Reared on a hefty diet of 80’s glam rock Americana á la Guns N’ Roses and such, Santa Cruz are a rock ’n’ roll sensation, who, despite their very young age have hosted numerous rock clubs of their own in their native Hellsinki Rock City, scoring hordes of stark-raving-mad fans and reaping attention and endorsements from peers and media alike. Whereas contemplating suicide in a snowdrift, drunk out of one’s skull, comes naturally for the inherently dark and brooding Finns, something as sunny, positive and unlawfully h-h-h-hot as Santa Cruz shouldn’t probably be even possible on these semi-Arctic ice-ridden shores! It's just that tracks like “High on You” with its shimmering harmonies, rabidly energetic “Let’s Get the Party Started” and “Aiming High” which probably possesses the sickest guitar riff in Finnish rock and metal this side of 1986, will prove to you, the Santa Cruz brand of rock ’n’ roll works like an intravenous shot of Adrenaline!
This is a 4-CD chronological 'Best-of' boxset which includes previously unreleased live tracks and a rare demo. The 64-page full colour paperback booklet contains the full tracklisting with writing/production credits for each, and an extensive biography by Bryan Reesman supported with many vintage photos and contributions from the present band members, who also provide the introduction. The special box is decorated with triple-row pyramid studs on each side. The discs are kept inside carboard sleeves and are placed in a plastic tray on top of each other. The DVD contains a full concert of the band playing live at the Midsouth Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee on 12th December 1982 on the "Screaming For Vengeance" World Tour. It was originally released as "Judas Priest-Live" by CBS on VHS. Includes brand new stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes. Audio remixed to 5.1 by Thom Cadley.