DOKKEN BACK FOR THE ATTACK 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Back for the Attack" is the fourth studio album by heavy metal band Dokken. It was released in 1987.

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Album Description & Collectors information: 

"DOKKEN - Back for the Attack" is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band Dokken, released in 1987. The album is considered one of the band's strongest releases and features some of their most iconic songs, including "Dream Warriors," the theme song for the horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors."

The album features the classic Dokken lineup of Don Dokken on vocals, George Lynch on guitar, Jeff Pilson on bass, and Mick Brown on drums. The band's sound is characterized by Lynch's guitar work, which blends heavy riffs and melodic solos with Dokken's soaring vocals and catchy hooks. The album also showcases the band's growth and experimentation with different sounds and styles.

One of the standout tracks on the album is "Dream Warriors," which became a massive hit and helped to propel the album to commercial success. The song features a memorable guitar riff, powerful vocals from Don Dokken, and lyrics that capture the themes of the film, such as the power of imagination and facing one's fears.

Another notable track is "Heaven Sent," which showcases the band's softer side with a melodic and heartfelt ballad. The song features Dokken's emotive vocals and Lynch's impressive guitar work, creating a powerful and moving experience for listeners.

The album also features heavier tracks like "Kiss of Death" and "Back for the Attack," which showcase the band's ability to deliver heavy and aggressive riffs while maintaining their signature sound.

The album's production is also noteworthy, with a polished and clean sound that showcases the band's musicianship and songwriting abilities. The production was handled by legendary producer Neil Kernon, who has worked with bands like Queensr├┐che and Judas Priest.

Overall, "DOKKEN - Back for the Attack" is a classic heavy metal album that remains a fan favorite to this day. It captures the band at the height of their powers, delivering powerful and memorable songs that showcase their unique sound and style. The album's blend of heavy riffs, catchy hooks, and emotive vocals is a testament to the band's talent and musicianship.

In addition to its musical achievements, "DOKKEN - Back for the Attack" also had a significant impact on popular culture. The album's success helped to solidify Dokken's place as one of the most influential heavy metal bands of the 1980s, and "Dream Warriors" remains a beloved and iconic song that is still widely recognized today.

This album "DOKKEN - Back for the Attack" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

"Back for the Attack" is the fourth studio album by heavy metal band Dokken. It was released in 1987.

Music Genre:

 
Heavy Metal / Hard Rock 

Album Production information:

 

The album: "DOKKEN - Back for the Attack" was produced by: Nell Kernon for Maximum Headroom Ltd

Sound/Recording Engineer(s):

Andy Udoff - Sound Engineer
Eddie Ashworth - Sound Engineer
Matt Freeman - Sound Engineer
Michael Barbiero - Sound Engineer, Sound Mix
Steve Klein - Sound Engineer
Steve Thompson - Sound Engineer, Sound Mix
Toby "Rage" Wright - Sound Engineer, Sound Mix, Producer
Stan Katayama - Sound Engineer

This album was recorded at: One on One Studio, North Hollywood, California - Music Grinder Studios, Hollywood, California - Total Access Studios, Redondo Beach, California - Rumbo Recorders , Canoga Park, California - Can-Am Studios, Reseda, California

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk

  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 Illustration: Dave "The Knave" Williams

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Album cover photography: Aaron Rappaport

Record Label Information:

 
Elektra EKT 43 / 960 735-1

Media Format:

 
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: DOKKEN - Back for the Attack
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Don Dokken - Lead Vocals

    Notes: Don Dokken ( real-name: Donald Maynard Dokken ) is from Los Angeles, California and has been lead-singer in the Rock-bands: Dokken, Don Dokken, War & Peace ( and guest singer on "Hear 'n' Aid" )

  • George Lynch - Guitars

    Notes: George Lynch is an American Hard Rock guitarist, best known as Lead guitarist with the "DOKKEN" band. He has been with the Dokken band during the 1980's abd during a break with his own band called "Lynch Mob". Band in which George Lynch has played guitar are: Dokken, Hear 'N Aid, KXM, Lynch Mob, Lynch-Pilson, Souls of We, Sweet & Lynch, T&N, The Boyz Xciter.

