Almost Unplugged

Almost Unplugged

by Europe


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One thing about most hair metal bands of the '80s -- they were not necessarily known to be "proficient" at their respective instruments. But one such group from the genre that certainly had the chops to back up their pretty boy looks was Europe, which prove this theory once again on their 2008 live CD, Almost Unplugged (which was issued as a DVD a year later). Recorded at a venue in Stockholm (called Nalen) on January 26, 2008, Almost Unplugged sees the group joined by a string quartet as they balance originals with a few classic rock nuggets, including Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here," Thin Lizzy's "Suicide," and UFO's "Love to Love," among others, as well as a still-bombastic rendition of "The Final Countdown." Surprisingly, there is no rendition of their power ballad, "Carrie," included here, which you'd think would have fit in well with all the other stripped-down tunes here -- especially when overbearing cheese such as the song "Hero" is included (although admittedly, the song's meaning is heartfelt -- it's a tribute to the late, great Phil Lynott). The histrionics may be toned down a tad here, but Almost Unplugged serves as further proof that Europe remain arena rock kings throughout...Europe.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
Label: Talent Tru
UPC: 0760137484226
catalogNumber: 4842
Rank: 48365

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Europe   Primary Artist
John Norum   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Leven   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar
Mic Michaeli   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Joey Tempest   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ian Haugland   Drums,Background Vocals
Anna Landberg Dager   Cello

Technical Credits

Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
Roger Waters   Composer
John Norum   Composer
Tempest   Composer
Phil Lynott   Composer
John Paul Jones   Composer
David Gilmour   Composer
John Leven   Composer
Mic Michaeli   Composer
Joey Tempest   Composer
Fredrik Martinsson   Engineer
Mogg   Composer
Schenker   Composer
Haughland   Composer
Marcello   Composer

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