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To Hell with the Devil

Stryper

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 24th, 1986
Catalog ID:
CDE-73237
Label:
Enigma Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
7 reviews (avg. 69%)
1. Abyss (To Hell with the Devil) 01:20   instrumental
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2. To Hell with the Devil 04:07   Show lyrics
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3. Calling on You 03:57   Show lyrics
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4. Free 03:41   Show lyrics
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5. Honestly 04:08   Show lyrics
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6. The Way 03:35   Show lyrics
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7. Sing-Along Song 04:18   Show lyrics
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8. Holding On 04:15   Show lyrics
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9. Rockin' the World 03:27   Show lyrics
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10. All of Me 03:10   Show lyrics
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11. More than a Man 04:35   Show lyrics
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Band members
Robert Sweet Drums
Michael Sweet Vocals (lead), Guitars
Oz Fox Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
Guest/Session
Brad Cobb Bass
John Van Tongren Keyboards
Miscellaneous staff
Anne Revenge Photography
Neil Zlozower Photography
Brian Ayuso Art direction, Design
Gary Myerburg Engineering (assistant)
Michael Sweet Producer
Oz Fox Producer
Robert Sweet Producer, Cover concept
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Dan Nebenzal Engineering
Stephan Galfas Producer, Engineering
Anna Maria Di Santo Photography
Robert Sweet Drums
Michael Sweet Vocals (lead), Guitars
Oz Fox Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
Brad Cobb Bass
John Van Tongren Keyboards
Anne Revenge Photography
Neil Zlozower Photography
Brian Ayuso Art direction, Design
Gary Myerburg Engineering (assistant)
Michael Sweet Producer
Oz Fox Producer
Robert Sweet Producer, Cover concept
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Dan Nebenzal Engineering
Stephan Galfas Producer, Engineering
Anna Maria Di Santo Photography
Read Great at the time, not so... 70% greenberger October 25th, 2013
Read To hell with the ballads,... 70% hells_unicorn December 24th, 2010
Read A bit overrated but still... 85% Metalwontdie July 23rd, 2009
Read It Is What It Was 95% Cheech May 5th, 2009
Read Rockin’ the World 80% Kalelfromkrypton November 28th, 2007
Read To Hell With This Album 16% DawnoftheShred April 11th, 2007
Read Divine Riffing 65% Noisenoir February 24th, 2007

Though Timothy Gaines is credited on this album and was a member of the band by the time it came out, he did not play bass on this album.

(Europe 3237-2)

CD Manufactured in the USA; black characters and stripe on silver
Sleeve printed in the USA

Also released on tape and vinyl.

There are two different covers for the album, the one with the "angels" on it was for a limited edition (originally). The layout proportions for the one with the red scripture varied according to format (CD, LP, cassette).

Certified Gold: 2-19-87
Certified Platinum: 1-6-88

The title of the album is inspired by Bible verse Revelation 20:10. Other Bible verses are mentioned in the sleeve in reference to each group member (and outfit!):
Michael Sweet James 1:12
Robert Sweet 2 Timothy 4:7
Timothy Gaines Revelation 1:5,6
Oz Fox Ephesians 6:12

Also released on 8-track through Columbia Record club. This was Enigma Records ONLY 8-track release. It is uncertain just how many were produced, but is said there were not many.

Re-released on 12" picture vinyl in 1987 by Enigma Records. Copies are numbered and includes a 24"x36" full color poster.

Re-released on CD on July 16th, 1991 by Hollywood Records, comes with different cover art (right cover).

Re-released on CD in Japan in 1995 by Hollywood Records/Pony Canyon Inc.. Comes with the original cover art.

Re-released on CD in 2000 by Michael Sweet (Michael Sweet Productions)with the original cover art and a bonus track:
12. Winter Wonderland (3:13)

Recording information:

Recorded at Master Control Studio, Burbank, CA, USA, on the Mitsubishi X-850 32-Track Digital Audio Recorder
Mixed to the Mitsubishi X-86 2-Track Digital Audio Recorded
Mastered at Capitol Records

Identifiers:

Barcode: 018777323727

Added by: Noisenoir Modified by: kalervon
Added on: 2006-11-20 12:10:50 Last modified on: 2014-08-24 04:45:17
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