Accept (Accept album)

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Accept
Studio album by Accept
Released January 16, 1979 (1979-01-16)
Recorded Delta-Studio, Wilster, Germany, September and December 1978
Genre Heavy metal
Length 36:24
Label Brain Metronome GmbH
Producer Frank Martin
Accept chronology
Accept
(1979)
I'm a Rebel
(1980)
Singles from Accept
  1. "Lady Lou / Seawinds"
    Released: November 1979 (1979-11)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Accept is the self-titled debut album released by German heavy metal band Accept. It was recorded in 1978 and released in early 1979 on the German label Brain Records. Drums on the record are played by Frank Friedrich, but he chose not to pursue a professional music career and so his place was taken by Stefan Kaufmann just prior to the album's release.[2] Bassist Peter Baltes performs lead vocals on "Seawinds" and "Sounds of War".

Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann later remembered the debut as simply a collection of songs the band had worked up over the band's formative years, with no real focus for the band yet: "We were just playing songs that we had always played. It was material that had gathered up over the first few months and years of our existence and it was a mixture of all kinds of stuff." He also recalls it selling around 3,000 copies. Lead vocalist Udo Dirkschneider expressed dissatisfaction with the group's first effort looking back on it: "Naturally, it was very exciting for us the first time we entered a recording studio but also disappointing at the same time."[3] Accept would gain better production values and a more cohesive direction on future releases, but the debut was an important early step that gained them the ability to play the neighbouring countries of Belgium, the Netherlands and France for the first time.

Swedish metal band Therion covered "Seawinds" on Crowning of Atlantis (1999)

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Dirkschneider, Baltes, Hoffmann, Fischer and Friedrich.

No. Title Length
1. "Lady Lou"   3:02
2. "Tired of Me"   3:15
3. "Seawinds"   4:32
4. "Take Him in My Heart"   3:32
5. "Sounds of War"   4:38
6. "Free Me Now"   3:02
7. "Glad to Be Alone"   5:14
8. "That's Rock 'n' Roll"   2:53
9. "Helldriver"   2:42
10. "Street Fighter"   3:28
Total length:
36:03

Credits[edit]

Band members
Production
  • Frank Martin – producer for Delta Studio Productions
  • René Tinner, Manfred Schunke – engineers, mixing
  • Jacques Sehy – photography
  • Alster-Atelier, Hamburg – cover design
  • The motor-saw was provided by Fichtel & Sachs
  • Published by Oktave, Hamburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinds, Andy. "Accept Accept review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Accept". Nuclear Blast America. Nuclear Blast. Archived from the original on March 16, 2005. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Heavy Metal and Hard Rock News 2005". Hardradio.com. March 24, 2005. Retrieved June 15, 2012.