Shy - Reflections - The Anthology 1983-2005 (2CD) (Sanctuary Records Group Edition 2005)

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Shy - Reflections - The Anthology 1983-2005 (2CD) (Sanctuary Records Group Edition 2005)

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Shy - Reflections - The Anthology 1983-2005 (2CD) (Sanctuary Records Group Edition 2005)

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Year : 1983-2005 (Sanctuary Records Group Edition 2005)
Style : Melodic Hard Rock , Melodic Heavy Metal
Country : United Kingdom
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans
Size : 348 mb


Bio:

Shy are a British metal band formed in 1980 under the name "Trojan", hailing from Birmingham, England.Formerly known as Trojan, Shy featured vocalist Tony Mills, Steve Harris (guitars) (not to be confused with Iron Maiden's bass player, Steve Harris), Paddy McKenna (keyboards), Mark Badrick (bass) and drummer Alan Kelly. Their first album, called Once Bitten...Twice..., was released in 1983. Initial reports from Kerrang! were positive, however, a reporter[who?] was sarcastic to the band in the interview that would follow. After the release, Mills dropped his David Bowie-esque make up, and Mark Badrick was replaced by former Trouble bassist Roy Davies.Shy made their major label debut on RCA Records with 1985's Brave the Storm. This release gained success despite the single "Hold On (To Your love)" being disqualified from the charts, as early copies included a shrink-wrapped T-shirt. Reviews from Kerrang! were more positive, comparing Mill's soaring vocals with those of Geoff Tate, vocalist of Queensrÿche. In the eighteen months that preceded the band's third album, Shy toured with Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf, Twisted Sister, Gary Moore and UFO.The band's 1987 album, Excess All Areas, was recorded in the Netherlands with producer Neil Kernon. The album featured Shy's biggest hit, "Break Down the Walls", co-written with Don Dokken. The album reached Britain's top 75, with Metal Hammer magazine being appreciative. 1989 saw the release of Misspent Youth on MCA. The album, produced by Roy Thomas Baker, was promoted with American and European tours.By 1994, Mills had been replaced by vocalist Jon Francis. The band's 1994 album, Welcome to the Madhouse was released in Japan by Phonogram but failed to get distribution elsewhere. The band released a live album in 1999, recorded in Europe, and two albums containing previously unreleased songs, Let the Hammer Fall and Regeneration.Mills returned to the band in 2000. In 2002, Shy recorded and released an album featuring Mills, Unfinished Business which saw Man drummer Bob Richards replacing Kelly.In 2005, Shy released Sunset and Vine on the MTM Music label. In addition to Mills, Harris and Davis, this album featured Mills' ex Siam colleague Ian Richardson on rhythm guitar, and keyboard player Joe Basketts who had previously worked with Mills on his solo album.In 2006, Mills met with Norwegian rock act TNT, and announced he was leaving Shy to take up the vocalist slot, empty since the announced departure of Tony Harnell. Shy supported TNT on their final tour.Shy originally had planned for Tony O'Hora to replace Mills. However, Lee Small, formerly of Surveillance and Phenomena, took the helm for a handful of gigs before parting company with Shy in January 2009, he is now once again Shy's vocalist. The band's latest album, entitled simply Shy was released in Japan in September 2011 on the Marquee Avalon label, and in Europe in October on Escape Music. Ian Richardson (previously in Siam) has since left Shy but provided some additional rhythm guitar on the latest release. Steve Harris died of a brain tumour in October 2011.Steve is irreplaceable and the present line-up is the final one.Template:Says Who.

Album:

