Hurricane Eyes

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Hurricane Eyes
Studio album by Loudness
Released August 10, 1987
Recorded Onkio Haus and Sedic Studios, Tokyo, Japan
Sound City, Encore and Yamaha Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York, USA
March–May, 1987
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal
Length 41:45
Label ATCO
WEA Japan
Producer Eddie Kramer, Andy Johns
Loudness chronology
8186 Live
(1986)
Hurricane Eyes
(1987)
Jealousy EP
(1988)
Japanese version cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Hurricane Eyes is the seventh studio album by Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. It was released in 1987 worldwide with standard English lyrics. A "Japanese Version" was subsequently released in only in Japan later in the year with Niihara singing most of the lyrics in Japanese. The album was produced by the famous producer and sound engineer Eddie Kramer, who had worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Kiss. The song "So Lonely", a reworked version of "Ares Lament" from the album Disillusion of 1984, was instead produced by Andy Johns, another world famous producer.[2] This was the last Loudness' album to enter the US Billboard 200 chart, where it remained for 4 weeks, peaking at #190.[3]

Track listing (Japanese Version)[edit]

  1. "Strike of the Sword" - 3:52[4]
  2. "So Lonely" - 4:46
  3. "This Lonely Heart" - 4:05
  4. "Hungry Hunter" - 4:08
  5. "In This World Beyond" - 4:27
  6. "Take Me Home" - 3:18
  7. "Rock 'n' Roll Gypsy" - 4:40
  8. "In My Dreams" - 4:40
  9. "Rock This Way" - 4:07
  10. "S.D.I." - 4:21

Track listing (Worldwide version)[edit]

  1. "S.D.I." - 4:15
  2. "This Lonely Heart" - 4:08
  3. "Rock 'n' Roll Gypsy" - 4:22
  4. "In My Dreams" - 4:30
  5. "Take Me Home" - 3:16
  6. "Strike of the Sword" - 3:50
  7. "Rock This Way" - 4:07
  8. "In This World Beyond" - 4:26
  9. "Hungry Hunter" - 4:08
  10. "So Lonely" - 4:43

All tracks are credited to Loudness

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Eddie Kramer - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Tory Swenson - engineer
  • Thom Cadley, Hidemi Nakatani, Masachi Goto - assistant engineers
  • Scott Mabuchi - mixing
  • Andy Johns - producer on "So Lonely"
  • Bill Freesh - engineer on "So Lonely"
  • Ted Jensen - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Loudness Hurricane Eyes review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Loudness:Hurricane Eyes (1987) : Liner Notes". Takasaki.net. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Hurricane Eyes - Loudness". Billboard. 1990. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Loudness - Hurricane Eyes". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-03-29.