All Over the Place (The Bangles album)

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All Over the Place
Studio album by The Bangles
Released May 1984
Recorded 1983-84
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 31:33
Label Columbia CK-39220
Producer David Kahne
The Bangles chronology
The Bangles EP
(1982)
All Over the Place
(1984)
Different Light
(1986)
Singles from All Over the Place
  1. "Hero Takes a Fall"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Going Down to Liverpool"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A-[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[3]

All Over the Place was The Bangles' first full length album for Columbia Records. Released in 1984, the sound is lively and shows more Bangles collaboration and fewer keyboard overdubs that were used later on their more commercially successful albums. Although the album was not a commercial success — peaking at #80 on the Billboard 200 albums chart — it gave them the chance to perform as an opening act for Cyndi Lauper and Huey Lewis and the News and brought the group to the attention of Prince, who would write "Manic Monday", their first hit.

Two singles were released from this album: "Hero Takes a Fall", which peaked outside the U.K. Top 40, and "Going Down to Liverpool," written by Kimberley Rew of Katrina and the Waves, [4] which won the Bangles the BPI Award, the British equivalent of the Grammy. The video for "Going Down to Liverpool" features Leonard Nimoy, who plays the part of the band's chauffeur.

The 2008 reissue CD on the Wounded Bird Records label (WOU 9220) adds a bonus track: "Hero Takes a Fall" (Single Remix).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hero Takes a Fall"   Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson 2:54
2. "Live" (cover of The Merry-Go-Round, 1967) Emitt Rhodes 2:36
3. "James"   Peterson 2:36
4. "All About You"   Peterson 2:26
5. "Dover Beach"   Hoffs, Peterson 3:48
6. "Tell Me"   Hoffs, Peterson 2:15
7. "Restless"   Hoffs, Peterson 2:41
8. "Going Down to Liverpool" (cover of Katrina and the Waves, 1983) Kimberley Rew 3:41
9. "He's Got a Secret"   Peterson 2:42
10. "Silent Treatment"   Peterson 2:07
11. "More Than Meets the Eye"   Peterson 3:19

"James" was originally sung by Peterson but her vocals were replaced by Hoffs' by the time the album was recorded. "Hero Takes a Fall" was given a subtle remix for its single release. It was backed by the non-album track "Where Were You When I Needed You", a cover of The Grass Roots tune. (This and the remixed version of "Hero Takes a Fall" were later included in the Bangles Greatest Hits album.)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. All Over the Place (The Bangles album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 April 2008.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: The Bangles". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "The Bangles". The Rolling Stone Album Guide. London: Fireside. pp. 43–44. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Going Down to Liverpool Songfacts

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