Dokken’s 80’s Elekra Albums Are Being Collected In Multiple Formats

The four albums that made Dokken’s reputation in ‘80s Rock are now being collected together as a box set, available in LP or CD formats, from BMG, titled The Elektra Albums 1983-1987. Set for release on January 27, 2023, the limited edition set will include Dokken’s Breaking the Chains, Tooth and Nail, Under Lock and Key, and Back for the Attack as a either a 5LP or 5CD set.

All of the albums feature the classic line-up of Don Dokken (vocals), George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass), and “Wild” Mick Brown (drums), and all have been newly remastered by Andy Pearce (Black Sabbath, Motorhead). Additionally, the LP box features 180g black vinyl.

Both LP & CD box sets include:
Breaking The Chains (1983) – US #136
Includes “Breaking The Chains” (#32 US Rock) and “Paris Is Burning (Live)”

Tooth And Nail (1984) – PLATINUM – US #49
Includes “Into The Fire” (#21 US Rock), “Just Got Lucky” (#27 US Rock), and “Alone Again” (#64 US Hot 100, #20 US Rock)

Under Lock And Key (1985) – PLATINUM – US #32
Includes “The Hunter” (#25 US Rock), “In My Dreams” (#77 US Hot 100, #24 US Rock)

Back For The Attack (1987) – PLATINUM – US #13 // UK #96 // SWISS #25 // SWEDEN #19 // FINLAND #18

Includes The Theme From Nightmare On Elm Street 3, “Dream Warriors” (#22 US Rock), “Burning Like A Flame” (#72 US Hot 100, #20 US Rock, #78 UK Singles Chart), and “Prisoner” (#37 US Rock) 

Hailing from Los Angeles, Dokken released a string of platinum albums throughout the 1980’s, and toured the globe with Van Halen, Aerosmith, Metallica, Scorpions, and Kiss. 

They were particularly prominent on MTV with their videos for “Breaking The Chains”, “Alone Again”, “Into The Fire”, “In My Dreams”, “It’s Not Love”, “Burning Like A Flame” and especially the theme from Nightmare on Elm Street 3, “Dream Warriors’, where they starred alongside Freddy Krueger.

Their live album, Beast from the East was also nominated for the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1989.

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