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Encore Records Ltd

Blackthorne - Afterlife / Don't Kill The Thrill - 2CD

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2 CDs - UK Import - remastered with bonus tracks

 A “super-group”, in the truest sense, the original band featured Graham Bonnet, whose lengthy career includes a successful solo career, albums with Alcatrazz, which had featured early outings for both Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Steve Vai, spots with The Michael Schenker Group, Anthem and Impelliterri, but is probably best known for fronting the mainstream, commercial breakthrough for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, with 1979’s “Down To Earth”.

Lead guitarist Bob Kulick established himself working with Meat Loaf and KISS. Jimmy Waldo is probably best known for his keyboards with Alcatrazz, and was previously in the AOR band New England. Blackthorne’s line-up was completed by Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali on drums.

Work began on a follow-up album to 1993's 'Afterlife', resulting in the first ten tracks featured here.

The “lost” second album, “Don’t Kill The Thrill” demonstrates what a powerful unit Blackthrone had become in a short period of time. The previously unreleased 10 track “Don’t Kill The Thrill” album has been augmented by no less than 20 bonus tracks, including rare live recordings captured in the States and Japan.