City of Fear

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For the 1959 film City Of Fear, see City of Fear (film).
City of Fear
Studio album by FM
Released 1980
Recorded Soundstage, Toronto
House of Music, West Orange, New Jersey
Phase One, Toronto
Genre Progressive rock
Length 43:06
Label Passport
Producer Larry Fast
FM chronology
City of Fear

City of Fear is the fourth album by FM, a progressive rock group from Toronto, Canada, released in 1980 on Passport Records and distributed in Canada by Capitol Records, catalogue number PB-2028, and in the USA on Passport distributed by Jem Records, catalogue number PB-6004. It was produced by Larry Fast who was notable for his Synergy series of electronic music albums. A remastered edition was released by Esoteric Records (ECLEC2383) on March 25, 2013.

Track list[edit]

All compositions by FM (Martin Deller, Ben Mink, Cameron Hawkins), all lyrics by Hawkins.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Krakow" – 4:37
  2. "Power" – 3:28
  3. "Truth or Consequences" – 4:13
  4. "Lost and Found" – 4:25
  5. "City of Fear" – 5:07

Side two[edit]

  1. "Surface to Air" – 5:18
  2. "Up to You" – 4:21
  3. "Silence" – 3:22
  4. "Riding the Thunder" – 4:06
  5. "Nobody at All" – 4:09



  • Pamela Silverstein – spoken word

Technical credits[edit]

  • Produced by Larry Fast
  • Engineered by Jim Frank and Charles Conrad, assisted by Scott Rea and Cliff Hodsdon
  • Production assistance by Ian Murray
  • Recorded at Soundstage, Toronto, Canada, and House of Music, West Orange, New Jersey, USA
  • Additional material recorded at Phase One, Toronto by Mark Wright
  • Mastered by Bub Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York City, USA
  • Synthy maintenance by Rob Onedera
  • Pre-production with Ed Stone, Ian Dunbar, Jim Frank, Ian Murray, Mark Wright
  • Art direction and design: Murray Brenman
  • Photography – cover: Eric Staller
  • Photography – insider cover: Paul Till
  • Photography – stand-ups: Bob Rock (the cover art features time lapse photography using life-size cardboard cut-out images of the group's members)

External links[edit]

Album information at Blacknoise website