Tesla is celebrating 25 years of rocking the world, since the debut "Mechanical resonance" in 1986, they have sold more than 14 million albums. Their latest studio album "Forever more" came out in 2008 so to celebrate their 25th anniversary, Tesla will release "Twisted wires and the acoustic sessions" that features acoustic remakes of songs from their first 5 albums along with 2 brand new tracks, "2nd street" and "Better off without you". 6 songs were recorded in 2005 and they are also the last ones with original guitarist Tommy Skeoch, the remaining 6 tracks were newly recorded with the current line up.
Tesla has been generous with live albums, covers albums and unplugged albums before but I must say that I prefer their acoustic work over live albums and cover stuff. So "Twisted wires....." is really a enjoyable piece of work where the new songs lift up the whole session. The majority of the tracks are taken from the albums "Bust a nut" (1994), "Psychotic supper" (1991) and "Into the now" (2004). If you´re a huge fan of their Five man acoustical jam from 1990, then you´re in for a treat with "Twisted wires". You can´t keep a good band down!