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Artist: Voodoo X

Title: Vol.1 The Awakening

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Category: AOR

Year: 1989

Label: Columbia / CBS

Catalog Number:


Jean Beauvoir lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitars
Tommy Lafferty lead and rhythm guitars
Ivan Wong bass guitar, vocals
Luecke Lake drums, vocals
Jorn-Uwe Petersen keyboards, vocals


1.  I'm On Fire  
2.  Voodoo Queen  
3.  A Lover Like You  
4.  Don't Bother Me  
5.  Into the Night  
6.  What Can I Do  
7.  The Awakening  
8.  One Riff (With a Lot of Attitude)  
9.  Have You Had Enough  
10.  Like a Knife  
11.  Happy Birthday  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Edwin Date: April 16, 2002 at 19:55
Way better than his prior solo efforts, strongly leaning towards the classic KISS material. Jean Beauvoir has always been an addept of the old KISS school and with VOODOO X he managed to combine the best of both worlds. His pop/rock background and great skills larded with the best melodic rock ever. VOODOO X are on of rock's best kept secrets.

From: James Date: June 1, 2002 at 22:06
I agree this is a really good album but the Kiss thing I just don[t hear. I hear more of a Whitesnake-Def Leppard-Bad English than any Kiss stuff except for the opening track. Everyone should hear this album if you loved the music out in 89'

From: David McKenzie Date: June 11, 2002 at 20:29
What an album !!! It took me ages to get hold of this gem and boy was it worth it. Intense stuff with Beauvoir, Lafferty and Co. kicking major ass !!!

From: Erik Date: July 14, 2002 at 3:26
This cd was worth getting for The Awakening alone. I lost my Shocker Soundtrack years ago and it was one of the songs on it.

From: Erik Date: July 14, 2002 at 3:29
I forgot to mention I have an import copy of this that has 15 tracks. Here are the other ones: 12 Voodoo Queen (Ritual Mix) 13 Air That I breathe 14 Winterland 15 Dirty Talk, Dirty Walk

From: freddy de keyze Date: September 23, 2002 at 7:11
Good album, but not a killer album and far from a classic. Well worth listening, but nothing more. This kind of music is done much better !

From: Sleeze Date: October 7, 2002 at 21:14
What the fuck Voodoo X is doin' in sleaze glam seccion?

From: Kristian Date: October 12, 2003 at 9:52
This has been re-released on www.point-music.com. The reissue contains the 4 tracks that were on the import version. Great AOR cd.

From: Date: June 6, 2004 at 7:51
Definately not a Glam/Sleaze band but more of a AOR act a damn good album nontheless!

From: Uusiolli Date: August 5, 2004 at 21:03
I have to share the question. What is the reason for them being a sleeze/glam-band. This is AOR. Not very much to write home about. 5/10

From: Geoff Date: August 25, 2004 at 22:01
This is a good melodic rock / AOR release. Very polite, for lack of a better word and lacking any real bite to it, but it is a good release for what it is. I prefer prime Crown of Thorns, but then again this is also a lot better than a lot of Crown of Thorns stuff too! Good CD.

From: AOR freaky Date: August 26, 2004 at 5:19
This time I completely agree with you, Geoff ! You see, miracles still happen ! Great record, this, but the first COT were a bit better !

From: TIM (2) Date: August 26, 2004 at 5:32
This has slightly more of a pop feel than Crown of Thorns, and a ropey production, but some great songs. 'One Riff' is a killer catchy tune, as is 'Into the Night'. 'A Lover Like You' is very poppy and is on another album I have (will not mention it, is a little embarrassing), but generally there are some very good tunes on here. Not a match for the first or latest Crown of Thorns, and I also like Beauvoir's latest 'Chameleon' effort more, but still excellent. 8/10.

