EXCALIBUR - The Bitter End (180gr / Excalibur Mix, Incl. Bonus Tracks) LP
The new version will contain the previously unheard original EXCALIBUR mix of "The Bitter End" and bonus material: "Back Before Dawn" 3-track demo and "Nightmare" 1983 demo track. There is also a special 4-page insert containing lyrics, liner notes, memorabilia and never before seen photographs.
A1. I’m Telling You (Excalibur Mix)
A2. Devil In Disguise (Excalibur Mix)
A3. The Bitter End (Excalibur Mix)
A4. Only Time Can Tell (Excalibur Mix)
A5. Come On and Rock (Excalibur Mix)
B1. Haunted By The Shadows (Excalibur Mix)
B2. Come On and Rock (1984 Demo)
B3. Only Time Can Tell (1984 Demo)
B4. Haunted By The Shadows (1984 Demo)
B5. Nightmare (1983 Demo)
EXCALIBUR is a British heavy rock band who emerged on the coat tails of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) in the 1980s This release is a recording snapshot of the band in their teenage years between 1983 and 1985, as they went from first demo novices lacking studio experience to a band with a firm musical vision for the recording of ‘The Bitter End’. A vision that ultimately was not shared by their label Conquest Records who, unknown to the band, remixed the album prior to its release.
‘The Bitter End’ was recorded in March 1985 by Paul McBride (vocals), Paul Solynskyj (guitar), Martin Hawthorn (bass) and Mick Dodson (drums) at Woodlands Studios, UK with engineer Neil Ferguson, who went on to produce the hits of pop anarchists Chumbawamba.