Take No Prisoners (Molly Hatchet album)

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Take No Prisoners
Cover art by Boris Vallejo
Studio album by Molly Hatchet
Released November 1981
Recorded Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Southern rock, hard rock
Length 35:20
Label Epic
Producer Tom Werman
Molly Hatchet chronology
Beatin' the Odds
(1980)
Take No Prisoners
(1981)
No Guts...No Glory
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Take No Prisoners is the fourth studio album by American southern rock band Molly Hatchet, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). This is the second and last studio album released with lead singer Jimmy Farrar and the last one with original bass player Banner Thomas, who left the band in 1982. "Respect Me in the Morning" is a duet between Farrar and Joyce "Baby Jean" Kennedy of Mother's Finest. The album is also notable because actress Katey Sagal appears as a backup singer.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bloody Reunion" (Jimmy Farrar, Duane Roland, Dave Hlubek, Banner Thomas) – 4:00
  2. "Respect Me in the Morning" (Farrar, Roland) – 3:22
  3. "Long Tall Sally" (Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson) – 2:56
  4. "Loss of Control" (Bruce Crump, Roland, Thomas) – 3:31
  5. "All Mine" (Thomas) – 4:00
  6. "Lady Luck" (Hlubek) – 3:36
  7. "Power Play" (Steve Holland) – 3:50
  8. "Don't Mess Around" (Roland, Thomas) – 3:01
  9. "Don't Leave Me Lonely" (Crump, Holland) – 3:59
  10. "Dead Giveaway" (Hlubek) – 3:28

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Jai Winding - keyboard
  • Paulinho da Costa - congas
  • Tom Werman - percussion
  • Tower of Power horn section - horns on "Bloody Reunion" and "Lady Luck"
  • Mindy Sterling, Laurie Bono, Katey Sagal - backing vocals
  • Joyce 'Baby Jean' Kennedy - additional vocals on "Respect Me in the Morning"

Production[edit]

  • Tom Werman - producer
  • Gary Ladinsky - engineer, mixing
  • Cary Pritkin - assistant engineer
  • George Marino - mastering

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)[2]

Year Chart Position
1982 Pop Albums 36

Singles - Billboard (North America)[3]

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Power Play" Pop Singles 96
1982 "Bloody Reunion" Mainstream Rock 31
1982 "Lady Luck" Mainstream Rock 46

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