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DOKKEN THE LOST SONGS: 1978-1981 IS OUT TODAY

The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 is out today on CD, Vinyl, digital formats and special D2C bundles at this location

Watch previously released videos for the tracks, ‘Step Into The Light’ and 'No Answer' HERE.

It wasn’t always multi-platinum sales and stadium gigs for Dokken. There was a first-phase and there were early days, and it is those bold first steps to stardom which are celebrated comprehensively on Dokken’s The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 album, out on August 28th 2020 through Silver Lining Music.

Featuring spectacular sleeve art by renowned US artist Tokyo Hiro (Motörhead, Motley Crüe), The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 show the crackle and craft of a hungry young Don Dokken as he embarked upon a journey which started in Southern California and Northern Germany. It is a trek which is testimony to the sheer endeavour and perseverance Don Dokken showed in those few years between 1978 and 1981, starting from when he spent time at a guitar store called Drake’s Music, owned by Drake Levin in Manhattan Beach, California.

Don Dokken reminisces:

“Looking back, so much from that time is hilarious and crazy, from running cables across a parking lot to a club to record a gig, to the holes in that church roof to the mold in the equipment, but there is also a lot of raw magic in what we did back then and it is time to share that with the fans.”

The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 not only shares that magic with the fans, it gives them the final, vital and undeniably missing (until now) early album in the Dokken collection.

Musicians who appear on The Lost Songs: 1978-1981:

Don Dokken – vocals, guitar
Jon Levin – guitar
BJ Zampa – drums
Juan Croucier – bass
Greg Leon – guitar
Gary Holland – drums
Mick Brown – drums
George Lynch -guitar
Rustee Allen - bass
Bill Lordan – drums
Greg Pecka- Drums

The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 track-listing:

1. Step Into The Light
2. We’re Going Wrong
3. Day After Day
4. Rainbows
5. Felony
6. No Answer
7. Back In The Streets
8. Hit And Run
9. Broken Heart
10. Liar
11. Prisoner

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