ANVIL - MAKE IT UP TO YOU France Release 12" MAXI Vinyl

Album Info: Rare French edition of "Make It Up To You"


ANVIL - Make It Up To You France Release 12" Maxi Vinyl front cover

Album Description & Collectors information:


"Make It Up to You" was released in 1983. The maxi single was produced by Chris Tsangarides, who had previously worked with bands like Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest. The release included three tracks, the title track "Make It Up to You," as well as "Motormount" and "Metal on Metal, School Love"

The title track, "Make It Up to You," is a mid-tempo ballad that showcases the band's softer side. The song features lead vocalist and guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow's emotive vocals and a melodic guitar solo. "Motormount," on the other hand, is a high-energy, fast-paced track that demonstrates Anvil's signature heavy sound.

"Make It Up to You" marked a departure from Anvil's traditional heavy sound, showcasing the band's versatility and ability to write more melodic tracks. The title track received airplay on Canadian radio stations and was well received by Anvil's fan base.

The maxi single also marked the end of Anvil's contract with their record label, Attic Records. The band had been with Attic Records since their debut album in 1981, and the release of "Make It Up to You" signaled a new era for Anvil as they searched for a new record label.

In addition to its significance in Anvil's career, "Make It Up to You" has become a collector's item among fans of vinyl records. The 12" maxi single includes a bonus track, "Mothra," which was not included on any of Anvil's studio albums. The release also includes artwork featuring Anvil's iconic "anvil" logo.

Music Genre:

Canadian Heavy Metal

Album Production information:


The album: "ANVIL - Make It Up To You" was produced by: Chris Tsangradis, publshed by Pondwater Music

Christopher Andrew Tsangarides, known as Chris Tsangarides, was a British record producer, sound engineer, and mixer, who left an indelible mark on the heavy metal and hard rock music scenes. Born on 17 August 1956, in London, England, Tsangarides displayed a passion for music from an early age. His talent and dedication would propel him to become one of the most sought-after producers in the industry.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Tsangarides rose to prominence due to his exceptional work with numerous heavy metal bands, earning him a reputation for producing albums of exceptional quality. His collaborations included notable acts such as Judas Priest, Anvil, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Helloween, Angra, Anthem, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Tygers of Pan Tang.


One of Tsangarides' breakthrough moments came in 1982 when he produced Anvil's iconic album "Metal on Metal." This release showcased his ability to capture the raw energy and power of the heavy metal genre. Following this success, Tsangarides went on to produce Thin Lizzy's acclaimed final studio album, "Thunder and Lightning," released in 1983. The album's dynamic sound and memorable tracks solidified Tsangarides' position as a top-tier producer.

In 1990, Tsangarides achieved a Grammy nomination for his work on Judas Priest's album "Painkiller," which showcased his expertise in capturing the band's ferocious sound. Throughout this period, Tsangarides collaborated with other influential artists, including Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Helloween, Y&T, Tygers of Pan Tang, Anthem, Sinner, King Diamond, Ian Gillan, and Bruce Dickinson, whose solo album "Tattooed Millionaire" he produced in the same year.

Tsangarides' distinctive style and meticulous attention to detail contributed to the success of many classic albums. His ability to capture the essence and energy of heavy metal made him a favorite among bands and musicians seeking a powerful and dynamic sound. His production work was marked by an emphasis on capturing the live performance, resulting in albums that resonated with fans and stood the test of time.

Tragically, Chris Tsangarides' career was cut short when he passed away on 7 January 2018, at the age of 61. However, his contributions to the heavy metal and hard rock genres continue to be celebrated and appreciated by fans and fellow musicians alike. Tsangarides left an enduring legacy as a Grammy-nominated producer, sound engineer, and mixer, whose work forever shaped the sound of heavy metal and solidified his status as a true legend in the music industry.

Record Label Information:

Attic Records MET 12002

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1983 Made in France
Band Members and Musicians on: ANVIL - Make It Up To You
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Lips - Lead Vocals
  • Robb Reiner - Drums
  • Ian Dickson - Bass
  • Dave Allison - Guitars
Track Listing of: "ANVIL - Make It Up To You"

The Songs/tracks on "ANVIL - Make It Up To You" are

    Side One:
  1. Make It Up To You
    Side Two:
  1. Metal on Metal
  2. School Love


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ANVIL - Make It Up To You France Release 12" Maxi Vinyl front cover

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Photo Of The Back Cover ANVIL - Make It Up To You France Release 12" Maxi Vinyl


ANVIL - Make It Up To You France Release 12" Maxi Vinyl back cover

Close up of Side One record's label ANVIL - Make It Up To You France Release 12" Maxi Vinyl

"Make It Up To You" Record Label Details: Attic Records MET 12002 © & ℗ 1983 Attic Records Sound Copyright

"Make It Up To You" Record Label Details: Attic Records MET 12002 © & ℗ 1983 Attic Records Sound Copyright
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  ANVIL is a Canadian heavy metal band that was formed in 1978. Despite being one of the pioneers of the heavy metal genre, the band has never received the recognition it deserves, and its members have struggled to make a living from their music. Despite this, ANVIL continues to produce music and tour, and has a dedicated fanbase that appreciates the band's raw and energetic sound.

 ANVIL was formed in Toronto, Canada, by Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals and guitar) and Robb Reiner (drums). The band's early music was heavily influenced by Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Motorhead, and they quickly established themselves as one of the leading lights of the heavy metal scene in Toronto. Over the years, ANVIL has released several albums, including "Metal on Metal" (1982), "Forged in Fire" (1983), and "This is Thirteen" (2007).

 One of the things that sets ANVIL apart from other heavy metal bands is the band's DIY ethos. Throughout their career, the members of ANVIL have been completely self-sufficient, handling everything from writing and recording the music, to booking their own tours, and even producing their own merchandise. This independence has allowed the band to maintain complete control over their sound and image, and has helped them to maintain their unique identity in an industry that is often dominated by big record labels and media conglomerates.

  Another factor that has contributed to ANVIL's longevity is the band's energetic and powerful live performances. Despite their lack of mainstream recognition, ANVIL has built a loyal fanbase by playing hundreds of shows across the world, and delivering explosive performances that are known for their raw energy and high-octane excitement. Whether they are playing to a packed arena or a small club, ANVIL always gives it their all, and their fans appreciate the band's dedication to their craft.

 In recent years, ANVIL has received a significant boost in recognition and popularity due to the documentary "Anvil: The Story of Anvil" (2008). The film, which was directed by Sacha Gervasi, provides an in-depth look at the lives and careers of Lips and Robb, and gives viewers a glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of the band. The film was a critical and commercial success, and has helped to introduce ANVIL's music to a new generation of fans.