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Category: Glam

Year: 1988

Label: Vertigo (Germany)

Catalog Number: 834 451-2

Average Rating: 87 / 100 (41 ratings)

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Personnel
Math Shiverow vocals
Freddy Laurence guitar
John Dommen drums
Claudio Matteo guitars
Marc Lynn bass
Dirk Steffens producer
Tracks
1.  Intro  0:59
2.  Shout it Out  4:11
3.  Back to You  3:42
4.  The Fight is On  4:19
5.  Wild Jealousy  4:26
6.  Rock City  3:08
7.  Hot Lovin' Night  4:44
8.  Living on the Stage  4:11
9.  I Need Your Love  4:15
10.  Staying Alive  3:22
11.  One Shot to the Heart  3:26
12.  Don't Look Back  3:29
  
Total Running Time:  44:12

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Xinezuxim Date: October 8, 2001 at 23:55
Hot Lovin' Night!!!!! What a hit!!! It kicks Reno's ass forever!!!!

From: Larry Date: October 14, 2001 at 1:03
"Shout It Out" and "The Fight Is On" are my personal faves!!!

From: Uncle Tom Date: November 9, 2001 at 5:44
Their best album! Long lives swiss metal!

From: Eli Date: June 17, 2002 at 15:42
Great album! I just bought a used one today! Somehow my first one got lost through the years...and it still rocks! Great party-songs - one of my favorite melodic albums.

From: Daniel Date: April 11, 2003 at 1:49
The best thing about this album is, it's not metal. It's just some aor melodic songs that will remain unforgetable even after decades. My favorite track is 'Back To You'. This album really brings me back to the good old 80s rock n roll days. Worth collecting!

From: Rene Date: November 26, 2003 at 16:44
Kicking ass MELODIC HARD ROCK(not AOR) but very very good. On of my favorite late 80s MHR from germany and for me their best album.

From: K.K. Date: January 14, 2004 at 12:45
Yeah - great album, fantastic melodies I'm from Poland

From: ROB GARCIA Date: January 15, 2004 at 15:56
wild jealousy...what a killer tune that is!!.

From: Date: March 4, 2004 at 13:26
VAFAMMOCC FOGGIA POWER ROCK AND ROLL

From: Axe Machine Date: May 20, 2004 at 7:02
Gotta say that this was not the top class album i was expecting. A couple of decent tunes but on the whole this really wasnt my thing. For the average eBay price you would expect more. I advise people to put that kind of money into buying something more like FM-Indiscreet or Stage Dolls.

From: Chevalier Date: August 27, 2004 at 7:05
This is an absolute must for evry melodic rock fan.Outastanding tracks as 'back to you','shou it out','hot lovin night' and one of the anthems of the 80's,even if wasn't really that popular,'Wild jealousy'a song that could you really mad.Absolutely a great piece of melodic rock.

From: xuebingb(China) Date: October 14, 2004 at 16:23
This was actually the first Metal/HardRock/Orwhatever/ album I purchased during my high school years. Now 15 years gone and it still remains one of my favorite. I fully agree with some metal music fans who take Math Shiverow's vocal as High-end. And I don't understand why this outstanding lead singer only recorded this only debut album and got lost after! About the tracks of this album, besides "Back To You", I have two other most favorite ones, namely, "One Shot To The Heart", "Wild Jealousy".

From: xuebingb(China) Date: October 14, 2004 at 16:31
Two sites about China: 1.Claudio Matteo, the guitarist http://www.matteomusic.ch 2.Eric St.Michael, the vocalist for later albums http://www.eric-st-michaels.com/

From: TIM (2) Date: October 15, 2004 at 5:35
Excellent Swiss MHR band that had more lead singers than Mr.De Keyze had alter ego's. This first album is chock full of powerful and catchy songs with a strong melodic slant, sounding a little like a Frontline or Jaded Heart. "Hot Lovin' Night", "Back To You" and "Wild Jealousy" were the highlights, powerful guitars with a sprinkling of keys. The follow-up is worth tracking down also, but they ended up selling-out to grunge in the mid-90's. A pretty essential debut though.

