is the seventh studio album by the American The Privilege of Power heavy metal band Riot, released in 1990. It was more experimental than their previous work, being an attempt at a [1 ] concept album and also including a horn section on some of the tracks.
"Racing with the Devil on a Spanish Highway" is a cover of an
Al Di Meola instrumental track from the album (1977). "Killer" is about convicted killer Elegant Gypsy Jeffrey R. MacDonald and features a guest vocal appearance by Joe Lynn Turner (ex- Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen).
The album was re-issued in 2003 by
Collectables Records with slightly amended artwork and re-issued on 180g vinyl as a 2LP set with by Thundersteel SPV on February 25, 2013. [2 ]
Critical reception [ edit ]
Rock Hard (de) 9.5/10
The Privilege of Power was ranked number 354 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. [5 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"On Your Knees"
Tony Moore, Don Van Stavern
Mark Reale, Van Stavern 6:40
Moore, Reale, Van Stavern
"Dance of Death"
Moore, Van Stavern
"Storming the Gates of Hell"
"Little Miss Death"
Eric Mauk, Moore, Reale
"Black Leather and Glittering Steel"
"Racing with the Devil on a Spanish Highway (Revisited)"
Al Di Meola 7:17
Personnel [ edit ]
Band members [ edit ]
Additional musicians [ edit ]
Production [ edit ]
Steve Loeb - producer, executive producer Vince Perazzo - executive producer
Rod Hui - producer, engineer, mixing
Nick Sansano, Chris Shaw, Kirk Yano - engineers
Dan Wood, Dave Swanson, Jason Vogel, Kenny Almestica, Glenn Zimet - assistant engineers
References [ edit ]