Wings of Tomorrow

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Wings of Tomorrow
Studio album by Europe
Released February 24, 1984
Recorded Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden 1983-1984
Genre Heavy metal
Length 38:49
Label Hot Records
Producer Leif Mases
Europe chronology
Europe
(1983)
Wings of Tomorrow
(1984)
On the Loose
(1985)
Singles from Wings of Tomorrow
  1. "Lyin' Eyes"
    Released: 1983
  2. "Dreamer"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Stormwind"
    Released: February 1984
  4. "Open Your Heart"
    Released: October 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Wings of Tomorrow is the second studio album by the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. It was released on February 24, 1984, by Hot Records.

The song "Scream of Anger" was originally titled "Black Journey Through My Soul".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Joey Tempest, except where noted.

  1. "Stormwind" – 4:31
  2. "Scream of Anger" (Tempest, Marcel Jacob) – 4:06
  3. "Open Your Heart" – 4:10
  4. "Treated Bad Again" – 3:46
  5. "Aphasia" [instrumental] (John Norum) – 2:32
  6. "Wings of Tomorrow" – 3:59
  7. "Wasted Time" – 4:10
  8. "Lyin' Eyes" – 3:47
  9. "Dreamer" – 4:28
  10. "Dance the Night Away" – 3:35

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year List Peak Ref.
1984 Swedish Album Chart 20 [3]

Cover versions[edit]

"Wings Of Tomorrow" and "Scream of Anger" have been covered by the melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. The latter, notes guitarist Michael Amott in the liner notes for Wages of Sin (on the bonus CD of which the song appears), was "recorded and mixed during the Burning Bridges sessions, December 1998/January 1999. Originally released on the Japanese version of Burning Bridges. A cover version of the most successful hard rock band to ever emerge from Sweden (no, that's not Arch Enemy!)… It was the most aggressive track of their career – and probably one of Arch Enemy's softest moments? Anyhow, we learnt it and recorded it in an afternoon." Amott guested with Europe when they played Wings of Tomorrow in its entirety, in Stockholm, on 3 March 2014. "He is a friend of the band and grew up listening to Europe's music," reported Joey Tempest. "It was an honour and so much fun to have him with us on stage!"[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Tengner, Anders; Michael Johansson (1987). Europe - den stora rockdrömmen (in Swedish). Wiken. p. 34. ISBN 91-7024-408-1. 
  3. ^ "Swedish Album Chart". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  4. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/europe-joined-by-arch-enemys-michael-amott-for-wings-of-tomorrow-performance-video