From: Marla (MJ) Date: October 15, 2004 at 6:44
LOL at TIM (2)'s first line!!! I haven't listened to this one in awhile....and WOW!! "I Need Your Love" and "Don't Look Back" and "Back To You" are the real stand outs for me...GREAT STUFF, indeed!!!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 7, 2004 at 23:05
AHHHHH CHINA, QUE TREMENDO GRUPO SIN DUDA EL MEJOR GRUPO SUIZO QUE E ESCUCHADO HASTA AHORA, UN SONIDO CON INFLUENCIAS ESCANDINAVAS, ESPECIALMENTE ESTE Y SU SIGUIENTE ALBUM SON GRANDIOSOS, COMO QUE GLAM???? ESTO ES PURO HARD MELODICO/AOR DEL MEJOR NIVEL, ESTE ALBUM PARA MI GUSTO UNOS PUNTOS MAS QUE SU SIGUIENTE OBRA, TIENE GRANDES TEMAS COMO Shout it Out, Hot Lovin' Night (ESTA ES LA JOYA, CON UNA GUITARRA DEMOLEDORA), Shout it Out, Don't Look Back EL RESTO TAMBIEN DE BUENA FACTURA

From: Erik Date: December 30, 2004 at 6:32
Hot loving nights ! What a kickass tune and tempo( inclusing some clear and crisp guitarwork). Brings up (lost lol) memories of those "interesting" saturday nights back in the good old days. Excellent album. Singers voice suits the songs very well. Play it loud !

From: Erik's ex wife Date: December 30, 2004 at 7:09
i remember those nights too Erik, especially those 'hot loving nights' where we did it more than once..

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: January 27, 2005 at 21:24
PURE HARD-MELODIC/AOR, CHINA IS KILLERRRRRRRR!!!!!!!, COMO DIJE ARRIBA TODO EL ALBUM ES DEMOLEDOR, A CONSEGUIR ESTA JOYA COMO SEA. ESTAN AVISADOS JAMAS SE ARREPENTIRAN ALBUMS COMO ESTOS JAMAS VOLVERAN A SALIR CHINA RULESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!. SE MERECEN UN 10.

From: TOKIOBLADE Date: January 28, 2005 at 5:13
POR SUPUESTO DE LA MEJOR DE SUIZA SIN DUDA,QUE GRAN DISCO QUE TECLADOS...MUY BUENO. TOKIOBLADE@HOTMAIL.COM

From: Endika Date: January 29, 2005 at 5:20
Junto con Gotthard,el mejor grupo suizo(hay 4 contados...). Un disco acojonante,no os fijeis en la puntuacion de aki sea kual sea y hacedme caso. Una OBRA MAESTRA DE DISCAZO. Una mezcla entre el mejor hard rock de finales de los 80 y el AOR mas pegadizo con teclados brutales.Toda la kaña.9/10.txoribarrote@hotmail.com.

From: OREN -ISRAEL Date: March 2, 2005 at 7:36
any idea why this band is so mysterious? no web sites ,no pictures ,albums hard to get.... what's goin' on with them? they were so great !! LONG LIVE SWISS HARD ROCK!!

From: Geoff Date: March 8, 2005 at 3:55
Excellent debut! Simple, but very effective melodic hard rock. And I really like this vocalist. These guys always had good vocalists, until 1994. 'Shout it out' is a good hard rocking start, 'Back to You' is essential melodic rock, 'Wild Jealousy' is a truly beautiful ballad, 'Rock City' is more great hard rock, 'Hot Lovin' Night' is banal but great, 'I Need Your Love' is killer hard rock and highlight, 'One Shot to the Heart' is great commercial rock and 'Don't Look Back' is my fave. Excellent!

From: The Dolphin Date: April 9, 2005 at 5:13
Ok,just a moment,I have a version with 13 tracks and the 10 is WHEN PASSION BURNS a beautiful power ballad with great chrous.

From: The Dolphin Date: April 9, 2005 at 5:13
Ok,just a moment,I have a version with 13 tracks and the 10 is WHEN PASSION BURNS a beautiful power ballad with great chrous.

From: The Dolphin Date: April 11, 2005 at 17:56
Please,can someone help me about the track WHEN PASSION BURNS that is not on the tracklist here.Is it a bonus track on Eu version or an US version?