During the mid-to-late 1980s, Britain’s homegrown melodic hard rock scene was blessed with an embarrassment of riches. No one who lived through the era could forget the hook-friendly quality of (takes a deep breath…) FM, Tobruk, Strangeways, Dare, Terraplane, Lionheart, Heavy Pettin’, Airrace, Bronz, Virginia Wolf, Kooga, Robin George, etc, or indeed the subject of this two-CD retrospective, Birmingham’s own SHY.Unlike many of the aforementioned acts, however, Shy could easily be distinguished from the pack. And they still can.As requested, here’s ”Reflections; The Anthology 1983-2005”, the 2-CD set covering the story of these impressive melodic hard rockers, at places AOR of the highest order. There’s some rarities included, but the big deal is to have the best of SHY into one place, and beautifully remastered.Along with FM and Thunder, SHY is the best melodic hard rock band the UK has produced ever.The band’s origins date back to 1980 when they were known as Trojan. The Trojan sound was surprisingly heavy, ”Beyond The Realms Of Death” by Midlands neighbours Judas Priest sometimes slipped into their live set.In a fortuitous coincidence, vocalist Tony Mills was sacked by his former band on the day before the nucleus of guitarist Steve Harris, classically trained keyboardist Paddy McKenna, bassist Mark Badrick and drummer Alan Kelly received an offer to make an album for Ebony Records. They’d already tested the water with the track ‘Tonight’, which featured on the Hull-based label’s compilation disc, Metal Warriors.Gradually the SHY music became more commercial and intricate, Mills’ habit of wearing Bowie-esque make- up also winning them extra attention. In late 1983, the debut album, Once Bitten… Twice Shy was referred to in 1983 as “perhaps the greatest English pomp rock album of all time” by Kerrang!’s Xavier Russell.However, a precedent was set when the same magazine interviewed the band. Besides griping about having paid for his own copy of the album, their journalist’s patronising, sarcastic article (“If cities were people, then culturally Birmingham would be [buffoon-like comedian] Arthur Mullard”) baited SHY unnecessarily, initiating a sometimes frosty relationship with the gentlemen of the press.Having being chatted up in the lavatories of what he’d failed to recognise as a gay bar, and in full spandex regalia during a post-gig celebration, Mills dispensed with the facial embellishments. “I was so niave,” he now laughs. “All those guys wearing big medallions, dancing with one another. I’ve never run down a flight of stairs so fast in my life. The make- up had to go.”Meanwhile, Badrick’s love of kung fu resulted in too many broken fingers and thumbs, so ex-Trouble man Roy Davis succeeded him by the time SHY moved to RCA Records for their next album, recorded with Tony Platt.Impressed by his credentials with Foreigner and AC/DC (Platt was Mutt Lange’s favoured choice of engineer) Tony came to SHY having completed Uriah Heep’s ‘Equator’ album.SHY’s major label debut, Brave The Storm, drew further praise from Kerrang! in 1985. This time Paul Suter enthused over Mills’ “unflaggingly excellent” vocals, comparing him to Queensrÿche’s Geoff Tate, McKenna’s “admirable” keyboard work also singled out for attention.There would be an 18-month wait for the band’s all-important third album, the interim being filled with roadwork – having already gigged with UFO, Magnum and Twisted Sister, they added Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf and Gary Moore to the list.“Don’t forget Manowar, although we were chucked off that tour,” chuckles Mills at the memory. “It was at a gig in front of 6,000 fans in an Italian cycle stadium and we were going down really well, so they actually unplugged us mid-set. We were later given ‘incompatibility’ as a reason.”During an intensive period of album preparation, RCA proposed the band should relocate to Los Angeles and soak up the Californian hard rock radio vibe. Nobody argued.They wrote the song ‘Break Down The Walls’ with Dokken frontman Don Dokken and fine-tuned a set of quite extraordinary songs, also pulling in the Michael Bolton / Duane Hitchings-penned song ‘Emergency’ that began the album. A cover of Cliff Richard’s ‘Devil Woman’ was included at RCA’s insistence.This time they enlisted Dokken / Queensrÿche / FM producer Neil Kernon for the sessions, which took place in Holland.Released in the spring of 1987, Excess All Areas was easily the band’s best work till that point and remains SHY’s most consistent and acclaimed album. The fans propelled it into Britain’s Top 75, the era’s rock press nodding their approval.Newly launched in the UK, Metal Hammer embraced the cause. “In Steve Harris, Britain has found a guitarist who just might give [Bon Jovi’s] Richie Sambora a run for his money,” they purred. “The energy level barely drops and even their ballads display a controlled urgency that wraps its arms around you and won’t let go.”“This album is the business,” a buoyant Mills informed Kerrang!’s Derek Oliver. “Some groups come back with the same old stuff, just a lick of paint added. Every time we do an LP, I like the idea of closing one door and kicking down the next.”With Bon Jovi and Europe making rock fashionable again, SHY’s timing seemed perfect. Alas, the window of opportunity passed before the band or any of their British rivals could capitalise.Why? Well, for starters SHY’s effervescent confidence was sometimes mistaken for arrogance.“We were the biggest pissheads on the planet, but our humour was misunderstood” theorizes Davies now. “We’d had too much too young, and we blew it with the following album”.Said opus, Misspent Youth, surfaced via new label MCA. “RCA wanted to prove they could break a rock act – all they proved was that they couldn’t,” Mills said in 1989.MCA also chose to despatch SHY to America, where they fell out badly with Roy Thomas Baker during pre-production. Consequently, the former Queen / Foreigner collaborator barely broke sweat on their behalf. The result, sighs Davis, was “a pile of shite”.Returning home, SHY had to defend a record they didn’t believe in to an already hostile press. There were British appearances with the Hunter-Ronson Band, and even Stateside excursions with Badlands, Enuff Z’Nuff and the Sleeze Beez.Shortly afterwards, unhappy with the new material and at loggerheads with Alan Kelly, Mills quit. Former XS/After Hours singer John Francis arrived, but although the music was great (check out the demo track ‘What Love Can Make You Do’) personnel grievances continued.Enter John Ward, an old band-mate of Davis who’d sung with Slash and Madam X (prior to the arrival of Sebastian Bach). Relocating back to Birmingham from California seemed a strange move, but that’s exactly what ‘Wardi’ did in 1993.Having briefly adopted the name of Krazy Krazy, the revised unit wisely reverted to SHY for the following year’s Welcome To The Madhouse album. Overseen again by Kernon, its raucousness offered a change of style yet mostly hit the spot. With the grunge revolution on the horizon, Kerrang! felt obliged to apologise for its four out of five review. Indeed, while writer Steve Beebee hailed Madhouse as “their best record to date”, a disclaimer of “Shy are supposed to be shite, remember?” was also offered.“Wardi was a good singer and is still a mate, but people wanted Tony,” explains Davis. “We made a good record together, but our kind of music was dead and buried.”Time ticked slowly by, the world turned on its axis, and fads came and went. Then in 2000, Mills agreed to try again (on the condition that Alan Kelly exited), an aptly titled comeback album Unfinished Business causing Classic Rock to remark: “Shy have no business sounding this good.”The UK’s Fireworks magazine went still further, casting the next LP Sunset And Vine album as the ‘missing link between Brave The Storm and Excess All Areas. This album raises the banner for the UK melodic rock scene once more,” purred scribe Dave Cockett.All these albums SHY-career are perfectly represented on this ”Reflections; The Anthology 1983-2005”, including a demo of a line-up that never recorded officially.SHY is, without a doubt, one of the greatest Melodic Hard Rock acts ever.

