Michael Schenker Group
Tales of Rock 'n' Roll - 25 Years Celebration

Release date: April 28th 2006
Armageddon Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Website: www.michaelschenkerhimself.com
Hard Rock / Heavy Metal

Rating: 50/100
Cover artwork rating: 60/100

Reviewed by:
Peter Laursen
May 1st 2006

I do not think that Michael Schenker needs any presentation so lets get right to the review of this album, ok?

25 years has passed since he released his first solo album and now he is celebrating the anniversary with this album. Every vocalist who has sung with MSG namely; Graham Bonnet, Gary Barden, Robin McAuley, Kelly Keeling, Leif Sundin, Chris Logan and the group’s latest addition Jari Tiura, recorded one new song each. The rest of the songs are sung by new member Jari Tiura.

19 tracks and a interview with Michael Schenker himself is to be found here on this anniversary album. I can’t exactly say that I’m a huge MSG fan… and in my humble opinion only two of his albums are very good, namely; “Save Yourself” (1989) and MSG (1992). The rest of his albums are only average in my opinion.

Michael Schenker’s playing is top notch but apart from a few riffs and the catchy track, “Tell a story” I fail to remember any of the tracks even after numerous listens.

I’m sure that MSG fans will dig this release but the rest of you should do yourself a favour and listen before you buy!  

Recommended tracks: “Tell a Story”.