"Vol.1 The Awakening" is the first ( debut ) and only full-length studio album released by the Hair Metal / Glam metal band "VOODOO X".


large album front cover photo of: VOODOO X - Vol 1 The Awakening Hard Rock 1989  12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Album Description and Collector's info: 

Released in 1989, VOODOO X's debut album, "Vol 1 The Awakening," is a hard rock classic that deserves more recognition than it currently receives. The band featured accomplished musicians, including vocalist Jean Beauvoir, who had worked with KISS and the Plasmatics. This 12" vinyl LP album stands out with its powerful vocals, driving guitars, and memorable hooks.

VOODOO X's music is a mixture of hard rock and heavy metal, with elements of blues and funk thrown in for good measure. The band's sound is characterized by crunching guitars, driving basslines, and thunderous drums. The songs are heavy and aggressive, yet still catchy and memorable.

The album's opening track, "Voodoo Queen," is a great example of this. The song's riff is instantly recognizable, and the chorus is infectious. Beauvoir's vocals are powerful and soulful, and Appice's drumming is thunderous.

Another standout track is "The Awakening," which features a funky, almost danceable groove. The song's chorus is memorable, and the guitar solo is blistering. nse.

The album's production is also worth mentioning. The sound is raw and powerful, with a live feel that adds to the energy of the music. The mix is balanced, with each instrument and vocal part clearly audible.

The lyrics on "Vol 1 The Awakening" are not particularly deep or complex, but they fit the music perfectly. Most of the songs are about love, lust, and rebellion, with a few nods to the occult and supernatural thrown in for good measure. The lyrics are not overly serious, but they are not silly either. They are just the right mix of attitude and fun.

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos.

Music Genre: 

Hard Rock

Album Production information:

The album: "Voodoo X The Awakening" was produced by: Jean Beauvoir and Max Norman

Max Norman, also known as Max "On Yer Bike" Norman, is a highly acclaimed British record producer and recording engineer who has left an indelible mark on the music industry. With a career spanning several decades, Norman has worked with some of the most influential and iconic rock and metal bands, contributing significantly to the development and success of their sound.

Born and raised in England in the 1950s, Max Norman developed a deep passion for music at a young age. As a teenager, he immersed himself in the vibrant British rock scene, captivated by the raw energy and sonic possibilities that the genre offered. Inspired by the likes of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath, Norman set his sights on a career in music production and audio engineering.

In 1973, Norman embarked on his professional journey, starting as a staff engineer at Ridge Farm Studios in Surrey, England. This opportunity provided him with invaluable experience working on various recording projects and honing his skills behind the mixing console. He quickly gained recognition for his technical proficiency and meticulous attention to detail, establishing himself as a sought-after engineer within the industry.

Norman's career took a significant turn in the early 1980s when he crossed paths with legendary heavy metal band Ozzy Osbourne. Initially hired as a recording engineer for Osbourne's "Blizzard of Ozz" album, Norman's exceptional abilities soon propelled him to the role of producer. This collaboration marked the beginning of a fruitful partnership that would define Norman's career.


With his distinctive production style characterized by powerful guitar tones, thunderous drums, and meticulous attention to song arrangements, Max Norman became synonymous with the emerging heavy metal sound of the 1980s. His work on Ozzy Osbourne's albums, including the iconic "Diary of a Madman" and "Bark at the Moon", solidified his reputation as a go-to producer for rock and metal acts.

Norman's skills extended beyond his work with Ozzy Osbourne, as he lent his expertise to other influential bands of the era. He worked with the likes of Megadeth, producing their landmark album "Rust in Peace", which remains a seminal release in the thrash metal genre. Norman's contributions to the album's sound and overall impact were instrumental in its success and critical acclaim.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Max Norman continued to produce and engineer for a wide array of notable artists, including Loudness, Armored Saint, and Y&T, among others. His sonic signature and ability to capture the essence of each band's unique sound remained constant, garnering him respect and admiration within the industry.

In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Norman has also made significant contributions as a mixer and remixer, ensuring that the music he touched resonated with audiences worldwide. His technical prowess, combined with a deep understanding of the artists' vision, allowed him to elevate their work to new heights and leave an indelible mark on the final product.

Max "On Yer Bike" Norman's legacy as a British record producer and recording engineer is undeniable. His innovative approach to capturing the energy and essence of rock and metal music, coupled with his unparalleled attention to detail, has shaped the sound of numerous iconic albums. His tireless dedication and unwavering commitment to quality continue to inspire aspiring producers and engineers around the world, solidifying his place as a true master of his craft.

Record Label: 

CBS 465241  

Record Format:

12" Vinyl Full-Length Stereo Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country 

1989 Made in EEC  

Band Members and Musicians on: Voodoo X - Vol 1 The Awakening
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jean Beauvoir
  • Tommy Lafferty
  • Luecke Lake
  • Ivan Wong
  • Jorn-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen
Track Listing of: "Voodoo X The Awakening"

The Song/tracks on "Voodoo X The Awakening" are

    Side One:
  • I'm on Fire
  • Voodoo Queen
  • A Lover Like You
  • Dont Bother Me
  • Into the Night
  • What Can I Do
    Side Two:
  • The Awakening
  • One Riff (With a Lot of Attitude)
  • Have You Had Enough
  • Like a Knife
  • Happy Birthday

Voodoo X - Vol 1 The Awakening 12" Vinyl LP Album High Resolution & Quality Photos

Front Cover Photo Of Voodoo X - Vol 1 The Awakening 12" Vinyl LP Album
Front Cover Photo Of Voodoo X - Vol 1 The Awakening 12" Vinyl LP Album


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Photo Of The Back Cover Voodoo X - Vol 1 The Awakening 12" Vinyl LP Album
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Black Colour CBS 465261 Record Label Details