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Grand Prix

Samurai

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Category: AOR

Year: 1982

Label: Zoom Club Records (United Kingdom)

Catalog Number: ZRCD41

Average Rating: 86 / 100 (22 ratings)

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Personnel
Robin McAuley lead vocals
Michael O'Donoghue guitar, vocals
Phil Lanzon keyboards, vocals
Ralph Hood bass, vocals
Andy Berne drums, percussion
Tracks
1.  Give Me What's Mine  2:58
2.  Shout  3:07
3.  50-50  4:15
4.  Here We Go Again  4:17
5.  Countdown to Zero  4:41
6.  Somewhere Tonight  3:41
7.  High Time  3:39
8.  Never Before  4:05
9.  Freedom  3:13
10.  Samurai  7:20
  
Total Running Time:  41:16

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From: Dan Date: September 2, 2001 at 21:44
If you Saw them as I did Robin in his electric suit you would have bought the LP like I did . AWSOME !

From: Tony Date: April 18, 2002 at 9:02
Damn I'm old I have this thing on vinyl!!! Good songs but man if an album ever just REEKED of "Hey I came out in 1982 can't you tell??" it's this one. That being said it still has better songs than 99% of the stuff out today.

From: Wrexhamman Date: April 19, 2002 at 2:09
The song Samurai ranks among the best hard rock songs ever. Pity Rob couldn't bring this magic to MSG then maybe Schenker would have wrote another Love to love. Oh well.

From: Old Rocker Date: May 1, 2002 at 13:49
I have been searching and humming the title track for 20 years!!! Still can't buy it in UK, but will never forget one of the greatest ever rock tracks

From: Andre Tekken Date: August 2, 2002 at 10:20
Their best release so far!We unfortunelly can't see Robin at his best.At that time I guess he was a beginer.Traditional early 80's brit rock!The atmosphere of the band is great.Also the songs are pretty tigh toghether which is great!Some say this is an aor record,some say this is NWOBHM,I think it is somewhere between late Uriah Heep,MSG whith the elements of aor and traditional heavy metal!Like twin guitars!You can clearly see it on the Samurai song!My favourite track,50/50!95/10!

From: alan Date: September 19, 2002 at 8:14
great album unfortunately my cassette is trashed can't seem to find cd on line anywhere please help me someone i need mt early eighties fix

From: Andre Tekken Date: November 8, 2002 at 10:38
The record company that re-released this effort on CD is pretty small,a shame,if we are speaking on re-releasing 80`s jewels!I think it was released only on Europe.My advise is to buy it on a big internet site like Amazon or seek for it on this AOR sites that have links to turn you into another AOR record companies sites.Try(melodicrock.de,melodicrock.com,aorgatekeeper.com,aorheaven.com)good luck mate!!!!

From: Gar Date: November 14, 2002 at 1:01
I believe this was their only album to be released in the US. The songs are pretty much all good ones, but all those keyboards are overwhelming. This album would get more points from me if the guitars were more prominent. I still recommend it, though.

From: CARLOS REMON Date: November 18, 2002 at 10:22
I HAVE THIS G P TITLE ON CD...IF YOU WANT A COPY SEND ME AN EMAIL TO CARLOSREMON2001@HOTMAIL.COM AND WE CAN MAKE A DEAL/TRADE.

From: PETE W. Date: August 5, 2003 at 15:32
WWW.ZOOMCLUB.COM TEN ENGLISH POUNDS FOR A SLICE OF CLASSIC 80'S ROCK JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: jason c Date: January 22, 2004 at 11:55
i have this record on vinyl and what a classic it is mt copy has so many scratches in it now where i have over played it shame they dont make them like this any more

From: metalhead Date: February 16, 2004 at 5:59
i have this cd also this is a great cd i have three by this band if anybody wants a copy mabe i can trade for somthing i dont have email me at metalhead@centurytel.net thanks bob

From: Suzie Date: February 18, 2004 at 21:39
I had this years ago at college and loved it. Tried to get it on CD a few years ago and failed so bought the vinyl and put it on CD myself! Have just loaded it onto Kazaa if anyone wants it ;o) There are a couple of litle glitches but it's not a bad effort!

From: Craig Chapman Date: March 30, 2004 at 6:53
Just superb. I saw them support Iron Maiden in 1983 and bought Samurai the next day, not Piece Of Mind. Superb mix of AOR, classic rock and a slight prog touch in the arrangements and in McAuley's likeness to John Anderson at times. Phil Lanzon is still wrirting great stuff with Uriah Heep, check out Sea Of Light's Mistress Of All Time. Monster stuff and much missed.

From: AOR freaky Date: March 30, 2004 at 7:55
Good record indeed !

From: Klint Splint Date: April 18, 2004 at 17:53
I can still remember most of the album after 20 years. Haven't heard it sinse. I can also remember liking it. 'The joining of metal and man'. If memory serves. One of numerous oases in a desert of tragic 80's synth-pop. Ah to be young. Wearing denim, shaking my fist at the band etc.

From: David Date: August 25, 2004 at 18:05
An album where melodies reach for the sky. Off course one of the best masterpiece of AOR history, There's no song weak and the voice Mc Auley is perfect for this kind of melodic rock.A pearl you must have. Un album dove le melodie svettano in cielo. Di certo uno dei migliori capolavori che la storia dell'AOR ricordi. Non c'è una canzone che sia debole e la voce di Mc Auley è perfetta per questo tipo di rock melodico,una perla da pescare!

