Axel Rudi Pell - The Ballads II [2LP+CD] (180 Gram, gatefold, limited to 1000)
Vinyl LP pressing. German heavy metal guitar mastermind Axel Rudi Pell kicked off his now five releases deep ballad compilation series in 1993 followed by this second installment over half a decade later in 1999. Even in the world of ballads and more slow tempo fare, Pell fully demonstrates throughout why he is revered as one of the most visionary axe men on the planet. And if there was justice in the music business, Pell's ballads would be as big as the Scorpions. Steamhammer is offering up first time vinyl pressings of Pell's first three ballads albums including The Ballads (1993), The Ballads II (1999) and The Ballads III (2004).