Power of Metal.dk Review

Michael Schenker & Friends
Blood of the Sun
Style: Heavy Metal/Various
Release date: 28 March, 2014
Playing time: 75:51

This is a cover album, so in a sense nothing is new. They're all songs we've heard before. It's a very good selection - a wide range and something for almost all rock fans. Most of the material is 70s and 80s.

Add Schenker to a list of classic songs giving his own little tweaks and throw in the fact that he's being helped out with guest performances from some deservedly well known and respected artists, and you're not really in any danger of getting it wrong.

Just as well, since it's well over an hour long.

Some of the songs are a little more modernised. I'm not talking production wise, I mean in the way Schenker has made them evolve. It sounds a little bit like what Flotsam and Jetsam did with their re-recording of No Place For Disgrace.

Everything we like about the songs is there (well, that's subjective on my part) with some additions where Schenker thought they would fit. He seems to have got it right for the most part. Vocal harmonies and all.

I suppose this is predominantly for guitarists and Schenker fans, but fans of Sabbath, UFO, Pink Floyd and so on will certainly not be disappointed at what he has done with these classics. Good work.

01. Out In The Fields feat. Gary Burden
02. Save Yourself feat. Robin McAuley
03. Doctor Doctor feat. Jeff Scott Soto
04. War Pigs feat. Tim Ripper Owens
05. Finding My Way feat. Sebastian Bach
06. All Shook Up feat. Joe Lynn Turner
07. Blood Of The Sun feat. Leslie West
08. Money feat. Tommy Shaw
09. I'm Not Talking feat. Mark Slaughter

Hair Of The Dog feat. Paul DiAnno 
11. I Don't Live Today feat. Sebastian Bach
12. Politician feat. Jeff Pilson
13. Doctor Doctor (instrumental)
14. War Pigs (instrumental)
Label: Collectors Dream Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Matt Fabi
Date: 5 June, 2014
Website: www.michaelschenkerhimself.com