W.A.S.P. – Re-Idolized – The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol – Album Review 04/02/2018 244 W.A.S.P. - Re-Idolized - The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol - Album Review19293949592018-02-049Overall ScoreReader Rating: (3 Votes)9.8Reidolized is the 25th anniversary release of W.A.S.P.’s legendary concept album The Crimson Idol. Originally planned as a Blackie Lawless solo album, it was eventually released under the W.A.S.P. name and it features a very strong line up, with the likes of Bob Kulick, Doug Aldrich and Frankie Banali all performing on the record. For those not familiar with the original release, the album tells the story of the rise and fall of fictional rockstar Jonathan Steel, from his childhood right through until his tragic end. Listening to the album now, it has not lost any of the raw emotion that runs through many of the tracks and it is certainly the most personal of all W.A.S.P’s releases. That’s not to say that the album doesn’t deliver the hard sound that W.AS.P. Built their career on though, with the likes of ‘Chainsaw Charlie’ and ‘The Great Misconceptions of Me’ featuring some great riffs. For this anniversary release the band have included all of the tracks from the original album, as well as four extra ‘lost tracks’ and the film that was due to accompany the album on it’s initial release. Coming in at over 50 minutes in length, the film in particular is a substantial addition on it’s own right and really enhances the story of Jonathan Steel. Overall Reidolized is a very strong package and an example of how re-releases should be done, with something for both veteran fans of the band and for those new to W.A.S.P. Steph Bodkin Track List: Disc One The Titanic Overture The Invisible Boy Arena Of Pleasure Chainsaw Charlie The Gypsy Meets The Boy Michael’s Song Miss You Doctor Rockter Track List: Disc Two I Am One The Idol Hold Onto My Heart Hey Mama The Lost Boy The Peace Showtime The Great Misconceptions Of Me More info: www.facebook.com/W.A.S.P.Nation/ www.waspnation.com/ www.twitter.com/WASPOfficial https://rocknloadmag.com/gigs/live-review-five-finger-death-punch-leeds-arena-20th-december-2017/ Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related One Response W.A.S.P.’s Reidolized (2018): How a classic album is supposed to be re-released – Albums That Rock 23/02/2018 […] Steph Bodkin notes, “Overall Reidolized is a very strong package and an example of how re-releases should be done, with something for both veteran fans of the band and for those new to W.A.S.P.” Exactly. I did not keep up with the latest works of W.A.S.P. until Golgotha was released in 2015. Hence, I can’t consider myself a real W.A.S.P. fan, but I can say this: Reidolized established my newly-found interest in the band with phenomenal songs and an exciting story that became even more exciting thanks to enhanced musical energy and a contemporary production. This is one of the most exciting released for me this year thus far. Kudos Blackie. […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.