This album "TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound" is the second album by British heavy metal band Tygers of Pan Tang, produced in 1981 on MCA. Spellbound is the first of two full length Tygers of Pan Tang albums to feature John Sykes, who later joined Thin Lizzy. "Gangland" was covered by German thrash metal band Kreator in 1987 on their "Behind the Mirror" single and on 1988 EP Out of the Dark ... Into the Light. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


Front Cover Photo Of TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound

Band Description:

"Tygers of Pan Tang" is a British heavy metal band that was formed in 1978 in the city of Whitley Bay, England. The band is considered to be one of the pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement and is known for their high-energy, fast-paced music and powerful guitar riffs. Their most popular songs include "Wild Cat," "Love Potion No. 9," and "Don't Stop By." Despite lineup changes and hiatus periods, the band continues to tour and perform, and they have a dedicated fanbase that supports their music and legacy.
Production information:

The album: "TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound" was produced by: Chris Tsangarides

  Christopher Andrew "Chris" Tsangarides is a British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, and mixer. He is best known for his work with many heavy metal bands, including Judas Priest, Anvil, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Helloween, Angra, Anthem, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tygers of Pan Tang.

 During the 80s and up to the 90s, Tsangarides became famous on the hard rock and heavy metal scene for the quality of his job and for having produced signature albums, like Anvil's Metal on Metal in 1982, Thin Lizzy's acclaimed final studio release Thunder and Lightning in 1983 and the Grammy nominated Painkiller by Judas Priest in 1990. He worked in those years with Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Helloween, Y&T, Tygers of Pan Tang, Anthem, Sinner, King Diamond, Ian Gillan and produced also Bruce Dickinson's first solo album Tattooed Millionaire (1990).

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Chris Tsangarides and Andrew Warwick

Andrew Warwick a sound engineer, album cover artwork designer from the United Kingdom. During the 1980s he has worked on Heavy Metal albums of "Tygers of Pan Tang", Anvil, Satan, Savage, Jaguar, "Thin Lizzy" , "Rock Goddess", "Quiet Riot" and others.

This album was recorded at: Morgan Sound Studios London

Album cover Artwork: Noel Johnson

Album cover photography: Rik Walton

Record Label Information:

MCA Records 203 671

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1981 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jon Deverill - lead and backing vocals
  • Robb Weir - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • John Sykes - lead guitar, backing vocals

      John Sykes a British Guitarist who has played a major role in Heavy Metal / Hard Rock bands: "Badlands", "Tygers of Pan Tang". "Thin Lizzy", " Whitesnake ".

  • Richard "Rocky" Laws - bass, backing vocals
  • Brian Dick - drums
Complete Track-listing of the album "TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound"

The detailed tracklist of this record "TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound" is:

  1. Gangland" - 3:43
  2. "Take It" - 4:27
  3. "Minotaur" - 0:22
  4. "Hellbound" - 3:30
  5. "Mirror" - 4:34
  6. "Silver and Gold" - 3:35
  7. "Tyger Bay" - 3:28
  8. "The Story So Far" - 3:29
  9. "Blackjack" - 3:15
  10. "Don't Stop By"

TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound High Resolution & Quality Photos

Front Cover Photo Of TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound
Front Cover Photo Of TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound


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Photo Of The Back Cover TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound
Photo of the left page inside cover TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound


Close up of record's label TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound Side One:
Close up of record's label TYGERS of PAN TANG - Spellbound Side One

Record Label Details: MCA Records 203 671