Doro – “Raise Your Fist” – 30 Years Anniversary Edition (2014)

Label: Nuclear Blast

Review by Tony Cannella

The latest studio album from the reigning metal queen Doro Pesch “Raise Your Fist” was released back in 2012. Time flies… It seems like it was only yesterday when this excellent album was unleashed on the world. To celebrate her 30th anniversary, the album has been re-released with a special bonus CD entitled “Powerful Passionate Favorites” which features rare covers, alternate version of songs and assorted other goodies.

Since the original “Raise Your Fist” album was released in 2012, there is probably no need to go into it at this point. Suffice it to say, it’s still pretty damn good, so fans old and new should check it out if you haven’t done so already. The bonus CD on this one “Powerful Passionate Favorites” is a pretty cool collection in its own right. A new mix of the song “It Still Hurts” from RYF kicks things off and it features a duet with the one and only Lemmy. Next we have the French language version of the anthemic “Raise Your Fist in the Air”. A faithful cover of the Led Zeppelin classic “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” follows and this track originally appeared on the Led Zep tribute album “The Music Remains the Same”. Next we have a rollicking version of the Tina Turner tune “Nutbush City Limits”. A new version of a cover of the KISS tune “Only You” follows. The original appeared on Doro’s self-titled 1990 album and this one was re-recorded for a recent KISS tribute album. The album also features a cover of the DIO classic “Egypt” which has already been released. “PPF” also sees Doro covering the Metallica tune “Nothing Else Matters” which is also pretty cool. Next we have a brand new song “Warfare” which is written for a movie that Doro has part in called “Anuk III”. The blues demo track “NYC Blues” brings this collection to its conclusion.

For the die-hard Doro fan this is pretty cool thing to have. Sure it may suck having to buy “Raise Your Fist” again (that part is a bummer – even though the album is great!), but the bonus CD is definitely one for the collection and worth owning.

Rating – 90/100

 

Tracklist

Disc 1  – (“Raise Your Fist”)

  1. Raise Your Fist in the Air
  2. Coldhearted Lover
  3. Rock Till Death
  4. It Still Hurts (feat. Lemmy)
  5. Take No Prisoner
  6. Grab the Bull (Last Man Standing)
  7. Engel
  8. Freiheit (Human Rights)
  9. Little Headbanger (Nackenbrecher)
  10. Revenge
  11. Free My Heart
  12. Victory
  13. Hero

 

Disc 2 – (“Powerful Passionate Favorites”)

  1. 1. It Still Hurts (Jacob Hansen mix)
  2. Leve Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel (“Raise Your Fist” French version)
  3. Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You
  4. Nutbush City Limits
  5. Only You
  6. Egypt (The Chains Are On)
  7. Nothing Else Matters
  8. Warfare
  9. NYC Blues

 

Line Up

  • Doro Pesch – Vocals
  • Bas Maas – Guitar
  • Luca Princiotta – Guitars & Keyboards
  • Nick Douglas – Bass
  • Johnny Dee – Drums

 

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