No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll

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No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll
Studio album by Alcatrazz
Released 15 October 1983
Recorded Rocshire Studios, Anaheim, California,
Skyline Studio, Topanga, California
Genre Heavy metal, Hard rock
Length 41:20
Label Rocshire Records (US)
RCA (Europe)
Polydor (Japan)
Producer Dennis Mackay
Alcatrazz chronology
No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll
(1983)
Live Sentence
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll (1983) was the first album released by the American heavy metal band Alcatrazz, led by veteran singer Graham Bonnet. It spent seven weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart, peaking at No. 128.[2] It is considered by fans of the group to be the best Alcatrazz release and launched Yngwie J. Malmsteen into a glittering solo career. The album is most famous for the singles "Island in the Sun" and "Jet to Jet". Other notable offerings are "Hiroshima Mon Amour", for which a video was shot (an excerpt for which was seen in the UK on the Channel 4 TV programme The Tube), "General Hospital" and "Incubus", a solo by Yngwie J. Malmsteen he continued to play during his solo career. It has always had a strong following in Japan and songs from which can still be found in Karaoke bars today.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Island in the Sun" (Malmsteen, Waldo, Bonnet) - 3:55
  2. "General Hospital" (Malmsteen, Waldo, Bonnet) - 4:49
  3. "Jet to Jet" (Bonnet, Malmsteen) - 4:27
  4. "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (Bonnet, Malmsteen) - 4:00
  5. "Kree Nakoorie" (Malmsteen, Waldo, Bonnet) - 6:10
Side two
  1. "Incubus" (Malmsteen) - 1:24
  2. "Too Young to Die, Too Drunk to Live" (Bonnet, Malmsteen) - 4:20
  3. "Big Foot" (Bonnet, Malmsteen) - 4:06
  4. "Starcarr Lane" (Malmsteen, Waldo, Bonnet) - 3:53
  5. "Suffer Me" (Bonnet, Malmsteen) - 4:16

The remastered version of the album contains instrumental demos of all of the songs as bonus tracks.

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Production
  • Dennis Mackay - producer, mixing
  • Willie Harlen - engineer, mixing
  • Andrew Trueman - executive producer

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