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Artist: Dokken

Title: Beast From The East

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1988

Label: Elektra

Catalog Number: 9 60823-2


Don Dokken lead vocals
George Lynch guitars
Jeff Pilson bass, backing vocals, keyboards
Mick Brown drums, backing vocals


1.  Unchain the Night  
2.  Tooth and Nail  
3.  Dream Warriors  
4.  Kiss of Death  
5.  When Heaven Comes Down  
6.  Into the Fire  
7.  Mr. Scary  
8.  Heaven Sent  
9.  It's Not Love  
10.  Alone Again  
11.  Just Got Lucky  
12.  Breaking The Chains  
13.  In My Dreams  
14.  Walk Away  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Steve F Date: July 24, 2001 at 22:03
A great live album from a band that's famous for being extremely tight in concert. Lynch's axework is jaw-dropping, and Don Dokken sounds in pretty good shape vocally (though his high notes go a bit flat on "Into The Fire"). One point is taken off because it's hard to believe that a band could sound THAT good -- ah, the magic of the studio! (9 out of 10)

From: Motley Date: October 29, 2001 at 11:59
My Jaw dropped when I heard the solo for TOOTH AND NAIL and since then this cd is a milestone in the metal genre!!! Along w Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen, George Lynch was the greatest guitarist in the world. I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!!!

From: JoseM(Spain)Sev Date: July 28, 2002 at 15:53
A great Live copilation, but sadly the sound isn´t that good, they tried to do a Studio sound and the drums doesn´t sound clear; however it's a good live Album. fistro1@hotmail.com

From: jocantaro Date: November 1, 2002 at 12:34
un directo buenisimo

From: robert Date: March 30, 2003 at 16:20
uno d los mejores directos d la histroia del HARD ROCK!!

From: Bilboker Date: June 25, 2003 at 12:02
La autentica y clasica formacon de Dokken en su momento aljido. Uno de los mejores directos, con un Lynch demoledor. 10/10

From: RR-Finland Date: August 30, 2003 at 7:33
I´m not sure what tracklist that is above, but I got double LP and there´s 17 tracks included. All these 14 tracks and also: Standing In The Shadows, Sleepless Night and Turn On The Action. Anyhow, good live act.

From: pablo Date: September 6, 2003 at 8:49
Sin duda el mejor "Live" que he oido en la vida ,menuda puesta en escena ,que buen sonido,que interpretación...si por si esto fuera poco incluyen una power ballad como canción extra"Walk Away" otro diez para los norteamericanos ,God bless you Don Dokken,George Lynch,Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown

From: Axam Date: September 19, 2003 at 7:29
George Lynch at his prime. If you love excellent guitarwork combined with catchy songs, go for this album. CD version of the album has only 14 tracks due to time limitations

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: November 8, 2003 at 1:22
Excellent live disc featuring the "TRUE" Dokken line-up doing all the Dokken classics.Also features the very prophetic ballad "Walk Away",as just after this release, Don and George did indeed walk away from each other....

From: lance1 Date: December 13, 2003 at 1:46
rokken with dokken,this cd kicks butt.george lynch rules.from start to finish this cd is awesome and the guitar solo on into the fire is the bomb.crank it up loud.

From: byrdman69 Date: January 5, 2004 at 11:12
This is by far my favorite Dokken release of all. It is like a greatest hits live album. The band is really tight, and George Lynch is great, as usual. Don Dokken's voice is extremely smooth, and the production on this live set is very good. If you have never seen Dokken live, pop in this c.d., crank it up, and turn the lights out, and you will be close. Every song on here rocks. I give this one an 9/10. Very recommended!!

