Showtime!

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Showtime!
Live album by The J. Geils Band
Released November 12, 1982
Recorded September 1982 at The Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkston, Michigan
Genre Rock, new wave
Length 47:58
Label EMI
Producer Seth Justman
The J. Geils Band chronology
Freeze Frame
(1981)
Showtime!
(1982)
You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd
(1984)

Showtime! is the thirteenth album (and third live album) by American rock band The J. Geils Band, released in 1982. It was recorded at the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan, and proved commercially successfully but most critics consider it to be weaker than the group's two earlier live albums "Live" Full House (1972) and Blow Your Face Out (1976). This was the last release by the band before frontman Peter Wolf left the band.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Seth Justman and Peter Wolf, except where noted.

  1. "Just Can't Stop Me" – 3:44
  2. "Just Can't Wait" – 3:27
  3. "Till the Walls Come Tumblin' Down" – 3:31
  4. "Sanctuary" – 3:49
  5. "I'm Falling" – 6:01
  6. "Love Rap" – 5:14
  7. "Love Stinks" – 3:28
  8. "Stoop Down #39" – 5:56
  9. "I Do" (Melvin Mason, Johnny Paden, Frank Paden, Jesse Smith, Willie Stephenson) – 3:04
  10. "Centerfold" (Justman) – 4:03
  11. "Land of a Thousand Dances" (Chris Kenner) – 5:41

Personnel[edit]


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Crispin Cioe - horn
  • Arno Hecht - horn
  • Hollywood Paul Litteral - horn

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Seth Justman
  • Engineers: David Brown, Phil Gitomer, David Hewitt, Jon Mathias, Kooster McAllister, Frank Pavlich
  • Mixing assistant: Steve Marcantonio
  • Mastering: Joe Brescio
  • Live sound engineer: Frank Pavlich
  • Lighting: Dave Berndt
  • Arranger: Seth Justman
  • Art direction: Carin Goldberg
  • Design: Carin Goldberg
  • Illustrations: Leslie Cabarga
  • Lettering: Leslie Cabarga
  • Liner notes: John Tobler

Chart performance[edit]

Albums

Chart Peak position
The Billboard 200 23

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "I Do" Billboard Hot 100 24