danny Chauncey, keyboardist Bobby Capps, drummer Gary Moffatt, and bassist Barry Dunaway. In 2012 a notice was posted on 38 Special's website saying Van Zant would not tour with the band due to health issues related to inner-ear nerve damage, although he would continue to write and record with the band. In 2013, after nearly a year of missing performances, it was confirmed that Donnie Van Zant had officially left 38 Special after 39 years, and was retiring from music. In 2014, longtime bassist Larry Junstrom was replaced by Barry Dunaway. Dunaway has filled in for Junstrom for a handful of shows in 2011, and a few shows in 2013 as well. Junstrom was forced to retire due to a hand injury, that required surgery. This leaves only Don Barnes as an original member, although Barnes was absent from the band from 1987 until 1992.
Japanese music market did it again: all the best 38 SPECIAL albums finally have been remastered, a 2017 fresh treatment using the original US analog master tapes and pressed on high quality SHM-CD. It's all done in wonderful cardboard sleeve mini LP replica, which also faithfully replicates the OBI design of the Japanese first pressing LP.And now we have here in exclusive "Bone Against Steel", another 38 Special fav of mine.Recorded 1990 and released the following year, "Bone Against Steel" is a distinctive US Rock 1990 album. This year was quite unique in terms of sound production for rock music in America - and some of the greatest melodic hard rock albums of all time appeared this year.The overall 'glammy / hair metal / AOR' sound of 1987-1989 was replaced by a more rootsy rock style still retaining the gloss and crystal clear production. Take as example Damn Yankees, Bad Company's 'Holy Water', Cinderella's 'Heartbreak Station', etc.38 Special always was bluesy based, and this perfecly fit the 'rootsy factor', so their new album only needed the 'gloss and crystal clear production'.But the band also wanted a more 'classic American' melodic songwriting, and called an expert for it: Survivor's Jim Peterik.Peterik co-wrote 3 songs for "Bone Against Steel", but also provided a general orientation."Bone Against Steel", while still faithful to 38 Special bluesy style, sounds and feels melodic hard rock 1990.It's not strange that opener "The Sound of Your Voice" was a major hit, and one of three songs co-written by Peterik. The song, with a vocal hook in the chorus very reminiscent of Survivor's 'I Can't Hold Back', reached #2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.Another of the Peterik songs, "Rebel To Rebel", also did it well in the chart, and it's one of the CD highlights. "You Be the Dam, I'll Be the Water" was co-written by the great Van Stephenson, a wonderful tune.Call me nuts if "Don't Wanna Get It Dirty" doesn't sounds like one of Damn Yankees' debut inside tracks, and it's not surprising at all to hear Jack Blades providing background vocals.Also on the album there's Bad Company's Brian Howe contributing backing vocals, another of the above aforementioned comparisons.One of the reasons I like 38 Special "Bone Against Steel" so much is the strong melodic songwriting, but essentially, its 1990 sound production. Think Damn Yankees' debut, Bad Company's 'Holy Water' or even Survivor, just more bluesy.The original CD release always has sounded very good to me, however this fresh Japanese remaster on SHM-CD is a step above, fuller.
Donnie Van Zant – vocals
Jeff Carlisi – guitar
Danny Chauncey – guitar
Max Carl – keyboards, vocals
Jack Grondin – drums
Larry Junstrom – bass
Jack Blades – background vocals
Brian Howe – background vocals
Robert White Johnson – background vocals
Michael Hoskin, Larry Jackson – horns
Scott Meeder – percussion, cymbals
The Six Groomers – background vocals
01. The Sound of Your Voice 4:57
02. Signs of Love 4:49
03. Last Thing I Ever Do 5:22
04. You Definitely Got Me 5:08
05. Rebel to Rebel 5:33
06. Bone Against Steel 5:22
07. You Be the Dam, I'll Be The Water 4:24
08. Jimmy Gillum 5:05
09. Tear It Up 4:38
10. Don't Wanna Get It Dirty 4:36
11. Burning Bridges 4:46
12. Can't Shake It 3:28
13. Treasure 5:48
+ Video "The Sound of Your Voice" (Official Video)
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