Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from one of the Netherland's first Heavy Metal bands: PICTURE 1 (1981) and DIAMOND DREAMER (1982). Picture have entered their 33rd year of existence and show no signs of slowing down. These definitive albums are now back in print after nearly 15 years, but most importantly, they're seeing their first-ever North American release. With an irresistible sound that combines tough yet melodic vocals and arena-sized guitar riffs, Picture are the living embodiment of classic Heavy Metal.
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Im always searching for great bands and albums from the past that I missed throughout the years to add to my collection. I came upon this band in youtube and found that they were really a good band and their first two albums Picture ST and Diamond Dreamer were never released in the US. That's remarkable being that they were really good melodic rock fringing into metal as it was at the time.
The singer reminds me of David Coverdale , while the music is hard to pin to anyone. Perhaps early Whitesnake with a mix of Riot, I keep hearing things that remind me of many different bands. But the fact is that Picture was Picture and their first two albums were worthy of being released in the US , I think with success.
In research I found that they toured Europe with bands such as ACDC, Saxon, April Wine and other big names. You don't get invited on those kind of tours without some talent.
Im glad that these goodies are now available for the first time in...
I bought this on vinyl import when it was originally released. For a relatively unknown metal band, I was amazed at the quality production this received. A perfect mix all around, crystal clarity, and the right amount of punch to the drums and bass. This is one of my favorite albums of all time, regardless of genre. Other top bands and producers could take a lesson from the care and quality that went into the music and production evidenced here. Not one bad song on this recording. This remaster (finally on CD) is also impressive as it remains so true to the already masterful original recording,but, because of the originals perfection, doesn't add much...but, the beauty is, it didn't need to. If you don't have the original vinyl, then, BUY THIS CD!!!!!! This review is for the Diamond Dreamer CD in this set.
Sounds like a cross between AC/DC and Accept even though some people think it sounds like Ronny James Dio. The vocals on this are faster and louder. Good Stuff.
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