Tyketto find cassette with original version of “Forever Young” and few unreleased songs from 30 years ago
Tyketto fans will be rejoicing as the band has revealed that a cassette has been found that dates back to February 22, 1989 and which contains the original version of the group’s biggest single “Forever Young” and a few other songs that never made it onto an album.
Tyketto‘s press release indicates in part
“Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s…1989! February 22, 1989 to be exact.
I have no clue how these things keep popping up, but a few days ago, a 30 year old cassette tape was found (in a box of old painting clothes) which featured not only a few Tyketto songs that never made it onto an album, but also the original version of Forever Young.
As Feb 22, 1989 was a Wednesday, that would mean this was recorded in the basement of L’Amour in Brooklyn, NY, where we rehearsed five days a week, (how cool was it that we had the keys to the hottest nightclub in the country!) Amazing to hear what Richie Zito did with the arrangement and production, while keeping the song’s spirit intact. Check it out!”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Tyketto‘s debut album Don’t Come Easy, which was released back in 1991: “Tyketto’s Don’t Come Easy hit record store racks in ‘91 hot on the heels of the hit debut video “Forever Young.” I instantly fell in love with that song, which I felt should have been to rock radio what “Livin’ On A Prayer” was to Bon Jovi. Tyketto recorded their debut album with Richie Zito (The Cult, Bad English, Poison) at the helm, and the result is an excellent AOR effort from top to bottom.”
Tyketto‘s original version of “Forever Young” recorded on February 22, 1989:
Feb 22, 1989 was a Wednesday, that would mean this was recorded in the basement of L’Amour in Brooklyn, NY, where we rehearsed five days a week, (how cool was it that we had the keys to the hottest nightclub in the country!)