The Birthday Eve

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The Birthday Eve
Studio album by Loudness
Released November 21, 1981
Recorded Chestnut Studio, Studio Birdman
August - October 1981
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 40:04
Label Nippon Columbia
Producer Loudness
Loudness chronology
The Birthday Eve
(1981)
Devil Soldier
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
"Burning Love"
Single by Loudness
A-side "Burning Love"
B-side "Bad News"
Released May 01, 1982
Format 7"
Genre Heavy metal
Length 8:24
Label B&M
Writer(s) Akira Takasaki, Minoru Niihara
Loudness singles chronology
"Burning Love"
(1982)
"Geraldine"
(1983)

The Birthday Eve is the first studio album by Japanese band Loudness. It was released in 1981 only in Japan. The 24bit digitally remastered Japanese limited edition CD includes two additional tracks not on the original release, coming from the first single of the band.[2] The success of the album was measured by Loudness' sold out debut concert at Asakusa International Theater, in front of an audience of 2.700.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music by Akira Takasaki, all lyrics by Minoru Niihara

  1. "Loudness" - 5:10
  2. "Sexy Woman" - 5:40
  3. "Open Your Eyes" - 4:32
  4. "Street Woman" - 5:17
  5. "To Be Demon" - 6:07
  6. "I'm on Fire" - 3:41
  7. "High Try" - 5:07
  8. "Rock Shock (More and More)" - 4:56

Extra tracks in Japanese CD reissue 2005[edit]

  1. "Burning Love" - 3:57
  2. "Bad News" - 4:27

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Seigen Ono - engineer, mixing[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Loudness The Birthday Eve review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Loudness - The Birthday Eve". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Loudness Biography". Doom Radio.net. 2005. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  4. ^ "The Birthday Eve". Lightning Strikes Loudly. 2007-05-27. Retrieved 2010-03-31.