All Over the Place (The Bangles album)

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All Over the Place
The Bangles - All Over the Place.jpg
Studio album by The Bangles
Released May 23, 1984
Recorded 1983-84
Genre
Length 31:33
Label Columbia
Producer David Kahne
The Bangles chronology
The Bangles EP
(1982)String Module Error: Match not found1982
All Over the Place
(1984)
Different Light
(1986)Different Light1986
Singles from All Over the Place
  1. "Hero Takes a Fall"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Going Down to Liverpool"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 8/10[3]
The Village Voice A−[4]

All Over the Place is the debut studio album by American pop rock band the Bangles. Released in 1984 through Columbia Records, the sound is lively and shows more Bangles collaboration and fewer keyboard overdubs than were used later on their more commercially successful albums. Although the album was not a major commercial success — peaking at #153 on the Billboard 200 albums chart — and didn’t produce a hit, it sold respectably, mostly through steady airplay on college stations. It also gave them the chance to perform as an opening act for Cyndi Lauper and Huey Lewis and the News and brought the group to the attention of Prince, who would write "Manic Monday", their first hit.

Two singles were released from this album: "Hero Takes a Fall", which peaked outside the U.K. Top 40, and "Going Down to Liverpool," written by Kimberley Rew of Katrina and the Waves, [5] which won the Bangles the BPI Award, the British equivalent of the Grammy. The video for "Going Down to Liverpool" features Leonard Nimoy, who plays the part of the band's chauffeur.

The album was reissued in 2008 on the Wounded Bird Records label (WOU 9220) adding a bonus track: "Hero Takes a Fall" (Single Remix). In 2010, UK label Cherry Pop re-released the album with one bonus track, their cover of The Grass Roots "Where Were You When I Needed You", which was originally released as the b-side to "Hero Takes a Fall".

Commercial performance[edit]

The album spent 30 weeks on the U.S. Billboard album charts and reached its peak position of #153 in January 1985.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hero Takes a Fall" Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson 2:54
2. "Live" (cover of The Merry-Go-Round, 1967) Emitt Rhodes 2:36
3. "James" Peterson 2:36
4. "All About You" Peterson 2:26
5. "Dover Beach" Hoffs, Peterson 3:48
6. "Tell Me" Hoffs, Peterson 2:15
7. "Restless" Hoffs, Peterson 2:41
8. "Going Down to Liverpool" (cover of Katrina and the Waves, 1983) Kimberley Rew 3:41
9. "He's Got a Secret" Peterson 2:42
10. "Silent Treatment" Peterson 2:07
11. "More Than Meets the Eye" Peterson 3:19

Notes[edit]

"James" was originally sung by Peterson but her vocals were replaced by Hoffs' by the time the album was recorded.

"Hero Takes a Fall" was given a subtle remix for its single release. It was backed by the non-album track "Where Were You When I Needed You", a cover of The Grass Roots tune.

"Hero Takes a Fall" (Single Mix) was included on the Bangles Greatest Hits album.

Personnel[edit]

The Bangles

Guest musician

Technical

  • Andrew Berliner - additional engineering
  • Joe Chiccarelli - mixing
  • Nancy Donald, Tony Lane - art direction
  • Bob Seidemann, Bruce Kalberg, Ed Colver, Jeffrey Scales, Larry Rodriguez, Mike Condello, Pete Lamson, Terry Dorn - collage photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "All Over the Place – Bangles". AllMusic. Retrieved April 28, 2008. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "The Bangles". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. London: Fireside Books. pp. 43–44. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 30, 1984). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved April 28, 2008. 
  5. ^ Going Down to Liverpool Songfacts
  6. ^ "Billboard 200: Bangles". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 

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