Racing (album)

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Racing
Studio album by Loudness
Released JapanNovember 26, 2004
United StatesApril 06, 2005
Recorded Freedom Studio
Genre Heavy metal
Length 67:39
Label Tokuma Japan, Drakkar (worldwide)
Producer Loudness
Loudness chronology
Rockshocks
(2004)
Racing
(2004)
Breaking the Taboo
(2006)
English version cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Racing (音速) is the nineteenth studio album by the Japanese band Loudness. It was released in 2004 in Japan. On April 6, 2005, the band released the English version of the album, the first entirely sung in English since 1991. An international edition was released on August 9, 2005, published by Drakkar, with a different track listing, a different cover and littled differences in the production of the solo parts.[2] A special international release of the album contains as bonus tracks the entire Rockshocks album of self-covers from the '80s.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Japanese release[edit]

  1. "Racing" - 00:29
  2. "Exultation" - 4:42
  3. "Lunatic" - 4:06
  4. "Believe It or Not" - 4:52
  5. "Power Generation" - 4:03
  6. "Speed Maniac" - 5:19
  7. "Live for the Moment" - 4:39
  8. "Crazy Samurai" - 5:21
  9. "Tomorrow Is Not Promised" - 6:31
  10. "Telomerase" - 5:50
  11. "R.I.P." - 5:15
  12. "Misleading Man" - 6:20
  13. "Don't Know Nothing" - 6:07
  14. "Unknown Civilians" - 3:58

International release[edit]

  1. "Racing"
  2. "Exultation"
  3. "Lunatic"
  4. "Live for the Moment"
  5. "Crazy Samurai"
  6. "Speed Maniac"
  7. "R.I.P."
  8. "Telomerase"
  9. "Tomorrow Is Not Promised"
  10. "Believe It or Not"
  11. "Misleading Man"
  12. "Power Generation"
  13. "Don't Know Nothing"
  14. "Unknown Civilians"

Music by Akira Takasaki, lyrics by Minoru Niihara

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Masatoshi Sakimoto - engineer, mixing
  • Yoichi Aikawa - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Loudness Racing review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Racing". Lightning Strikes Loudly. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  3. ^ "Loudness - Racing". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-04-04.