Switch (Golden Earring album)

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Switch
Studio album by Golden Earring
Released March 1975 (1975-03)
Genre Hard Rock, Progressive rock
Length 35:31
Label Polydor
Producer Golden Earring
Golden Earring chronology
Moontan
(1973)
Switch
(1975)
To the Hilt
(1976)

Switch is an album by Dutch hard rock band Golden Earring, released in 1975.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

All songs written by Hay and Kooymans except where noted.

  1. "Intro: Plus Minus Absurdio" – 3:08
  2. "Love Is a Rodeo" – 3:37
  3. "The Switch" – 5:27
  4. "Kill Me (Ce Soir)" (John Fenton, Hay, Kooymans) – 6:22
  5. "Tons of Time" – 4:20
  6. "Daddy's Gonna Save My Soul" – 4:15
  7. "Troubles and Hassles" – 4:20
  8. "Lonesome D.J." – 4:36

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Golden Earring
  • Executive producer: Fred Haayen
  • Engineer: Andy Knight, John Kriek, Jan Schuurman
  • Mixing: Andy Knight, John Kriek
  • Arranger: Golden Earring
  • String arrangements: Robert Jan Stips
  • Art direction: George Osaki
  • Concept: Barry Hay
  • Photography: Paul Gerritsma, Graham Hughes

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 Pop Albums 108

Trivia[edit]

Kill Me (Ce Soir) was covered by Iron Maiden as a B side on their 1990 single "Holy Smoke"

On the Dutch pressing, MCA-2139, that was marketed in Europe, the Side 2 label has the song lists double printed. A slight offset is very noticeable. It is unknown how many of these 'double prints' were sold before the manufacturer caught the error.

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