DOKKEN - Beast from the East 12" Vinyl LP Album

Album:  "Beast from the East" is a live hard rock album recorded in Japan in April 1988, during Dokken's "Back for the Attack" album tour. The album has live versions of the band's most popular songs and includes a studio track entitled "Walk Away".

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Album Description & Collectors information:

"DOKKEN - Beast from the East" is a live album released by the American heavy metal band Dokken in 1988. The album was recorded during the band's "Back for the Attack" tour in Japan and features some of their biggest hits like "Breaking the Chains," "Alone Again," and "In My Dreams." The album also includes two new studio tracks, "Walk Away" and "Heaven Sent," that showcase the band's growth and maturity. The album's sound is characterized by the raw energy and power of the live performances, with George Lynch's guitar solos and Don Dokken's soaring vocals standing out as highlights. The album's production is also noteworthy, with a clean and balanced sound that captures the excitement and intensity of the live shows. Overall, "DOKKEN - Beast from the East" is a testament to the band's musical prowess and live showmanship, cementing their status as one of the most influential heavy metal acts of the 1980s.

Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

Music Genre:

American Heavy Metal

Album Production information:

The album: "DOKKEN - Beast from the East" was produced by: Dokken and Angelo Acuri

Angelo Arcuri - Producer, Sound Engineer
Michael Wagener - Producer, Mix Engineer

Michael Wagener is a renowned music producer, mixer, and engineer hailing from Hamburg, Germany. He is highly recognized for his work with numerous prominent hard rock and heavy metal bands, particularly during the late 1980s, when he achieved considerable success and acclaim for his production contributions.


Before his rise as a producer, Wagener had a musical career of his own. He was a guitarist and part of a German band called "Band X" in the pre-1970 era. Notably, Udo Dirkschneider, known for his involvement with the bands Accept and U.D.O., also performed alongside Wagener in "Band X". This early collaboration between Wagener and Dirkschneider acted as a precursor to the formation of Accept, the influential German heavy metal band.

While Michael Wagener began as a guitarist for Accept , he eventually transitioned into the realm of music production, where he found his true calling. His talent, expertise, and meticulous approach to producing and mixing led him to work with some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. Wagener became highly sought after for his ability to capture the energy and power of these genres in the studio.

In addition to his work as a music producer, mixer, and engineer, Michael Wagener is also the president of Double Trouble Productions. This production company, headed by Wagener, focuses on providing high-quality production services to various artists and bands in the music industry.

Over the years, Wagener's production credits have included collaborations with iconic bands such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Dokken, White Lion, and many others. His contributions to the sound and success of these bands have solidified his reputation as a prominent figure in the world of rock and metal production.

Michael Wagener's work is characterized by his meticulous attention to detail, ability to capture powerful performances, and his knack for creating an impactful and polished sound. His contributions to the music industry, particularly in the hard rock and heavy metal genres, have left a lasting imprint and have helped shape the sonic landscape of numerous iconic albums.

Mack Kojima - Sound Enginner
Masayuki Amano - Sound Engineer
Tokugen Yamamoto - Sound Engineer
Yoshio Niwano - Sound Engineer
George Marino (1947-2012) - Mastering Engineer

George Marino: legendary mastering engineer behind iconic albums by Metallica, AC/DC, and more. Explore his life and groundbreaking career in music.

Hiro Itoh - Photography

Hiro Itoh a photographer from Japan who has during the 1980s has made photos for most album covers of the Heavy Metal band Loudness, as well as for bands like Dokken, Stryper, Testament.

Mark (Weiss Guy) Weiss - Photography

Mark Weiss (Nickname: Weissguy) is an acclaimed American rock and roll photographer who has captured the essence and energy of some of the most iconic moments in music history. With his keen eye for detail and ability to connect with his subjects, Weiss has become synonymous with the visual documentation of the rock and roll scene.


Born and raised in New Jersey, Mark Weiss discovered his passion for photography at a young age. Inspired by the music culture of the 1970s, he set out to combine his love for music with his growing interest in photography. Armed with his camera, Weiss began attending concerts and local gigs, capturing the electrifying performances of emerging and established rock acts.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Weiss's career gained momentum as he became the go-to photographer for many rock bands. He developed a reputation for his ability to capture the raw energy and charisma of the musicians, as well as the electric atmosphere of live performances. His photographs not only showcased the artists in their element but also transported viewers into the heart of the rock and roll experience.

One of Weiss's most iconic collaborations was with the legendary rock band Bon Jovi. From the early days of their career, Weiss developed a close relationship with the band members and their management, which allowed him unprecedented access to document their rise to superstardom. His photographs became an integral part of Bon Jovi's image, capturing the band's infectious energy and forging a visual legacy that would endure for decades.

Mark Weiss's work extended beyond Bon Jovi, as he photographed and developed relationships with numerous other rock icons. He captured the larger-than-life personas of artists such as Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, and Motley Crue, among many others. Weiss's photographs adorned album covers, magazines, and concert posters, encapsulating the essence of the rock and roll lifestyle and contributing to the visual iconography of the era.

Throughout his career, Weiss has exhibited a remarkable ability to connect with his subjects and gain their trust, allowing him to capture intimate and candid moments both on and off the stage. His photographs convey not only the spectacle of rock performances but also the humanity and vulnerability of the artists behind the scenes, creating a comprehensive visual narrative of their lives and careers.

In addition to his work as a live music photographer, Mark Weiss has also ventured into other areas of the industry. He has directed music videos, designed album covers, and collaborated with various media outlets and galleries to showcase his extensive collection of rock and roll photography. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the music industry and continue to inspire new generations of photographers and music lovers.

Mark Weiss's body of work represents more than just photographs. It is a testament to the power of visual storytelling and the profound impact that music can have on people's lives. Through his lens, he has immortalized the legends of rock and roll, providing fans with a glimpse into the exhilarating world of music and preserving the spirit of an era that will forever hold a special place in the hearts of fans around the world.


Nick Jainschigg - Cover Art
P. G. "Wigan" Brunelli - Photography

Record Label & Catalognr:

Elektra 960 823 / EKT 55

Media Format:

Double 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 460 gram  

Year & Country:

1988 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: DOKKEN - Beast from the East
    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


Track Listing of: "DOKKEN - Beast from the East"

The Songs/tracks on "DOKKEN - Beast from the East" are

    Disc One:
  1. Unchain the Night
  2. Tooth and Nail
  3. Standing In The Shadows
  4. Sleepless Nights
  5. Dream Warriors
  6. Kiss of Death
  7. When Heaven Comes Down
  8. Into the Fire
  9. Mr. Scary
    Disc Two:
  1. Heaven Sent
  2. It's Not Love
  3. Alone Again
  4. Just Got Lucky
  5. Breaking the Chains
  6. In My Dreams
  7. Turn On The Action
  8. Walk Away

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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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