RELEASE
January 08, 2002
LABEL
BMG International
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Rock

Album Review

This comprehensive, entertaining collection is the ultimate retrospective of the famously unsung German metal band Bonfire. Over two discs and 29 tracks, the almost 20-year history of the band plays out, with each anthemic guitar solo accounted for and every triumphant melody in place. While the Scorpions usually get credit for carrying the mantle of metal in Germany, Bonfire might have become true challengers, if only luck had been on their side. Intra-band strife, lineup changes, and a failure to truly crack the lucrative American market all contributed to Bonfire's relatively ineffective career. But of all the European metal bands, Bonfire may have catered the most to U.S. audiences. Rockers like "American Nights," "Too Much Hollywood," and "Down to Atlanta" would be contrived in the hands of an actual American group, but Bonfire's delivery is so eager that the songs become entirely believable. There's even a good-natured cover of "Sweet Home Alabama" that no doubt brought the house down in Munich. This greatest-hits collection includes numerous alternate mixes for the card-carrying Bonfire fan; for everyone else, it's a delightful document of the hair band that never was.
Johnny Loftus, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Sweet Obsessionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Under Blue Skieshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Daytona Nightshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Hard on Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Proud of My Countryhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Until the Last Goodbyehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Too Much Hollywoodhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Give It a Tryhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. You Make Me Feelhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Sword and Stonehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Down to Atlantahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Sleeping All Alone [Thomson Barbeo-Mix]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Tony's Roulettehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Rock 'N' Roll Cowboy [German Version]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Sweet Home Alabama [Special Mix]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. American Nightshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Damn Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. The Strokehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Strike Backhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Who's Foolin' Who [Special Wagener Remix]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Good Night Amanda [Single Mix]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Sdi [Wagner Mix]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Heat in the Glowhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Back to You [Chris Lausmann Remix]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Ready 4 Reactionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Wild Dixiehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. I Need You [Single Mix]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Because It's X-MasTime [Single Mix]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Take Me by the Handhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bonfire/id930181684?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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