Signs of Life (Billy Squier album)

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Signs of Life
Studio album by Billy Squier
Released July, 1984
Recorded April 28, 1984 - June 16, 1984
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 50:07
Label Capitol
Producer Jim Steinman and Billy Squier
Billy Squier chronology
Emotions In Motion
(1982)
Signs of Life
(1984)
Enough Is Enough
(1986)
Singles from Signs of Life
  1. "Rock Me Tonite"
    Released: June 1984
  2. "All Night Long"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Eye on You"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Signs Of Life is a rock album by American musician Billy Squier, that was released in 1984. It was his fourth outing for Capitol Records. This disc features Squier's biggest career hit, "Rock Me Tonite". It was accompanied by an infamous MTV music video that many say ruined Squier's career.[2] The album eventually sold close to two million copies in the United States alone.

Reception[edit]

Signs of Life found Billy at his career pinnacle with his third consecutive Platinum-plus album. The lead single put him in the Top 10 of the Cash Box singles chart and the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written By Billy Squier.
  1. "All Night Long" - 4:51
  2. "Rock Me Tonite" - 4:56
  3. "Eye on You" - 4:42
  4. "Take a Look Behind Ya" - 5:03
  5. "Reach for the Sky" - 5:34
  6. "(Another) 1984" - 4:56
  7. "Fall for Love" - 4:52
  8. "Can't Get Next to You" - 4:36
  9. "Hand-Me-Downs" - 4:22
  10. "Sweet Release" - 6:15

Personnel[edit]

Billy Squier[edit]

  • Billy Squier - lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Jeff Golub - guitars, slide guitar
  • Alan St. Jon - keyboards, synthesizers
  • Doug Lubahn - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby Chouinard - drums

Jim Steinman[edit]

Special Appearances[edit]

  • Brian May: Guitar solo on '(Another) 1984'
  • Alfa Anderson: Additional Vocals on '(Another) 1984'

Production[edit]

  • Billy Squier: Producer
  • Jim Steinman: Producer
  • John Jansen: Production Assistant
  • Tony Platt: Engineer
  • Gary Rindfuss: Assistant Engineer
  • J.B. Moore: Mixing
  • Anjali Dutt: Tape Operator
  • George Marino: Mastering
  • Bill Smith: Cover Art Design & Illustration
  • John Van Hamersveld: Rear Cover Collage & Inner Sleeve Design[3]

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