Manowar: Fighting the World (Clear Vinyl – limited to 1500 copies)
Fighting the World is the fifth album by the American heavy metal band Manowar, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). This was the first Manowar album to feature artwork by long-time collaborator Ken Kelly, and also one of the first heavy metal albums to be recorded and mixed entirely on digital equipment (Turbo album, by Judas Priest, was prior to that). Since Fighting The World, all Manowar album covers have been painted by Ken Kelly.
The song “Defender” features a speech by famous American actor Orson Welles. The album was released 2 years after Welles died. The recording of Welles’ speech was re-used from the original 1982 demo of the song.