Badlands (Badlands album)

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Badlands
Badlandslee.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 11, 1989
RecordedOctober 1988 and January 1989
StudioOne On One Studios, Los Angeles, and The Record Plant, New York City
GenreHard rock, blues rock
Length49:33
LabelTitanium/Atlantic
ProducerPaul O'Neill & Badlands
Badlands chronology
Badlands
(1989)
Voodoo Highway
(1991)
Singles from Badlands
  1. "Dreams in the Dark" / "Hard Driver"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal10/10[2]
Rock Hard9.0/10[3]

Badlands is the first studio album by the band of the same name. This album features Ray Gillen and Eric Singer, who previously played together in Black Sabbath. This album also features guitarist Jake E. Lee and bassist Greg Chaisson. Singer later played on Chaisson's solo album It's About Time. The album had sold 400,000 copies by 1990, according to Chaisson, in a Hit Parader interview from that year. The album features at No. 35 of Rolling Stone list of 50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jake E. Lee, Ray Gillen and Paul O´Neill, except where noted.

  1. "High Wire" (Lee, Gillen) – 3:45
  2. "Dreams in the Dark" – 3:29
  3. "Jade's Song" (Lee) – 1:23
  4. "Winter's Call" (Lee, Gillen, Alex González) – 5:35
  5. "Dancing on the Edge" – 3:27
  6. "Streets Cry Freedom" – 6:10
  7. "Hard Driver" – 4:50
  8. "Rumblin' Train" – 5:46
  9. "Devil's Stomp" – 4:54
  10. "Seasons" – 6:20
CD & cassette bonus track
  1. "Ball & Chain" (Lee, Gillen) – 4:13

Personnel[edit]

Badlands
Additional musicians
  • Taso Karras – tambourine, maracas
  • Bob Kinkel – keyboards programming
Production
  • Paul O'Neill – producer
  • James A. Ball – engineer, mixing
  • Chuck Cavanaugh, Glen Marchese, Joe Henehan, John Mathias, Teddy Trewhella – additional engineering
  • Dave Parla, Deek Venarchick – assistant engineers
  • David Thoener – mixing
  • Jack Skinner – mastering at Europadisk, New York

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Badlands - Badlands review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. ^ Trojan, Frank (1989). "Review Album: Badlands - Badlands". Rock Hard (in German). No. 33. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Beaujour, Tom. "50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time: Badlands". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "Badlands - Badlands (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Badlands Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Badlands Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Badlands Chart History: Mainstream Rock". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved June 23, 2018.

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