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Post by Soldier777 on Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:08 pm

I'm sure Ken Tamplin has been discussed here before. Many of us are familiar with him and the various projects he has work on with others and as a solo artists. Besides being involved in albums as a minor/significant collaborator on projects like TV, movies and commercial music, he has been involved in projects like Joshua, Angelica and Make Me Your Voice volumes 1, 2 and 3 to raise money for relief for Sudan. His own discography is:

Shout:
It Won't Be Long 1988
In Your Face 1989
At the Top OF their Lungs (compilation under the name Shout/Tamplin with songs from Shout and his solo work with 2 previously unreleased tracks) 1992
Back 1999

Magdallan (I originally thought  back in 1992 this was a continuation of Shout under a different name but this was a separate super group):
Big Bang 1992
End of the Age 1999

Solo:

An Axe to Grind 1990
Soul Survivor 1991
Tamplin 1993
Goin' Home (compilation with no unreleased songs) 1993
In The Witness Box 1995
We The People 1995
Weird Odds and Ends 1996
Liquid Music (compilation with songs from Shout, Magdallan and his solo work with 2 previously unreleased tracks) 1997
Colors of Christmas 1997
Where Love Is 1998/2001
Brave Days of Old (compilation with songs from Shout, Magdallan and his solo work with a cover of Freeride) 1999
Wake The Nations 2003

I have all of the above CDs except for Goin' Home, Weird Odds and Ends Where Love Is and the Colors of Christmas is on order. I remember the working title of an album was going to be When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth back in the late 1990's but it was never released or was released and called something else like Wake The Nations I think. The title sounds like it was going to be a rocker. Ken was also going to release a covers CD called Cover 2 Cover around 2008 but it was never released. He also did a project with Greg X called Dream and I heard samples and is quite good. I think it's only available as a download. Ken sang on these tracks. I don't know why he didn't release this under his own name. Was this ever released on CD?

These downloads are pop, rock and metal covers and hymns:
Got You Covered volumes 1-6
How Sweet the Sound Beautiful Hymns
Then Sings My Soul
Superstar Medleys (contains 3 medleys of various songs)
Ballads of Ken Tamplin (contains 9 songs from his previous recordings and the unreleased track Still a Mystery)

I'm not really interested in any of these downloads except for the track Still a Mystery.

Ken seems to be modest/humble. I noticed this when he sang Soldiers Under Command as one of his vocal academy covers. He said that he doesn't have the same range as Michael Sweet. I always thought he did. I figured him, Rob Rock and Michal Sweet were similar in talent for singing and song writing. Also, earlier in his career he was known for his hard rock classics but has released a considerable amount of rock/pop/adult contemporary well. I prefer his harder stuff but the other styles he does are quite good as well. Any thoughts?


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Post by Hardcore Christian on Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:23 pm

Love Magdallan!

Wish they made more than just those 2 albums
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Post by crucifyd on Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:31 am

these are also by Magdallen after the name change(?) to Magdalen...

Magdalen - Revolution Mind (1993)
Magdalen - The Dirt (1994)
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:21 am

Yes Ken was only on Big Bang, not Revolution Mind

I only knew about those two?

Wasn't End Of The Age a compilation of some sorts?

I had no idea that they released a third album
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:23 am

I had to unconfuse myself

http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/magdallen.htm

I was right about those 3 being the only original material, just had no idea there was a third release
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Post by Follower of Jesus on Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:01 am

One of my absolute favorite singers. He sounds so good singing a variety of different styles. I have his Colors of Christmas album. It is not rock at all, but he sounds great. Of course my favorite works of his are his rock records. I still think Shout is my favorite. His first solo record (An Axe To Grind) would be right up there too. I miss him. I wish he was still making records. He is now quite busy with his vocal academy.
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Post by alldatndensum on Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:47 am

I love Ken's voice and wish he's do another rocker.  I'd be okay with him doing a Kickstarter campaign just so he didn't lose money putting out an album.  I know he is enjoying doing his vocal academy, but I do wish he'd throw his fans a bone and release a new one.

I'd also like to hear him reissue his "Weird Odds & Ends" album fully remastered.  I heard a few of the songs but never got the album from MP3.com back in the day.
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Post by Soldier777 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:47 am

The songs

Goldentown demo
Danger In Your Eyes demo
Long Way To Paradise demo
Strange Fasination demo
Tumblin' Down demo
Give All To Love demo

are on both End of the Age by Magdallan and Weird Odds and Ends by Ken Tamplin. If  anyone is planning on selling or trading their CD for Weird Odds and Ends and Where Love Is can let me know. I am looking for these CDs.
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