From: TIM Date: April 11, 2005 at 18:11
Mine is black and printed on Phonogram (Germany). It doesn't have that track.

From: The Dolphin Date: April 11, 2005 at 18:18
Mine is black on Vertigo and tracklist is: 1.INTRO 2.SHOUT IT OUT 3.BACK TO YOU 4.THE FIGHT IS ON 5.WILD JEALOUSY 6.ROCK CITY 7.HOT LOVIN'NIGHT 8.LIVING ON THE STAGE 9.I NEED YOUR LOVE 10.WHEN PASSION BURNS 11.STAYING ALIVE 12.ONE SHOT TO THE HEART 13.DON'T LOOK BACK

From: TIM Date: April 12, 2005 at 0:11
Is there a Japanese pressing of China S/T?

From: The Dolphin Date: April 13, 2005 at 16:41
For TIM:It's not a japanese version!Take a look on www.rockdetector.com china discography...there is WHEN PASSION BURNS on the S/T album

From: TIM Date: April 13, 2005 at 16:45
I believed ya, Man. Mine is like the one above.

From: Dan Friml Date: April 14, 2005 at 18:28
Just found it today, bought it and I love it. Top class melodic rock!

From: Erik Date: April 15, 2005 at 8:02
You are damn right Dan Frime. This is almost as good it can get. Melodic rockwise. Top class indeed !

From: EDWIN Date: April 28, 2005 at 11:24
ES UN BUEN DISCO SE DESTACAN MUCHO LAS GUITARRAS CON PUNTEOS ORIGINALES Y SIA LGUIEN TIENE ESTO EN ELEPE QUE ME LO VENDA SE LO AGRADESCO CHINA ES MUY BUENA BANDA QUE PESAR QUE HOY EN DIA NO EXISTAN BANDAS TALES COMO ESTA SATROX12@HOTMAIL.COM DE COLOMBIAAAAAAAAAAA COLOMMBIA ROCK N ROLL...

From: Teer Date: June 12, 2005 at 3:56
This is an unbelievably good set of melodic hard rock songs. Absolutely in the same class as the danger danger and hardline debut albums. Unparalleled. If ever the words "this band should have been HUGE" were justified to use its on this band/album. Sheer class ! The two follow up albums are just as good. What a killer band. 9,5 out of 10 on all 3 albums. This is music that will stand all tests of time. Awesome !!

From: Teer Date: June 28, 2005 at 12:01
"One shot to the Heart" is certainly contender for one of the best sing-a-long chorusses ever.

From: Teer Date: July 7, 2005 at 11:42
What ever became of this fantastic singer Math Shiverow ?

From: Erik Date: July 31, 2005 at 5:21
Sinsational band. With a killer debut album. Straight in your face melodic rock is what you will find here. The two follow up albums ( forget the third tho ) China Sky and Go all the way are as brilliant. These guys, together with DD, HS, GKR and Hardline, represent the top of the line in the melodic rock genre. 9,7 for all 3 albums. PS yeah the list is longer then just these 5 bands

From: Erik Date: September 26, 2005 at 11:21
One of my all time favorite bands. Got the original copy of this one today in my mailbox. Life is good

From: Mustaine_TW Date: November 28, 2005 at 0:47
Math Shiverow(He changed his last name to Strubi, why?) is in a band called "Moonroom" in Swiss with the second China bassist Brain. here's the link : http://www.moonroom.ch to The Dolphin: I'm very interested in WHEN PASSION BURNS, can you send it to me(mp3?)?

From: Kim HP Date: November 28, 2005 at 4:01
Hi,write your e-mail here or to my mail (def_leppard18@yahoo.com) and I'll hook you up with an mp3 of "When Passion Burns". Cheers

From: ROBERT Date: April 24, 2006 at 11:55
Estaba buscando el disco d los Canadienses d 1981 q hacen AOR/WEST-COAST y e recordado este 1º d la Banda Suiza!! Buen Hard Melodico dd Suiza!!

