Fastway (album)

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Fastway
FastwayLP.jpg
Studio album by Fastway
Released May 1983
Studio Marcus Music and Maison Rouge Studios, London, UK
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 41:58
Label CBS
Producer Eddie Kramer
Fastway chronology
Fastway
(1983)
All Fired Up
(1984)All Fired Up1984
Singles from Fastway
  1. "We Become One"
    Released: 1983
  2. "Easy Livin'"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 10/10[2]

Fastway is the first album by the band, Fastway, released in May 1983.

Founding member Pete Way (ex bass guitar player with UFO) did not actually play on the album, because by the time the recording sessions began he had already left the band.[3] He soon formed another band, Waysted. The bass guitar parts on the album were actually played by the session bass guitarist Mickey Feat, who is uncredited on the album.[3]

The album has been reissued as a two-fer with the second Fastway album, All Fired Up; however, that edition omits the song "Far Far from Home", bonus track featured on the standalone CD release of the first album.

UK-based record label Rock Candy Records has since re-issued the album with additional liner notes and bonus tracks, including B-sides and BBC sessions.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Fastway

Side one
  1. "Easy Livin'" - 2:47
  2. "Feel Me, Touch Me (Do Anything You Want)" - 3:27
  3. "All I Need Is Your Love" - 2:32
  4. "Another Day" - 4:41
  5. "Heft!" - 5:38
Side two
  1. "We Become One" - 3:59
  2. "Give It All You Got" - 3:01
  3. "Say What You Will" - 3:20
  4. "You Got Me Runnin'" - 3:04
  5. "Give It Some Action" - 4:11
  6. "Far Far from Home" - 5:29 *

* Originally, "Far Far from Home" was a separate promotional single, included in the first vinyl LP pressings. It was not on the original cassette versions, and not included in subsequent LP editions, but is included as a track on the compact disk edition.

Personnel[edit]

Fastway[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Mickey Feat - bass guitar (uncredited)

Production[edit]

  • Eddie Kramer - producer, engineer, arrangements with Fastway
  • Alan Douglas, Tim Hunt - engineers
  • Howard Gray - assistant engineer

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Bret. "Fastway - Fastway review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 117–118. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ a b "Fastway". Fast Eddie Clarke Official Website. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Fastway Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Fastway Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 38, No. 20, July 16 1983". Library and Archives Canada. 16 July 1983. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Fastway Billboard Singles". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 3 October 2015.