ACCEPT “Balls To The Wall” (2CD)

Cat No: HNECD018D
Release date: 27th May 2013


  1. Balls To The Wall
  2. London Leatherboys
  3. Fight It Back
  4. Head Over Heels
  5. Losing More Than You’ve Ever Had
  6. Love Child
  7. Turn Me On
  8. Losers and Winners
  9. Guardian Of The Night
  10. Winterdreams

Disc Two: STAYING A LIFE: Live in Japan 1985

  1. Metal Heart
  2. Breaker
  3. Screaming For A Love Bite
  4. Up To The Limit
  5. Living For Tonight
  6. Princess Of The Dawn
  7. Guitar Solo Wolf
  8. Restless And Wild
  9. Son Of A Bitch
  10. London Leatherboys
  11. Love Child
  12. Flash Rockin’ Man
  13. Dogs On Leads
  14. Fast As A Shark
  15. Balls To The Wall

Originally released at the end of 1983, “Balls To the Wall” is the fifth album by the influential German heavy metal band Accept.

Taking much of their inspiration from the likes of fellow German hard rock the Scorpions, as well as a debt to UK metal legends Judas Priest, Accept were fronted by the inimitable Udo Dirkschneider on vocals, backed by lead guitar heroes Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank.

Controversial at the time for its cover and some of the album’s themes, it was also their greatest commercial success, reaching number 75 in the US Billboard Hot 100. “Balls To The Wall” received gold status in the US, partly off the back of the heavy rotation the title track’s video received on MTV.

The album is now backed by the bonus CD “Staying A Life”, a live album recorded at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan on 18th September 1985. As well as storming live versions of key tracks from “Balls To The Wall”, it features many Accept classics including ‘Breaker’, ‘Princess Of The Dawn’, ‘Restless And Wild’, ‘Son Of A Bitch’ and ‘Fast As A Shark’.

An expanded booklet features new liner notes from Classic Rock and Metal Hammer’s Malcolm Dome, commissioned for this release.