It Won’t Be Long (Girder VINYL)

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$ 70.00

Label : Girder Records   Year : 2020

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“Shout was an 80’s metal band formed by Ken Tamplin and Chuck King. Shout’s first album It Won’t Be Long was released in 1988, with their sophomore follow-up In Your Face releasing in 1989. Both of these albums were completely remastered by Rob Colwell and re-issued last year on CD. Earlier this year, we released In Your Face on purple splatter vinyl and now It Won’t Be Long has been remastered for vinyl. It’s been 30 years in the making and with this amazing orange, red and yellow splatter it’s hotter than ever. But the real treat is the addition of 3 demo tracks that we were able to fit on Side B. The stories the Ken and Chuck share are nothing short of amazing and explain the miracle that almost never was, stories from the road, as well as photos and even more. In 1987, Chuck was playing with the band Idle Cure but looking for more of a permanent role in music and simply trying to find the right path. Ken Tamplin was a guitarist in the band Joshua and was himself wanting to try something new. Shout was born. Shout signed a deal with Frontline Records in 1987 after submitting a 3-song demo and went on to record their first album It Won’t Be Long. It was recorded with session musicians including Lanny Cordola (Magdalen), Marty Friedman (Megadeth) and Michael Angelo (Nitro), but soon after they recruited the bassist Loren Robinson and drummer Joseph Galletta from his former band Joshua. Tamplin and King made quite the duo and were able to not only put together amazing harmonies, but had the screaming guitar hooks and vocal chops that rival some of the biggest bands of the day. Shout commanded immense and almost instant respect from the growing mainstream metal community the second It Won’t Be Long hit the market. Very few bands even came close to touching this masterpiece. Shout focused its efforts on music quality, something that the Christian rock fans were really clamoring for. Too many bands of that era focused 90% on ministry and 10% on music. Shout had no interest leaving ministry behind, but knew that the industry needed top quality musicianship. The Encyclopedia of Christian Music cites them as begin even more competent than Stryper. It Won’t Be Long begins with the fast paced Never Stop that includes one of the best bridges you’ll ever find on an album. Winners And Loser was an anthem that took fans by surprise – it included over the top melodies and a fist-pumping onslaught of drums and duo-guitar work. But when the title track starts off, you find out that this album is going to have one hit after another, with power metal anthems throughout and one of the best front-to-back run of songs on any album to come out of the 80’s. The song Shout summed it all up with it lyrics “Shout it out, never let it take you down. Shout it out, livin’s what it’s all about”. Every track on this album is strong, leaving nothing held back. Flying guitar work at its best.” -Girder Records

Limited to 200 copies.

Side A
Never Stop
Winners Or Losers
It Won’t Be Long
Find A Way
Dancin’ Round The World

Side B
Timeless Love
Without You
Shout (Demo)
Timeless Love (Demo)
Without You (Demo)