From: meradona Date: April 2, 2004 at 18:47
he leido muy malas criticas sobre este album de algunos que se llaman expertos, no dejo de escucharlo desde el 87' y creo que no existe un trabajo guitarrero tan impresionante como en este disco, Lynch tiene fuerza, feeling, calidad, para mi el mejor album en directo en muchisimos años , con un lynch perfecto

From: Date: May 5, 2004 at 19:26
This is a great album, I still listen to it. The pre solo to mr scary is what I like the best. The whole damn thing rocks The only bitch I have is that 3 songs were left off the cd. That's a bummer! Pretty ironic that the last song is walk away, considering they were breaking up at this time, that was a cool video. The only downfall of this band is that Don is a ASSHOLE!

From: CHARVEL MAN Date: May 5, 2004 at 19:28
This is a great album, I still listen to it. The pre solo to mr scary is what I like the best. The whole damn thing rocks The only bitch I have is that 3 songs were left off the cd. That's a bummer! Pretty ironic that the last song is walk away, considering they were breaking up at this time, that was a cool video. The only downfall of this band is that Don is a ASSHOLE!

From: jack Date: May 20, 2004 at 4:07
After listening to this album 6 to 7 times, i still can't get enough of it. I think i might even put Dokken in the no.1 spot in 'my favourite rock group listing'. I think i'll stop listening to more of dokken cause i don't want them to replace cinderella as my favourite rock act. I don't think dokken care anyway cause they probably have lots of no.1 out there anyway!

From: Rick Thunder Date: July 15, 2004 at 8:18

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 12:50
Very good one. Most excellent musicianship.

From: christo Date: December 20, 2004 at 10:04
excellent live album, all the best dokken songs, george lynch's ripping guitar playing, dokken with lynhc were on of the best melodic hard rock groups ever, get this you wont regret it

From: AHUEA Date: January 14, 2005 at 10:26
Way better than live from the sun, great set list, great voice from Don, same as Lynch's solos, one of my fav live albums, love in my dreams, kiss of death, into the fire

From: z4roxx Date: January 14, 2005 at 18:37
AHUEA,maybe you're a fan of Dokken and Talisman?I am not sure about it but it's probably ahahahaha!!2 great bands,for my kind of music I prefer a little bit Talisman maybe(seen on a pub in Italy 2 years ago,what a concert!!!Wow!!)

From: Geoff Date: March 5, 2005 at 1:09
Simply awesome live disc, and an fitting end to a spectacular band who would never be the same again. And 'Walk away' is a beautiful last studio track too. Awesome.

From: AOR freaky Date: March 5, 2005 at 3:06
I fully agree with you on this one, Geoff ! Great band, fantastic guitarist and indeed, after this, they lost it !

From: meradona Date: March 12, 2005 at 19:05
lo estoy escuchando ahora mismo, Lynch es dios, impresionante, vaya directo que se ha marcado. el mejor directo de la historia del hard rock.

From: headbanger4life Date: January 19, 2006 at 4:53
I don't normally like live albums, but this one rocks. I even have the far superior Japanese 2cd version which has the additional tracks Standing In The Shadows, Sleeples Nights and Turn On The Action.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 2, 2006 at 10:40
THE BEST LIVE ROCK ALBUM OFF ALL THE TIMES, Si me preguntan cual es tu banda de AOR favorita yo dire Strangeways y si me preguntan cual es tu grupo favorito de todo el Rock en general yo dire DOKKEN ellos marcaron mi vida y jamas dejaran de ser mi banda favorita de siempre y este es simplemente el mejor album en directo de Rock de Todos los Tiempos George Lynch Unico e Incomparable Jeff Pilson demostrando toda su Calidad Mick Brown Avasallando sin parar y Don Dokken Haciendo lo mejor Posible

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 2, 2006 at 10:44
Simply THE FANTASTIC 4, Simplemente LOS 4 FANTASTICOS 1000/1000.

From: Remastered Reason Date: March 1, 2006 at 21:49
From the opening tune, there is no doubt Dokken could produce the goods back in the day. Glad to see they captured the moment when they still knew how to rock. Of an important note, the japanese import version is displayed on 2 cd's containg 17 tracks & worth searching out.

