Blue Murder (album)

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Blue Murder
Studio album by
Released25 April 1989
StudioLittle Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerBob Rock
Blue Murder chronology
Blue Murder
Nothin' But Trouble
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]

Blue Murder is the debut album by the hard rock band Blue Murder, released in 1989. It reached #69 on the Billboard 200 in June 1989[3].


The back of the album states that it is dedicated to Phil Lynott. John Sykes had played with Thin Lizzy in the past, and often credits Lynott with being a huge inspiration. Many of the lyrical themes contained in the album echo those of Thin Lizzy as well.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Sykes, except where indicated.

  1. "Riot" - 6:22
  2. "Sex Child" - 5:51
  3. "Valley of the Kings" (Sykes, Tony Martin) - 7:51
  4. "Jelly Roll" - 4:44
  5. "Blue Murder" (Carmine Appice, Sykes, Tony Franklin) - 4:54
  6. "Out of Love" - 6:44
  7. "Billy" - 4:12
  8. "Ptolemy" - 6:30
  9. "Black-Hearted Woman" (Appice, Franklin, Sykes) - 4:48

The album was reissued by UK-based company Rock Candy Records in 2013. Initial pressings of this reissue stated that it included an extra song called "Cold Harbor" on the package, but this is simply an error on the packaging; no such song exists or appears on the reissue of the album. Later pressings corrected this, removing any reference to the song.[citation needed]


Blue Murder
Additional musicians
  • Nik Green - keyboards
  • John Webster - additional keyboard programming


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Blue Murder Blue Murder review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 200 Albums 06-24-1989". Retrieved 24 January 2019.