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Pretty Maids Lethal Heroes (Jump The Gun) CD early USA press
Pretty Maids Lethal Heroes (Jump The Gun) CD early USA press
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Pretty Maids

Lethal Heroes/Jump the Gun

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1990

Label: Epic

Catalog Number: EK 46130

Average Rating: 89 / 100 (46 ratings)

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Personnel
Allan DeLong bass
Phil More drums
Ronnie Atkins vocals
Ken Hammer guitar
Ricky Mark guitar
Ian Paice drums on "Young Blood"
Roger Glover bass on "Dream On"
Ivan Pedersen backing vocals
Knud Linhard backing vocals
Freddy George Jensen harp on "Dream On"
The New Jersey Mass Choir vocals on "Savage Heart"
Roger Glover producer
Tracks
1.  Lethal Heroes  
2.  Don't Settle for Less  
3.  Rock the House  
4.  Savage Heart  
5.  Young Blood  
6.  Headlines  
7.  Jump the Gun  
8.  Partners in Crime  
9.  Attention  
10.  Hang Tough  
11.  Over and Out  
12.  Dream On  

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From: Fredrik Nilsson Date: November 14, 2001 at 4:23
Just as good as the excellent Future World. A must have!!

From: Dragonfly Date: December 16, 2001 at 18:23
At the time I though Future World was the ultimate. This Lethal Heroes takes them to another notch higher. Get stuff. Melodic ,heavy and everything that goes with it. A 10 out of 10

From: reebboy Date: February 12, 2002 at 0:15
This is my favorite album by them. When I first got a tape of this album, I wore it out. I could not get enough of it. Excellent....

From: Kim Date: March 3, 2002 at 15:20
Great stuff.

From: Scandinavia Date: December 30, 2002 at 11:05
As a personal friend of the band I must admit I love all their albums but Jump the gun surely is their finest moment. Produced by Roger Glover and containing state-of-the-art keyboards along with some ass-kicking guitar work. This album sounds like Def Leppard meets Heavy metal but still they have a sound of their own. My all-time fave album...Dk's best band ever...Saw their anniversary show the other day and I must say they still kick ass...A must-have from a band that could have made it.

From: Date: April 4, 2003 at 10:21
Una autentica joya del hard rock de los 90, tal vez el mejor disco de la banda, a partir de aqui su declive absoluto.

From: Scandinavia Date: May 29, 2003 at 11:05
On this amazing album they finally get the production right in comparison to Future World...This album was unfortunately released 2 years too late because of Glovers busy schedule and a severe car accident within the band. Released in 90 it disappeared in the mainstream although CBS had promised them their international breakthrough...Sure there are Leppard sounding tunes but Maids have always had a unique sound of their own. As they put it themselves: "Metallica meets Def Leppard"

From: RR-Finland Date: August 27, 2003 at 7:11
Great album with great melodies. Ronnie´s voice isn´t that good anymore what it was albums before this, but still going strong. Future World was so good album, but this one comes right after with Red, Hot & Heavy.

From: tomcat Date: August 27, 2003 at 17:30
the production done by that guy from deep purple (forgot his name) is simply awfull..but the songs are truly great..i believe 'hang though' was a song from the band 'ICON' but they didn't like it so Pretty Maids recorded it..all songs are killers...a truly great cd but the production suxx..i remember going crazy as a skateboard kid when i heard 'lethal heroes' and 'headlines'. Supercd!!!!!

From: Scandinavia Date: August 28, 2003 at 3:11
Bad production??? What the hell are you talking 'bout? This release together with Spooked has the best production ever in Maids' history...Sure it's polished but that doesn't make it a bad production...

From: tomcat Date: August 28, 2003 at 8:51
well we both agree that it is a supercd...right? Btw, i couldn't help noticing how a band like 'hammerfall' was influenced by the first 3 pretty maid albums but i'll go for pretty maids anytime..actually all their releases are very solid..always garantuee for quality...

From: Reno Date: October 5, 2003 at 21:21
I love this cd. This is one of the highlights of all their releases. I still haven't figured out why they changed the name on the cd. Mine has the title Jump The Gun, but ive seen others with the Lethal Heroes title. Anyone know the reason for the change?

