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Good value for money.

As is often the case with sequels to greatest hits collections, Molly Hatchet’s ‘Greatest Hits 2’ picks up where its predecessor left off. More specifically, ‘Greatest Hits 2’ begins in 1996 when the band signed to the German label SPV whereas the first collection was actually released way back in 1985 around the time ‘Double Trouble Live’ came out; although the only album the band released during those 11 years was 1989’s ‘Lightning Strikes Twice.’

Their latest album, 2010’s ‘Justice’, won rave reviews from rock critics so it’s a good time to get reacquainted with some of their other more recent stuff which may have gone unnoticed. They’re not the most well-known of deep south American rock bands but they’ve got a cult fanbase that has kept their career on fairly steady tracks over the years.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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Down to business then: the first CD offers a healthy 14 tracks ranging from the groovy opener ‘Son Of The South’ to the catchy ‘Down From The Mountain’ to the final track ‘The Journey.’ It’s all very American and very southern American with titles like ‘American Pride’ and ‘Heart Of The U.S.A’ but that’s what this band are all about. There’s some really good stuff on here which proves that the latter half of their career was certainly filled with a lot of creativity and they’re far from being has-beens. The second disc is a collection of live tracks which shows just how much fun this band is on stage. Sure, singer Phil McCormack doesn’t have the best vocals but he’s got charisma and charm which comes across really well.

With handpicked tracks and sleeve notes by long-time guitarist Bobby Ingram, this collection is a nifty way to celebrate the band’s more recent work. Also, for the price of a single CD it’s more than affordable and good value for money.

Neil Daniels

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  • SeaDog57 : just an observation. I just got Issue 89 at the Bookstore and when i looked at the spine of the magazine it says "Fireworks Issue 85 Winter Jan - Mar 2019" Was this a misprint? The rest of the Magazine is Issue 89. Was just wondering did anyone else notice this?
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  • Martykelly : Just purchased issue 89 hoping its going to be in my download soon.
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  • Berny : @the trapps: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. The magazine is now available in your downloads section.
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  • Berny : @tomandpam: Many thanks for your purchase. The download instructions were sent yesterday, please contact me at «email» should you haven't received the email.
  • tomandpam : I paid for a download on issue 89 and didn't receive the download. Please let me know when I can get it. Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Fireworks Magazine #89 will be available at selected UK based newsagents on December 16th. The digital version can already be purchased in our Download Store.
  • zom414 : When's the next mag due for release?
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  • el nowy : Hi, how long does it take for my download license to be available? I purchased it 3 days ago. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @l.thijs: Apologies for the delay, your digital copy can now be downloaded from your "My Downloads" section.
  • l.thijs : Hi Fireworks Magazine. I made a purchase on 10 nov and I paid by Paypall. I bought the #85 fireworks mag download for GBP3,50. But I didn,t receive anything. Please can you find out what's going on?
  • kazooba : I have digital versions of every issue from 27 thru 88, any way I can get issues 1 - 26 with cd's digitally?
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: The links are in the Fireworks menu. Have you tried scrolling down? Maybe your screen size is too small...
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; there are only links up to Fireworks 86. Which is kinda strange because i already downloaded CD 87 but i'm looking for the link to CD 88...Chris
  • Rocktopia Te : @Johns Band: Can you please contact us here: «email»
  • Johns Band : Fireworks Magazine 88 did not arrive by post. paid by PayPal. Any Suggestion.
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  • bpomper : i found the problem..old email i can not access.i have tried to change it by editing my info but it wont allow. any suggestions
  • Berny : @bpomper: A reply was sent yesterday, We recommend checking your spam/junk mail to see if our message was filtered there. The magazine was already sent to your shipping address. Please let me know if you do not receive it within the next couple of days. Thanks for your patience!
  • bpomper : Thanks didnt of that. I still have not heard about fireworks 88 was it sent out. Thankyou
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  • bpomper : Thanks for the reply. I see download but can you confirm that hardcopy was or is sent ou .thanks.the email i used is inder the contact me info of the website
  • Berny : @bpomper: Apologies for your troubles. Where did you send the email to? We haven't received anything. I will send you a longer reply via mail. Also, you can download the free CD from the "Fireworks" menu on top, but the CD links are only shown if you are logged in.
  • bpomper : 3rd email inquiring about my purchase of fireworks #88. i purchased on the 2oth of sept and today is the 24 with no response...paypal has taken the payment. should i have a down load of the cd for mu usa magazine. Looking forward to an answer
  • bpomper : hello i purchased fireworks #88 through paypal on9/23 and have not recieved an email from rocktopia. purchase is for a hard copy of the mag. should i have cd download instructions.when should i expect it
  • Berny : @Johns Band: I've just sent you an e - mail. Best regards, B.

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