TAMPLIN - IN THE WITNESS BOX (CD + VINYL BUNDLE) 2022 GIRDER, SHOUT FRONTMAN
- FIRST TIME ON VINYL
- INCLUDES BOTH TAMPLIN and TAMPLIN IN THE WITNESS BOX CD + VINYL (ALL 4 ITEMS)
- Remastered for Vinyl
- Faithfully Restored Artwork
- Featuring Ken Tamplin (Sammy Hagar's Cousin, founder of SHOUT)
- Limited to 100 Units
- Black poly-lined sleeve
- Includes 2-sided full color printed insert
- Also available in a Remastered Jewel Case CDs
IN THE WITNESS BOX
Ken Tamplin is a Christian Rock Legend. IN THE WITNESS BOX was released in 1995 when the Seattle grunge scene was in full swing. However make no mistake about it, this is a straight forward metal and hard rock album containing some of his hardest rockers. Songs like Feed Me, leave little guessing that this album is going to smack you right in the face. Guest guitarists include Joey Taffolla (Jag Panzer) and Lanny Cordola (House of Lords). Lanny worked with Ken on Magdallan and is also credited with several of these songs as well.
The album starts with a super heavy rocker called FEED ME complete with raspy vocal Ken Tamplin. It almost comes off more than hard rock approaching metal. But on the second track DEATH BY INCHED, true-to-form melodic side of Ken Tamplin shows up very strong. STRANGE FASCINATION might blow your speakers unless you of course are jammin' on a pair of 1980's vintage Pioneer or Kenwood Floor Speakers, which would be perfect for this song, because it'll rock the entire neighborhood.
Although Witness Box is mostly a real banger, Tamplin also performs the classic praise song “Sing Hallelujah” and delivers a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” rewritten with mofified lyrics.
In the Witness boxes takes on a number of social issues. “Feed Me” deals with media sensationalism in a manner similar to Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry,” while “Strange Fascination” puts the shoe on the other foot and examines the public appetites that drive such frenzies. Alcoholism is addressed in “Death by Inches,” and racial tension, in “Colorline.” The song “Alma Rose” is a tribute to a Jewish violinist who was forced to play at executions inside a concentration camp.
- Feed Me 3:49
- Death By Inches 4:21
- Strange Fascination 3:32
- Alma Rose 4:22
- Sing Hallelujah 4:26
- Colorline 5:09
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered 2:50
- Star Chamber 2:51
- Luck? 4:19
TAMPLIN won a GMA Dove Award in 1994 for HARD ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR and 4 total Dove Awards along with 12 nominations over his career. TAMPLIN is jam-packed with ripping guitar solos, hooks, melodies and soaring vocals and just might be Ken Tamplin’s finest album. NOW ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.
It's hard to believe that this amazing album is now 28 years old. Originally released in 1993 on Benson records, this is Ken Tamplin's 3rd solo project. Although this went almost undiscovered due to Bensons lack of proper promotion is is without a doubt Ken Tamplin's finest hour. So when the opportunity to remaster this gem and bring it out in all it's glory, it was obvious no-brainer.
Dove Award winning "1994 Hard Rock Album of the Year" has been completely remastered, restored and reloaded with enhanced art work. This amazing album sounds exactly like you would expect, a fat punch in the mouth. This is Ken Tamplin (Shout) at his absolute best. It's hard hitting, fist pumping, driving hard rock. The song SLAVE TRADE has got to be one of greatest Christian Rock anthems out today, no wonder this won a Dove Award.
- Dancing On A Volcano (4:19)
- Slave Trade (4:14)
- Testify (5:28)
- Mystery Train (4:25)
- Don't Let The Sky Fall On Me (6:23)
- In The Lap Of Legends (4:25)
- When The Clock Runs Down (5:23)
- Get Out Of My Sun (4:31)
- All The King's Horses (5:31)
- Movers And Shakers (4:51)
- Suspicious Eyes (4:23)