From: Scandinavia Date: October 6, 2003 at 6:35
Yes Reno, the reason for the change was a geographical matter....The US version of this brilliant disc was entitled "Lethal Heroes" & the Euro & Jap. Version was entitled "Jump The Gun"...The songs are all the same though...Nice to see your admiration!

From: Scandinavia Date: December 29, 2003 at 9:23
By the way, this disc has gueat appearances by Roger Glover & Ian Paice...

From: Great Dane Date: April 25, 2004 at 22:37
How the come that the rating is so low, when everybody has only positive thoughts on this one.??? Its a clear and clean 10 this one.

From: AdryA - Hungary Date: May 10, 2004 at 21:01
PRETTY MAIDS ARE ONE OF THE BEST BANDS IN EUROPE, AND THIS CD IS ONE OF THEIR BEST RELEASES! GREAT SONGS, VERY MELODIC CHORUSES...

From: TIM (2) Date: June 25, 2004 at 5:10
Another high quality album, with a very polished production. "Savage Heart" is a monster track, and on it's own makes the (now very low) price worth paying.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 22:50
One problem I have always had with Pretty Maids is that when they stick to the more aor side of music, they turn out there best work, such as this albums "Savage Heart". But usually at least half of their albums feature their fast hard rock songs which all seem to blend together (like most of this album). Not bad, but not as good as "Spooked". 6/10

From: Geoff Date: November 22, 2004 at 19:53
Now THIS is where they hooked me in! What a masterpeice of an album this is! I love every single track here. Gems like the opener, 'Don't settle for less', 'Savage heart', 'Young blood', 'Partners in crime' - f*ck, it's all just perfect! Massive hooks, excellent solid musicianship and stunning songs. An absolute killer album that got me onto one of the best bands ever.

From: Axelinger Date: January 31, 2005 at 23:27
Partners In Crime IS a great track... Just discovered this gem about a week ago...

From: Scandinavia Date: May 9, 2005 at 16:34
This is an AMAZING album...Why didn't this one give 'em their breakthrough???? Take a look in the innersleeve...See Ken Hammers "Naked Lady" guitar?? Just played that baby the other day...He's put it for sale in my local guitarshop...Hmmm...I'd keep it if I were him...This is still THE standout album from 1990...15/10

From: juan carlos Date: March 3, 2006 at 21:59
He escuchado las 6 primera canciones y me parecen alucinantes, que gran disco realmente! melodicas y hardrockeras por momentos pero muy buenas, unos corasos alucinantes, para mi escuchando solo las primeras 6 canciones del disco es de lejos mejor que el "future world" 10/10

From: juan carlos Date: March 3, 2006 at 22:02
Ah.. esto no es melodic metal.. esto es HardRock muy, pero Muy melodico..

From: juan carlos Date: March 4, 2006 at 10:58
Ahora que he escuchado todo el disco, pues decir que no me queda la menor duda que estamos ante una joya del hardrock duro y a la vez melodico.. la última canción es un relleno total y baja un poco el puntaje y quizás la 10 tambien.. pero por lo demas excelente.. 9,7/10

From: JF Date: March 27, 2006 at 20:07
Savage heart es una de las mejores canciones que he escuchado en este estilo, que tal combinaciòn entre el majestuoso coro y el grupo. No han recibido el merecimiento que debe. Deberian ya tener un DVD. Que es de ellos?. Please what happens with pretty maids?

From: SangreAzulForever Date: September 24, 2006 at 15:45
This is the Pretty Maid´s AOR climax because Future World was approaching to this kind of sound, but this one really hits the nail. Great melodic hard rock ala Bonfire and Lion I dare say... The guitars, the keys the bass lines and the vocals are out of this world!! 10/10

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 23, 2006 at 12:25
Great Melodic Hard Rock album, un punto abajo de su Future World y ya no Metal Melodico(quiza algunas pinceladas y resquicios asi como de AOR tambien) como en ese este es Hard Melodico y del bueno claro, un relleno el track 12 el resto buen nivel 4.5/5 or 9/10.

