Tygers Of Pan Tang - Live At Nottingham Rock City
NWOBHM - Live (1981)
15 songs (58'30)
Release year: 2001
Reviewed by Paul

To pass the time for Tygers Of Pan Tang's new coming album Mystical I am doing this review. All this because I've seen them live in 1982 and it was one of my best live gig ever.

So this Live At Nottingham Rock City brings us back to spring 1981 catching the bands stage performance with the following line up: Robb Weir (founder member of the band) and John Sykes (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Blue Murder) on guitars, Rocky on bass, Brian Dick on the drums and Jon Deverill on vocals which is for me the best singer the band ever had. So this is maybe the very best line up of the Tygers Of Pan Tang.

It is some kind of a challenge to release this live cd 20 years after, because I don't know if there will be many people out there (still) waiting for this. The sound isn't that good and at last but not at least the hole band except John Sykes was sick this day. The doctor advised them not to go on stage but once rock'n'roll is in your soul it is even stronger than whatever the crap that might be in your blood, so the band played the show and the result is not that convincing. Jon 's voice isn't as good as on album because of its throat infection. He gave everything he could during the show. Just one thing I'd like to say is he should have stayed himself on old Tygers songs because he tried to imitate Jess Cox's (the band's first singer) voice.

Anyway you've got all the big classics from the album Spellbound and the ones from the first line up of the band. So this is a masterpiece for collectors or even for big fans of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal.

So if don't have any Silver And Gold and you're Hellbound just Take It from your favorite shop...

Killing Songs :
Take It, Tyger Bay, Mirror, Don't Stop By, Gangland, Silver And Gold, Hellbound
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Other albums by Tygers Of Pan Tang that we have reviewed:
Tygers Of Pan Tang - Ambush reviewed by Stefan and quoted 30 / 100
Tygers Of Pan Tang - Mystical reviewed by Paul and quoted 35 / 100
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