|Studio album by Riot|
|Released||About May 1979 (Japan)
October 5, 1979 (US)
|Recorded||Early 1979 at Big Apple Recording Studio, New York City|
|Genre||Heavy metal, hard rock|
|Producer||Steve Loeb and Billy Arnell|
This album was actually released only in Japan and available only as an import in the USA until it was finally released in the states about 5 months later in October, 1979. It became out of print in the late 80's and was only being pressed in CD format in Japan in 1989 until the early 90's. Narita was finally issued on compact disc outside of Japan on June 20, 2005 by UK-based Rock Candy Records, run by former Kerrang! scribes Derek Oliver and Dante Bonutto.
Narita was also the name of a short-lived San Antonio, Texas-based Riot off-shoot featuring guitarist Mark Reale along with former S.A.Slayer members, vocalist Steve Cooper, bassist Don Van Stavern (who would later appear on the Thundersteel and The Privilege of Power albums), and drummer Dave McClain.
This album was reissued by UK-based company Rock Candy Records.
All songs written by Guy Speranza and Mark Reale except where otherwise noted.
- Side one
- "Waiting for the Taking" (Speranza, Reale, Rick Ventura) - 5:01
- "49er" - 4:36
- "Kick Down the Wall" - 4:32
- "Born to Be Wild" (Mars Bonfire) - 2:47
- "Narita" - 4:38
- Side two
- "Here We Come Again" - 5:58
- "Do It Up" - 3:44
- "Hot for Love" - 5:00
- "White Rock" - 2:33
- "Road Racin'" - 4:32
- Guy Speranza - vocals
- Mark Reale - guitar
- Rick Ventura - guitar
- Jimmy Iommi - bass
- Peter Bitelli - drums
Cover versions and appearances
- The songs "Narita" and "Road Racin'" are featured in the video game Brütal Legend.