Tales of Rock'n'Roll

Tales of Rock'n'Roll is the twelfth full-length studio album recorded by the various M.S.G. lineups and the ninth studio album by the Michael Schenker Group. It was released in 2006 after two years of work, to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary. The music was initially composed for a UFO concept album, but Schenker decided instead to use it for a new MSG album, after he reformed the band with a new line-up. During the recording of the album, every lead singer from MSG's past incarnations contributed lyrics and vocals.[3]

Tales of Rock'n'Roll
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Studio album by
Released27 March 2006
StudioMichael Schenker Recording Studio
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length56:50
LabelArmageddon Music
ProducerMichael Schenker
Michael Schenker Group chronology
Heavy Hitters
(2005)
Tales of Rock'n'Roll
(2006)
In the Midst of Beauty
(2008)
Michael Schenker chronology
Heavy Hitters
(2005)
Tales of Rock'n'Roll
(2006)
Siggi Schwarz and Michael Schenker - Live Together 2004
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net6/10 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

All music by Michael Schenker, all lyrics by Jari Tiura, except where indicated

  1. "The Ride" - 3:16
  2. "Setting Sun" - 3:44
  3. "Angel of Avalon" (Leif Sundin) - 2:21
  4. "Dreams Inside" (Chris Logan) - 3:33
  5. "Dust to Dust" - 3:28
  6. "Voice of My Heart" - 2:40
  7. "Journeyman" - 2:30
  8. "Big Deal (False Alarms)" (Kelly Keeling) - 2:59
  9. "St. Ann" - 1:38
  10. "Shadow Lady" - 2:31
  11. "Love Trade" - 3:48
  12. "Human Child" - 2:58
  13. "Bittersweet" - 3:04
  14. "Blind Alley" - 2:44
  15. "Freedom" - 3:58
  16. "Life Vacation" (Gary Barden) - 2:53
  17. "Rock 'n' Roll" (Graham Bonnet) - 3:42
  18. "Tell a Story" (Robin McAuley) - 3:08
  19. "Life Goes On" (instrumental) - 1:51
  20. "Interview" (Austrian edition bonus track)

PersonnelEdit

Band membersEdit

  • Jari Tiura - vocals
  • Michael Schenker - guitars, producer
  • Wayne Findlay - keyboards, rhythm guitar, 7 string guitars, lead guitar trade off with Schenker on "Big Deal" and "Life Vacation"
  • Pete Way - bass
  • Jeff Martin - drums

Additional musiciansEdit

  • Gary Barden - vocals on "Life Vacation" Words and Melodies- Kelly Keeling
  • Graham Bonnet - vocals on "Rock 'n' Roll"
  • Robin McAuley - vocals on "Tell a Story"
  • Kelly Keeling - vocals on "Big Deal" ( False Alarms ) words & melodies Kelt Keeling
  • Leif Sundin - vocals on "Angel of Avalon"
  • Chris Logan - vocals on "Dreams Inside"

ProductionEdit

  • Ralph Patlan - engineer
  • Rick Plester - mixing, mastering

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Michael Schenker Tales of Rock N Roll review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
  2. ^ Alisoglu, Scott. "Michael Schenker Group Tales of Rock 'N' Roll review". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  3. ^ Schenker, Michael (24 February 2006). Tales of Rock'n'Roll (CD Booklet). Michael Schenker Group. Dörpstedt, Germany: Armageddon Music. AMG 047-2.