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Artist: Paganini

Title: It's a Long Way to the Top

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Category: AOR

Year: 1987

Label: Diamond Rarities (Russia)

Catalog Number: None


Mark Paganini lead and backing vocals
Ralph Murthy guitars, backing vocals
Edgar Zanoni guitars, backing vocals
Iso bass, backing vocals
P.B. Bega drums, backing vocals

Bootleg reissue released in 2002.


1.  It's a Long Way to the Top  4:22
2.  Rich Girl  3:53
3.  Salted Water Kisses  4:13
4.  One of a Kind  3:03
5.  Our Rock Will Find a Way  3:55
6.  Mr. Big Mouth  4:51
7.  Hold Back  3:59
8.  For Your Love  4:43
9.  Get Ready  4:11
Total Running Time:  37:10

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Existing comments about this CD

From: TIM Date: February 15, 2003 at 0:06
I've been considering this one for awhile. Any rewiews?

From: MButt Date: February 15, 2003 at 5:09
Hi Tim, I have all the paganini cd's and I liked them all, Weapon of love is probably my favorite but this one is pretty darn good too! Don't pay the huge prices for it though, I have seen this going more reasonably lately. anyway that is my 2 cents. take care.

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From: Dan Date: February 15, 2003 at 16:14
Original pressings go for relatively big bucks; I opted to go for this boot on Ebay instead (I think it cost $12 or $13). Surprisingly melodic stuff; more polished than I would have expected. No complaints about the sound quality of this version, although liner notes are nonexistent.

From: Rene Date: April 25, 2003 at 13:57
I have the original cd. Its just kick some ass. Great album and for me its a clasic.

From: fretboardfrenzy Date: May 19, 2003 at 8:51
very good album. vocals is fine, tuff intrumentation from this band. typical euro-AOR-glam album. double leads is the most important part on this album. i loved every single song. very underrated band. (i need the original song list from 1987 version) e-mail me pls. noteworker@yahoo.com

From: visitor Date: August 22, 2003 at 8:35
What are the other albums of Paganini besides this one and when are they released? Up to this day I thought they only made this one, but the above comment by MButt tells otherwise. I only have this and think itīs a good, solid hard rock album. I like the title song and Mr. Big Mouth the most.

From: erik Date: September 5, 2003 at 4:54
i have two cd's from paganini. almost complete. not bad at all. some great catchy rock songs on it. The best has to be: Its a long way to the top. What a song ! if anyone needs something email me at erikhardam@hetnet.nl cheers

From: Rene Date: September 5, 2003 at 7:39
The original version have the same track listing as the re-edition.

From: MadButcher Date: September 25, 2003 at 15:14
Zhanam CD It's a Long Way to the Top.Slovensko E-mail Cort@post.sk

From: anthony Date: October 31, 2003 at 13:15
he still lives...www.paganini.ch

From: Paganini Date: December 6, 2003 at 18:46
The group released these 4 Albums: 1) Weapon of love- 1985/ 2) It`s a long way to the top- 1987/ 3) Detox- 1991/ and the Best Of "Weapon of love" with 14 Tracks from the first 2 Albums.

From: marc paganini Date: January 30, 2004 at 2:26
thank`s for the flowers!!!and buy the way,i just realesed a new cd called:ESOTERRORISM!i,think this is my best album so far!!brand new cd! out now!! www.paganini.ch

From: gener8tr Date: April 13, 2004 at 14:34
Switzerland's answer to Heavy Pettin'. Good album; heavily polished melodic metal. You could certainly do worse!

From: Geoff Date: September 23, 2004 at 7:44
I traded away an original of this CD - wonder what it's worth. Good album if you ask me. 'Rich girl' has an awesome chorus after awful voices, 'Hold back' is awesome hard rock and the balladic track is pretty cool too. Not really much I can fault these guys on. Good solid stuff. Glad I kept a CDR for myself.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 24, 2005 at 20:03
Good Hard/AOR album, mmm me esperaba mas y con ese apellido que se maneja, despues de todo es un buen album de AOR con sus toques de hard bien marchosos, temas Hold Back(my fav), It's a Long Way, For Your Love(balada a medio tiempo), Our Rock los mejores cortes, Suizos con sonido Americano. buen album.

From: shark attack Date: October 26, 2008 at 8:17
When I think of Switzerland I think of Rich Banks hoarding Nazi Money (no credit crunch here folks),Skiing, Cockoo Clocks and Cheese with holes in it....And just like that cheese, Pagannini have more holes than a room full of porno chix with their knickers around their ankles, and whilst their finely polished hard rock is highly processed and tastless when compared to he quality of Van Halen and Def Leppard (which Pagannini are trying to sound like) on it's own it makes a nice snack in the privacy of your own home when your fridge is almost empty and your desperate for something to soak up the alcohol from last nights booze up. 57/100

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 5, 2012 at 19:07
A bit better than the band's debut IMO..."It's A Long Way To The Top" being the best cut of it without any shadow of a doubt..."Rich Girl","Our Rock Will Find A Way" & "Mr Big Mouth" are also goodies...84/100

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