Out of the Silent Planet (album)

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Out of the Silent Planet
Studio album by King's X
Released March 28, 1988
Genre Hard rock, progressive metal
Length 42:23
Label Megaforce
Producer Sam Taylor & King's X
King's X chronology
Sneak Preview
(1983)
Out of the Silent Planet
(1988)
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Out of the Silent Planet is the debut release from King's X. The title of the album comes from the title of a book of the same name by C.S. Lewis, an author favored by band members Ty Tabor and Jerry Gaskill. "Out of the Silent Planet" is also the title of the first track from the follow up album Gretchen Goes to Nebraska.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In the New Age" – 5:23
  2. "Goldilox" – 4:41
  3. "Power of Love" – 4:57
  4. "Wonder" – 4:13
  5. "Sometimes" – 3:40
  6. "King" – 3:01
  7. "What Is This?" – 3:48
  8. "Far, Far Away" – 4:14
  9. "Shot of Love" – 3:15
  10. "Visions" – 5:11

All songs written by Gaskill/Pinnick/Tabor, except Sometimes and Far, Far Away written by Pinnick/Tabor/Gaskill/Marty Warren.

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Kerrang! United Kingdom "Albums of the Year"[2] 1988 1
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer United Kingdom "The 200 Greatest Albums of the 80s"[3] 2006 *

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1988 The Billboard 200 144

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Out of the Silent Planet King's X at AllMusic. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Kerrang! - Albums of the Year". Kerrang!. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  3. ^ April 2008 "The 200 Greatest Albums of the 80s", Classic Rock & Metal Hammer presents 1980s (Classic Rock & Metal Hammer) 

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