Gorky Park (album)

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Studio album by Gorky Park
Released 1989 (1989)
Recorded Kajem/Victory Studios, Gladwyne; Kajem/Victory East Studios, Philadelphia.
Track #5 The Warehouse/J.E.M. Studios, Philadelphia & Sanctuary Sound Studios, New Jersey
Genre Glam metal
Length 51:21
Language English
Label Mercury
Producer Bruce Fairbairn (tracks 4, 6, 7 & 10), Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora (track 5), Mitch Goldfarb & Gorky Park (all others)
Gorky Park chronology
Gorky Park
(1989)
Moscow Calling
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Singles from Gorky Park
  1. "Bang"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Peace in Our Time"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Try to Find Me"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Gorky Park is the debut album by Russian hard rock band Gorky Park, released in 1989 by Mercury Records, after Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi expressed interest in the band (and co-produced the album) and got them signed to Mercury, Bon Jovi's label. It features the band's first hit single, "Bang", that has a mix of Russian and English lyrics and was put into rotation on MTV.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bang" – 4:47
  2. "Try to Find Me" – 5:08
  3. "Hit Me with the News" – 3:52
  4. "Sometimes at Night" – 5:08
  5. "Peace in Our Time" (Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora) – 5:56
  6. "My Generation" (Pete Townshend, includes Prokofiev's "Alexander Nevsky") – 4:44
  7. "Within Your Eyes" – 4:55
  8. "Child of the Wind" – 5:22
  9. "Fortress" – 4:04
  10. "Danger" – 3:30
  11. "Action" – 3:55 (Bonus track on the CD and Cassette)

Personnel[edit]

Band members
  • Alexei Belov: lead guitar, balalaika, all keyboards, background vocals
  • Nikolai Noskov: lead vocals, background vocals
  • Big Sasha Minkov: bass, background vocals
  • Jan Ianenkov: lead guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Sasha Lvov: drums, percussion, background vocals
Additional musicians
  • Annette Hardeman, Gabriel Hardeman, Charlene Holloway, Paula Holloway: choir on "Try to Find Me"
  • Jon Bon Jovi: vocals on "Peace in Our Time"
  • Richie Sambora: electric guitar and background vocals on "Peace in Our Time"
  • Tico Torres: drums on "Peace in Our Time"

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 (North America)[2] 80
Norwegian Albums Charts 9[3]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
1989 "Bang" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 41
Norwegian Albums Charts 5
1990 "Try to Find Me" Billboard Hot 100 81[2]

Clips[edit]

  1. "Fortress" - the first video of the group, shot in Moscow in the autumn of 1988, the video combines staged scenes footage from the recording Studio and documentary Chronicles.
  2. "Bang" (1989) - staging clip, place of conduct surveys - New York.
  3. "My Generation" (1989) - clip combining staged scene, concert records and documentary historical Chronicles.
  4. "Peace In Our Time" (1990) - concert video.

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States 1989
United Kingdom 1989
Japan 1989
South Korea 1989
South Africa 1989
Mexico 1989
Netherlands 1989
West Germany 1989
SFR Yugoslavia 1990
The Soviet Union 1990

European copies of the album were also imported to Australia.

Production[5][edit]

  • All songs arranged by Gorky Park.
  • Tracks 4, 6, 7, & 10 produced by Bruce Fairbairn. Recorded & Mixed by Bruce Fairbairn & Mike Fraser, with recording assistance by Ken Lomas.
  • Track 5 produced by Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora. Recorded & Mixed by Obie O'Brien, with recording assistance by John "Joy Boy" Moyer & Nick "The Pig" DiDia.
  • All other tracks produced, recorded & mixed by Mitch Goldfarb & Gorky Park, with recording assistance by Brian Stover, Brooke Hendricks, and Mike Cohn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zimmermann, Curtis. Gorky Park at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b The group on the site Billboard.com
  3. ^ "Gorky Park - Gorky Park (album)". NorwegianCharts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved August 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Gorky Park - Bang". Music VF, US & UK hits charts. 
  5. ^ Production information at discogs