You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic

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You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic
Studio album by Ian Hunter
Released March 27, 1979 (1979-03-27)
Recorded The Power Station, New York City 1979
Genre Rock
Length 42:04
Label Chrysalis
Producer Mick Ronson, Ian Hunter
Ian Hunter chronology
Overnight Angels
(1977)
You're Never Alone with a Scizophrenic
(1979)
Welcome to the Club
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic is the fourth solo album by Ian Hunter. The album features members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band as the backing band. It is considered by many to be Hunter's best recording.[2]

The title was dreamed up by co-producer Mick Ronson which he had planned for one of his solo albums. Hunter loved the title so much that he offered Ronson co-writing credit on the first single "Just Another Night" in exchange for the use of the title for the album. "Just Another Night" reached the Billboard Hot 100 No. 68. The album became one of Hunter's biggest sellers at the time. Later, singer Barry Manilow covered the song "Ships" for his album One Voice which became a top ten hit.

In 2009 EMI released a 30th anniversary reissue of the album remastered with 5 bonus tracks on the first disc of outtakes and a second disc of live tracks recorded on the tour to support the album but previously unreleased. The reissue also came with a deluxe booklet discussing the making the album along with vintage and new interviews with Hunter.

The song "Cleveland Rocks" (originally recorded as a single for Columbia Records and entitled "England Rocks" around the time of "Overnight Angels") later became a hit when The Presidents of the United States re-recorded the song as the theme song to The Drew Carey Show, raising Hunter's profile and prompting the release of the album on CD.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ian Hunter except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Just Another Night" (Hunter, Mick Ronson) - 4:36
  2. "Wild East" - 3:58
  3. "Cleveland Rocks" - 3:48
  4. "Ships" - 4:11
  5. "When the Daylight Comes" - 4:27
Side two
  1. "Life After Death" - 3:49
  2. "Standin' in My Light" - 4:35
  3. "Bastard" - 6:37
  4. "The Outsider" - 5:57

Deluxe Edition track listing[edit]

Disc 1
  1. "Just Another Night"
  2. "Wild East"
  3. "Cleveland Rocks"
  4. "Ships"
  5. "When the Daylight Comes"
  6. "Life After Death"
  7. "Standin' in My Light"
  8. "Bastard"
  9. "The Outsider"
  10. "Don't Let Go" [Demo]
  11. "Ships" [Take 1]
  12. "When The Daylight Comes" [Early Version]
  13. "Just Another Night" [Early Version] (aka "The Other Side of Life")
  14. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Disc 2
  1. "F.B.I." - Live in Cleveland 18/6/79
  2. "Once Bitten Twice Shy" - Live in Cleveland 18/6/79
  3. "Life After Death" - Live in Cleveland 18/6/79
  4. "Sons and Daughters" - Live at the Hammersmith Odeon 22/11/79
  5. "Laugh at Me" - Live at the Hammersmith Odeon 22/11/79
  6. "Just Another Night" - Live at the Hammersmith Odeon 22/11/79
  7. "One of the Boys" - Live at the Hammersmith Odeon 22/11/79
  8. "Letter to Brittania from Union Jack" - Live in Berkeley 7/7/79
  9. "Bastard" - Live in Berkeley 7/7/79
  10. "All the Way from Memphis" - Live in Cleveland 18/6/79
  11. "Cleveland Rocks" - Live in Cleveland 18/6/79
  12. "All the Young Dudes" - Live at the Hammersmith Odeon 22/11/79
  13. "When the Daylight Comes" - Live in Cleveland 18/6/79
  14. "Sweet Angeline" - Live in Cleveland 18/6/79

Personnel[edit]

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