Knife (album)

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Knife
Studio album by Aztec Camera
Released 1984
Recorded Air Studios
Genre Indie pop
Label Sire (LP), WEA (CD)
Producer Mark Knopfler
Aztec Camera chronology
High Land, Hard Rain
(1983)
Knife
(1984)
Love
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Knife is the second album by Aztec Camera and was released in 1984. It reached number 14 on the UK Albums Chart – their highest showing at that time.[4] It also charted at #29 on the Swedish Albums Chart.[5]

The original release did not include the acoustic cover of "Jump" by Van Halen; this was added after Aztec Camera's version (originally the B-side of "All I Need Is Everything") gained popularity.

Track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. "Still on Fire" - 3:56
  2. "Just Like the USA" - 4:03
  3. "Head Is Happy (Heart's Insane)" - 4:16
  4. "The Back Door to Heaven" - 5:22

Side B

  1. "All I Need Is Everything" - 5:44
  2. "Backwards and Forwards" - 4:13
  3. "The Birth of the True" - 2:42
  4. "Knife" - 9:05

All songs written by Roddy Frame

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review[dead link]
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. p. 35. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ Knife @ finnishcharts.com Retrieved June 2009