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80s band, Vitamin Z were founded by Geoff Barradale and Nick Lockwood in Sheffield, UK. - a city notable for artists such as as Joe Cocker, The Human League, Pulp and Arctic Monkeys.

Barradale and Lockwood recorded their Geffen debut, Rites Of Passage in 1985 . It featured an impressive cast of supporting musicians, including Peter Gabriel, drummer Jerry Marotta, Chris Hughes, (percussionist for Adam Ant), guitarist Neil Hubbard, violinist Simon House and arranger Ann Dudley.

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    Casablanca, Angela, and Hi, Hi Friend were among my faves from Vit Z back in my Junior High days. I believe I had GTR and Tones on Tail mixed on the same tape. Ah the 80's, back when music was good!
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    I love Circus Ring.It sounds quite powerful and epic at the same time...^^
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    Burning Flame is the best song of Vitamin Z for me. :)
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    rites of passage album was i think produced by roland orzabal of tears for fears. he even lend some guitar riffs in one of the songs, like burning flame.
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    The singer, Geoff Barradale, is the manager of the Arctic Monkeys? ... wow.

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