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Artist: Janstate

Title: Shot to Pieces

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1993

Label: Zero (Japan)

Catalog Number: XRCN1058


Dave Kneil bass, backing vocals
Owen Rolfe guitar
Clive Jan Burnage guitar, vocals
Steve White guitar, keyboards
Alan Ali Bongo Passmore drums, backing vocals


1.  Rightious Circus  4:30
2.  Gypsy  3:24
3.  Rising Up  4:30
4.  C.U. in Heaven  6:43
5.  Beelzebabe  4:06
6.  Don't Think the Reason  5:29
7.  Too Late for Yesterday  5:02
8.  Let the Shadow Decide  5:38
9.  A Better Man  5:32
10.  Steel Dawn  9:12
Total Running Time:  54:06

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Existing comments about this CD

From: MButt Date: May 12, 2003 at 3:39
Loved it, the whole cd! Not too many are great from the 1st track to the last one, I think this one is. get it!

From: TIM Date: May 12, 2003 at 4:27
I'll have to pull this one out. Can't remember what impression they made...Tim.

From: M. Allen Date: May 12, 2003 at 20:21
In the realm of melodic hard rock, this one falls toward the weaker end of the spectrum. It's not bad, but it's nothing special either. If the great bands are like a .44 Magnum, then JANSTATE is more like an air pistol. If you feel the burning need to own every hard rock CD out there no matter how subpar, then by all means, get this one, but if you're more selective, there are hundreds of better albums out there more worthy of your time & cash. This is one piece you can definitely live without.

From: Janstate fan Date: May 29, 2003 at 20:38
They were great live and the cd's not bad.....shame they done another cd which is much better than this one which was not released. Support bands like this buy there cd....good solo's, and good time music.

From: Kip Date: August 29, 2004 at 3:15
What brings this CD's overall appeal down is it's terrible production. They sounded like it was recorded in a hollow cardboard box and the bass was made with a broken guitar and strings of yarn. On top of that they didn't have the greatest songwriting skills. But they did have talent. As with just about and band with talent, they are bound to trip over a good song, and C.U. in heaven is a great little ballad, while Gypsy is a decent rocker. 4/10

From: Geoff Date: August 29, 2004 at 21:32
These guys really didn't do much for me at all. I will have to listen to it again as I can't remember most of what went on here - not because I haven't had the time to hear it again, more-so due to the fact it never really inspired repeated listens. Okay hard rock, consistent only in the fact that no songs really stand out for me. Decent hard rock.

From: Devon Date: November 25, 2004 at 10:48
Better second cd ...didnt release it though.....cu in heaven, gypsy and rising up are great songs....the rest are good. Production was not the best, watched them live supporting skin...they were very good. Shame we didnt support bands like this as none fo them are playing rock anymore.!!!!!!!

From: z4roxx Date: February 11, 2005 at 22:57
Another cd that become great after some listenings.If you like Leatherwolf,Dokken or Parish this is a very good cd for you,IMO.8/10

From: juan carlos Date: October 3, 2007 at 12:28
No es malo pero bien cae a los coleccionistas pues como dícen, de éstos hay miles mejores y por montones. La producción sí que deja que desear y baja el rating. Buenos riffs y algunos buenos cambios, temas que recuerdan a Fates Warning, Parish, Fifth Angel y demas. Las Suavetonas "A Better Man" y "C.U. in Heaven" buenos y la larguísima y algo Maideniana "Steel Dawn". Temas bien larguillos y mas Melodic Metal que Hard Rock pero nada que importe tanto el etiquetarlo como tal o cual. Regular. 7/10

From: rbrigade Date: February 24, 2009 at 9:09
It's better than most suggest. Not great, but good. It's really metallic hard rock, lots of the riffing could be found in Gargoyle or Fifth Angel albums if only the guitars sounded louder. The singer isn't bad, but he is so forgettable. The guitars are great though. C U in heaven is a great ballad and there are at least 3-4 rockers that are worth listening to more than just a couple of times. I gotta to point it out again, the riffing is seriously metallic and technical! 7/10

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