Dan Reed Network Albums

BREATHLESS

1986
Breathless

THE ALBUM

More of an extended EP than a full album, Breathless featured Rick DiGiallonardo on keyboards

Additional musicians: Leslie Carter - Backing Vocals, Danny Schauffler - Saxophone, Nathaniel Phillips - Keybass on 'Mind & Body'

DAN REED NETWORK

1988
Dan Reed Network First Album

THE ALBUM

Considered as the definitive first album

Producer Bruce Fairbairn had just come from producing Bon Jovi's 'Slippery When Wet', Aerosmith's 'Permanent Vacation', and Loverboy's 'Wild Side'

The 2001 reissue was digitally remastered, and contains the original artwork, complete with extra photos and the bands biography

On the 2001 reissue, 'World Has A Heart Too' fades out and 'Get To You' starts from silence. This is different to the original version of the album where 'World' merges into 'Get To You'

The 2001 reissue press release read 'The now legendary Dan Reed Network are back and will be playing selected dates on the 'Monsters of Rock' sell out world tour alongside Whitesnake'...

SLAM

1989
Dan Reed Network SLAM

THE ALBUM

One track recorded for this album, but subsequently dropped, was a song called 'Let There Be No More Walls Between Us' - said to be too funky and too different for 'Slam'

During the lifetime of the album, DRN supported Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones. Dan also expressed his individuality with a change of image from the long hair to no hair

THE HEAT

1991
Dan Reed Network THE HEAT

THE ALBUM

Dan wrote 'Long Way To Go' way back in 1989 and played it acoustically just after having written it on MTV Europe - Dan was presenting an hour long show as guest VJ - The Dan Reed Network Show

'Money' is of course, a cover of the Pink Floyd song

The Heat was a career-best chart showing in the UK with the album crashing into the Top 20 at #15

The then President of the USA, George Bush, is sampled on 'Mix It Up'

MIXIN' IT UP

1993
Dan Reed Network MIXIN' IT UP

THE ALBUM

Released in 1993 to fill a gap before the 4th album was to have been recorded, Mixin' It Up showcased Dan Reed Network

Nearly half of the album (7 of the 16 songs) came from the 1st album

The track 'Stardate 1990' was only released on a single and not on any album prior to this compliation

Nuno Bettencourt remixed 'Get To You' and featured on a newly recorded version of 'Long Way To Go'

The remixed 'Get To You' was released as a single in Australia only

LIVE AT LAST

1997
Dan Reed Network LIVE AT LAST - HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD

THE ALBUM

Released in 1997 through Dan Pred's video production company Videomedia

This album takes in Dan Reed Network concerts across the world from 1989 to 1993 and features songs not on any album - 'Color This Hour', 'Woman' and 'Takin' It To The Streets'

The track 'The Salt Of Joy' was recorded at the Town & Country Club, London on August 22 1990 - Blake's birthday. I was at this gig, right at the very front of the stage. You can hear the audience singing 'Happy Birthday' at the beginning of the song (although the CD is incorrectly split - it appears at the end of track 5 instead of as the beginning of track 6)

A live video of the New Year's Eve Portland Show in 1991 was also released as 'Live At Last'

THE COLLECTION

2002
Dan Reed Network THE COLLECTION

THE ALBUM

Originally released in the UK by 'best of' 'specialists' - Spectra Records

Slightly different to Mixin' It Up best of album - has 1 less track and 3 changes

Missing is 'Get To You' and 'Make It Easy'

There is a well written history of Dan Reed Network to 2003, written by Classic Rock's Dave Ling

FIGHT ANOTHER DAY

2016
Dan Reed Network FIGHT ANOTHER DAY

THE ALBUM

Following their return to live performances in 2012, and 25 years after the release of their last studio album, 'The Heat', Dan Reed Network did the impossible and recorded a new album

Blake Sakamoto left the band and was replaced by Dan's long-time friend and musical accomplice, Rob Daiker, on keyboards

The first single from the album is 'Divided'

The album was primarily recorded in Portland, Oregon at Falcon Studios and Rob Daiker's studio, The Commune. Further production and engineering was done in Prague