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Artist: Bonfire

Title: Don't Touch the Light

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Bonfire Don't Touch the Light Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1986

Label: MSA

Catalog Number: WD 74508


Claus Lessmann lead and backing vocals
Hans Ziller lead and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Horst Maier-Thorn lead guitar, backing vocals
Joerg Deisinger bass, backing vocals
Dominic Huelshorst drums, backing vocals


1.  Intro  1:57
2.  Starin' Eyes  4:49
3.  Hot to Rock  3:39
4.  You Make Me Feel  4:40
5.  Longing for You  3:41
6.  Don't Touch the Light  4:30
7.  SDI  5:45
8.  No More  4:07
9.  L.A.  4:38
Total Running Time:  37:46

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Mike Date: March 25, 2002 at 13:12
My first ever Lp from those days. Not their best album, but Starin' Eyes and Longing For You are the finest moments

From: thijs Date: December 23, 2002 at 13:16
I first heard and saw Bonfire when they were special guest of the Zztop afterburner tour back in 1986. great German live band that sing in English, and a great LP. Lost interest later on. Do they still exist?

From: slayer Date: January 27, 2003 at 11:15
this is my favorite album of all the years!But it seems low-ratting.

From: Joe Date: April 9, 2003 at 21:19
@thijs: Yep, they still exist and still releasing albums! At least in germany ;-)

From: RR-Finland Date: August 28, 2003 at 17:37
Very good Bonfire album and 10 times better than latest ones. No crappy songs at all.

From: Kim HP Date: August 30, 2003 at 17:28
Good debut by this german band. Songs are really straightforward and simple but still rocks in a cool way. However, their songwriting skills defenitely got better after this one.

From: Rocker76 Date: July 2, 2004 at 11:22
ONE OF THE BEST 80S METAL ALBUMS OF ALL TIME!! Bonfire exploded onto the 80s scene with this unbelievable collection of quality tracks. This album has it all: soaring anthems, superb power ballads, kick ass guitar licks, catchy hooks, big choruses, great vocals, solid rhythm section, etc, etc. The title track and 'You Make Me Feel' are 2 of the best of all time! Their defining moment in my opinion (Fire Works is real close). As far as 80s melodichard rock goes NOBODY CAN TOUCH BONFIRE!!

From: .... Date: September 23, 2004 at 5:19
popular debut album...but bonfire second album is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: keeper Date: January 12, 2005 at 8:51
Exceptional release from Bonfire. Whatever music u like to hear, this one's definately for you. All songs are excelent, production is great. By far their best album. 10/10!

From: Geoff Date: March 14, 2005 at 19:19
This isn't the best album ever... but to be honest I think they did well. A lot of brilliant European bands started like this, with a decent debut of friendly hard rock tracks, and then, with later releases, proceeded to blast the living shit out of the listening public with their brilliance. So one can safely consider this a nice entree. Good solid hard rock release.

From: ninjapeter Date: March 19, 2005 at 14:47
I love this band. Great guitar driven rock with excellent melodies and vocals.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: September 9, 2005 at 19:08
One of the best melodic HR bands ever, but this debut CD ain't nothin' special. Actually, this is the only studio album by them that I don't own, as there just aren't enough killer songs worth repeat spins. Thankfully, the band knocked it out of the park on their next release and continued from there, delivering one brilliant album after another. So, in summary, this band is a must-own, but this album isn't. Get the rest of their discography if you want to set your speakers on fire...

From: 707star Date: November 23, 2005 at 1:28

From: Missing the 70's Date: December 8, 2005 at 13:24
Good tunes. These guys have been around a long time.

From: Melodiker Date: July 31, 2006 at 12:07
Bonfire is one of my faves.This one is for a debut Album very good 8,5/10

From: metalhead4life Date: September 9, 2006 at 21:51
This CD is full of good hard rockin' melodic songs. Production is not as good as their next two releases Fireworks & Point Blank. CD is a good one never-the-less.

From: Metalmusicman Date: December 9, 2006 at 20:55
This is a very solid debut by one of melodic rocks finest bands, but it is not there best. It does have some really good songs on it, such as 'Starin' Eyes', 'You Make Me Feel', and 'No More'. It also contains my favourite Bonfire song of all time 'S.D.I'. Worth the price of the disc alone, but lets be honest. 'Starin' Eyes' and 'Longing For You' are Cacumen leftovers, there are only nine tracks on the disc and one of them is an intro. While you do need this one, get the essential stuff first.

From: Adriana Smith Date: September 3, 2007 at 10:38
Their best in my opinion.

From: MiGoFungus Date: January 18, 2010 at 18:37
Simple straight Hard Rock! no doubt one of their best.

From: hair metal again Date: May 10, 2010 at 8:37
very good debut by BONFIRE,raw and melodic at the same time.you can feel that these guys really have a special talent in writing melodic hard rock songs with big choruses.listen to "dont touch the light " and "SDI" and you ll understand what i mean.the guitars are surely hans ziller sound and the production straight and raw.overall a good album that get us ready for the next 2 or 3 masterpieces

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 17, 2011 at 21:41
Acceptable debut album...to be honest quite simple...the best was yet to come for Bonfire after this release..."Starin' Eyes" rocks good,"Hot To Rock" catchy track,"Longing For You" sounds ala Scorpions type of ballads,"Don't Touch The Light" a goodie one,"No More" another "hype" track and the best one IMHO is the one that closes the album "L.A."...is amazing how big they became after releasing their enormous album "Fireworks"...still gets a pretty nice rate,89/100.

From: Kim HP Date: January 5, 2012 at 23:03
It's a shame that "LA", which seems to be the best song, is missing on the common CD version of this album, or at least the CD I once owned. I sold this because I grew tired of it, but listening now its actually not that bad. 7.5/10

From: ghettonation73 Date: October 24, 2012 at 11:32
I love the tune SDI.

From: 123charpenay Date: October 28, 2012 at 16:32
i love all the songs of this ep.i am a big fan of this band.i am sensible to their little southern influence.not on this ep but after .they cover many years later "sweet home alabama" from the legendary lynyrd skynyrd.really bonfire is a great band.

From: 123charpenay Date: June 12, 2014 at 13:13
i can add to my last comment that the 2009 yesterrock record is interesting cause the sound and the remaster are absoluty perfect.but...the seven bonus tracks live have a bootlegg sound for make short :the sound is rotten.that s regrettable cause the two new songs track 15"you are my destiny" and track 16 "bad widow" are really excellent.

From: titothetitan Date: November 10, 2017 at 6:59
Excellent debut and for me it's as good as their second album. Great production. Great songs.

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