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Artist: Pretty Maids

Title: Spooked

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Pretty Maids Spooked Album Cover


Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1997

Label: Epic (Japan)

Catalog Number: ESCA 6656


Michael Fast drums
Ken Jackson bass
Ken Hammer guitars
Ronnie Atkins vocals


1.  Resurrection-Freakshow  
2.  Dead or Alive  
3.  Die With Your Dreams  
4.  Fly Me Out  
5.  Live Until it Hurts  
6.  Spooked  
7.  Twisted  
8.  If It Can't Be Love  
9.  Never Too Late  
10.  Your Mind is Where the Money Is  
11.  Hard Luck Woman    Cover: KISS
12.  The One That Should Not Be  
13.  A Love and a Fiction  
14.  Crazy Horses  
15.  Where the Blood Runs Deep  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Hardinho Date: July 19, 2001 at 20:11
Look these songs: Live Until it Hurts, If It Can't Be Love, Never Too Late, A Love and a Fiction. Wow!!!! What a great hard rock!!!! But why theses songs are lost between a lot of boring metal songs?

From: trilogy Date: August 31, 2001 at 5:49
This is the best PRETTY album. Itīs just kick assssssssss. BUY IT NOW.

From: Dragonfly Date: December 16, 2001 at 18:39
I really like and support Pretty Maids alot but this release sounds like Sin Decade,Scream & Anything Worth Doing. THey are all great stuff but if you mixed up the songs and told me to tell you which cd they came from I couldn't. I like the above releases but not as much as Future World or Jump The Gun.

From: Asd Date: March 2, 2002 at 5:13
Melodicmetal does NOT get any better than this. The CD is packed with great songs, chech these out: "Resurrection-Freakshow", "Dead or alive", "Fly me out", "Twisted" well, almost all the songs are great

From: Hard Date: May 15, 2002 at 17:13

From: david Date: August 16, 2002 at 9:42

From: vixen Date: September 10, 2002 at 14:06
Pretty Maid rulez!!!! This is a very good album. Jump the gun is their best one if u ask me tho.

From: Legend Date: December 30, 2002 at 18:47
Very good hard rock / hard metal album. Nice songs and a great singer still rocking. The kiss cover is awsome. Buy it!. You donīt regret. I saw them live in Spain giving us a great hard rock night.

From: reebboy Date: February 26, 2003 at 6:16
This CD took some time to grow on me. After awhile I really started to dig it.

From: Rycheage Date: July 2, 2003 at 20:35
This is very much in Euro-Metal territoy, a mixture of all those classic German hard rock bands. Something like Accept, but with much better vocals. On the ballad "Twisted", the band stretch themselves to a higher plain, and it's good to hear.

From: Date: August 27, 2003 at 8:01
Dragonfly, I agree with You. Pretty Maids hasnīt made their records anymore the way they used to do. This one is much better than "Scream" and thereīs some good moods in the track (like "Die With Your Dreams")."Hard Luck Woman" is great cover.

From: Reno Date: October 5, 2003 at 21:15
Another spectacula release by these guys. Dragonfly is on the right track, but wrong at the same time. These guys stick to the formula that the fans have grown to expect from them. If a band stays the same, some people bitch about it, if they change, people bitch just the same. They can't win either way. I personally am glad they stuck to their guns in a time when everyone was jumping the alternacrap bandwagon.

From: Agnar Date: November 25, 2003 at 11:06
i got it first in 1997, and i was really amazed by this album. great variety, great mood, great vocals (as usual)! 9/10

From: Scandinavia Date: December 29, 2003 at 9:32
On this one they team up with Tommy Hansen again...That's how they gained that immaculate sound!

From: Hrudet Date: April 21, 2004 at 0:02
'Spooked' kicks off with a keyboard intro that Alan Owen is famous for, part gothic, and part sci-fi, before the track 'Freakshow' blasts into hyperspace. 'Die With Your Dreams' has a Yngwie Malmsteen/Brazen Abbot feel to it and is musically superb. Pomp overload kicks in on 'Live Until It Hurts'. The obligatory ballads also put an appearance in, in the name of 'If It Can't Be Love' and the rather awesomely trippy 'Hard Luck Woman' penned by Kiss' Paul Stanley.

