Enough Is Enough (album)

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Enough Is Enough
Enough Is Enough (Billy Squier album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Billy Squier
ReleasedSeptember 27, 1986[1]
RecordedThe Power Station, New York City, Sarm East Studios, London
GenreRock
Length47:05
LabelCapitol
ProducerPeter Collins
Billy Squier chronology
Signs of Life
(1984)
Enough Is Enough
(1986)
Hear & Now
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]
Kerrang!4.5/5 stars [3]

Enough Is Enough is a rock album by Billy Squier that was released on September 27, 1986. It was the first new album (and Billy's fifth overall) released under his second seven-year Capitol Records recording contract.

The disc peaked at #61 on the Billboard album chart[4] and included the hit "Love Is the Hero" which boasted yet another popular MTV music video. Squier was something of a music video pioneer and one of MTV's most played artists in the 1980s. This album lasted for several months on the album chart and sold approximately 300,000 copies in the United States. It was Squier's third (and final) consecutive album to feature a guest appearance from a member of Queen – lead singer Freddie Mercury sings backing vocals on the song "Love Is the Hero", as well as co-writing and arranging the track "Lady with a Tenor Sax".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shot o' Love" (Danny Kortchmar, Squier) - 4:06
  2. "Love Is the Hero" (Squier) - 4:49
  3. "Lady with a Tenor Sax" (Freddie Mercury, Squier) - 4:24
  4. "All We Have to Give" (Squier) - 5:18
  5. "Come Home" (Bobby Chouinard, Squier) - 3:55
  6. "Break the Silence" (Squier) - 4:59
  7. "Powerhouse" (Squier) - 4:18
  8. "Lonely One" (Squier) - 4:16
  9. "Til It's Over" (Squier) - 6:06
  10. "Wink of an Eye" (Squier) - 4:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Billy Squier - vocals, guitars, synthesizers, multiple instruments, arrangements, mixing
  • Jeff Golub - guitars
  • Robin Jeffrey - guitars
  • Jeff Bova - keyboards
  • David Frank - keyboards, synthesizers, arrangements
  • Andy Richards - keyboards
  • Alan St. John - keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • T.M. Stevens - bass
  • Jimmy Bralower - drums, drum programming
  • Bobby Chouinard - drums
  • Steve Ferrone - drums on track 8
  • Jody Linscott - percussion
  • Freddie Mercury - vocals on track 2, arrangements on track 3
  • Mitch Weissman - backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Peter Collins - producer, arrangements
  • Jimbo "James" Barton - engineer
  • Steve Boyer, Paul Wright - assistant engineers
  • Brian Gulland - arrangements, sound recording
  • David Thoener - mixing
  • Tim Leitner - mixing assistant
  • George Marino - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enough Is Enough". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2011-09-13.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Billy Squier Enough Is Enough review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
  3. ^ Johnson, Howard (30 October 1986). "Billy's the Hero!". Kerrang!. 132. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 18. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ "Enough Is Enough Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-13.