Double Eclipse

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Double Eclipse
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 28, 1992
StudioA&M Studios and NRG Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
GenreHard rock, glam metal
ProducerNeal Schon
Hardline chronology
Double Eclipse
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard8.5/10[2]

Double Eclipse is the debut album released by the American hard rock band Hardline in 1992.

The first single released from the album was "Takin' Me Down", written by Johnny and Joey Gioeli with Neal Schon. "Takin' Me Down" peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in June 1992.[3] The album's second single, a cover of a top 40 hit by Danny Spanos from 1983 and written by members of the band Streetheart, "Hot Cherie" rose to No. 25 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the fall of 1992.[3]

Journey guitarist Neal Schon joined the Gioeli brothers and toured for this album, which rocks a bit harder than most of his Journey and Bad English tracks had and features little synthesizer (even though it features two tracks co-written with the aforementioned bands' keyboardist, Jonathan Cain), but Schon departed for other projects after the band lost its record deal. Schon was replaced by former The Storm guitarist Josh Ramos.

The song "Can't Find My Way" (in its demo form) is featured during the montage love scene in the 1992 Brandon Lee action movie Rapid Fire. The song "I'll Be There" is played during the film's closing credits.

Hardline's 2002 album, II, and 2012 album, Danger Zone, each depict an eclipse as part of its cover artwork, an homage to Double Eclipse's ten-year and twenty-year anniversaries.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Neal Schon, Johnny Gioeli and Joey Gioeli except where noted.

  1. "Life's a Bitch" – 4:22
  2. "Dr. Love" (Mark Baker, Brian Connors, Mike Slamer) – 5:31
  3. "Love Leads the Way"- 4:04 (bonus track for Japanese release of the album only)
  4. "Rhythm from a Red Car" – 3:40
  5. "Change of Heart" – 4:42
  6. "Everything" (Schon, Gioeli, Gioeli, Eddie Money, Jonathan Cain, Tony Marty, Mark Tanner) – 3:55
  7. "Takin' Me Down" – 3:34
  8. "Hot Cherie" (Randy Bishop, Daryl Gutheil, Jeffrey Neill, Kenneth Shields, Kenneth Sinnaeve) – 4:47
  9. "Bad Taste" – 4:23
  10. "Can't Find My Way" – 5:28
  11. "I'll Be There" (Schon, Gioeli, Gioeli, Cain) – 4:36
  12. "31-91" (Schon) – 1:33
  13. "In the Hands of Time" – 6:18


Band members
  • Johnny Gioeli - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion
  • Neal Schon - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, classical guitar, guitar synthesizer, backing vocals, producer
  • Joey Gioeli - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Todd Jensen - bass, backing vocals
  • Deen Castronovo - drums, backing vocals
  • Tony Phillips - engineer, mixing
  • John Aguto, Lee Manning, Mike Stock, Randy Wine - assistant engineers
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering at Masterdisk, New York


  1. ^ Stone, Doug. "Hardline Double Eclipse review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  2. ^ Klemm, Oliver (1992). "Review Dynamit: Hardline - Double Eclipse". Rock Hard (in German). No. 61. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  3. ^ a b "Double Eclipse Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-08-19.[failed verification]

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