Tesla are to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary with the release of a special live recording of their debut album. Due for release on 26th August 2016, 'Mechanical Resonance Live' sees the Sacramento outfit taking on their 1986 release in full in the live setting. The album is also set to include a brand new studio track, written by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen.
Celebrating the original multi-Platinum record’s three decades in style, as well as taking it on live in its entirety, the disc will include the single 'Save That Goodness', which was written and produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard. Released via longtime label partner Frontiers Music, the record is being released in conjunction with Tesla’s USA summer tour opening up for Def Leppard, where they will perform in front of over half a million fans.
Says founding guitarist Frank Hannon: “30 years later and the songs on our first album still rock! Making this new live album of Mechanical Resonance was a reminder of the innocence and creative beginnings of Tesla.”
Adds bassist Brian Wheat: "It was a lot of fun to re-visit some of the songs we hadn't played in decades and had a great time recording it. "
Over the course of their thirty-year career, which started in 1986, the iconic melodic hard rock quintet completed by lead singer Jeff Keith, drummer Troy Luccketta, and guitarist Dave Rude - has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and played to sold out crowds across the globe. Their three albums that followed 'Mechanical Resonance' all went multi-Platinum in the USA.
The 21st century has become something of a renaissance for Tesla. Most recently, 2014’s 'Simplicity' bowed at #14 on the Billboard Top 200. The group ignited ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! in addition to scorching stages at festivals such as Graspop Metal Meeting and Sweden Rock Festival. As they prepare to cut their ninth full-length album with Phil Collen in the producer’s chair, Tesla takes another monumental leap forward as they glance back on 'Mechanical Resonance Live'
'Mechanical Resonance Live' track listing.
1. Rock Me To The Top
2. Ez Come Ez Go
3. Gettin’ Better
4. Comin’ Atcha Live
6. Before My Eyes
7. 2 Late 4 Love
8. We’re No Good Together
9. Love Me
10. Cover Queen
11. Lil Suzie
12. Modern Day Cowboy
13. Save That Goodness (Studio Track)