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Heaven and Hell Records Re-issue NEW YORK's 'Carry The Torch/Electric Thunder' first time ever on CD

singer/guitarist Jimmy Hansen who was at first apprehensive about doing anything with the material; stating, “that was then, this is now, life has moved on” As discouraging as this was, Jimmy still said “I will send you what have and you can do what you want with it”. From there we began to work on getting this best material we could gather together for this project having little to no help. 
What we received was a disc of including the 5-tracks from the ‘Carry the Torch’ EP lifted from vinyl and the ‘Electric Thunder’ sessions taken from the only known surviving tape of the sessions. Master tapes of both the EP and later sessions any longer exist lost to time. We then would track down several cassette versions of ‘Carry the Torch’ to be used as source material since it was the only option. As for the ‘Electric Thunder’ sessions (tracks 6-13); they had previously been restored by Hansen from a damaged bootlegged cassette found in the ruins of a burnt down house. Before obtaining this copy, Hensen himself did not even have the recordings. 
What is collected here is probably the best presentation of the NEW YORK material that will ever be released, restored and re-mastered by the best possible means in the effort to keep the music available so that it doesn’t one day disappear. 
 

Pick up your copy of  'Carry The Torch' HERE

CD FEATURES:

• First time ever officially on CD
• Re-mastered from best possible sources
• Plus ‘Electric Thunder’ demo
Produced by Eric Carr
• 12-page booklet with photos
• Including complete lyrics & essay
• Limited to 500 copies worldwide

Includes unlimited streaming of Carry the Torch / Electric Thunder via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

NEW YORK : Carry the Torch / Electric Thunder 

 

01. Let It Roll 

02. Teas'r

03. Nobody like You 

04. Nite Flyer 

05. Death Wish

06. Go, Let's Go 

07. I Brake 4 Fools 

08. Shoot to Kill Track 8

09  Down on My Knees 

10  Heart Of Stone 

11. Head over Heels 

12. Give and Take 

13  Being Away 

14. Don't Fall 

15. Electric Thunder 

 

New York is:

 

Jimmie Ennis — Vocals, Guitars

Freddy Foster — Bass, Vocals

Johnny ‘G’ Lover — Guitars, Vocals

Rikk Hanz — Drums

Michael Scott Mills – Drums

(Electric Thunder demo 1988)

 

Eric Carr drums on the song ‘Electric Thunder’

 

TRACKS: 1-5 taken from ‘Carry the Torch’ EP originally released 1984

Recorded at Reflection Studios, Charlotte, NC

TRACKS: 6-13 taken from ‘Electric Thunder’ demo 1988

Engineering by Paul Orofino

Produced by NEW YORK and Eric Carr

All songs written by NEW YORK

Tape restoration by Michael Scott Mills 

 

Track 14-15: ‘Don’t Fall” & ‘Electric Thunder’ 

taken from a promotional CD compilation 

Recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios in Millbrock, NY 

Engineering by Paul Orofino

Produced by NEW YORK and Eric Carr

 Songs written by NEW YORK 

Additional writing credit; Eric Carr on ‘Electric Thunder’

Additional writing credit; Eric Carr on ‘Electric Thunder’

 

Lyrics to “Bein’ Away: adapted from a poem written by Holly J Noe

 

2018 Executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer

Re-mastering by Jamie King at The Basement Studios NC in Winston Salem, NC

Layout design by Chris Ferguson 

 

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