Inishmore (album)

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Inishmore
Studio album by Riot
Released January 27, 1998
Recorded Millbrook Sound Studios, Millbrook, New York
Studio M, San Antonio, Texas
Drumstick Sound Production, Dix Hills, New York
Genre Heavy metal, speed metal, power metal
Length 51:21
Label Zero Corporation (Japan), Metal Blade
Producer Mark Reale, Paul Orofino
Riot chronology
Angel Eyes (EP)
(1997)
Inishmore
(1998)
Shine On
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Inishmore is the tenth studio album by American heavy metal band Riot. It was released on January 27, 1998. The album is based on conceptual sagas of Celtic & Irish myths.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Mike DiMeo and Mark Reale, except where indicated

  1. "Black Water" (Reale) - 2:42
  2. "Angel Eyes" (DiMeo, Reale, Mike Flyntz) - 4:27
  3. "Liberty" - 5:08
  4. "Kings Are Falling" - 4:33
  5. "The Man" - 3:52
  6. "Watching the Signs" - 4:35
  7. "Should I Run" - 4:40
  8. "Cry for the Dying" - 4:39
  9. "Turning the Hands of Time" - 5:08
  10. "Gypsy" - 5:20
  11. "Inishmore (Forsaken Heart)" (Reale) - 1:45
  12. "Inishmore" (Reale) - 4:32

Japanese edition omits track 9 and adds the following bonus track:

  1. "Danny Boy" (traditional, arr. Reale) - 3:40

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Mike DiMeo - lead vocals, Hammond organ
  • Mark Reale - electric lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, backing vocals, mandolin and Hammond organ, string arrangements, producer
  • Mike Flyntz - electric lead and rhythm guitars
  • Pete Perez - bass
  • Bobby Jarzombek - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Tony Harnell, Danny Vaughn, Ligaya Perkins - backing vocals
  • Kevin Dunne - strings, orchestration, engineer
  • Yoko Kayumi - violin

Production[edit]

  • Paul Orofino - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Jeff Allen, Jack Bart - executive producers
  • Marius Perron, Bryan Scott - engineers
  • Jim Littleton - assistant engineer
  • Joseph M. Palmaccio - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Riot Inishmore review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Riot - Inishmore". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-03-14.