Tales of Rock'n'Roll

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Tales of Rock'n'Roll
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Studio album by Michael Schenker Group
Released 27 March 2006
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 56:50
Label Armageddon Music
Producer Michael 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Blabbermouth.net 6/10 stars [2]

Tales of Rock'n'Roll is 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]

Track listing[edit]

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" Bonus Österreich

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Michael Schenker - guitars
  • Jari Tiura - vocals
  • 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 musicians[edit]

  • 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"

References[edit]

  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 2011-08-22. 
  3. ^ Schenker, Michael (24 February 2006). Tales of Rock'n'Roll (CD Booklet). Michael Schenker Group. Dörpstedt, Germany: Armageddon Music.