John Sykes | 20th Century

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20th Century

by John Sykes

1998 hard-rocking release from guitar great John Sykes.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Look in His Eyes
3:47 $0.99
2. 20th Century Heartache
3:58 $0.99
3. I Get Around
2:56 $0.99
4. 2 Counts
4:27 $0.99
5. Defcon 1
3:37 $0.99
6. System Ain't Workin'
3:27 $0.99
7. The Way You Kiss Me
3:16 $0.99
8. Found What I Needed
3:34 $0.99
9. Cautionary Warning
3:28 $0.99
10. Touched By Evil
5:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
John Sykes started his career in 1980 with the “New Wave of British Heavy Metal” band, The Tygers of Pan Tang. After two years of albums and tours with the Tygers, John left the band and ended up with the influential classic rock band, Thin Lizzy.

John joined Thin Lizzy in 1982 and performed on the album,” Thunder & Lightning” as well as the “Live Life” album and a live album recorded by the BBC of the band’s last show at the Reading festival in 1983. After this “farewell” tour, John joined Phil Lynott for Phil’s solo tour of Europe in a band dubbed, The Three Musketeers.

John was then invited to join the band Whitesnake and he appeared on the U.S. release of the “Slide It In” album. The band toured constantly in support of the album and ended the tour in front of 500,000 people at “Rock in Rio” in 1985. The show was also broadcast to millions of people on television throughout South America.

Whitesnake’s next album was the self-titled 1987 release, which featured Sykes’ fiery guitar playing as well as his diverse song-writing talents. The album went on to sell approximately 20 million copies world-wide and songs Sykes co-wrote such as “Still of the Night” and “Is This Love” are still staples on rock radio today.

After leaving Whitesnake John returned to England and formed the critically acclaimed band, Blue Murder. The band featured bassists Tony Franklin and drummer Carmine Appice. Their debut album not only showcased John’s fiery and melodic guitar playing but his excellent singing voice as well. The material ranges from epic rock songs like “Valley of the Kings” to more pop-oriented songs like “Jelly Roll”.

For the last several years John has been releasing material under the name Sykes. Also, he and Scott Gorham still tour successfully as Thin Lizzy with John handling the vocals for the late great Phil Lynott.



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R.''gittars and wimmins'' Hanks

Sykes' keeps the frets on fire!
In short John Sykes has made one smokin' disc with '20th Century'.From start to finish he play's and sings with a passion and fire not heard since the 1st 'Blue Murder'album!Not to take anything away from his other solo recordings but this one kills it from start to finish with the obligatory ballad thrown in for good measure.So if your any kind of fan of the man and his music or just want to hear some great heavy,impassioned playing and singing then buy this disc now, you will not regret it!!


Many Winners on this cd. get it.
1st off, if you don't have Loveland by John, go get that first. you will be a huge fan after that magnum opus.
This cd is more rock oriented and keeps the pedal to the metal, no ballads. Cautionary Warning, I get around, System Aint working, the way you kiss me and more. They all rock and only take one or two listens to cement in your memory. Touched by Evil has some really spooky guitar work on it that i just love. All of the Vocals are top notch and there's no filler on this album for my ears. Great stuff man. Loveland and this are 2 essential must owns if you are after Sykes material.


Hoy llego el cd, gracias CDBaby!!!

Muy buen disco!!