It wasn’t always multi-platinum sales and stadium gigs for Dokken. There was a first-phase and there were early days, and it is those bold first steps to stardom which are celebrated comprehensively on “The Lost Songs: 1978-1981”, out on August 28th 2020 through Silver Lining Music.

The album shows the crackle and craft of a hungry young Don Dokken as he embarked upon a journey which started in Southern California and Northern Germany. The writing and creation of “The Lost Songs: 1978-1981” tribute the enduring early days of struggle in both Germany and LA.

The first single and video off the upcoming is now available. Watch the video for “Step Into The Light” here:


“The Lost Songs: 1978-1981” track-listing:
1. Step Into The Light
2. We’re Going Wrong
3. Day After Day
4. Rainbows
5. Felony
6. No Answer
7. Back In The Streets
8. Hit And Run
9. Broken Heart
10. Liar
11. Prisoner

Pre-order the album HERE.

Musicians who appear on “The Lost Songs: 1978-1981”:
Don Dokken – vocals, guitar
Jon Levin – guitar
BJ Zampa – drums
Juan Croucier – bass
Greg Leon – guitar
Gary Holland – drums
Mick Brown – drums
George Lynch -guitar
Rustee Allen – bass
Bill Lordan – drums
Greg Pecka- drums