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Hanoi Rocks - Oriental Beat (CD) (40th Anniversary Edition)

Reference: 00363

new & sealed jewel case CD


Label: Svart Records (Membran)


For its 40th anniversary, Oriental Beat by Hanoi Rocks gets the Redux treatment, officially remixed and revived from the original sessions. Dubbed the "Re(al) Mix", this 40th anniversary edition was mixed by Petri Majuri at E Studios in Finland in collaboration with the band. 

Singer Michael Monroe calls this release "the longest and slowest album project ever" and explains, "it's not just a remix, it's the real mix, overseen and approved by Hanoi Rocks". "Oriental Beat" was recorded in 1981 in London, UK, at a cost of £200 a day, and was made during the heyday of the British punk and new wave movement, when the band hung out with everyone from Phil Lynott to the Damned. Gyp Casino, original drummer for Hanoi Rocks, says of Oriental Beat: "Back then we gave heart, soul and a bit of pain to make this record something special," but the sound of the album, originally released in 1982, didn't match it at all. 

Bassist Sami Yaffa called it "the worst sounding album of our career" and Michael Monroe said that "the producer of the album had no idea what the band was about and his mix of the album was terribly wrong".


1 Oriental Beat
2 Motorvatin'
3 No Law or Order
4 Teenangels Outsiders
5 Sweet Home Suburbia
6 MC Baby
7 Visitor
8 Don't Follow Me
9 Lightnin' Bar Blues
10 Devil Woman
11 Fallen Star