Second European re-release of the fourth full-length studio album by the legendary German Heavy Metal band.
Accept had a run of really good albums in the ‘80s, beginning with this one, and including 1984’s "Balls To The Wall" and 1985’s "Metal Heart". "Restless And Wild" was released in 1982 in Europe and in 1983 in the US and UK. It was the first Accept album to not be recorded at Delta-Studio, the band moving to Dieter Dierks' studio in Stommeln. It is also the first Accept album in which Udo Dirkschneider sings every track, as well as the first in which manager Gaby "Deaffy" Hauke gains credits for songwriting. Michael Wagener took engineering and mixing duties once again.
Versions of the album released outside Germany were issued with a different cover, replacing the picture of burning guitars with a shot of the band live in concert.
The bottom line here is that this, like its successor "Balls To The Wall", is an essential Heavy Metal album, and any fan worth his salt should own them both. But for the sake of first-time visitors, "Restless And Wild" is the slightly grittier, less melodic of the two. Whichever you chose, you can only win!
Brain/Metronome Musik GmbH, 1982/1992/2000 (810 987-2). Made in Germany.
1. Fast As A Shark 3:48
2. Restless And Wild 4:10
3. Ahead Of The Pack 3:22
4. Shake Your Heads 4:00
5. Neon Nights 6:00
6. Get Ready 3:49
7. Demon's Night 4:34
8. Flash Rockin' Man 4:24
9. Don't Go Stealing My Soul Away 3:15
10. Princess Of The Dawn 6:15
Total playing time: 43:59