Blackthorne: We Won’t Be Forgotten: The Blackthorne Anthology, 3CD Remastered Boxset Edition

Blackthorne: We Won’t Be Forgotten: The Blackthorne Anthology, 3CD Remastered Boxset Edition

14th October 2019 0 By John Deaux

It’s been a little over 3 years since HNE Records issued the expanded remasters of short-lived Graham Bonnett fronted super-group Blackthorne.

The good news is that the vaults have been fully raided and a plethora of tunes has been unearthed. 

We Wont Be Forgotten is 3 CDs of demos, rough mixes and rehearsals. In total there are 44 tracks spread over the 3 discs of which 30 of them are previously unreleased, which makes this a perfect companion to not only the previously issued Blackthrone remasters but to the Murderer’s Row CD aswell.

The reason I mention Murderers Row is not just because Bob Kulick is a member of both bands BUT there’s the track Angel Of Pleasure’ which was re-written for the afore mentioned band entitled Dreaming In The Hideaway.

There’s also a reason for White Lion fans to purchase this amazing box. Bassist James Lomenzo (White Lion, Megadeth, Lynyrd Skynhead) and drummer Greg D’Angelo (Anthrax, White Lion, Lynyrd Skynhead ) are featured musicians on a number of the 1992 demos (the earliest known recordings of Blackthorne).

Of course no boxset that has Graham Bonnett on wouldn’t be complete without a rendition or 2 of Rainbows Since You’ve Been Gone. On of which was an instrumental recording back in 1992 but Graham added the vocals in 2018. 

Despite all the recordings being 4, 8, 16 and even 24-track demos they sound ace. It’s nice that these recordings still exist and have been preserved for the digital age in a remastered format for future fans to discover. 

This boxset makes sure that Blackthorne wont be forgotten.

Score 8/10

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE
ALBUM CUTS / 1994 DEMOS / ROUGH MIXES

1. CRADLE TO THE GRAVE
2. AFTERLIFE
3. WE WON’T BE FORGOTTEN
4. OVER AND OVER
5. BABY YOU’RE THE BLOOD
6. SEX CRIME
7. LOVE FROM THE ASHES
8. WILD INSIDE (DEMO 1992)
9. DON’T KILL THE THRILL (DEMO 1994)
10. DREAMING IN THE HIDEAWAY (DEMO 1994)
11. JUDGEMENT DAY (DEMO 1994)
12. SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET (DEMO 1994)
13. INSANITY (DEMO 1994)
14. TWIST THE BLADE (DEMO 1994)
15. SANCTUARY (ALTERNATE LYRIC – DEMO 1994)
16. MAN IN A BLACK HAT (EARLY DEMO 1994)
17. JUDGEMENT DAY (EARLY ROUGH DEMO 1994)

DISC TWO
1992 & 1994 DEMOS

1. AFTERLIFE (ORIGINAL 1992 DEMO)
2. WE WON’T BE FORGOTTEN (ORIGINAL 1992 DEMO)
3. WILD INSIDE (ORIGINAL 1992 DEMO CASSETTE)
4. BABY YOU’RE THE BLOOD (ORIGINAL 1992 DEMO)
5. LOVE FROM THE ASHES (ORIGINAL 1992 DEMO)
6. OVER AND OVER (ORIGINAL 1992 DEMO)
7. SINCE YOU BEEN GONE (1992 DEMO / 2018 NEWLY RECORDED VOCAL)
8. GET MY HEART OUT OF HERE (DEMO 1992 – UNRELEASED SONG)
9. WE WON’T BE FORGOTTEN (ORIGINAL 1992 DEMO #2)
10. AFTERLIFE (ORIGINAL 1992 DEMO #2)
11. BABY YOU’RE THE BLOOD (ORIGINAL 1992 DEMO #2)
12. TWIST THE BLADE (EARLY DEMO)
13. GUILTY OF INSANITY (EARLY DEMO)
14. WILD INSIDE (EARLY DEMO)
15. SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET (EARLY DEMO)
16. ANGEL OF PLEASURE (WRITING DEMO)

DISC THREE
ROUGH MIXES / DEMOS / REHEARSALS

1. CRADLE TO THE GRAVE (ROUGH MIX)
2. AFTERLIFE (ROUGH MIX)
3. WE WON’T BE FORGOTTEN (ROUGH MIX)
4. BABY YOU’RE THE BLOOD (ROUGH MIX)
5. SEX CRIME (ROUGH MIX)
6. LOVE FROM THE ASHES (ROUGH DEMO)
7. ALL NIGHT LONG (ROUGH DEMO)
8. REHEARSAL TAPE ‘MATES’ (REHEARSAL STUDIO 1993)
9. JUDGEMENT DAY (VOCAL TAKES – ALTERNATE LYRICS)
10. SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET (VOCAL TAKES)
11. SINCE YOU BEEN GONE (DEMO – INSTRUMENTAL)

All tracks previously un-released, except CD 1 Tracks 1-14

Label
HNE Recordings
Release Date
25th October 2019

For all things Blackthorne, click HERE, and to order this boxset, click HERE

 

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