Personnel: Yngwie J. Malmsteen (acoustic & electric guitars, sitar, electric & fretless basses, background vocals); Michael Vescera (vocals); Matts "Thailand" Olausson (Hammond organ, keyboards); Mike "The Spike" Terrana (drums, percussion).
Malmsteen shocked some longtime listeners with his heavy reliance on blues-rock on this album, especially his extensive, Hendrix-influenced use of a wah-wah pedal. This alone makes the album necessary for Malmsteen fans, even though his more neo-classical work (solos, instrumentals, etc.) seems less inspired here. And the saccharine ballad "Prisoner of Your Love" is downright embarrassing. ~ Steve Huey