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Rockin” With Dokken Live And Unchained: Rhino Releases New CD And DVD

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Rhino Salutes the Multiplatinum Metal Artists With From Conception: Live 1981, a CD of an Unreleased Concert With 3 Previously Unreleased Songs And The DVD Debut of Their Platinum Home Video Unchain The Night, Expanded With Unreleased Videos

Both Are Available March 13

New Dokken Album Arrives This Summer From Rhino Records

January 16 2007, LOS ANGELES — Dokken ruled the charts and airwaves in the “80s with a trio of platinum albums powered by an unforgettable mix of metal and melody. The band is currently in the studio recording their ninth album, and first for Rhino Records, Lighting Strikes Again, set for release this summer. In anticipation of their new album, Rhino revisits the quartet’s early days with a pair of releases packed with unissued material.

The first release, a CD entitled FROM CONCEPTION: LIVE 1981, captures Dokken in an early, previously unseen concert recorded before the band signed with Elektra. The second release is the DVD debut of the band’s first home video, the platinum-certified UNCHAIN THE NIGHT, which is expanded with unreleased videos and new extended interviews with the band. Each will be available separately on March 13.

FROM CONCEPTION finds singer Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, drummer Mick Brown, and bassist Jeff Pilson ripping through 10 unreleased live performances of several songs that were eventually recorded for the band’s debut album, Breaking The Chains, including “Live To Rock (Rock To Live)” “Night Rider,” the album’s title track and “Paris,” a showcase for Lynch’s formidable guitar heroics. The live disc also contains three previously unreleased songs that were excluded from their debut album because the label did not feel they were commercial enough at the time: “Goin” Down,” “Hit And Run,” and “Liar.”

When Dokken released the home video UNCHAIN THE NIGHT in 1985, the band was touring for its second platinum album, Under Lock And Key. The original VHS release contained on- and off-stage footage shot by the band while on tour in Europe and America. Also included were videos of the hit singles “It’s Not Love” and “In My Dreams” as well as “Into The Fire,” “Just Got Lucky” and “Alone Again” from 1984’s Tooth And Nail.

For its DVD debut, UNCHAIN THE NIGHT is expanded with four previously unreleased videos: “Burning Like A Flame,” and “Heaven Sent” from 1987’s Back For The Attack, plus “Walk Away” a studio track added to the 1988 live album Beast From The East. Also included is the video for “Dream Warriors,” a song for A Nightmare On Elm Street III that featured the band and two stars from the film: Robert Englund (as Freddy Krueger) and Emmy” winner Patricia Arquette. The DVD also features a newly recorded interview with the band.

Dokken recently returned to their Redondo Beach studio to begin work on their ninth studio album, Lightning Strikes Again. Taking its title from a track on Under Lock And Key, the new album will be available this summer from Rhino Records, featuring founding members Don Dokken and Mick Brown along with Jon Levin on guitars and Barry Sparks on bass. The group is also plotting a world tour for later this year, set to begin in June.

FROM CONCEPTION: LIVE 1981

CD Track Listing

  • 1. “Paris”
  • 2. “Goin Down”*
  • 3. “In The Middle”
  • 4. “Young Girls”
  • 5. “Hit And Run”*
  • 6. “Night Rider”
  • 7. GTR Solo
  • 8. “Live To Rock (Rock To Live)”
  • 9. “Breaking The Chains”
  • 10. “Liar”*
  • * Previously unreleased songs


UNCHAIN THE NIGHT

DVD Track Listing

  • 1. “Into The Fire”
  • 2. “Just Got Lucky”
  • 3. “Breaking The Chains”
  • 4. “Alone Again”
  • 5. “The Hunter”
  • 6. “In My Dreams”
  • 7. “It’s Not Love”
  • 8. “Walk Away”**
  • 9. “Dream Warriors”**
  • 10. “Heaven Sent”**
  • 11. “Burning Like A Flame”**
  • ** Unreleased videos with new commentary from the band


Don Dokken: www.dondokken.com




Dokken: www.dokken.net

Jeff Pilson: www.jeffpilson.com
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