From: GJ Date: October 15, 2004 at 16:59
UUUUUUUUUhhhh Paul Stanley ? Yes of course mister Beauvoir sounds as two waterdrops as the 'STARCHILD'. Listen to 'Don t Bother Me', 'Voodoo Queen' etcetera and you know what I mean. EXCELLENT album !! 85 points

From: Darren D Date: April 23, 2005 at 21:41
Great album from a talented band. Jean definately shines on this one, from the hard crunch of the opener, 'Don't Bother Me' and 'Like a Knife', to the melodies of 'Into The Night' and 'One Riff' to the heartfelt balladry of 'What Can I Do' and 'Have You Had Enough'. 'Voodoo Queen' to this day stands as Jeans greatest song. Would love to see a Voodoo X 2.

From: Axe-Machine Date: September 8, 2005 at 10:04
Pretty good album, although not as good as the debut from Crown of Thorns, but loses further marks for the TERRIBLE artwork, especially on the Now and Then release...the original gold one was much better.

From: Mustaine_TW Date: July 31, 2008 at 10:58
this one has been re-issued by NL Distribution (NTHEN16) in July 2008 with 2 bonus tracks, http://www.nldistribution.de/

From: edwithmj Date: August 12, 2008 at 17:39
Although I love Crown of Thorns, this is just so much better. Why didn't Beauvoir stick with this band? They sound like a cross between Europe and soul music. There isn't one bad song on here. Lover Like You and Voodoo Queen are my fave songs but the whole album was worth the weeks of searching! Brilliant 9.5/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2010 at 21:51
Killer album!!!!!!..loved it in its all...Jean Beauvoir has been a sort of underrated artist,not the strongest recognition he deserved( "underrated" in the good sense of the word,because basically he has had some success as a composer and movie/series song writer),a guy that teamed up with the great Wendy O Willians in that famous punk rock band named The Plasmatics many years ago (late 70's up to mid 80's) and then pursued a solo career with some kind of success (do you remember the song "Feel The Heat" from the Cobra movie)not to forget this band Voodoo X (with only this release) and Crown Of Thorns (his actual band)..anyway "I'm On Fire" explosive,"Voodoo Queen" solid,"A Lover Like You" wonderful AOR,"Don't Bother Me" excellent,"Into The Night" highlight,"What Can I Do" a beauty,"One Riff" highlight,"Like A Knife" rocky and catchy...the especial edition brings some extra tracks that are mainly like some kind of remixes of some of these tracks plus non album tracks.Buy!96/100

From: hair metal again Date: October 11, 2013 at 10:03
excellent release by VOODOO X back in 89 and this one has a unique sound,approach and a strong commercial feel all over!Jean s presence is very obvious and Max Norman does a great job in production!All the songs are pretty good and especially "voodoo queen","a lover like you",'into the night" and "have you had enough"!highly recommended stuff for hard rockers

From: 123charpenay Date: September 8, 2015 at 12:31
i m agree with many comments about this record.excellent record,brilliant and varied.not the cd of the century but pleasure guaranted with this very very great realise.ok track 11 "happy birthday" is average but it s the only little weak point of this realise.the rest is a perfect mix of hard rock (track 1.4and 10),a o r (tracks 9)and splendid hard fm two jewels track 2 and 7 "voodoo queen" and "the awakening".two bonus tracks on the japan import:an extended version of voodoo queen and a big filler (track 13).

From: MelodicRocker Date: September 1, 2019 at 18:11
This 1989 CD (the gold cover artwork of course the coolest looking!) is the best collection of songs ever by Jean B & Tommy Lafferty. It has great songs (no filler imo), stellar performances and great Max Norman production (I'd like a little more bass though if being very picky). This album has a great feeling, a mix of pop/hardrock riffs and beautiful ballads. A very good melodic rock album. Max Norman struck gold with Ozzy and Megadeth, but he did some less selling albums, like this one "The Awakening", Dirty Looks (1988 gold was ok), Bangalore Choir and 220 Volt "Eye To Eye" that are just as amazing.

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