Tokyo Blade (album)

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Tokyo Blade
Tokio Blade 1983.jpg
Original album cover
Studio album by
StudioWickham Studios, Rooster Studios, Cave Studios, Bristol, UK
Genre Heavy metal
Label Powerstation Records
Producer Kevin D. Nixon, Andy Allen
Tokyo Blade chronology
Tokyo Blade
Midnight Rendezvous
Singles from Tokyo Blade
  1. "Powergame" / "Death on Main Street"
    Released: 1983
  2. "If Heaven Is Hell" / "Highway Passion"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10 [2]
Metal Forces 9/10 [3]

Tokyo Blade is the debut album by English heavy metal band Tokyo Blade. It was originally released in 1983 and reissued by High Vaultage Records in a remastered edition on CD in 1997, including all the 4 tracks from the 1984 Midnight Rendezvous EP, which actually were recorded in early 1983 while the band was called Genghis Khan plus "Death On Main Street" which was originally the b-side on "Powergame" 7" and recorded at the same sessions as the album. [4]


Track listings

Side one
  1. "Powergame" (Andy Boulton, Al Marsh) – 4:12
  2. "Break the Chains" (Boulton, Marsh, John Wiggins) – 5:07
  3. "If Heaven Is Hell" (Boulton, Marsh) – 6:04
  4. "On Through the Night" (Boulton, Marsh) – 7:29
Side two
  1. "Killer City" (Boulton, Marsh) – 5:47
  2. "Liar" (Boulton, Marsh) – 5:37
  3. "Tonight" (Russ Ballard) – 4:02
  4. "Sunrise in Tokyo" (Boulton, Marsh) – 5:47
  5. "Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia" – 1:13

1997 remastered edition

  1. "Powergame" – 4:12
  2. "Break the Chains" – 5:07
  3. "If Heaven Is Hell" – 6:04
  4. "On Through the Night" – 7:29
  5. "Killer City" – 5:47
  6. "Liar" – 5:37
  7. "Tonight" – 4:02
  8. "Sunrise in Tokyo" – 5:47
  9. "Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia" – 1:13
  10. "If Heaven Is Hell" – 6:00
  11. "Highway Passion" – 4:24
  12. "Midnight Rendezvous" – 3:22
  13. "Mean Streak" – 4:44
  14. "Death on Main Street" – 4:38


Tokyo Blade

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