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Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
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Lightning to the Nations

Diamond Head

Release date:
October 3rd, 1980
Catalog ID:
Version desc.:
Limited edition, First pressing
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
1000 copies
13 reviews (avg. 89%)
Side A
1. Lightning to the Nations 04:14   Show lyrics
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2. The Prince 06:13   Show lyrics
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3. Sucking My Love 09:32   Show lyrics
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Side B
4. Am I Evil? 07:44   Show lyrics
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5. Sweet and Innocent 03:13   Show lyrics
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6. It's Electric 03:37   Show lyrics
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7. Helpless 06:48   Show lyrics
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Band members
Sean Harris Vocals
Brian Tatler Guitars
Colin Kimberley Bass
Duncan Scott Drums
Miscellaneous staff
Paul Robbins Engineering
BilBo Mastering
Reg Fellows Producer
Paul Robbins Engineering
BilBo Mastering
Reg Fellows Producer
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First pressing, with neutral white sleeve and white labels.

Initially simply dubbed as an untitled "Special Limited-Edition LP" on flyers which later became the title "The White Album". Shortly after the first pressing a repress of 2000 copies with printed labels followed due to high demand, this time under the band's own "Happy Face Records" label, with the title "Lightning to the Nations", which became the final official title for this album. A professional LP release with remastered sound and full color sleeve followed by the German label Woolfe Records in 1981. Unfortunately, the original master tape got lost after the remastering process, which is why all later pressings were taken from a vinyl source.

Both self-released LP versions were signed by band members (ca. 250 copies for each band member), however some copies happen to be dedicated and/or signed by the whole band. Also, some copies feature a handwritten track list info on the sleeve and/or labels.

This was the game-setting album by Diamond Head, and all of the songs featured on it have been re-recorded at various stages in the group's career.

Recording information:

Recorded at the Old Smithy Recording Studio, Kempsey, Worcestershire, England, UK.


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Added by: AgeOfTheWiccans Modified by: idiobrett
Added on: 2017-03-25 17:48:35 Last modified on: 2023-07-12 09:04:32