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.

Album Production Information:

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

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.

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