Dawn Explosion

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Dawn Explosion
Captain Beyond - Dawn Explosion.jpg
Studio album by Captain Beyond
Released 1977
Recorded 1976–1977 at the Record Plant, Sausalito
Genre Progressive rock, Hard rock
Length 37:57
Label Warner Bros.
Producer John Stronach and Captain Beyond
Captain Beyond chronology
Sufficiently Breathless
Dawn Explosion
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[2]

Dawn Explosion, the third and final album by Captain Beyond, was released in 1977. Original singer Rod Evans was replaced by Willy Daffern, and original drummer Bobby Caldwell had rejoined the band.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Do or Die" (Rhino, Bobby Caldwell, Willy Daffern) – 3:38
  2. "Icarus" (Rhino, Caldwell, Lee Dorman) – 4:17
  3. "Sweet Dreams" (Rhino, Caldwell, Dorman) – 5:29
  4. "Fantasy" (Rhino, Caldwell, Daffern) – 6:02

Side two[edit]

  1. "Breath of Fire, Part 1 & Part 2" (Rhino, Caldwell, Daffern) – 6:19
  2. "If You Please" (Rhino, Caldwell, Daffern, Dorman) – 4:13
  3. "Midnight Memories" (Rhino) – 3:59
  4. "Oblivion" (Rhino, Caldwell, Dorman) – 4:00

CD reissues split "Breath of Fire, Part 1 & Part 2" into two tracks (subtitled "A Speck Within a Sphere" and "Alone in the Cosmos", respectively), and "Oblivion" into three tracks (with the preceding "Space Interlude" and succeeding "Space Reprise" being the sound effects and percussion that bookend the main section of "Oblivion").



Year Chart Peak
1977 U.S. Billboard Pop Albums 181