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: October 21, 2007 at 7:00
HUGE CD 99/100 their best without a doubt The vocals from RONNIE ATKINS are just perfect The production by Mr ROGER GLOVER it's almost perfect too! and the songwriting is stellar with help by DAN WEXLER from ICON on the song "hang tough" only killer tracks REALLY HUGE /°

From: lalorock Date: January 5, 2008 at 12:51
Excelente albúm,Hard rock que no te deja respiro y con su dosis de melodía, sino escuchar ese temazo Young Blood sus riffs me recuerdan al gran tema de YES Love will find a way,es una de mis favoritas del albúm junto con Don´t settle for less y Partners in crime;sus riffs entrecortados hacen las delicias de esta canción,Attention es rápida y llena de fuerza;la verdad es difícil escoger una porque todas te llevan al clímax,grandes daneses con su Hard rock de gran calidad te harán delirar de gusto

From: rbrigade Date: August 30, 2008 at 11:18
Pretty Maids are the best band ever! They can play everything from heavy metal to AOR just brilliantly. I prefer Atkins vocals on this one compared to Future world, cause on this one he figured out how to sound raw without overdoing it. Lethal heroes, Don't settle for less, Savage heart, Headlines, Partners in crime, Attention, Over and out...I can't recall any hard rock albums containing so many PERFECT songs! I must agree with Tomcat on the production. The album is somehow overproduced, everything sounds thrown in the mix carelessly. Still the album is a must buy like Red Hot and heavy, Future world, Sin decade, Spooked, Anything worth doing...Like I said...THIS IS THE BAND!

From: JamesEagle Date: October 22, 2009 at 8:48
Back to the quality of Red, Hot & Heavy with this one, very good indeed. Most of the tracks are good, but Savage Heart and Young Blood stand head and shoulders above the rest for me, both are brilliant tunes. Good strong, distinctive vocals, great songwriting.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 26, 2009 at 19:34
Very good album with a mixture of HardRock/AOR and with the production of Roger Glover (Deep Purple fame)."Savage Heart" and "Young Blood" are the "pretty ones" but you have rockers such as "Rock The House" and "Hang Tough" 2 mention some.This is one of the best releases of The Maids and the first one to disconnect from the Heavy side of music (remember they did some Heavy Metal stuff at the beggining of their career).90/100

From: Lennie Date: February 25, 2010 at 8:17
This about a million miles better than 'Future World' IMO and probably one of my all time top 10 albums. Massive production, choruses to die for and excellent musicianship. Fav tunes are 'Dont Settle For Less', 'Savage Heart', 'Partners In Crime' and also 'Over And Out' if only for the killer solo!

From: juan carlos Date: August 13, 2010 at 2:16
I totally agree with Lennie and the majority of people here This is the best Pretty Maids Album, better than Future World obviously, yep, maybe overproduced but that´s a minor point for me. Absolutely a Classic album and their best album without any doubt!! 7777

From: hair metal again Date: October 19, 2010 at 1:29
this the best release of this great band.it has a more commercial direction and the hooks and melodies are simply amazing.the songwriting is excellent and it seems to me that they could write hundreds of melodic killers at that time.i wanna say that i would give this a more polished production and a cleaner sound.no fillers here ,we re talking over a masterpiece

From: metalmajo Date: November 11, 2010 at 19:23
absolute best 11 out of 10

From: the rocker Date: January 6, 2012 at 13:56
This is so tough, Future World or this? I think I am going to go with this as my favorite one. Don't Settle For Less, Partners In Crime, Young Blood, Savage Heart, & Lethal Heroes make this a great cd by themselves. I recommend.

From: underworld king Date: March 7, 2014 at 9:12
Both Future World and Lethal Heroes/Jump the Gun are excellent albums. Tough to call but for me FW is the better album by just a bit.

From: playhogan Date: November 21, 2014 at 18:28
This is one of those releases when the band gets every thing right. This is great stuff right here!

From: dany69 Date: January 31, 2019 at 16:32
That was Good and produced by one of the best of All Mr Roger Glover,,,, Lots of bands of today need to learn how makin muscis like this,,,,, 80s 4 everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


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