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Artist: White Lion

Title: Return of the Pride

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White Lion Return of the Pride Album Cover


Category: Melodic Hard Rock

Year: 2008

Label: Frontiers Records

Catalog Number: FRCD 367


Mike Tramp Vocals
Jamie Law Guitars
Claus Langeskov Bass
Henning Wanner Keyboards
Troy Patrick Farrell Drums


1.  Sangre De Cristo  8:44
2.  Dream  5:08
3.  Live Your Life  4:52
4.  Set Me Free  4:59
5.  I Will  4:14
6.  Battle At Little Big Horn  7:32
7.  Never Let You Go  4:50
8.  Gonna Do It My Way  4:24
9.  Finally See The Light  4:55
10.  Let Me Be Me  4:00
11.  Take Me Home European Bonus Track  3:50
Total Running Time:  57:28

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Existing comments about this CD

From: MagnusG Date: March 10, 2008 at 18:54
Much, much better than I expected, some really strong songs here.

From: RockMan10 Date: March 16, 2008 at 16:25
It's......ok. I really want to like this and probably would really like it under the Mike Tramp name. It just doesn't have any "White Lion" mojo to it. White Lion had some 130bpm 4/4 drumming with major riffing in it. This does not. It's good, but not White Lion.

From: RockMan10 Date: March 16, 2008 at 16:26
...with the above said, it really is good and worth buying but it's not like Whitesnake, Dokken or Brother Firetribe's new ones.

From: wsr88d Date: April 7, 2008 at 20:07
I must admit that this is the best Mike Tramp album to date, I really honestly think that using the White Lion moniker was a bit deceiving to release this album. The songs are good, the sound is great too, but this is not White Lion! WL has a specific sound and this is way too close to Mike's solo material. No offense Mike, but jumping on the 80's hair metal band, bandwagon and releasing an album that doesn't resemble anything close to the original is unfair and greedy. I give it a solid (B-), because it has the name of White Lion -> would have been an "A" for Mike Tramp solo album!

From: shoemaker Date: April 8, 2008 at 5:45
Where is Vito Bratta?

From: ninjapeter Date: May 4, 2008 at 19:22
This is excellent but it does not sound like the old White Lion. I think the old WL was more Vito Bratta's band because now that he is gone it sounds more like Mike Tramp's band. I do beleive this is a must have but it's different and should have been under Mike's name. Hopefully in the future they will re-vive the Lion's roar.

From: RockMan10 Date: May 4, 2008 at 22:35
Shoemaker, Vito is in New York doing other things because the industry told him, "That you're not good enough for this new rock." That was grunge. He told them they were right and that he wasn't their man and away he went. He knows one style; hard rock with precision, style, elegance and melody. And nobody wanted him...except the fans that buy CD's! It's a shame for the rest of us that loved his sound.

From: ninjapeter Date: May 6, 2008 at 13:59
Hey Rockman10, Why would they tell him he's not good enough because grunge is the simplest music to play? You don't even have to be accurate to play grunge. Vito would out play any grunge band. His playing is also based on many types of other styles of music so that does not make any sense that he knows only rock.

From: RockMan10 Date: May 6, 2008 at 20:27
Hey Ninja, I should have put quotes around "Not good enough" as that was my way of saying the industry WANTED him to dummy down to that generation. They WANTED him to play the grunge sound and he said no for all the reasons you said and my previous post. Vito said, "Sorry, I don't know how to dummy down". I applaud him for his virtue even at the expense of us, the fan. I have a feeling he knew that White Lion fans would not like to hear him play that crap. I applaud his virtue even at the expense of us, the fans that loved his WL work. I am a guitarist too and can verify that your statement of grunge being the easiest form of rock. It was boring, simplistic crap.

From: ninjapeter Date: May 7, 2008 at 13:30
Hi again RockMan10, I understand now. Too bad more bands don't have that kind of integrity as he does and not sell out. I do agree with your previous referal to Whitesnake, Dokken and Brother Firetribe which are fantastic new albums. We must like the same stuff.

From: kipvanpearcy Date: May 10, 2008 at 17:45
Not bad, but not White Lion. Recommended, though.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 15, 2008 at 14:44
To Ninjapeter:This return is a "real return" comparing to the latest releases of 80's megastars such as Europe & Def Leppard!!!:Listen to songs such as the epic "Battle At Little Big Horn" & "Sangre De Cristo" to the Aor-ish "Dream" to the powerful "Set Me Free" are good examples of "come backs" but according to some comments here,this doesn't sound like old WL...is true...but at least they did not play with Nu Metal or any other "fashion sound".Anyway,i'll give it a 85/100

From: ninjapeter Date: May 20, 2008 at 4:15
To Rick, you need to read what I wrote again because all I said was this is not the old WL. I like this album very much, it's just different. Next time read before you speak.

From: NaughtyDevil Date: July 2, 2008 at 23:03
I Really Like Older CDS Of White Lion, But This CD Is A Huge Disappointment, The Songs Sound Very Lame. Stay Away From This One.

From: opec Date: August 4, 2008 at 16:59
absolutely useless total crap

From: Airiklion Date: October 16, 2008 at 13:05
I agree with most, It would only be fair to call this White Lion if Vito were on board .... It would be like Paul McCartney calling his act the Beatles without Lennon .... but having said that im a Huge fan of both WL and Mike Tramp , and I do like this Cd its great... Mike Tramp is a talented song writer. its just too bad he is using the Holiday Inn lounge band and calling it White Lion.

From: True Believer Date: March 25, 2009 at 8:19
Crap? Bullshit. NaughtyDevil and opec, you are prejudiced! OK, the sound is poor and sometimes Tramp's voice is unbearable. But, in spite of these shortcomings, the music is still good, very original and interesting. Forget about old White Lion! This release grows on you after every listening. 8/10

From: cooljoebay Date: April 3, 2010 at 22:58
The fact is that the songs and the melody of those songs made White Lion. The only thing Mike Tramp contributed to the band was a unique voice. His singing ability overall was poor and limited. Vito Bratta was a master guitarist and put the band on the map. No one can argue against that and be right. Probably the only guitarist that could bump EVH. If Vito would crawl out of his rut, he would more than likely do adapt to modern times very well.

From: onemorecast Date: May 22, 2010 at 17:24
albums okay. Need Vito's guitar work. After 20+ years of living in the states why does Tramp's accent get worse?

From: hair metal again Date: January 13, 2013 at 10:27
of course this isnt the WHITE LION we all loved ,but its pretty good and professional and it also has a remarkable guitar player!overall is very well structured and performed guitar driven hard rock music ,but i d prefer a more commercial edge !many good songs in it and i d say it is enjoyable and essential for die hard WHITE LION fans like me!

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