  • Jeff Pilson - Bass, Vocals
  • Mick Brown - Drums, Vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "DOKKEN - Back for the Attack"

The detailed tracklist of this record "DOKKEN - Back for the Attack" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Kiss of Death
  2. Prisoner
  3. Night by Night
  4. Standing in the Shadows
  5. Heaven Sent
  6. Mr. Scary
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. So Many Tears
  2. Burning like a Flame
  3. Lost behind a Wall
  4. Stop Fighting Love
  5. Cry of the Gypsy
  6. Sleepless Nights
  7. Dream Warriors
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DOKKEN Band Description:

 DOKKEN an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. The band's lineup consists of vocalist Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson, and drummer "Wild" Mick Brown. The band achieved commercial success in the 1980s with their unique brand of hard rock and heavy metal, and their music continues to be popular with fans of the genre to this day.

 DOKKEN's early years were marked by a series of lineup changes, with Don Dokken and drummer Gary Holland being the only consistent members. In 1983, the band released their second album, "Tooth and Nail", which was produced by Tom Werman and featured the hit single "Alone Again". The album was a commercial success, and helped establish DOKKEN as one of the leading bands of the 1980s heavy metal scene.

 The band's follow-up album, "Under Lock and Key", was released in 1985 and featured the hit singles "In My Dreams" and "It's Not Love". The album continued the band's commercial success, and DOKKEN embarked on a world tour to support it. The tour included a stop in Japan, where the band's popularity was particularly strong, and the live album "Beast from the East" was recorded.

 In 1987, DOKKEN released their fourth studio album, "Back for the Attack". The album featured the hit single "Dream Warriors", which was featured on the soundtrack for the horror movie "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors". The album also included the popular songs "Burning Like a Flame" and "Heaven Sent". "Back for the Attack" was the band's most successful album, reaching number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart and going platinum in the United States.

 Despite their success, tensions between Don Dokken and George Lynch began to surface, and the band's lineup became increasingly unstable. In 1989, the band went on hiatus, and Don Dokken and George Lynch pursued solo careers. DOKKEN reformed in 1993 with a new lineup, but failed to recapture their previous success. The band has continued to tour and release albums in the years since, but their commercial success has never matched that of their 1980s heyday.

 Despite the challenges they faced, DOKKEN's influence on the heavy metal genre cannot be overstated. Their unique blend of hard rock and heavy metal, combined with Don Dokken's powerful vocals and George Lynch's virtuosic guitar playing, set them apart from their contemporaries. Their music continues to be loved by fans of the genre, and their legacy as one of the leading bands of the 1980s heavy metal scene is secure.

DOKKEN - Back for the Attack 12" LP

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Elektra EKT 43 / 960 735-1 , 1987 , -

"DOKKEN - Back for the Attack" is a landmark album in the history of heavy metal. It showcases Dokken's unique sound and style, and features some of their most memorable and iconic songs. The album's success helped to cement Dokken's status as one of the most important and influential bands of the 1980s, and it remains a beloved and essential part of any heavy metal fan's collection.

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DOKKEN - Beast from the East 12" LP

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Elektra 960 823 / EKT 55 , 1988 , Germany

"Beast From The East" the 1988 live album by Dokken, recorded during their "Back for the Attack" tour in Japan. The album features hits like "Breaking the Chains" and "In My Dreams," as well as two new studio tracks. The album showcases the band's raw energy and live showmanship, with George Lynch's guitar solos and Don Dokken's vocals standing out. The production is clean and balanced, capturing the excitement of the live shows.

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DOKKEN - In My Dreams / Til The Livin' End 12" EP

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Elektra EKR 37(T) / 966854 , 1985 , GB

This EP includes the hit single "In My Dreams" and other tracks from the album "Under Lock and Key," as well as "Alone Again" from their previous album. The EP showcases the band's signature sound, with Don Dokken's emotive vocals and George Lynch's impressive guitar work. The vinyl format provides an authentic listening experience and a nostalgic look back at Dokken's 1980s heyday.

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DOKKEN - Under Lock and Key 12" LP

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Elektra 960 458-1 / EKT 28 , 1985 , Germany

"Under Lock and Key" is the 3rd studio album by American heavy metal band Dokken, released in 1985. The album features hits like "The Hunter," "In My Dreams," and "It's Not Love," showcasing the band's signature sound of heavy riffs, soaring vocals, and catchy hooks. The album's production is clean and polished, elevating the band's musicianship and songwriting abilities.

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