Head Like a Rock
|Head Like a Rock|
|Studio album by|
|Released||4 July 1994|
|Label||This Way Up|
|Producer||Robert Ian McNabb|
|Ian McNabb chronology|
|Singles from Merseybeast|
Head Like a Rock is a 1994 concept album by Ian McNabb. The album was nominated for the 1994 Mercury Music Prize and was McNabb's second solo album. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with the backing band Crazy Horse. The album peaked at No. 29 on the official UK charts.
Late in 2012, Ian revealed that his first three studio albums were to be re-released as 'expanded editions' and subsequently in early December, a listing for 'Head Like a Rock (Expanded edition)' was put on Amazon with a scheduled release date of 28 January 2013. The product description reading; "This expanded version has been re-mastered by Ian himself and is a testament to the great album it was, enhanced with upgraded packaging and a bonus disc of the B-sides that came with the assorted singles. This is a great addition to the canon of Ian's work"
- "Fire Inside My Soul" (8:35)
- "You Must Be Prepared to Dream" (6:57)
- "Child Inside a Father" (9:02)
- "Still Got the Fever" (7:29)
- "Go Into the Light" (4:08)
- "As a Life Goes By" (4:42)
- "Sad Strange Solitary Catholic Mystic" (4:45)
- "This Time Is Forever"(5:38)
- "May You Always" (10:51)
|Expanded Edition (Disc 2)|
|1.||"That's Why The Darkness Exists" (B-side of You Must Be Prepared to Dream, With guest drummer Zak Starkey)||3:23|
|2.||"Sometimes I Think About You" (B-side of You Must Be Prepared to Dream)||4:20|
|3.||"Woo Yer" (B-side of You Must Be Prepared to Dream)||3:20|
|4.||"Love Is A Wonderful Colour" (B-side of You Must Be Prepared to Dream)||4:17|
|5.||"When It All Comes Down" (B-side of You Must Be Prepared to Dream)||4:27|
|6.||"Time You Were In Love" (B-side of Go into the Light)||4:25|
|7.||"Go Into The Light (Celestial Dub Mix)" (A-side of Go into the Light)||7:21|
|8.||"Rock" (B-side of Go into the Light)||3:00|
|9.||"I Stood Before St Peter" (B-side of Go into the Light)||3:47|
- Michael Sutton. "Head Like a Rock". AllMusic.
- The Emotional Party: The Thoughts and Words of Ian McNabb
- Leslie Carl Seiler. "merseybeasts - ian mcnabb discography". Merseybeasts.COM.
- "Mercury Prize - Ian McNabb: Head Like a Rock - 1994 Shortlist - Albums of the Year".
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 341. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "Head Like A Rock (2CD Expanded Edition): Amazon.co.uk: Music".