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24K: PURE (2000)


Z Records ZR-1997022 (USA, 2000)


07. Surrender In The Name Of Love (4:46) - Criss/Mladen/Naro


Produced by Mladen. Another of the early Peter Criss and Phil Naro collaborations during the first line-up of CRISS. This song would be copy written with a second group of Criss/Naro collaborations in May 1991. A power ballad, this sort of material is something completely alien to the type of material one would expect from Peter. Complex, with plenty of time changes, the demo would be sung by Phil and has a plaintive chorus: "No, I'm not afraid, to turn and walk away / I won't let you kill what's inside of me / No, I'm not afraid, you can't make me stay." Phil would recycle the song as "Surrender (In The Name Of Love)," which forms part of the lyrics at the beginning of the song. This would be released on the European version of 24K's "Pure" album in 2000.

According to Phil, "The song was only an idea back in the Peter Criss days and I decided to actually finish the song with Mladen. There is a whole 7-song recording with Peter that him and I did" (melodic.net). Mladen was a guitarist, notable for his work with Von Groove and Triumph, working with Phil on a variety of projects, and his input on Phil's recording of "Surrender (In The Name Of Love)" would get him a co-writing credit on the 24K recording. Phil has also recorded the song with Mark St. John for Mark's 1999 EP. Criss' original demo of the piece runs 4:57. This song would be performed live by the Criss band with vocalist Philip Bardowell, who had replaced Phil Naro.


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