Germany’s first class Melodic Hard Rockers Fair Warning, who have released six studio albums and 3 live albums since their inception, have confirmed the release of ‘Best And More’, a double, 20th Anniversary CD, on Steamhammer / SPV, on March 26th.
‘Best And More’, which will be available at the nice price of a single CD, packs 32 songs on to two CD’s, including all the Fair Warning classics, various unreleased and rare live and studio recordings, plus a lavish booklet with exclusive photos.
Fair Warning formed in 1991 and burst out of the starting blocks with 1992’s self-titled debut album, which firmly established the band in Germany and went platinum in Japan. Fair Warning then went on to win over many more rockers around the rest of Europe with their ‘Rainmaker’, (1995), ‘Go!’ (1997) and ‘Four’ (2000) albums, following tour support slots across the continent with the likes of Status Quo, Giant, Blue Oyster Cult, Saga and Whitesnake.
Fair Warning re-united after a five year hiatus to release the powerful ‘Brother’s Keeper’ album in 2006, and then the incredibly well-received ‘Aura’ in the Spring of 2009, an album even more steeped in old-school first class, classic, melodic rock than its predecessor.
Following the release of ‘Aura’, Fair Warning hugely impressed the audiences of various major European Festivals before jetting off to Japan to play at the Loudpark Festival in Tokyo and then a totally sold out national tour of Japan, where they have enjoyed superstar status since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1992.
These gigs were filmed and recorded, and in November 2010 Steamhammer / SPV
released ‘Talking Ain’t Enough – Fair Warning Live In Tokyo’ as a CD and DVD. Guitar Techniques Magazine reviewed the CD in their Spring 2011 issue:- “Although little is known of Fair Warning here in the UK, on home soil (Germany) and in Japan they are huge. They have turned melodic heavy rock into something their very own and are fully at home in a stadium sized gig. They were welcomed in Japan in 2009 in response to sales of their Aura album in 2009. Their sound is exciting and huge and if you still enjoy the power and performance of what is essentially 80’s rock then you’ll love this. Tommy Heart is a great singer and frontman and Helge Engelke does all the soaring and shredding you could want a guitarist to do. On the continent, this style of performance has never really gone away so it’s hardly surprising that some of the best hard rock bands today also come from there. In the current British musical scene this is heavy relief; loud, proud and exciting!”
Now ‘Best And More’, an utterly compelling introduction to the secret melodic rock weapon that is Fair Warning, looks all set to be the catalyst that catapults this glorious, rousing, exceptional Melodic Hard Rock group into the hearts of every British classic rock fan!
Tommy Heart – vocals
Helge Engelke – guitars
Ule W. Ritgen – bass
C.C. Behrens – drums