From: juan carlos Date: May 14, 2006 at 0:17
Buen debut sin duda. Mis favoritas son la 3,5,11,12 no quedandose muy lejos la 2,6 y 7. Si me obligaran a dar mi tema favorito pues ese sería "wild jealousy" tema super-melódico. Lo que mas agrada son los riffs y los solos algunos originales, muy bueno. "don´t look back" es otro a la par que la 5, sobretodo su solo. Los coros tambien estan en buen nivel. Gran debut pero no un clásico IMO. 8.7/10

From: mauricio Date: July 2, 2006 at 22:21
hi from-COSTARICA,como no otro discazo de los suizos CHINA,muy buen album debut de 1988.mi album es el negro con los 13 tracks y traido desde alemania por amazon.de y del sello vertigo y por 20 Eur y con ello hago la trilogia de CHINA:CHINA-SIGN IN THE SKY-GO ALL THE WAY.disco cuyo debut ya habia recibido multitud de excelentes criticas y se trata de un album muy influenciado por KROKUS O AC/DC por sus riff de guitarra y por su estructura muy melodica muy a lo SCORPIONS.muy bueno y bajo la

From: mauricio Date: July 2, 2006 at 22:21
produccion de DIRK STEFFENS (ZED YAGO) y que decir de los temas:la INTRO con cierto aires de musica oriental para darle paso a SHOUT IT OUT con esos teclados y los solos de guitarra entre laurence & matteo.BACK TO ME es un corte en plan KROKUS por la voz de MATT CHIVEROW en ocasiones recuerda a MARK STORACE.al igual que THE FIGHT IS ON,en el tema WILD JEALOUSLY tiene ese sonido en plan escandinavo tipo EUROPE/SKAGARACK,otra de las mejores es sin duda ROCK CITY entre KROKUS/SCORPIONS muy melodico

From: mauricio Date: July 2, 2006 at 22:22
al igual que HOT LOVIN NIGHT con esos teclados,para dar paso con un tema lento LIVIN ON STAGE.I NEED YOUR LOVE otro de los temas lijeros y como no la balada WHEN PASSION BURNS muy buena,STAYING ALIVE es totalmente KROKUS,ONE SHOOT TO THE NIGHT con su sonido melodico bastante caracteristico de este grupo al igual que con su cierre con DONT LOOK BACK con esos teclados y esos coros.en conclusion un discazo y un gran grupo y de eso nadie puede negarlo.el punto debil de esta banda fue la falta de

From: mauricio Date: July 2, 2006 at 22:22
continuidad,me refiero a los constantes cambios de cantantes y no sabes identificar la banda si con CHIVEROW-MASON-ST MICHAELS.una previa entrevista JOHN DOMMEN habla del cambio de cantante:MATT CHIVEROW ya no le interesaba la banda y cuyo ultimo show que hiciera CHINA con el fue en ginebra y esa noche entre la multitud estuvo PATRICK MASON viendoles en vivo. CHINA una de las mejores bandas suizas 10/10 junto a GOTTHARD-SATROX-ALLISON-SHAKRA-PAGANINI maujobarksott@hotmail.com

From: Helix Date: October 27, 2006 at 12:23
Would not say this should be in the glam selection but but is an excellent cd, if you like black n blue or steelheart.It is a must have cd in your collection.

From: Mustaine_TW Date: November 7, 2006 at 8:19
Wild Jealousy on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0VQQ37xgwU

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: October 19, 2007 at 18:27
HOt Loving' Night!!!! Demoledor pues que mal al ponerle un Genero Glam cuando tiene un stylo maravilloso de Melodic HardRock/AOR, tremendos cortes como "Don't Look Back" y por supuesto la que pongo al principio de mi comentario son fabulosos con unos Sonidos misteriosos que lo hace muy especial...

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: October 24, 2007 at 22:06
Aqui si difiero completamente. Sin llegar a ser un mal grupo para nda me parecen la gran cosa. Me parece un grupo ordinario de esos de los que hay cientos que practican ese mismo estilo. Si hay potencia... Si hay garra... Si hay melodía y si se quiere hay efectividad, pero a mi, en lo personal no me parecen nada del otro mundo

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: October 24, 2007 at 22:06
Y lo mejor de Suiza son los GOTTHARD, por mucho

From: cacophony Date: November 11, 2007 at 12:15
PLEASE, someone can send me the track WHEN PASSION BURNS??? I have cd of China but this track not found! Thank you!

