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Box Of Frogs - Box Of Frogs / Strange Land FLAC album

Performer: Box Of Frogs
Genre: Rock
Title: Box Of Frogs / Strange Land
Country: US
Style: Blues Rock, Arena Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1547 mb
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Box of Frogs' two albums, Box of Frogs and Strange Land, were reissued on a single disc by Renaissance Records in 1996. Both albums are rather uneven and a little undistinguished, yet they may appeal to fans of mainstream AOR hard rock from the early '80s. For Yardbirds fans, this is essentially a curiosity, since it doesn't have the spark, sound or style of the Yardbirds, despite featuring Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith.

A new version of Last. Box Of Frogs, Strange Land. Overview (current section).

Box of Frogs were a band formed in 1983 by former members of the Yardbirds, who released their first album in 1984. The core group consisted of Chris Dreja, Paul Samwell-Smith, and Jim McCarty. Vocals on their eponymous album were done by John Fiddler, formerly of Medicine Head and British Lions; on the second album Fiddler sang on five tracks with guests including Graham Parker, Ian Dury and Roger Chapman singing lead on the others.

The self titled Box of Frogs album was the best album of 1984. Everyone was listening to MJ's thriller (ack-pthht), I was listening to this. I didn't make the same connection to Strangeland, but I still enjoy the first album. In addition to the core band, most of the tracks across both albums, BOX OF FROGS ('84) and STRANGE LAND ('86), are rounded out with a veritable who's who of rock, including old bandmates Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Rory Gallagher, Roger Chapman, Graham Gouldman, Steve Hackett, Graham Parker, and others grace the guest lineups as well.

Box of Frogs was a band formed in 1983 by former members of The Yardbirds, who released their first album in 1984. Many musicians guested on their albums (including Rory Gallagher, Earl Slick and Mark Feltham), with several tracks featuring Steve Hackett.

Blues-based hard rock combo Box of Frogs reunited guitarist Chris Dreja, bassist Paul Samwell-Smith, and drummer Jim McCarty, all three founding members of the famed Yardbirds. Fellow Yardbirds alum Jeff Beck guested on several tracks on the group's self-titled 1984 LP, with Jimmy Page appearing on the 1986 follow-up Strange Land. Box of Frogs disbanded soon after. Jason Ankeny, All Music.

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1 Back Where I Started
Guitar [Lead] – Jeff BeckHarmonica – Mark FelthamKeyboards – Peter-John Vettese*
2 Harder
Guitar [Lead], Backing Vocals, Percussion, Written-By – Ray MajorsKeyboards – Max Middleton
3 Another Wasted Day
Guitar [Lead] – Jeff BeckKeyboards – Peter-John Vettese*
4 Love Inside You
Guitar [Lead, Slide] – Dzal*Keyboards – Max Middleton
5 The Edge
Guitar [Slide] – Rory GallagherKeyboards – Max Middleton
6 Two Steps Ahead
Guitar [Lead] – Jeff Beck
7 Into The Dark
Guitar [Lead] – Dzal*Guitar [Slide, Sitar] – Rory GallagherKeyboards – Max MiddletonTrumpet – Guy Barker
8 Just A Boy Again
Guitar [Lead] – Dzal*Piano – Peter-John Vettese*
9 Poor Boy
Guitar [Lead] – Jeff BeckPiano – Geraint Watkins
10 Get It While You Can
Lead Guitar – John KnightsbridgeSynthesizer – Max MiddletonVocals – Graham ParkerWritten-By – Gary O'Connor
11 You Mix Me Up
Backing Vocals – Carroll Thompson, Julie Roberts*Lead Guitar – Rory GallagherSynthesizer – Peter-John Vettese*Vocals – John Fiddler
12 Average
Keyboards [Outro Solo] – Max MiddletonLead Guitar – Steve HackettSynthesizer – Max MiddletonSynthesizer, Synthesizer [Emulator] – Peter-John Vettese*Vocals – Ian Dury
13 House On Fire
Backing Vocals – Carroll Thompson, Julie Roberts*Guitar, Lead Guitar [Outro] – Dzal MartinPiano – Geraint WatkinsSlide Guitar, Lead Guitar – Rory GallagherSynthesizer – Peter-John Vettese*Vocals – John Fiddler
14 Hanging From The Wreckage
Sitar [Electric] – Rory GallagherSynthesizer [Emulator] – Peter-John Vettese*Vocals – John Fiddler
15 Heart Full Of Soul
Keyboards, Synthesizer [Emulator] – Peter-John Vettese*Lead Guitar, Sitar [Electric] – Rory GallagherRhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals, Written-By – Graham GouldmanVocals – Roger Chapman
16 Asylum
Guitar – Dzal MartinKeyboards – David Clayton*Lead Guitar – Jimmy PageVocals – John Fiddler
17 Strange Land
Lead Guitar – Dzal MartinSynthesizer [Emulator] – Peter-John Vettese*Vocals – Roger Chapman
18 Trouble
Guitar – Dzal MartinLead Guitar – Steve HackettSynthesizer – David Clayton*Synthesizer [Emulated Grunts And Pipes And Strings] – Peter-John Vettese*Vocals – John Fiddler


  • Bass, Synthesizer, Percussion, Backing Vocals, Producer – Paul Samwell-Smith
  • Drums, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Jim McCarty
  • Engineer – Gary Edwards (tracks: 10 to 18), Jeremy Allom (tracks: 10 to 18), Louis Austin (tracks: 10 to 18), Max Norman (tracks: 1 to 9), Simon Hanhart (tracks: 10 to 18), Stephen Street (tracks: 10 to 18)
  • Engineer [Overdubs And Mixing] – Gary Edwards (tracks: 1 to 9)
  • Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Chris Dreja
  • Vocals [Lead & Backing], Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Synthesizer – John Fiddler
  • Written-By – Chris Dreja (tracks: 1, 3, 5 to 9, 11 to 14, 16 to 18), Jim McCarty (tracks: 1, 3, 5 to 9, 11 to 14, 16 to 18), John Fiddler (tracks: 1 to 9), Paul Samwell-Smith (tracks: 1, 3, 5 to 9, 11 to 14, 16 to 18)


6-pages booklet

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: B-90002

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RMED00106, A-26866 Box Of Frogs Box Of Frogs / Strange Land ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Renaissance Records , Sony Music Special Products RMED00106, A-26866 US 1996
RMED-106 Box Of Frogs Box Of Frogs / Strange Land ‎(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Renaissance Records RMED-106 US 2008
ACA 8100 Box Of Frogs Box Of Frogs / Strange Land ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Acadia ACA 8100 UK 2006