Odyssey (Yngwie Malmsteen album)

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Odyssey
Studio album by Yngwie Malmsteen
Released 8 April 1988 (1988-04-08)[1]
Recorded Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles; House of Music Studios in West Orange, New Jersey; Studio D in Austin, Texas
Genre Neo-classical metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Length 50:42
Label Polydor
Producer Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Glixman, Jim Lewis
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
Trilogy
(1986)
Odyssey
(1988)
Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad
(1989)
Singles from Odyssey
  1. "Heaven Tonight"
    Released: 1988 (1988)[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[3]

Odyssey is the fourth studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 8 April 1988 through Polydor Records.[1] The album reached #40 on the Billboard 200 chart (as of 2014 it remains Malmsteen's highest-charting Billboard 200 release)[4] and reached the top 50 in five other countries.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Joe Lynn Turner, all music composed by Yngwie Malmsteen.

No. Title Length
1. "Rising Force"   4:24
2. "Hold On"   5:12
3. "Heaven Tonight"   4:07
4. "Dreaming (Tell Me)"   5:22
5. "Bite the Bullet" (instrumental) 1:35
6. "Riot in the Dungeons"   4:26
7. "Deja Vu"   4:17
8. "Crystal Ball"   4:56
9. "Now Is the Time"   4:34
10. "Faster than the Speed of Light"   4:30
11. "Krakatau" (instrumental) 6:06
12. "Memories" (instrumental) 1:14
Total length:
50:42

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1988 Swedish albums chart 7[1]
Norwegian albums chart 10[1]
Swiss albums chart 17[1]
Dutch albums chart 27[1]
U.S. albums chart 40[4]
German albums chart 50[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force - Odyssey (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  2. ^ "Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force - Heaven Tonight (song)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  3. ^ Huey, Steve. "Odyssey - Yngwie Malmsteen". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  4. ^ a b "Odyssey - Yngwie Malmsteen | Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-01-06.

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