Big Game (album)

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Big Game
Big Game (White Lion album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 10, 1989
Recorded1989
GenreGlam metal
Length53:05
LabelAtlantic
ProducerMichael Wagener
White Lion chronology
Pride
(1987)
Big Game
(1989)
Mane Attraction
(1991)
Singles from Big Game
  1. "Little Fighter"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Radar Love"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Cry for Freedom"
    Released: 1990
  4. "Goin' Home Tonight"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Big Game is the third studio album by the hard rock band White Lion. It was released on August 10, 1989, by Atlantic Records, reaching #19 on The Billboard 200 album chart,[2] #28 in Canada and #47 In the UK.[3]

Overview[edit]

In the first half of 1989, still riding high on the multi platinum success of Pride, White Lion re-entered the studio following the completion of their Pride tour to record the next album, a decision the group later came to regret due to the effects of fatigue from the heavy touring. A musically eclectic follow-up to Pride, the album featured the single "Little Fighter", in Memory of The Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace boat which was intentionally sabotaged and sunk by the French Secret Service. A cover of Golden Earring's "Radar Love" was released as the second single and "Cry for Freedom" was released as the third single. "Goin' Home Tonight" was released as the album's final single.

All of the singles featured music videos and the album quickly went gold[4] peaking at #19 on the US album charts and charting very well around the world, performing better than the "Pride" album. Following the album's release the band continued touring.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Bratta/Tramp except "Radar Love" by George Kooymans/Barry Hay.

No.TitleLength
1."Goin' Home Tonight"4:57
2."Dirty Woman"3:27
3."Little Fighter"4:23
4."Broken Home"4:59
5."Baby Be Mine"4:10
6."Living on the Edge"5:02
7."Let's Get Crazy"4:52
8."Don't Say It's Over"4:04
9."If My Mind Is Evil"4:56
10."Radar Love" (Golden Earring cover)5:59
11."Cry for Freedom"6:09
Total length:53:05

Rock Candy reissue Bonus Tracks[edit]

No.TitleLength
12."Wait" (Live on Westwood One)3:48
13."All Join Our Hands" (Live on Westwood One)4:00
14."When The Children Cry" (Live in rehearsal)4:42

Band members[edit]

Chart Performance[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1989 US Billboard 200 #19
1989 Sweden #13
1989 Norway #14
1989 Switzerland #16
1989 Canada #28
1989 UK #47

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart Highest[5]
1989 "Little Fighter" The Billboard Hot 100 #59
Mainstream Rock Tracks #12
Canada #65
"Radar Love" The Billboard Hot 100 #59
Mainstream Rock Tracks

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Allmusic (White Lion charts & awards) Billboard albums".
  3. ^ British albums chart
  4. ^ "White Lion Charts and awards". RIAA Charts and awards. Retrieved 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100". Allmusic.

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