Below the Belt (Boxer album)

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Below the belt (UK design)
Studio album by Boxer
Released 1976
Recorded 1975
Genre Rock
Label Virgin, EMI
Producer Boxer, Richard Digby-Smith
Boxer chronology
Below the Belt
(1975)
Absolutely
(1977)

Below the Belt was the debut album by Boxer, released on the Virgin label in January 1976. The album attracted less attention for its music than for its cover art. Photographed by Alex Henderson with graphics by Richard Evans, the cover featured model Stephanie Marrian spreadeagled and naked but for a pair of shoes, with a man's arm reaching up between her legs and his boxing-gloved hand hiding her genitalia. The back cover at first showed Stephanie in complete full-frontal nudity, but later pressings covered her up with the band's belt-styled logo. The cover was completely re-designed for the US market using the band photo from the inside of the UK gatefold cover.[1] The lineup of this album is based around a live show quartet with keyboardist Chris Stainton brought in during the recording sessions.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shooting Star" (Mike Patto, Ollie Halsall)
  2. "All the Time in the World" (Halsall)
  3. "California Calling" (Patto, Halsall)
  4. "Hip Kiss" (Patto, Halsall, Keith Ellis, Tony Newman)
  5. "More Than Meets the Eye" (Patto)
  6. "Waiting for a Miracle"(Halsall)
  7. "Loony Ali" (Patto, Halsall)
  8. "Save Me" (Patto)
  9. "Gonna Work Out Fine" (Patto, Halsall)
  10. "Town Drunk" (Terry Stamp, Jim Avery)

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