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"Dragon's Kiss" is the first studio album by guitarist Marty Friedman, released in 1988 through Shrapnel Records. After parting ways with Jason Becker and Cacophony, Freidman composed his solo debut with the help of producer Mike Varney, as well as having some help from his former bandmate, Becker. Later, in his search to replace guitarist Jeff Young, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, initially rejecting Friedman based upon his "flashy" image, accepted Friedman after listening to the album. Afterwards, he would seek greater fame with best-selling albums like "Rust In Peace", "Countdown To Extinction" and "Youthanasia", producing some of their best-known hits like Holy Wars...The Punishment Due and Symphony Of Destruction.

Music Genre:  Instrumental Rock / Metal 

Production information: The album: "MARTY FRIEDMAN - Dragon's Kiss" was produced by: Marty Friedman

Mike Varney - Executive Producer

  Mike Varney - a music producer and founder of "Shrapnel Records", in the rock and heave metal music, known as producer of several W.A.S.P albums.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Dino Alden

This album was recorded at: Prairie Sun Studio A.

Prairie Sun Recording Studios, Fantasy Studios (Fantasy Studios is a recording studio in Berkeley, California, at the Zaentz Media Center, known for its recording of award-winning albums such as Journey's Escape and Green Day's Dookie. Built as a private recording studio for artists on the Fantasy Records label in 1971, it was opened to the public in 1980 for recording, mixing and

During the 1980s at least a dozen of heavy metal albums have been recorded at the "Prairie Sun Recording Studios" in California. Bands who have used this facility include: Chastain, Exodus, Laaz Rockit, Vicious Rumours.

Mastered at Fantasy Studios by George Horn

  George Horn - Chief Mastering Engineer at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA and mastering engineer at CBS Studios, San Francisco. George Horn has been working often together with Steve Fontano, Dino Alden, George Horn and Guy Aitchison on the same heavy metal albums.


Record Label:  RoadRunner RR 9529 
Record Format 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:  1988 Made in Netherlands  

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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: MARTY FRIEDMAN - Dragon's Kiss

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Marty Friedman – electric guitar, bass guitar, production
  • Jason Becker – additional guitar solos (tracks 1, 6)
  • Deen Castronovo – drums

Complete Track-listing of the album "MARTY FRIEDMAN - Dragon's Kiss"

The detailed tracklist of this record "MARTY FRIEDMAN - Dragon's Kiss" is:


    1. "Saturation Point" (Friedman, Jason Becker) 4:53
    2. "Dragon Mistress" 3:41
    3. "Evil Thrill" 5:31
    4. "Namida (Tears)" 2:47
    5. "Anvils" 2:38
    6. "Jewel" (Friedman, Becker) 4:05
    7. "Forbidden City" 8:18
    8. "Thunder March" 4:13

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