Shot in the Dark (album)

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Shot in the Dark
Studio album by Great White
Released March 1986
Recorded Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California, June and December 1985
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Length 35:16
Label Capitol
Producer Wyn Davis, Alan Niven
Great White chronology
Great White
(1984)
Shot in the Dark
(1986)
Once Bitten...
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Scott Waters (favorable)[2]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[3]

Shot in the Dark is the second studio album by the American hard rock band Great White, released in 1986. It was originally released by Greenworld Entertainment and subsequently picked up and re-issued by Capitol Records. The original issue featured a different intro to "She Shakes Me" (which was titled "Shake Me"), as well as a completely different recording of "Run Away." These early versions made it to CD on a Japanese edition of 2005. Great White's music in this album shows the transition from the pure heavy metal of the first album to a more blues-influenced style of hard rock, paying homage to the great rock bands of the 70s, like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.[4]

The album features one of the band's first well-known hits, a cover of The Angels song "Face the Day."

The original CD release was on the Razor & Tie label and was remastered by Steve Hoffman,[5] famous for his audiophile masterings for the DCC and Audio Fidelity labels.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "She Shakes Me" (Mark Kendall, Jack Russell, Alan Niven) - 3:25
  2. "What Do You Do" (Michael Lardie, Jack Russell, Mark Kendall) - 4:13
  3. "Face the Day" (John Brewster, Bernard "Doc" Neeson, Rick Brewster) - 5:20
  4. "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis, Mervyn "Muff" Winwood) - 3:52
  5. "Shot in the Dark" (Mark Kendall, Alan Niven) - 4:52
  6. "Is Anybody There" (Jack Russell, Jerry Lynn Williams) - 4:57
  7. "Run Away" (Jerry Lynn Williams, Alan Niven) - 4:18
  8. "Waiting for Love" (Jerry Lynn Williams, Mark Kendall, Alan Niven) - 4:19

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Michael Lardie - keyboards, backing vocals, producer, engineer
  • Jim Lang - keyboards
  • Tyana Parr, Donald Ducksworth - backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Wyn Davis - producer, engineer
  • Alan Niven - producer on "Face The Day"

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)[7]

Year Chart Position
1986 The Billboard 200 123

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Great White Shot in the Dark review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ Waters, Scott. "Great White". No Life 'til Metal. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  3. ^ Oliver, Derek (7 August 1986). "Jaws Sincerely!". Kerrang! 126. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 18. 
  4. ^ "CD Gallery - Great White". No Life 'til Metal. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Shot in the Dark - Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  6. ^ "Great White - Shot in the Dark". Sleaze Roxx. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  7. ^ "Shot in the Dark - Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-02-27.