Line-Up:

Tony Mills – Vocals
Steve Harris – Guitar
Ian Richardson – Guitar
Roy Davis – Bass
Paddy McKenna – Keyboards
Mark Badrick – Bass
Alan Kelly – Drums
Bob Richards – Drums
Joe Basketts – Keyboards
Wardi – Vocals
John Francis – Vocals *

Tracklist:

CD1:

01. Deep Water
02. Give Me A Chance
03. Think Of Me
04. Chained By Desire
05. All On You
06. Once Bitten, Twice Shy
07. Hold On (To Your Love)
08. Reflections
09. Keep The Fires Burning
10. The Hunter
11. Brave The Storm
12. Emergency
13. When The Love Is Over
14. Can’t Fight The Nights
15. Just Love Me
16. Break Down The Walls

CD2:

01. Telephone
02. Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love
03. Young Heart
04. Devil Woman
05. Talk To Me
06. Give It All You’ve Got (Demo)
07. Burnin’ Up (Demo)
08. Love On The Line (Demo)
09. Money (Demo)
10. What Love Can Make You Do (Demo) *
11. Crazy Crazy
12. Parasite
13. Young Heart (Acoustic Session)
14. Skydiving
15. Breakaway
16. High Time
17. Soul Searching

Tracks 2-6, 2-7, 2-8, 2-10 and 2-13 marked Previously Unreleased


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