From: Rockhead Date: April 21, 2004 at 4:16
A great Cd. I think the riff from Die with your boots is a complete steal from Streets The Nightmare Begins-But I like it none the less

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 22:54
The first half of this album is mostly heavy rock songs, which contains a mix of both good and bad songs. But starting with "Twisted", they show off how good they can be floating from genre to genre with probably the best second half of any of their albums. Favorite track is the ballad "If It Can't Be Love". 8/10

From: Geoff Date: November 22, 2004 at 20:03
This is one of my favourite albums of all time. Just brilliant. I couldn't believe it when I heard tracks like 'Die with your dreams' and 'Live until it hurts' the first time I heard this. They are just THAT good! Then there is the amazing 'Spooked' but it's left to 'Never too late' and 'Love and a fiction' to steal an amazing show. Two of my top 20 songs ever and assist in making this CD truly essential. Killer songs, killer band, killer album. OWN!

From: Kip Date: January 7, 2005 at 6:19
Someone just gave me a CDR copy of this but it doesn't have the last 3 tracks. Are they bonus tracks or did I get shortchanged??

From: Geoff Date: January 7, 2005 at 18:39
Hey Kip, unfortunately to get the last three tracks you need the Japanese version. Normally I don't pay those extra prices for Japanese albums with a few bonus tracks, but when a song like 'Love and a fiction' is involved there is no other alternative...

From: Christos Date: April 7, 2005 at 5:47
I got Love And A Fiction (which is indeed an AWESOME melodic rocker) by getting the Hard Luck Woman single from a second hand record store... In any case, this is probably their best album, mixing metal tracks like Spooked and Fly Me Out with melodic rock anthems such as Live Until It Hurts and Die With Your Dreams. The production is also great and Ronnie Atkins is at the absolute top of his game! Essential!

From: Scandinavia Date: May 1, 2005 at 3:16
A clear 10/10 - How many bands honestly did such a super album in the year of 97???

From: headbanger4life Date: December 6, 2005 at 3:22
Another awesome album buy these hard rockers. The three bonus tracks on the Japanese version make it even better. I agree with the above comments about "A Love And A Fiction". This is indeed an excellent track that make's getting the Japanese version that much better.

From: JF Date: June 9, 2006 at 20:55
Que mas puedo agragar a estos comentarios todo esta dicho. La version que hacen de Kiss es fantastica. If It Can't Be Love que precioso tema. Alguien me puede enviar a mi correo juanferro_rodriguez@yahoo.com el tema "a love and a fiction", se los agradeceria. Por ahi les puedo enviar algun bonus que no tengan.

From: Muddley Date: September 6, 2006 at 19:15
http://www.frontiers.it/Default.aspx?tabid=85&pl=P Pretty Maids are finishing their new album. It will be released on Frontiers. I just found these clips on the Frontiers homepage. It sounds Fucking good. Pretty Maids are one of the best metal/hard rock bands ever.

From: Muddley Date: October 17, 2006 at 17:25
I am so lucky to have a copy of the upcoming Pretty Maids cd. Got it as a promo from a friend. WHAT CAN I SAY. One of the best hard rock bands are back. The new cd is fantastic. The melodies and the production is superb. Ronnie Atkins voice is stronger than ever, and the guitar riffs are out of this world. On this release Pretty Maids are very true to their 80's roots in songwriting and the ballads are AWESOME.This will be on my TOP 3 releases of 2006. Hammer rules, he is a true craftman.10/10

From: rbrigade Date: August 30, 2008 at 11:45
Twisted is not a ballad...Die with your dreams is not melodic rock. These are just heavy metal monsters like Dead or alive. Your mind is where the money is is another fantastic song, maybe a little on the modern rock side. Spooked is also a modern metal anthem nad they do one track like this on almost every new album (check out Until it dies, Worthless and Die for a lie). I like every song here and 3-4 are in my all time favorites. This is so superior compared to 90's metal bands that sold more than Pretty Maids...such a pitty...One of my top ten 90's releases

From: hair metal again Date: October 18, 2010 at 11:28
another excellent release by this important band!tommy hansen in production does a great job and the band sounds strong and melodic.many,many good songs like "if it cant be love","never too late" ,"live until it hurts" and " die with your dreams".surely a must have once again

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