The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent

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The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent
Studio album by UFO
Released January 1981
Recorded AIR Studios, Wessex Sound Studios, London
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 40:43
Label Chrysalis
Producer UFO
UFO chronology
No Place To Run
(1980)
The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent
(1981)
Mechanix
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent is the ninth studio album by the British hard rock band UFO and the first to be entirely self-produced by the band. The song "Lonely Heart" was a minor UK hit single. The controversial original cover was as usual designed by the art studio Hipgnosis. This is the band's first album with the former Wild Horses' keyboard player Neil Carter, replacing Paul Raymond, who had left to join the Michael Schenker Group.

The album was remastered at Sound Recording Technology in Cambridge in 1994 and re-issued on Repertoire Records. The album was also reissued in 2009, remastered with an expanded booklet and bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Chains Chains" (Pete Way, Phil Mogg) – 3:24
  2. "Long Gone" (Paul Chapman, Mogg) – 5:17
  3. "The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent" (Chapman, Mogg) – 4:57
  4. "It's Killing Me" (Way, Mogg) – 4:29

Side two[edit]

  1. "Makin' Moves" (Chapman, Mogg) – 4:43
  2. "Lonely Heart" (Chapman, Way, Mogg) – 5:00
  3. "Couldn't Get It Right" (Chapman, Way, Mogg) – 4:33
  4. "Profession of Violence" (Chapman, Mogg) – 4:22
    • Listed as "Profession Of" on original US release)

Japan CD bonus track[edit]

  1. "Hot 'n' Ready" (live) (Michael Schenker, Mogg) – 3:34

On the original US vinyl release, the tracks (on both sides) were numbered 1, 2, 3, 5.

Singles[edit]

  1. "Couldn't Get it Right"/"Hot 'n' Ready" (recorded live at the Reading Festival 1980) (Chrysalis CHS 2454)
  2. "Lonely Heart"/"Long Gone" (Chrysalis CHS 2482) #41 UK[2]

Credits[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Steve Churchyard, Gary Edwards, Jeremy Green - engineers

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (United States)[3]

Year Chart Position
1981 Pop Albums 77

Album - United Kingdom[4]

Year Chart Position
1981 Pop Albums 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFO The Wild the Willing and the Innocent review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lonely Heart Chart Stats". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Wild, The Willing and the Innocent Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Wild, The Willing and the Innocent Chart Stats". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2011.