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"OUTSIDE THE GATE sees Coleman back at his apocalyptic best, delivering a string of anti-corporate diatribes..."
Audio Mixer: Glen Skinner.
Audio Remasterer: Steve Rooke.
Liner Note Author: Tony Raven.
Recording information: Eden Studios (07/??/1987-12/24/1987); Terminal 24 (07/??/1987-12/24/1987); The Whitehouse (07/??/1987-12/24/1987).
Outside the Gate was not originally meant to be a Killing Joke album, at least not by the band. It was a solo album by lead singer Jaz Coleman -- with KJ guitarist Geordie Walker helping out -- until the record label got the band's name onto the cover. Here Coleman tries to become a bona fide singer rather than just a vocalist, and turns his usual growl and shout into a croon, acting as if he's Freddie Mercury and David Bowie mashed together. This album may be of interest to some completists. ~ David Jeffries