The Nature of the Beast (album)

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Nature of the Beast
Studio album by April Wine
Released January 12, 1981
Recorded Le Manoir Studios, Shipton-on-Cherwell, England
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 37:13
Label Aquarius, Capitol, EMI
Producer Myles Goodwyn, Mike Stone
April Wine chronology
Ladies Man
(1980)
Nature of the Beast
(1981)
The Best of April Wine: Rock Ballads
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Nature of the Beast is the ninth studio album by Canadian rock band April Wine, released in 1981.[1] The album was recorded at Le Manoir Studios,[2] in the village of Shipton-on-Cherwell, in Oxfordshire, England following the band's 1980 European tour.[3] This album was April Wine's commercial peak, certified Gold in the US and reaching #24 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

"Just Between You and Me" became April Wine's most successful single, reaching #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart,[4] #11 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart, and #22 on the Canadian RPM charts.

April Wine's version of the Lorence Hud song "Sign of the Gypsy Queen" also became a moderate hit, reaching #57 on the Billboard Hot 100, #19 on the Top Tracks chart, and #40 in Canada. Hud's original version of the song had also been a hit single in Canada in 1972 (#16 RPM charts).

The first track on the album, "All Over Town" also received airplay on album-oriented rock radio stations, charting at #29 on the Top Tracks chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Myles Goodwyn, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All Over Town"     3:00
2. "Tellin' Me Lies"     2:59
3. "Sign of the Gypsy Queen"   Lorence Hud 4:16
4. "Just Between You and Me"     3:54
5. "Wanna Rock"     2:06
6. "Caught in the Crossfire"     3:33
7. "Future Tense"     4:07
8. "Big City Girls"     3:42
9. "Crash and Burn"     2:31
10. "Bad Boys"     3:10
11. "One More Time"     3:55

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