EXCALIBUR - The Bitter End (Incl. Bonus Tracks) CD
The newly remastered version will contain a selection of bonus material including the band's 1984 ‘Back before Dawn’ demo and the previously unheard original EXCALIBUR mix of ‘The Bitter End’. The CD features a full color 20-page booklet containing lyrics, liner notes, memorabilia and never before seen photographs.
01. I’m telling you
02. Devil in Disguise
03. The Bitter End
04. Only Time Can Tell
05. Come On and Rock
06. Haunted By the Shadows
(Conquest Records Mix)
07. I’m telling you
08. Devil In Disguise
09. The Bitter End
10. Only Time Can Tell
11. Come On and Rock
12. Haunted By the Shadows
13. Come On and Rock (1984 Demo)
14. Only Time Can Tell (1984 Demo)
15. Haunted By the Shadows (1984 Demo)
16. Nightmare (1983 Demo)
British heavy rock band EXCALIBUR who emerged on the coat tails of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) in the 1980’s, will have their 1985 debut 6-track mini album “The Bitter End” reissued through No Remorse Records.
The 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.