AXE was an American-based metal band formed back in the late ’90s, entering into the wave of heavy metal bands that helped formed one of the frame sides of the ’80s. They released four albums from 1979 through 1983. MCA Records issued AXE (1979), and Living On The Edge (1980), while Atco released Offering (1982), and Nemesis (1983). The band disbanded after Nemesis largely due to a tragic auto accident that claimed the life of Michael Osborne, and badly injured Bobby Barth. They have since released three more albums over a period of 23 years.

On December 24, Cleopatra Records will release a 4CD Boxed set that only presents the band’s first four albums. The box is a clam-shell case with the CDs being housed in a wallet sleeve. A 16-page booklet is included that features photos, credits, and new notes. The Box is being called AXE: The Albums 1979-1983.

Late in November, Cleopatra re-released Living On The Edge on Limited Edition color vinyl in two separate colors – Red vinyl, and Blue vinyl. A collection was also issued via Cleopatra called Rock N’ Roll Party In The Streets on both CD and black vinyl LP.

CD1 (AXE)
01. Life’s Just An Illusion
02. Hang On
03. Sympathize
04. How Come I Love You
05. Forever
06. Back On The Streets
07. Doin’ The Best I Can
08. You’re Out Of Line
09. Battles

CD2 (Living On The Edge)
01 Living On The Edge
02 Fantasy Of Love
03 First Time, Last Time
04 Carry On
05 Running The Gaunlet
06 I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
07 Just Walk Away
08 Let Me Know
09 Save Our Love
10 For A Little While

CD3 (Offering)
01 Rock ‘n’ Roll Party In The Streets
02 Video Inspiration
03 Steal Another Fantasy
04 Jennifer
05 I Got The Fire
06 Burn The City Down
07 Now or Never
08 Holdin’ On
09 Silent Soldiers

CD4 (Nemesis)
01 Heat in The Street
02 Young Hearts
03 All Through The Night
04 I Think You’ll Remember Tonight
05 She’s Had The Power
06 Girls, Girls, Girls
07 Eagle Flies Alone
08 Keep Playin’ That Rock ‘N’ Roll
09 Foolin’ Your Mama Again
10 Let The Music Come Back
11. Masquerade

By MARowe

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