Head Like a Rock

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Head Like A Rock
Studio album by Ian McNabb
Released July 1994
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop
Length 64:45
Label This Way Up
Producer Robert Ian McNabb
Ian McNabb chronology
Truth and Beauty
Head Like A Rock
Singles from Merseybeast
  1. "You Must Be Prepared to Dream"
    Released: June 1994
  2. "Go into the Light"
    Released: September 1994

Head Like a Rock is a 1994 concept album[1] by Ian McNabb.[2] The album was nominated for the 1994 Mercury Music Prize and was McNabb's second solo album.[3] The album was recorded in Los Angeles with the backing band Crazy Horse. The album peaked at No. 29 on the official UK charts.[4]

Late in 2012, Ian revealed that his first three studio albums were to be re-released as 'expanded editions' and subsequently in early December, a listing for 'Head Like a Rock (Expanded edition)' was put on Amazon with a scheduled release date of 28 January 2013. The product description reading; "This expanded version has been re-mastered by Ian himself and is a testament to the great album it was, enhanced with upgraded packaging and a bonus disc of the B-sides that came with the assorted singles. This is a great addition to the canon of Ian's work"[5]

Track listing[edit]

Head Like A Rock
  1. Fire Inside My Soul (8:35)
  2. You Must Be Prepared To Dream (6:57)
  3. Child Inside A Father (9:02)
  4. Still Got The Fever (7:29)
  5. Potency (4:38)
  6. Go Into The Light (4:08)
  7. As A Life Goes By (4:42)
  8. Sad Strange Solitary Catholic Mystic (4:45)
  9. This Time Is Forever (5:38)
  10. May You Always (10:51)


  1. ^ The Emotional Party: The Thoughts and Words of Ian McNabb
  2. ^ http://www.merseybeasts.com/discogm.php
  3. ^ http://www.mercuryprize.com/aoty/track.php?TrackID=82
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 341. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Head-Like-Rock-Expanded-Edition/dp/B00ADQ7JG4/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1355048623&sr=8-10