From: mauricio Date: November 12, 2007 at 18:23
hi Cacophony,maybe i can help you,if that the original press that you got or a cdr copy,ok i got the solution for you why dont you buy the original press,i could buy that record for you,of course if you are interested just think about it 25 eur + shipping.

From: cacophony Date: November 13, 2007 at 10:07
Hi, I have the original cd 1988 with 12 tracks, but this song not found!

From: cacophony Date: November 15, 2007 at 3:35
Someone can send me the mp3 of When passion burns???

From: BIG-TIME Date: April 10, 2008 at 12:15
Damn! I really don't care for this CD. The music is really very good but the singer just turns me right off, sounds like Dalton or Treat. I can't just pick one song, they are all very bland and blend into one another...to me basiclly it's back ground rock and I don't get the urge to sing along with it playing in the car for me 5/10...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!

From: metalhead4life Date: June 24, 2008 at 12:07
Pretty good big 80's glam rock from 1988! Singer has a high range voice and is pretty good IMO. Songs are pretty catchy and rockin' and have big 80's glam rock sound. I rate it 80/100; this one is worth picking up for 80's glam rock collections.

From: opec Date: August 4, 2008 at 17:11
great swiss band a classic for sure

From: Bax Date: September 21, 2008 at 7:22
Great "classic" gem of melodic Hard Rock!!! Stand outs: "Back To You", "The Fight Is On", "Hot Lovin' Night" (was the kinda single back then) & "Don't Look Back"... the other ones are strong too good & some (2) are "just" kinda ok... What are these 2? -> "Living On The Stage" & "Staying Alive"! Just my 2 cents

From: wolfklaus Date: November 9, 2009 at 11:53
Hi there...I have this album, really, really good one...but i´m searching the song "WHEN PASSION BURNS", i already listened it and that song really became in a obsession to me. Can anybody help me ??? A link or something can be usefull (If someone have the mp3 file, it could be better). klausr13@hotmail.com. Thanks !!!!

From: 707STAR Date: August 16, 2012 at 18:07
YES FOLKS THIS IS A FANTASTIC DEBUT RELEASE. WHAT A GREAT BAND. EVERY SONG IS PHENOMENAL. TOO BAD THE WORLD DOES NOT WHAT THEIR MISSING. WHAT AN AWESOME VOICE AND EVERYTHING ELSE. SOLID MELODIC ROCK.

From: Footstomp Date: November 10, 2012 at 17:38
Awesome album! Best tracks is "Back to you" and "The Fight is On"

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 15, 2012 at 15:19
The beginning of a band that deserved a major impact in the music bizz than they achieved back then...top notch band visually and musically talking...here they displayed great songs in the shape of "Shout It Out","Back To You","The Fight Is On","Staying Alive"(nice),"One Shot To The Heart" & "Don't Look Back"(probably the best song of this debut release)...recommended...88/100

From: Helldwarf Date: December 26, 2012 at 16:54
I see there's a lot of different tracklistings of this album. The original vinyl had the black cover and the following tracklist: 1.INTRO 2.SHOUT IT OUT 3.BACK TO YOU 4.THE FIGHT IS ON 5.WILD JEALOUSY 6.ROCK CITY 7.HOT LOVIN'NIGHT 8.LIVING ON THE STAGE 9.I NEED YOUR LOVE 10.WHEN PASSION BURNS 11.STAYING ALIVE

From: 123charpenay Date: April 18, 2014 at 10:17
exceptional debut album.the best of their career.this record is simply irresistible.all songs are a hit!!!!super production,super singer ,super songs,ect ect.all in this disc is superb.this record is a wet dream for all melodic hard rock fan s of this planet.essential in all serious collection.

From: 707STAR Date: September 23, 2017 at 15:02
THESE GUYS ARE NOT GLAM ROCK. THEIR MELODIC HARD ROCK THAT KICKS MY ASS. FLAT OUT ONE OF THE BEST RELEASES ON THE PLANET. APPARENTLY THE WORLD IS FLAT AND THESE GUYS GOT JIPPED BY THE WORLD.


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