RAVEN - STAY HARD NWOBHM 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Stay Hard" is the fourth full-length album by the British heavy metal band Raven, released in 1985. It is the first album recorded in the United States for the major label Atlantic Records, after the British band had passed under American management. Source: wikipedia

A0514 RAVEN Stay Hard 

On Sale: RAVEN - STAY HARD NWOBHM

Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

Vinyl: Near Mint (NM or M-) - A nearly perfect record. A NM- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl looks perfectly, with no visible imperfections.

Cover: Very Good Plus (VG+) - LP cover will have slight signs of wear. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint.

 

RAVEN - STAY HARD NWOBHM 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

 

Collectors information & Description: 

"Stay Hard" is the fourth full-length album by the British heavy metal band Raven, released in 1985. It is the first album recorded in the United States for the major label Atlantic Records, after the British band had passed under American management. Source: wikipedia

RAVEN - STAY HARD album cover photo
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Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

John Gallagher (GBR) - during the 1980s "John Gallagher" has been playing bass and singing with the "Raven (GBR) band, during this period they recorded 7 full-length albums. John Gallagher is the brother of "Mark Gallagher" who is also a band-member of the Raven band. Both John and Mark Gallagher have spent their entire musical career (since 1974) with the Raven band.

Mark Gallagher (GBR) - during the 1980s "Mark Gallagher" has been playing guitars and occasionally singing with the "Raven (GBR) band, during this period they recorded 7 full-length albums. Mark Gallagher is the brother of "John Gallagher" who is also a band-member of the Raven band. Both Mark and JOhn Gallagher have spent their entire musical career (since 1974) with the Raven band.

  Michael Wagener is a music producer, mixer, and engineer from Hamburg, Germany, best known for his productions with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands in the late 1980s.Pre-1970 Wagener and Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O) performed together in a German band called "Band X", which was a predecessor to Accept. Michael Wagener was the original guitarist for the German band Accept.

  Michael Wagener is president of Double Trouble Productions

  His productions include records from the bands: , Accept , Alice Cooper , Dokken , Extreme , Great White , Janet Jackson , Kane Roberts , Keel , King's X , Lordi , Megadeth , Metallica , Mötley Crüe , Outrage , Overkill , Ozzy Osbourne , Raven , Renegade , Sergeant Steel , Skid Row , Smashed Gladys , Stryper , Testament , The Rasmus , Warrant , W.A.S.P. , White Lion and many others

Norman Dunn a sound engineer and in the 1980s responsible for the recording of several metal albums for bands like Anthrax, Carnivore, Crumbsuckers, Raven, Whiplash.

Alex Perialas is an American Producer and sound engineer, and owner of the "Pyramid Sound Recording Studios" in Ithaca, and has been responsible for the production and engineering of dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s. Alex Perialas and Carl Canedy have been working both together on the albums: Anthrax's "Spreading the Disease" , "Fistful of Metal", Overkill's "Feel The Fire", "E-X-E - Stricken by Might"

  Bob Defrin - As director, graphic designer and head of art for Atlantic records, Bob Defrin has been responsible for the album covers of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s.

  The list of Hard Rock or Heavy Metal albums he produced between 1980-1990 is here

Album Fact Sheet: RAVEN - STAY HARD
Music Genre: Heavy Metal / Hard Rock 
Album Production information:

The album: "RAVEN - STAY HARD" was produced by: Michael Wagener and Raven

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Norman Dunn

Assistent sound engineers: Alex Perialas, Peter Bombar

Alex Perialas is an American Producer and sound engineer, and owner of the "Pyramid Sound Recording Studios" in Ithaca, and has been responsible for the production and engineering of dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s. Alex Perialas and Carl Canedy have been working both together on the albums: Anthrax's "Spreading the Disease" , "Fistful of Metal", Overkill's "Feel The Fire", "E-X-E - Stricken by Might"

  Peter Bombar a sound engineer who has been working together with Alex Perialas, Norman Dunn, Jon Zazula. During the 1980s he has been responsible for the sound recording for albums of the Heavy Metal bands: Attila, Raven, Thrasher, T.T. Quick and others.

 

This album was recorded at: Pyramid Sound Studio, New York

Mastered by George Marino, at Sterling Sound, New York City.

George Marino (1947-2012)  Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound N.Y.C. , he was probable the most experienced sound mastering engineer in the world and has mastered hundreds of discs in all music genres. . Jump to a list that covers the Heavy Metal albums he has mastered during the 1980s

Album art direction: Bob Defrin

  Bob Defrin - As director, graphic designer and head of art for Atlantic records, Bob Defrin has been responsible for the album covers of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s.

  The list of Hard Rock or Heavy Metal albums he produced between 1980-1990 is here

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Atlantic 781 241-1
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:  1985 Made in Germany

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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: RAVEN - STAY HARD

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • John Gallagher - Lead vocals, Bass
  • Mark Gallagher - Lead Guitar
  • Rob "WACKO!" Hunter - Drums

Complete Track-listing of the album "RAVEN - STAY HARD"

The detailed tracklist of this record "RAVEN - STAY HARD" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Stay Hard (Gallagher, Hunter) 2:59
  2. When the Going Gets Tough (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:34
  3. On and On (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:54
  4. Get it Right (Gallagher, Hunter) 4:49
  5. Restless Child (Gallagher, Hunter) 2:45
  6. The Power and the Glory (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:37
  7. Pray for the Sun (Gallagher, Hunter) 4:22
  8. Hard Ride (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:15
  9. Extract the Action (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:04
  10. The Bottom Line (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:37

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