Title - 'VH1 Classic: Metal Mania - Stripped, Vol. 3'
Artist - Various
Sidewinder Music brings their third edition and latest release from the acclaimed acoustic series VH1 Classic Metal Mania Stripped ... and man, you have to dig hearing these classics in a completely fresh light! Well, all save for Firehouse's 'When I Look Into Your Eyes' as that was a repeat from Vol.1 and is incuded here again, for some strange reason!
Accept's 'Balls To The Wall' is just haunting as are Tommy and Jack's 'High Enough,' Eric Martin's 'Just Take My Heart' and Autograph's 'Turn Up The Radio.' Sure there are some weaker 'stripped' versions, such as (IMHO) Slaughter's live version of 'Up All Night,' but one bad song doth not maketh a bad album.
Like the other first two CDs in this series there are several new gems, some re-releases ... and some questionable choices! For fans of the genre (like me) I think they're a lot of fun though and that makes this collection definitely worth collecting.