Atomic Bomb (album)

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Atomic Bomb
Studio album by Rivermaya
Released 1997
Recorded Digital FX International Inc.
Genre Alternative rock/Pop
Length 1:07:18
Label BMG Records Pilipinas.
Producer Chito Roño & Lizza G. Nakpil
Rivermaya chronology
Trip
(1996)
Atomic Bomb
(1997)
It's Not Easy Being Green
(1999)
Singles from Atomic Bomb
  1. "Hinahanap-hanap Kita"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Elesi"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Kung Ayaw Mo, Huwag Mo"
    Released: 1997
  4. "Luha"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Atomic Bomb is the third album from the Filipino rock band, Rivermaya. It has 16 tracks and was released by Sony BMG Music Philippines, Inc.on 31 January 1997.

It was reported that the album had gone gold before it hit the stores on January 31. Basing on initial orders from Metro Manila record bars, BMG shipped out 25,000 cassettes. Major record bars on malls reported they were out of stock after a few days.[2] In the Philippines, an album must sell 20,000 copies to be certified gold.

This is the last Rivermaya album with Bamboo Mañalac as lead singer.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Rico Blanco, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mabuhay"     3:58
2. "Elesi"     5:00
3. "Inst. 1: Spike The Mayo"     2:20
4. "Sunny Days"     4:49
5. "Hangman (I Shot the Walrus)"   B. Mañalac/Rivermaya (part 1 and 3), Rico Blanco (part 2) 6:46
6. "Saturday (Bakit Ako?)"   N. Azarcon/Rivermaya 2:22
7. "Inst. 2: The Chase"     1:15
8. "If"   N. Azarcon 5:28
9. "Wild Angel Candy"     2:47
10. "Hinahanap-hanap Kita"     6:03
11. "Luha"   N. Azarcon 4:04
12. "Tea For Two"   N. Azarcon/Rivermaya 3:33
13. "Ballroom Dancing"     4:01
14. "Inst. 3: Ground Control To Major Tom"     0:56
15. "Fever"   B. Mañalac/Rivermaya 5:14
16. "Kung Ayaw Mo, Huwag Mo"     3:47
17. "Destiny (CD Bonus Track)"     4:55

Personnel[edit]

Francisco "Bamboo" Mañalac (lead vocals)
Rico Blanco (guitar, backing vocals)
Nathan Azarcon (bass)
Mark Escueta (drums & percussion)


Executive Producer for Rana Entertainment, Inc.: Chito Roño & Lizza G. Nakpil
Executive Producers for BMG Records Pilipinas: Rudy Y. Tee
A & R Direction: Vic Valenciano
Sound Engineer: Slick
Asst. Sound Engineers: Caryl Campos & Minnith Mota
Album Mix: Slick with Rivermaya
Recorded At: Digital FX International Inc.
Additional String Tracks Recorded At: Cinema Audio, Inc. Recording Studio
Package Design: Ariel Dalisay of Artworks Adv.
Cover Photography: courtesy of Philippine Daily Inquirer
B&W Inside Photography: courtesy of Philippine Daily Inquirer
Back Cover & Color Photography: Eddie Boy Escudero
Strings for "If" and "Luha" Arranged By: Mel Villena
Strings for "If" and "Luha" Performed by: Sonata Strings led by Benjie Bautista

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Rivermaya's Atomic Bomb". Philmusic.com. Archived from the original on 2006-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-06.