Malmsteen, Yngwie



Japan: 1985 – Rising Force toured Japan in January of that year.

Source: Supposedly recorded at L.A. Country Club in December of 1984. Perhaps, this blog post can help us confirm this:

Side 1: See The Light* / Caught In The Middle* / As Above, So Below / Don’t Let It End* / Far Beyond The Sun
Side 2: On The Run Again* / Black Star / Anguish and Fear* / I’m A Viking*
Side 3: Little Savage / Kree Nakoorie / Yngwie Malmsteen (guitar solo)
Side 4: Diciples of Hell* / Hiroshima / Evil Eye / Jet to Jet
* unreleased Tracks – at the time this record was released

For comparison:

Yngwie Malmsteen – Live at Sun Plaza Hall,Tokyo.Japan 1985-01-24 (SBD)

01.Intro/I’ll See The Light, Tonight
02.As Above, So Below
03.Don’t Let It End
04.Far Beyond The Sun
05.On The Run Again
06.Anguish And Fear
07.Icarus’ Dream Suit/I Am A Viking
08.Hiroshima Mon Amour
09.Black Star
10.Jet To Jet
11.Kree Nakoorie
12.Guitar Solo
13.Disciples Of Hell

Yngwie Malmsteen-Guitars
Jens Johansson-Keyboards
Marcel Jacob-Bass
Jeff Scott Soto-Vocals
Anders Johansson-Drums




Japan: 1985

Back cover states that this double album presents four unreleased Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force demos recorded for their 1984 debut album plus excerpts (?) from an Alcatrazz live performance listed as “L.A. Country Club September 1984”. 

“In 1984, Malmsteen released his first solo album Rising Force, which featured Barrie Barlow of Jethro Tull on drums and keyboard player Jens Johansson. His album was meant to be an instrumental side-project of Alcatrazz, but it ended up featuring vocals and Malmsteen left Alcatrazz soon after the release of Rising Force.” (wikipedia) The Rising Force album was released in early March of ’84 and Yngwie left Alcatrazz in July of that year. I guess the message to Japanese fans shown on the lower right confirms that the bootleg was made after July ’84.

If anyone has this double album and can analyze the tracks in detail, please leave a comment.




I assume the title is found on the spine only, it being a reference to the band’s first album No Parole From Rock ‘N’ Roll 

While the front cover was lifted straight from the front of their first Japan Tour program:


Japan: 1984

Graham Bonnet’s new band after leaving Rainbow, in which he teamed up with Yngwie Malmsteen (who quit Alcatrazz due to “creative differences” in July of 1984, to be replaced by Steve Vai), despite its popularity in Japan, never quite took off from under the shadow of Rainbow. Alcatrazz toured Japan in January and October of 1984.

1574 A: Incubus / Too Young To Die, Too Drunk To Lie / Hiroshima Mon Amour / Desert Song / Night Games     
1574 B: Big Foot / Island In The Sun / Kree Nakoorie / Yngwie Malmsteen     
1575 A: Since You’ve Been Gone / Suffer Me / Jet To Jet     
1575 B: New Song (likely ‘Evil Eye’) / Lost In Hollywood / All Night Long

Source: Supposedly, this is from “L.A. Country Club, December 9 1983” and what they are probably referring to is an FM broadcast from the Reseda, CA Country Club on Helloween 1983, however the set list from that broadcast does not match what’s on this double album, while the set list for the January 1984 does.

As always, if you know more, do leave a comment.

Alcatrazz (Featuring Yngwie Malmsteen)
Live at the Country Club, Reseda, California

Set list:
01 – Too Young To Die, Too Drunk To Live
02 – General Hospital
03 – Kree Nakoorie
04 – Island In The Sun
05 – Evil Eye
06 – Since You’ve Been Gone
07 – Hiroshima Mon Amour
08 – Suffer Me
09 – Desert Song
10 – Jet To Jet


1984-01-24 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan

01 Incubus
02 Too Young To Die, Too Drunk To Live
03 Hiroshima Mon Amour
04 Desert Song
05 Night Games
06 Big Foot
07 Island In The Sun
08 Kree Nakoorie / Guitar Solo
09 Since You’ve Been Gone
10 Suffer Me
11 Jet To Jet
12 Evil Eye
13 Lost In Hollywood
14 All Night Long

Graham Bonnet (vo)
Yngwie Malmsteen (g)
Gary Shea (b)
Jan Uvena (dr)
Jimmy Waldo (key)