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Artist: Axe

Title: Living on the Edge

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Axe Living on the Edge Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1980

Label: Axpertise (New Zealand)

Catalog Number: ???


Bobby Barth lead guitars, vocals
Michael Osbourne lead guitars, vocals
Michael Turpin bass
Edgar Riley, Jr. keyboards
Teddy Mueller drums, percussion


1.  Living on the Edge  2:58
2.  Fantasy of Love  3:15
3.  First Time, Last Time  3:54
4.  Carry On  3:00
5.  Running the Gauntlet  2:51
6.  I Can't Help Myself  2:58
7.  Just Walk Away  3:03
8.  Let Me Know  3:24
9.  Save Our Love  3:14
10.  For a Little While  4:23
11.  Midnight Drives Me Mad bonus track  3:31
12.  Make Way Miami bonus track  3:12
13.  Catch Me If You Can bonus track  6:20
14.  Carrousels bonus track  3:00
15.  Try bonus track  3:44
16.  Your Precious Arms bonus track  3:02
Total Running Time:  55:49

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Melodiker Date: February 7, 2003 at 15:46
Nobody gives a comment at this fine Album ? Well,buy all Axe Albums,you will be not dissapointed ! 8,5\10

From: MIKE S Date: April 23, 2003 at 1:40
Easily their best release - OFFERING is probably the most well known from AXE, but the first 5 tracks on this one are some of the best hard rock from the era. One of my all time favorite LPs. Was fortunate to see this band open for PRIEST & MAIDEN back in 1982. Overlooked & unheralded classic.

From: Tim Date: November 16, 2003 at 16:25
I only recently learned of this album. We bought the original Axe album from 1979 on a whim shortly after it was released; we were quite happy with it. I never saw anything more from them until 1982's Offering. After that came Nemesis, and I thought that was it. Many years later -- probably around 1995 or 1996 -- I saw this CD (as well as the original Axe CD) at a local independent music store as a Japanese import. (These were about $30 each, but worth it to me as I recall many wonderful high sc

From: AOR freaky Date: December 16, 2003 at 11:32
One of their best outings. Pompy AOR and done very well. A record you should check out. But . . . don't forget their others ! All worth of your attention !

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From: Jez Date: October 18, 2004 at 10:32
Album number 2 and another great release - adding the second half of the Babyface album as bonus tracks. Maybe not quite up to the debut, but a strong release all the same. 'Fantasy Of Love' is excellent as are 'For A Little while' 'Running The Gauntlet' and 'Carry On'.

From: Nick C Date: January 2, 2005 at 6:00
The final Axe album that I really enjoyed, although I persevered through Offering and Nemesis I finally gave up as I thought the magic that they had had gone. Plus it p*ssed me off having Bobby Barth bad mouthing the first two albums in the press as being too wimpy...Duh! So I don't know much about what they got up to after Nemesis (whether they returned to their old ways or not) but this for me is the last Axe album in their classic style. Great album but the first JUST shades it out. Do grab!

From: Hellcat Date: March 2, 2005 at 16:10
Follow Melodiker' s advice : buy all Axe albums !!

From: AOR freaky Date: March 3, 2005 at 4:24
Indeed : ALL Axe records are great ! Great act !

From: The Rocker Date: April 7, 2006 at 11:21
Amazing cd from beginning to end. The only real version of this cd was released in Japan (10 tracks total). I give this cd a 10 out of 10. Bobby Barth Rocks!!

From: grahamwl Date: January 18, 2008 at 17:43
I find it hard to make a preference between this and the first album; they're a pair of albums in many ways, both perfect examples of what happens when you mix AOR, Pomp and straight ahead hard rock. Yes, they went seriously downhill after this, heading in something of a harder, less polished direction - trying to be Southern almost, but the fact was .38 Special & Blackfoot covered that territory alot better. Having said that, you can hear an undercurrent of that style deep within these first tw

From: Animal! Date: January 21, 2011 at 1:54
Living on the edge and Fantasy of love are two of my all-time favorite songs. These two songs would be on my personal greatest hits disc if I had one.

From: 707STAR Date: August 10, 2015 at 17:55

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