20 Songs, 1 Hour 19 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tell the World spans Ratt’s entire career, from their debut EP in 1983 to their 1999 comeback album. Ratt had two great guitarists in the form of Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini, but their trademark was the sneering, incomparable vocals of Stephen Pearcy. His attitude helped to keep Ratt nasty even when the rest of metal was moving towards pop. Rather than arrange the songs chronologically, as previous Ratt collections have done, Tell the World is designed like a great set list, according to energy and transition. It weaves different strands of Ratt’s career and makes their output feel cohesive. In addition to the expert track-listing, the sound is exemplary. The sounds are heavy and biting, a refreshing reintroduction for the millions of fans who got to know Ratt via dusty and unreliable cassette tapes. Fans will also delight in the inclusion of two essential rarities, “Nobody Rides for Free” (from the Point Break soundtrack) and “Way Cool Jr.” (from a taping of MTV Unplugged). Even the more recent tracks “Over the Edge” and “Steel River” fit in easily alongside classic songs like “Round and Round.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tell the World spans Ratt’s entire career, from their debut EP in 1983 to their 1999 comeback album. Ratt had two great guitarists in the form of Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini, but their trademark was the sneering, incomparable vocals of Stephen Pearcy. His attitude helped to keep Ratt nasty even when the rest of metal was moving towards pop. Rather than arrange the songs chronologically, as previous Ratt collections have done, Tell the World is designed like a great set list, according to energy and transition. It weaves different strands of Ratt’s career and makes their output feel cohesive. In addition to the expert track-listing, the sound is exemplary. The sounds are heavy and biting, a refreshing reintroduction for the millions of fans who got to know Ratt via dusty and unreliable cassette tapes. Fans will also delight in the inclusion of two essential rarities, “Nobody Rides for Free” (from the Point Break soundtrack) and “Way Cool Jr.” (from a taping of MTV Unplugged). Even the more recent tracks “Over the Edge” and “Steel River” fit in easily alongside classic songs like “Round and Round.”

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