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White Lion – Wait (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 15th, 2013


A. Front


“Wait” is a song recorded by White Lion and written by White Lion vocalist Mike Tramp and guitarist Vito Bratta. It was the lead single from their second album, Pride. It is well known for its guitar solo at the 2:15 mark.The single was released on June 1, 1987, but did not chart until February 1988, around the time the band filmed their Live in New York concert for MTV. In May 1988, “Wait” finally cracked the top 10 in the US, peaking at #8. The song also charted at #48 in Canada and #88 in the UK.

Wait (Extended Remix) 6:22

All Join Our Hands 4:22
Lady Of The Valley 6:38

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 Wait U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1988 wait U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #18


Label: Atlantic – 786 649-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock
Credits: Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Michael Wagener

From the White Lion album “PRIDE”

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “White Lion – Wait (German 12″)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Thanks a lot Paul. It can be interesting. I never heard them..


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Spring!


  2. Drake Says:

    I never heard tebore , but is great!!


    Drake Reply:



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Darke 🙂


  3. GariKuba Says:

    Thanks, Paul.

    Interesting to see a track from the group fronted by fellow Dane, Mike Tramp.

    Mike Tramp started his career in Denmark by taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978 with his group Mabel and this happy little ditty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IilXVjX19Js

    Then went to the US and the harder sound of White Lion.

    The latest few years, he has been back in Denmark, occasionally playing with his old mates.

    Full circle 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome GariKuba! Thanks for the info 🙂


  4. Josh Says:

    Wow, this is a surprise. An extended mix of “Wait”? Who knew such a thing even existed?

    This takes me back to the mullet-filled days of junior high, to be sure. I had the first couple of White Lion releases on vinyl.

    Great post.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Josh. I remember I hated this kind of music when I was in High School. I was a Duranie and love synthpop. While most of my classmates where into metal. Now I appreciate it and like it alot 🙂


    mjb Reply:

    Same here, although I think I appreciate it now in a different way than my classmates did in the ’80s. For them it was very “hard” and deadly serious music, and the bands making it were brimming with a kind of intense machismo that my friends all wanted to emulate. They had an endless reserve of derision for whatever light, “gay” music I was into.

    Hard to believe now that a band more-or-less in drag, singing straight-up pop music in a nearly operatic style, could be considered hard or serious. Angsty guitars, massive reverb on the snare, and a rebellious attitude is apparently all it took. In the case of Billy Idol, he didn’t even need that much, just the attitude!

    I wish there was some of that anti-establishment attitude in pop music nowadays. It’s gone from the lyrics, and gone from the whole sound… there’s nothing kids can play now to express how much they hate their parents. They don’t hate their parents, is part of it, I guess…

    I’m not even sure why I like all that hair metal now. It’s just fun music, I guess.


  5. Sandbird Says:

    Thanks Paul! Great post and great mastering.


    Can you please upload Nik Kershaw – Wide Boy?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Sandbird 🙂 I’ll seew hat I can do.


  6. ric Says:

    Paul, you and me both. Was never quite into metal or hair metal for that matter…but the odd single did catch my ear. This is one of them, partly because it has that unique melodious edge absent in most of its contemporaries.
    This I also thought was better than their biggest hit When The Children Cry, which followed the more typical Metal ballad route.
    Thanks for the extended, which I never knew existed!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ric, as I listen to this song more I really like Mike Tramps vocals. The b-side album tracks are pretty good too.


  7. Gene Savage Says:

    YES!!! This is the one I was waiting for… you are AMAZING; thank you SO MUCH!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gene! Happy to do it 🙂


  8. Chico Castro Jr. Says:

    Hi, I’m from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and this song reminds me A LOT the summer of 1989 / 90 (South hemisphere), when me and my friends spent that whole season listening to that White Lion record – not only this single, the whole record. One of them even learned to play some of theses songs on the acoustic guitar, including Wait, of course, to get on the chicks on the beach. Great times, great memories. Thanks, Paul T!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chico! Thanks for sharing your memories with us 🙂


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