Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, Jag Wire’s origins lay in a band named Sin featuring bassist Rik Fox, a popular attraction on the local rock club scene. Jag Wire featured Art Deresh (vocals), Howard Drossin (guitar), Vince Gilbert (keyboards), Joey Cristofanilli (bass) and Carl Elizondo (drums), their initial appearances sold out, leading to a recording contract with local independent Target Records. Their long-playing debut, ‘Made In Heaven‘, followed in 1985. This featured songs rooted in the west-coast rock tradition.
Jag Wire’s ‘Made In Heaven‘ album is one of those albums that has risen to Cult status. The original 8 track album, ‘Made In Heaven‘, falls into the AOR/Glam Rock category. The new FnA Records release contains a newly remastered ‘Made In Heaven‘ album which features Bonus Tracks. There are 2 never-before released tracks from what would’ve been the second album featuring later Saigon Kick bassist Chris Mclernon on guitar, Red Sea vocalist Robert Basauri on vocals and Cold Sweat drummer Anthony White on drums. There are also 2 tracks from Sin (pre-Jag Wire band), 2 live tracks, and a brand new song recorded in 2021. The album has been remastered by Jag Wire keyboardist Vince Gilbert with the new song ‘Not Dead Yet‘ also produced by Gilbert.
FnA Records is already saying that Japan is coming out with heavy interest in this project. They are quadrupling their normal size orders for this release.
All My Love
Heat Of The Night
Love Can’t Wait
Nothing At All
On The Run
Made In Heaven
Takin’ The City
On The Run
Captured In Time
Rockin’ All Night
Magic Is Gone
Not Dead Yet
Japanese A&R Guru, Yuji Nakashima, states about the 2021 re-release with bonus material Jag Wire album: “The album released this time will be the most important treasure in my life. And I think this album is also long-awaited by 80’s Rock Lovers in Japan. I really can’t wait for the release!”
‘Made In Heaven…Not Dead Yet‘ is being be released as a CD with a 28 page booklet, a Fan Pack autographed CD, and as a digital download.
Purchases can be made on the FnA Records website ( www.fnarecords.net ), on Amazon, and on Ebay.