Can't Look Away

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Can't Look Away
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Studio album by Trevor Rabin
Released 10 July 1989 (1989-07-10)
Studio Westlake Recording Studios, West Hollywood, California; Rumbo Recorders, San Fernando Valley, California; A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, California; Shed Recording Studios, Zimbabwe; Audio Lab Studios, Tampa, Florida; Southcombe Studios, Burbank, California
Genre Hard rock, progressive rock, pop rock, arena rock, album-oriented rock
Length 55:31
Label Elektra
Producer Trevor Rabin, Bob Ezrin
Trevor Rabin chronology
Wolf
(1981)Wolf1981
Can't Look Away
(1989)
Live in LA
(2003)Live in LA2003
Singles from Can't Look Away
  1. "Something to Hold on To" / "I Miss You Now"
    Released: 1989[1]
  2. "Sorrow (Your Heart)"
    Released: 1989[2]
  3. "I Can't Look Away"
    Released: 1990[3]

Can't Look Away is the fourth studio album by South African American singer-songwriter and musician Trevor Rabin, released on 10 July 1989 on Elektra Records.[4] The album reached No. 111 on the U.S. Billboard 200[5] during a stay of ten weeks.[6] "Something to Hold on To" was released as a single and reached No. 3 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart,[5] with its accompanying music video receiving a nomination for Best Video, Short Form at the 1990 Grammy Awards.[7] In a 2004 interview, Rabin described Can't Look Away as "by far my best solo album and the one I'm happiest with."[8] A remastered edition was released in 2011 through Voiceprint Records.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[10]

Vik Iyengar of AllMusic gave Can't Look Away three stars out of five. He praised it for having "a great sense of melody and layered guitars to create an arena rock sound", while also remarking that "Although the album loses a bit of steam in the second half, the first half includes great pop/rock tunes. ... Fans of latter-day Yes should definitely check out this album."[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Can't Look Away" Trevor Rabin, Bob Ezrin, Anthony Moore 7:22
2. "Something to Hold on To" T. Rabin 5:07
3. "Sorrow (Your Heart)" T. Rabin 4:29
4. "Cover Up" T. Rabin, Godfrey Rabin, Moore 5:17
5. "Promises" T. Rabin 5:57
6. "Etoile Noir" (instrumental) T. Rabin 1:03
7. "Eyes of Love" T. Rabin, Ezrin 6:24
8. "I Didn't Think It Would Last" T. Rabin, Ezrin 4:08
9. "Hold on to Me" T. Rabin, Patric van Blerk 4:44
10. "Sludge" (instrumental) T. Rabin 2:26
11. "I Miss You Now" T. Rabin 5:38
12. "The Cape" (instrumental) T. Rabin 2:56
Total length: 55:31
  • Some editions of the album combine "Etoile Noir" and "Eyes of Love" into one track

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 111[5]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
1989 "Something to Hold on To" Billboard Mainstream Rock 3[5]

Awards[edit]

Event Title Award Result
1990 Grammys "Something to Hold on To" Best Video, Short Form Nominated[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trevor Rabin – Something To Hold On To". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  2. ^ "Trevor Rabin – Sorrow (Your Heart)". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  3. ^ "Trevor Rabin – I Can't Look Away". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  4. ^ "Trevor Rabin - Can't Look Away (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  5. ^ a b c d "Can't Look Away - Trevor Rabin | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  6. ^ "Trevor Rabin - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  7. ^ a b "32nd Grammy Awards - 1990". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  8. ^ Prasad, Anil (2004). "Trevor Rabin - Capturing adrenaline". Innerviews. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  9. ^ "Trevor Rabin – Can't Look Away". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  10. ^ a b Iyengar, Vik. "Can't Look Away - Trevor Rabin". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2013-11-15.