Quartz - Against All Odds - 12" vinyl LP Album

  "Against All Ods" is the third official full-length album released by the British Heavy Metal band (NWOBHM) Quartz. iIt s a masterful 12" vinyl LP album that showcases the band's immense talent and unwavering dedication to their craft.


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Album Description:

Quartz's "Against All Odds" is an iconic 12" vinyl LP album that stands as a testament to the British Heavy Metal band's immense talent and enduring legacy. As their third official full-length release, this album showcases Quartz's unwavering dedication to their craft and their ability to defy all obstacles.

With production handled by Quartz themselves alongside the talented Robin George, "Against All Odds" brings together a collective effort that showcases the band's musical prowess. The album features a lineup of skilled musicians and performers who leave an indelible mark on each track.

Geoff Bate's commanding lead vocals serve as the driving force behind Quartz's sound. His powerful and emotive delivery captivates listeners, drawing them into the band's sonic world. Bate's ability to convey both vulnerability and strength through his vocals adds depth and authenticity to each song.

Malcolm Cope's drumming provides a solid foundation for Quartz's music, contributing to the album's rhythmic intensity. His precise and energetic performance sets the pace and adds a dynamic element to the band's heavy sound. Cope's drumming prowess serves as the backbone of "Against All Odds", ensuring that each track resonates with power and impact.

Mick Hopkins's guitar work shines brightly throughout the album, showcasing his technical proficiency and melodic sensibility. His intricate riffs and blistering solos inject a sense of virtuosity into Quartz's music, elevating their sound to new heights. Hopkins's guitar playing adds an element of excitement and raw energy that resonates with fans and leaves a lasting impression.

Steve McLoughlin's bass lines provide a solid and groovy foundation for Quartz's music. His skillful playing adds depth and texture to each track, ensuring that the band's sound remains tight and cohesive. McLoughlin's contributions are integral to the album's overall sonic landscape, complementing the guitars and drums with finesse.

Together, these band members and musicians come together on "Against All Odds" to create a cohesive and powerful collection of songs. Each track showcases Quartz's ability to weave together intricate melodies, hard-hitting riffs, and compelling lyrics, resulting in an album that resonates with fans of Heavy Metal.

The album's title, "Against All Odds", reflects Quartz's relentless determination and resilience in the face of adversity. It serves as a testament to the band's unwavering commitment to their music, even when faced with challenges and obstacles. Through their music, Quartz encourages listeners to persevere and overcome any hardships they may encounter, embracing the power of self-belief and tenacity.

"Against All Odds" stands as a remarkable achievement in Quartz's discography, a testament to their enduring musical legacy. The album's combination of powerful vocals, skilled musicianship, and heartfelt lyrics creates an immersive and captivating listening experience. With their third full-length release, Quartz solidifies their place within the realm of British Heavy Metal, leaving an indelible mark on the genre.

Music Genre:

  Heavy Metal, NWOBHM 

Album Production information:

Produced by Quartz and Robin George

Robin George - Producer, Guitarist, during the early 1980's George has been producing albums for heavy metal bands like "Diamond Head", "Witchfinder General" and "Quartz". From 1985 until 1986 he has been guitarist with the Irish Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band "Thin Lizzy".

Record Label Information:

  Heavy Metal Records HMR LP 9

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 200 gram  

Year and Country:

  1983 Made in England  
Band Members and Musicians on: Quartz Against All Odds
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Geoff Bate - Lead Vocals
  • Malcolm Cope - Drums
  • Mick Hopkins - Guitars

    Mick "Mike" Hopkins - Guitars in the British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band Quartz from 1977 until Today. Has also performed in the bands "The Idle Race" from 1971 until 1972 and "Copperfield"

  • Steve McLoughlin - Bass
Track Listing of: Quartz Against All Odds

The Song/tracks on "Quartz Against All Odds" are

    Side One:
  • Just Another Man
  • Madman
  • Too Hot To Handle
  • Hard Road
  • Tell Me Why
    Side Two:
  • The Wake
  • Buried Alive
  • Silver Wheels
  • Love Them and Run
  • Avalon
  • It's Hell Living Without You
Album cover photos of : Quartz Against All Odds
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Photo of Album's Back Cover  
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Close-up Photo of the "Heavy Metal Reocrds" HMR LP 9 Record Label of "Against All Odds" 
Close-up Photo of the "Heavy Metal Reocrds" HMR LP 9 Record Label of "Against All Odds" 
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