CD released: Apr 05, 2010
VIRGINIA WOLF - LIMITED
Digitally remastered edition of this 1986 album from the British Melodic Rock/AOR band. After years of struggle in their hometown of Manchester they eventually signed to Atlantic Records, by way of Genesis music publishing company, and quickly recruited drummer Jason Bonham to record their debut album. Produced by Queen drummer Roger Taylor, the album hit all the right buttons and garnered critical acclaim with ease. Released in 1986, such was the furor surrounding the project that the band were quickly ushered Stateside to open the bill for guitarist Jimmy Pages post Led Zeppelin outfit The Firm (featuring Paul Rodgers), a tour that played to thousands every night in cavernous arenas. For a relatively fresh faced band from Manchester this was indeed a moment to cherish. The Virginia Wolf debut album is regarded as a milestone in melodic Hard Rock, relying heavily on gifted songwriting, together with the stunning vocals of Chris Ousey, a man with one of the most identifiable voices in British Rock. It is a simply breath-taking offering. Rock Candy. 2010.