From: sanxdowntherainbow Date: March 27, 2007 at 19:19

From: Nix Date: April 2, 2007 at 13:48
This is probably my favorite Dokken album and is one of my favorite albums of all time. Lynch OWNS here, playing over-the-top from start to finish, and even if he does seem like a big @$$hole, he's still my favorite guitarist! The CD is just full of excellently played songs. 'Tooth And Nail' has to have the best guitar solo in history. I must admit that at first I wasn't into the sound quality, but I got over it. It would be hard to believe another live album from any band could top this...

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 10:36
Bloody good live CD.I usually don't bother with live cd,when their could be a DVD instead,but back then there wasn't.They need to get this on DVD,they must have it filmed somewhere.

From: Metal T Date: December 23, 2008 at 18:03
Great live set! Always thought 'Walk Away' was one of the best tunes Don and Co, ever put out.Perfect song that just happened to be on a live album.The jap version of this was a two-disc set.Great stuff from a great band.-

From: lalo r.o.c.k. Date: June 26, 2009 at 21:06
Awesome live album,classic after classic,great guitar solos,great sound and all the magic in every song,Dream warriors,Tooth and nail,Into the fire,Alone Again,In my dreams and the final with the mighty ballad Walk Away(that solo...greattt!),an orgasm for your ears 9.5/10.

From: Rick Thunder Date: December 5, 2009 at 2:22
This a great live album , one of the best in the hard rock music, george is a guitar god, sadly the cd doesn't have 3 amazing songs: standing in the shadows, sleepless nights and the great turn on the action, this one hits your brain and turn on your heart like never before, it's beautiful. Thundering on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now I Have the 2 cd set from Japan, Thank God.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 26, 2012 at 15:30
I have the cassette version, which also includes "Standing In The Shadows" and "Sleepless Nights," (neither of which are essential) and "Turn On The Action," which finishes off the show on a nice, uptempo note. Overall, a solid live album, but my biggest gripe is the sound quality. It has the same, unnatural, reverb-y drum sound as one of their studio albums fro the '80's, and you know that doesn't happen live. Also, the mix is just not bottom-heavy at all, with the bass buried, again, just like their studio albums, and Lynch's thin, trebly guitar tone. Having said all that, the versions of "Alone Again" and "Breaking The Chains' are outstanding, and I like the reworked melody in "In My Dreams" (Don's part in the chorus), but aside from that, few songs add anything to their original versions. I wouldn't be surprised if this were not heavily retouched.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 26, 2012 at 15:34
The real gem, of course, is "Walk Away," the studio track tacked on at the end. It's another one of the morose "I've done you wrong and now I'm so sorry, but it's too late" ballads that Don excels at. Come to think of it, that lyrical theme or its opposite ("you've done ME wrong, but I'm still the one who's sorry") sums up just about 80% of Dokken's material anyway. It's no wonder the Scorpions almost hired him; his style of ballad was very similar, musically, to their own at the time.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 26, 2012 at 20:11
I meant I WOULD be surprised if it weren't havily retouched.

From: pie75 Date: April 15, 2012 at 7:05
great bands make great live albums dokken is no exception came out at the right time tooshame they imploded there for a while

From: edwithmj Date: September 30, 2015 at 17:13
I don't care if this has been redone in the studio or not. The versions of Just Got Lucky (much more haunting), Alone Again, Breaking The Chains (superb), In My Dreams, Into The Fire and of course Tooth And Nail (even better solo) are all fantastic. This is all the live Dokken I'll ever need thank you very much.

From: titothetitan Date: April 23, 2019 at 21:16
Live in Tokyo, Japan, April 1988.

From: titothetitan Date: April 25, 2019 at 8:50
Awesome live show! Dokken plays their best songs. But you can clearly hear some post-production on it. Still, I would love to see this on Dvd. 95/100

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