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Artist: Tommy Shaw

Title: 7 Deadly Zens

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Tommy Shaw 7 Deadly Zens Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1998

Label: CMC International

Catalog Number: 06076 86254-2


Tommy Shaw lead vocals, guitars, mandolins
Ted Nugent lead guitars
Jeffery C.J. Vanston electric pianos
Kirk Hellie guitars
Jack Blades bass
John Pierce bass
Marco Mendoza bass
Todd Sucherman drums
Michael Cartellone drums
Umfante' percussion, background vocals, spoken words
Kevin Cronin duet vocal on Straight Down The Line
Alison Krauss duet vocal on Half A Mind


1.  Ocean  
2.  Stop Knockin'  
3.  All In How You Say It  
4.  What Do You Want From Life  
5.  In This Night  
6.  Half A Mind  
7.  Straight Down The Line  
8.  Diamond  
9.  Inspiration (Mona Lisa)  
10.  Who I Am (Need Water)  
11.  Down On The Ground  
12.  A Place To Call My Own  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: RL Date: March 28, 2002 at 12:29
This CD is a piece of crap, and a real disappointment. Shaw cannot write any decent songs by himself, all his solo stuff sucks. Don't rip Dennis DeYoung too much Tommy, he helped put alot of money in your pocket. One listen to this was enough for me, this is almost as bad as Shaw-Blades. 2 on a 10 scale, forget a solo career, give our ears a break.

From: Jezzer Date: March 30, 2002 at 18:43
RL - U obviously haven't heard his Ambition CD

From: Kristian Date: April 20, 2003 at 8:30
I Think this is a great cd, nothing like his first solo cd or Damn Yankees, But I listen to it a lot, and I think it rocks.

From: Jim V Date: February 3, 2004 at 14:17
Who I Am - by far the best track. I enjoyed almost the whole album.

From: koogles Date: March 22, 2004 at 11:56
Sounds like Tommy wanted to go in several directions at the same time. There are a few good half-cooked Shaw/Blades leftovers here: "All in How You Say It" and "In This Night", and even a decent rocker called "Straight Down the Line". But this is clearly a CD highlighted by moments not continuity. Things get pretty strange by the end of the CD, if you last that long. If you want to hear Tommy's best solo CD: dig deep for "Ambition" (1987).

From: AOR freaky Date: March 22, 2004 at 12:23
Very disappointing and above all BORING !

From: Bad_Girl Date: April 12, 2004 at 6:15
I want lick

From: Dara Date: May 21, 2004 at 1:06
Tommy Shaw opening up some creative wings, here. Love this CD. Shows how versitile he is, and even in his 50's-- the man rocks. In fact, he's just getting warmed up. Can't wait for more!

From: Anastasia Date: May 21, 2004 at 1:09
What a great surprise! I just got this CD and its not what I expected at all. Each track is like being in a different place. I guess it has a lot of influence that Shaw has been on while we've been waiting since Ambition. Highly reccommend this one. What a voice!

From: KAN FROM TAIWAN Date: September 9, 2004 at 0:01

From: rocky Date: February 7, 2005 at 0:35
this is by far the worst album he have made on his own ..as "koogles" says, he`s trying out several directions at once on this one....come on Mr Shaw, i know you can do better than this...( "ambition", "girls with guns" )

From: Mallorcas rock Date: April 12, 2005 at 4:56
a mi me parece un buen album, no esperaba nada y la verdad es que me ha gustado... Creo que abusa de samplers y que no es un disco realmente regular.... El sonido suena a actual pero con influencias de los 70... 6.8/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 24, 2007 at 10:36
Un album mas personal que comercial este "7 Deadly Zens" pero que no deja de ser malo.Quizas es mas "lite" que el super fabuloso "Ambition" y por eso no sea del completo agrado de los ultra fans del aor.Sin embargo mantiene una linea decente y no aburre, simplemente es mas adulto.La cancion que mas me gusta es una semi balada de nombre "All in how you say it" que le da esa caracteristica tipica de los artistas que de una u otra forma hacen aor.7/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 27, 2012 at 19:14
Listening to this album was again...now my comment in english...well,in here you won't find the AOR type of songs ala "Ambition" stage but surely some good melodic/lite rock ones in the shape of "What Do You Want From Life","In This Night"(rocks!),"Straight Down The Line","A Place To Call My Own" and the best cut IMO "All In How You Say It"...a more personal album perhaps,commercial but not that much at the same time...a matter of tastes but i'd recommend this one...86/100 my definitive rate.

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