Kingdom Come: Lenny Wolf (vocals, guitar, bass); Danny Stag, Rick Steier, Marco Moir, Bert Meulendijk (guitar); Koen Van Baal (keyboards); Johnny B. Frank (bass); James Kottak, Jimmy Bralower, Steve Burke (drums).
Producers: Bob Rock, Lenny Wolf, Keith Olsen.
Compilation producer: Bill Levenson.
Recorded at Little Mountain Studios, Vancouvver, Canada; Goodnighht LA, Van Nuys, California; Wisseloord Studios, Holland and The Hit Factory, New York, New York between 1988 & 1991. Includes liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
This is part of Universal Records "20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection" series.
Personnel: Lenny Wolf (vocals, guitar, bass guitar); Bert Meulendijk, Danny Stag, Marco Moir (guitar); Koen VanBaal (keyboards); Steve Burke, James Kottak, Jimmy Bralower (drums).
Audio Mixers: Bob Rock; David Bianco; Gary Lyons ; Gordon Fordyce; Keith Olsen ; Lenny Wolf.
Recording information: Goodnight LA Studios, Van Nuys, CA; Little Mountain Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, C; the Hit Factory, NY; Wisseloord Studios, The Netherlands.
Photographer: Jay Buchsbaum.
Yeah, Kingdom Come were a bit too enamored with Led Zeppelin on their first album, and their career didn't last much longer after that, but at the very least they were one of the very examples of what was storming the rock charts back in 1987-1988. Zep-styled riffs and that sorta watered-down boogie-guitar swagger were everywhere, and Kingdom Come were just one of the many bands getting loads and loads of criticism from purists. Oddly, though, the kids (for a short time) loved it, and the records sold enough to convince those at Polydor to release this collection of some of their more well-known tunes. Obviously, it's not a collection that's gonna be picked up for its artistic integrity ("Get It On" sounds like a half-baked "Kashmir"), but it's probably fair to say that Kingdom Come really wasn't too concerned with "art." This collection works because it's a fairly good snapshot of the kind of rock that very, very briefly made quite an impact in the late '80s. If acid-washed jeans and big hair were your thing, then this collection was tailor-made. ~ Chris True