LONG WAY TO HEAVEN/1985/CAPITOL E.M.I
Recorded at Phase 1 Studios in Toronto.
Produced by Tom Truemouth
Players on album:
Lead vocals: Brian Vollmer
Guitars: Brent “The Doctor” Doerner/Paul Hackman
Drums: Greg “Fritz” Hinz
Bass: Daryl Gray
This album followed up the extremely successful Walking the Razor’s Edge and produced the hit single, “Deep Cuts the Knife”, written by Paul Hackman & Bob Halligan. The second single was a Vollmer/Hackman song called “The Kids are all Shakin'” (in the U.S.A.). Both songs had videos which received heavy play on both MTV and Much Music. The band kicked off touring for this disc in the country of Sweden, taking the album to Number 1 in that country. Lenny Stoute of Metallion Magazine came over and wrote a lengthy article on the tour, which increased the band’s profile in Canada, leading to their first headline tour. In the U.S. the band toured with Accept and Keel. More U.S. dates followed with a variety of other international acts including Krokus/WASP/Y&T.