- A Heavy Metal Masterpiece on 12" Vinyl

Impellitteri's 1988 debut, "Stand in Line," etches a heavy metal legacy with Chris Impellitteri's electrifying guitar work and Graham Bonnet's powerful vocals. The neoclassical shred and speed metal fusion, encapsulated on the UK 12" vinyl, showcase technical brilliance. The iconic album cover enhances its collector's allure, solidifying its status as a timeless masterpiece in the world of metal history.



"Stand in Line" Album Description:

In the realm of heavy metal, the year 1988 marked the emergence of a remarkable force that would go on to leave an indelible mark on the genre. Impellitteri, a band founded by guitar virtuoso Chris Impellitteri, unleashed their debut studio album, "Stand in Line," upon the eager ears of metal enthusiasts worldwide. Released through Relativity Records, this iconic album showcased the band's technical prowess, songwriting brilliance, and unrelenting energy, establishing them as a force to be reckoned with in the heavy metal scene.

Album Overview:

"Stand in Line" is an electrifying journey through the realms of speed metal and neoclassical shred, featuring Chris Impellitteri's blistering guitar work and powerful vocals. The album encapsulates the essence of late 1980s metal, combining intricate guitar solos, soaring melodies, and thunderous rhythms to create an adrenaline-pumping experience.

Guitar Mastery:

Chris Impellitteri's guitar skills take center stage throughout the album, with his lightning-fast solos and intricate riffing captivating listeners from start to finish. The instrumental track "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" serves as a showcase for his technical prowess, demonstrating a fusion of classical influences with the raw power of heavy metal.

Vocal Powerhouse:

Frontman Graham Bonnet's vocals add a dynamic layer to the album, delivering powerful and melodic performances that complement the intense instrumentation. His ability to convey emotion and intensity enhances the overall impact of each track, making "Stand in Line" a well-rounded musical experience.

Album Art and Packaging:

The original UK England 12" LP vinyl release of "Stand in Line" features iconic album artwork that captures the essence of the music within. The larger canvas of the vinyl format allows fans to fully appreciate the visual elements, from the intricate details of the cover to the vibrant design of the record label.

Music Genre:

  Rock / Hair Metal 

Album Production information:

The album: "IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line" was produced by: Cliff Cultreri

Sound/Recording Engineer(s):Bill Freesh, Mikey Davis , Brian Jenkins, Paul Winger

This album was recorded at: Record Plant, Cherokee - Sound City TMF

Mastering: Bob Ludwig

Bob Ludwig Bob Ludwig is an American mastering engineer and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the best mastering engineers in the music industry, and has worked with a diverse range of artists across various genres, including classical, rock, pop, and jazz.


Ludwig has been active in the music industry since the 1970s and has worked on numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, including records by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and many others. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the industry and has won several Grammy Awards for his work.

Throughout his career, Ludwig has been known for his technical expertise, attention to detail, and his ability to bring out the best in recordings. He has also been a strong advocate for the preservation of audio quality and has worked to promote the use of high-quality analog and digital technologies in the recording and mastering process.

Overall, Bob Ludwig is a highly respected and accomplished mastering engineer who has made a significant impact on the music industry through his work with many of the biggest and most influential artists of our time.


Album cover design: David Bett

Album cover photography: Glen La Ferman

Record Label Information:

  Relativity, Music For Nations MFN 87
Packaging: This album "IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1988 Made in England
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Phil Wolfe - Keyboards
  • Pat Torpey - Drums
  • Chris Impellitteri - Guitars
  • Graham Bonnet - Vocals

      Graham Bonnet an English rock singer and songwriter. He has recorded and performed as a solo artist and as a member of several hard rock and heavy metal bands including: The Marbles, Rainbow, Alcatrazz, Impellitteri, Michael Schenker Group, Southern Comfort, The Blue Sect, The Graham Bonnet Set, The Party Boys.

  • Chuck Wright Bass
Complete Track-listing of the album "IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line"

The detailed tracklist of this record "IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Stand in Line
  2. Since You've Been Gone
  3. Secret Lover
  4. Somewhere over the Rainbow
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Tonight I Fly
  2. White and Perfect
  3. Leviathon
  4. Goodnight and Goodbye
  5. Playing with Fire
High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line"
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Album Back Cover  Photo of "IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line"
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Inner Sleeve   of "IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line" Album
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Photo of "IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line" Album's Inner Sleeve  
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Photo of "IMPELLITTERI - Stand in Line" 12" LP Record
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Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.