Once again, we don’t know much about this video, other than it’s from the band Dokken, the song is “Walk Away” (their only hit from their 1988 album Beast from the East that was recorded live in Japan in April of 1988) and that this is rare acoustic live version of the song. For those of you not familiar with the band, Dokken was a metal band formed in the US in 1979 that split up in 1989 and then, as happens in the rock ‘n’ roll business, reformed four years later. Along the way, they had a total of three charting singles: “Alone Again”, “In My Dreams” and “Burning Like a Flame”, and somehow sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.
Oh, and Beast from the East was nominated for the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1989. I’m sure our friends who are Dokken fans will tell us more about the band on our Facebook page here. For comparison’s sake, I also included the official music video version below so you can see how it compares to the acoustic live version.
Dokken – “Walk Away” Acoustic Live
Dokken – “Walk Away” (Official Music Video)