White Lion - Pride

White Lion - Pride

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  "Pride" was the second studio album by the American/Danish hard rock band White Lion, released during June 1987, by Atlantic records. The album featured the two top ten hits "Wait" and "When the Children Cry". It preked at number 11 on the billboard top 200, and remained in the chart for a full 12 months, selling two million copies in the U.S. alone.

According to an interview with Sea of Tranquility, the recording process of the album took six weeks and the album was produced by Michael Wagener. The album's first single "Wait" was released on June 1st 1987, but did not make waves until MTV began airing the music video in January 1988, seven months after it's release, pushing the single to number 8 on the billboard hot 100 singles chart. In August 1988, more than a year after the album's release, the second single "Tell Me" also featuring a music video peaked at number 58. Pride's third single, a gentle acoustic ballad titled "When the Children Cry" made it all the way to number 3, again with heavy MTV rotation of the music video, marking Pride one of just 20 hard rock albums to ever have multiple top 10 hits.

The success of "When the Children Cry" would eventually push sales of Pride over the two million mark in the U.S. achieving double platinum status. In addition, guitarist Vito Bratta was recognised for his instrumental talents by racking up Best New Guitarist awards with both Guitar World magazine and Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine. "All You Need is Rock 'n' Roll" was the fourth single released from the album.


White Lion - Pride

1987 release on the Atlantic record label. (781 768-1)

Manufactured in Germany.

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting very few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.

Album cover autographed by all four band members.

For full track listing see Own tab.

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