Recon - Behind Enemy Lines (GOLD DISC CD) 2020
Recon has been a much sought after release for Christian Metal fans around the world. Originally the vinyl was only released in Europe on a very limited pressing in 1990, and then Roxx Records did a very limited vinyl reissue in 2015 to celebrate the 25th anniversary. That pressing was limited to only 300 pieces, 100 orange and 200 black. That wasn’t enough as we have heard you all ask for MORE Recon vinyl!
So here you have it the third and final overall chance to get a copy of this classic album on vinyl as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Behind Enemy Lines. This pressing will be very special and also even more limited then all the other versions of this one. As a part of the Limited Run Vinyl series we will be pressing only 200 copies on a very cool camouflage splatter pressing!
Not enough for you well we will also be giving this one the special Gold CD treatment to Behind Enemy Lines which will also be a one-time pressing of only 500 pieces.
1. In The Beginning
2. Lost Soldier
3. Ancient of Days
4. Choose This Day
6. Take Us Away
7. Holy Is The Lord
9. Eternal Destiny
10. Behind Enemy Lines
11. Light The Fire (Cal Metal 2) [CD Only]
12. Dreams (Cal Metal 2) [CD Only]
13. Eternal Destiny (Demo) [CD Only]
14. Alive (Demo) [CD Only]
Roxx Records is extremely excited to be re-releasing one of Classic Christian Metal’s most celebrated artists – Recon!
Recon burst on to the metal scene in 1988 with a 4-track cassette-only demo, which was the norm back when file sharing was mix tapes sent through the mail to and from tape traders. The band soon followed this up with two classic tracks that were released on the Regency Records compilation, California Metal 2. Then, in 1990, Intense/Frontline Records released the band’s full-length debut, Behind Enemy Lines.
Recon was originally launched by Deliverance axe master, George Ochoa, who also produced the melodic power metal album. The album was originally released on CD and cassette tape, both of which are extremely rare and hard to find today. There was even a one-time CD reissue from M8 records, which is equally as rare to find. Collectors might have been lucky enough to get their hands on a copy of a small run of a European-only release on vinyl. Traders in rare Christian metal will tell you that this vinyl release is “next to impossible to find” today. All that changes with this Limited Edition re-release on Roxx Records.
The album features the original album art, completely restored and enhanced for this special pressing, which features all of the original tracks from the album completely restored and re-mastered. The CD will also include 4 additional bonus tracks. These tracks will be both tracks from the original California Metal 2 compilation and 2 of the original 4 demo tracks that helped launch Recon.
These bonus tracks also get a special re-release treatment. George Ochoa located the original master reels of these demos and had the tapes baked, digitized and completely restored and re-mastered for this special release. These recently found and restored demos sound crisper and better than ever before. No one has ever heard these demos like this before.