From: Wotty Date: August 25, 2004 at 18:14
Hey David.Now thats what I call a magnificent blast from the excellent 80s past.

From: AOR freaky Date: August 26, 2004 at 5:44
David, Wotty : I totally agree with you guys ! Great stuff indeed !

From: PETE U.K Date: January 5, 2005 at 6:37
YOU GOTTA OWN THIS ALBUM TO REALISE WHAT GOOD AOR CAME OUT OF ENGLAND AT THIS TIME EVERY TRACK A CLASS ACT

From: Craig Chapman Date: February 2, 2005 at 7:43
My favourite album ever - sheer quality in every department

From: StarCity Rocker Date: March 9, 2005 at 8:11
I appear to be in the minority as I did not get into this album at all. If not for 'Shout' and 'High Time' this would have been a complete waste. The songs just did not grab my attention. I'm a big fan of Robin McAuley, having first heard his work with MSG. I had high expectations for this album, but it doesn't come close to the MSG projects he was associated with. My apologies to all Grand Prix fans, but this one was boring.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: May 17, 2005 at 3:15
Bueno un disco decente, la verdad espere mas siempre lei buenas criticas del grupo(y mas por ese nombre Mitico tanto del grupo como del album pero a veces las apariencias engañan), para mi gusto personal un sonido muy anticuado mucha influencia 70, a diferencia de otros discos de ese año con esa atmosfera de puro 80, bueno no hay mas que decir.

From: Lovedrive Date: May 17, 2005 at 11:02
No está mal, pero lejos del nivel de discos como Perfect Timing o el increible MSG del 91

From: pompeius Date: December 4, 2005 at 22:03
I liked the other two better, this one didn't seem to quite have the melodic dramatics. However "Somewhere tonight" is a hidden gem, a Deep Purple or Heep type hard rocker that is harder and faster than most Grand Prix, a Legs Diamond type song. Another fine album from Lanzon and co!

From: Boatontheriver70 Date: March 26, 2006 at 3:34
In my opinion it's a great melodic album. It's should been released in 1983 and was the last album of Grand Prix saga and not the second.

From: Lovedrive Date: June 28, 2007 at 11:56
Con el tiempo se redescubren algunos discos abandonados... a mi he pasado con este. Claro que mola más MSG con McAuley, pero "SHOUT" y "NEVER BEFORE" son la repera!!

From: TONI MALLORCA Date: July 5, 2007 at 6:06
UNA PASADA! EL TEMA "SAMURAI" ES UNA JODIDA PASADA!! Y EL RESTO DEL ALBUM TAMBIEN!!!

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: November 2, 2007 at 20:13
Todo un clasico del AOR un decente album que debes de terner en esa gran coleccion toda una historia con sonidos simpatico escuchar "50-50, Somewhere Tonight & Never Before" CLASSIC CLASSIC y Samurailo mejor del disco, toda una reliquia del AOR, saludos desde Ica - Santiago

From: forza-orietto Date: March 6, 2009 at 17:17
if anyone need it JAP with OBI email me: max.marraffa@gmail.com

From: z4roxx Date: March 8, 2009 at 11:26
forza-orietto bring this one to your darkness office(now the stupid light is longer ahahaha),maybe we could find a deal about previously a more accurate listening by myself...

From: forza-orietto Date: March 8, 2009 at 19:45
ehhhh z4roxx on ebay this one goes over 200$ and already got 50$ offers, you should find some rare indies!

From: z4roxx Date: April 7, 2009 at 12:29
It's really a classic,but a great classic.I would find it as original one,it's a must for me.Let's hear the awesome title-track and some other aor gems here...Highly recommended.Also a death metal bear like me cry sometimes ahahaha!please forza-orietto hold this one,do not send it to the Belarus or Kyrgyzstan!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 15, 2012 at 12:24
After Bernie Shaw departed came to join the band Robin McAuley for one reason...to give the band at that time a PLACE in the music business...GP's debut was a goodie one but a bit dull in songs(pomp AOR with not too many ingredients IMO)but this one yeah dudes,it has a tasty flavour of good rocking,pomping and AORing tracks that will put a smile in your face 4 sure...my faves tracks(almost the entire album)are "Give Me What's Mine"(surely Robin,this ship was yours undoubtebly ),"Shout"(catchy rocking chorus),"Countdown To Zero","Somewhere Tonight","High Time" & "Never Before"...a recommended album totally eyes closed my friends...90/100

From: masmusic Date: January 15, 2012 at 15:53
Rock Candy is releasing this Feb 13/2012. 24 bit remaster! should sound pretty good. Have this on my want list.

From: 707STAR Date: December 12, 2016 at 0:14
GREAT CLASSIC MELODIC ROCK HERE. ROBIN MCCAULEY HAS A GREAT VOICE HERE AND LIVE AS WELL. THE BAND GENERATES ALOT OF MELODY AND RHYTYM. LOVE THIS CD. ONE YOU NEED TO HAVE IF YOU LOVE. SAMURAI IS A MASTERPIECE. CHECK IT OUT.


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