Disturbing the Peace (album)

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Disturbing the Peace
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 22, 1985
Recorded1984-1985
StudioCherokee Studios, Hollywood, California,
Skyline Studios, Topanga, California
GenreHeavy metal
Length41:40
LabelCapitol
ProducerEddie Kramer
Alcatrazz chronology
Live Sentence
(1984)
Disturbing the Peace
(1985)
Dangerous Games
(1986)
Singles from Disturbing the Peace
  1. "God Blessed Video" / "Wire and Wood"
    Released: 1985 (UK only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal9/10[2]

Disturbing the Peace is the second studio album by the American heavy metal band Alcatrazz, and is the only one featuring Steve Vai on guitar. The album remained for 7 weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart, peaking at No. 145.[3]

The album was re-released in 2001 as Vol.02 of Steve Vai's The Secret Jewel Box and as a remastered, expanded version with a different cover in 2013 on Polish label Metal Mind.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Graham Bonnet and Steve Vai, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "God Blessed Video" - 3:30
  2. "Mercy" (Bonnet, Vai, Jimmy Waldo, Gary Shea, Jan Uvena) - 4:22
  3. "Will You Be Home Tonight" (Bonnet, Vai, Waldo) - 5:03
  4. "Wire and Wood" - 3:29
  5. "Desert Diamond" - 4:20
Side two
  1. "Stripper" - 3:52
  2. "Painted Lover" - 3:23
  3. "Lighter Shade of Green" [instrumental] (Vai) - 0:46
  4. "Sons and Lovers" - 3:37
  5. "Skyfire" - 3:54
  6. "Breaking the Heart of the City" - 4:59
2011 Expanded Edition Disc 2, previously ureleased live album

Recorded October 10, 1984, at Shinjuku Koseinenkin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan

  1. "Opening" - 2:08
  2. "Breaking the Heart of the City" - 6:18
  3. "Jet to Jet" - 4:38
  4. "Skyfire" - 3:54
  5. "Sons and Lovers" - 3:03
  6. "Hiroshima Mon Amour" - 3:52
  7. "God Blessed Video" - 4:58
  8. "Will You Be Home Tonight" - 5:07
  9. "Kree Nakoorie" - 9:09
  10. "Since You've Been Gone" - 3:20
  11. "Painted Lover" - 3:40
  12. "Suffer Me" - 6:08
  13. "Stripper" - 3:56
  14. "Too Young to Die, Too Drunk to Live" - 4:46
  15. "Koujou No Tsuki (The Moon over the Lake)" - 2:01
  16. "Night Games" - 3:04
  17. "All Night Long" - 8:55

Personnel[edit]

Alcatrazz
Production
  • Eddie Kramer - producer, engineer, mixing at Cherokee Studios
  • John Begoshian, Paul Levy - engineers, mixing
  • Brian Leshon, Brian Scheuble, Mark Wilczak, Paul Lani, Ross Stien - assistant engineers
  • George Marino - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Ron Slenzak - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Alcatrazz Disturbing the Peace review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
  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. 16. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ "Alcatrazz Chart History". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  4. ^ "ALCATRAZZ Reissues Due Out With Bonus Material". Bravewords.com. Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved 2017-01-24.