Hurricane Eyes

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Hurricane Eyes
Loudness hurricane eyes.jpg
Studio album by Loudness
Released August 10, 1987
Recorded March–May 1987
Studio Onkio Haus, Sedic Studios and Warner-Pioneer Studio, Tokyo, Japan,
Sound City, Encore & Yamaha Studios, Can-Am Recorders, Los Angeles,
Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York, USA
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal
Length 41:45
Label ATCO
WEA Japan
Producer Eddie Kramer, Andy Johns, Toshi Nakashita
Loudness chronology
8186 Live
(1986)
Hurricane Eyes
(1987)
Jealousy
(1988)
Singles from Hurricane Eyes
  1. "So Lonely" / "Strike of the Sword"
    Released: November 28, 1987 (Japan only)
Japanese version cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Hurricane Eyes is the seventh studio album by Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. It was released in 1987 worldwide with standard English lyrics. A "Japanese Version" was subsequently released only in Japan later in the year with Niihara singing most of the lyrics in Japanese. The album was produced by the famous producer and sound engineer Eddie Kramer, who had worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Kiss. The song "So Lonely", a reprise of "Ares Lament" from the album Disillusion of 1984, was instead produced by Andy Johns, another world famous producer.[2] This was the last Loudness' album to enter the US Billboard 200 chart, where it remained for 4 weeks, peaking at No. 190.[3]

Track listings[edit]

Worldwide version[edit]

All music by Akira Takasaki, all lyrics by Minoru Niihara

  1. "S.D.I." - 4:15
  2. "This Lonely Heart" - 4:08
  3. "Rock 'n' Roll Gypsy" - 4:22
  4. "In My Dreams" - 4:30
  5. "Take Me Home" - 3:16
  6. "Strike of the Sword" - 3:50
  7. "Rock This Way" - 4:07
  8. "In This World Beyond" - 4:26
  9. "Hungry Hunter" - 4:08
  10. "So Lonely" - 4:43

Japanese version[edit]

  1. "Strike of the Sword" - 3:52[4]
  2. "So Lonely" - 4:46
  3. "This Lonely Heart" - 4:05
  4. "Hungry Hunter" - 4:08
  5. "In This World Beyond" - 4:27
  6. "Take Me Home" - 3:18
  7. "Rock 'n' Roll Gypsy" - 4:40
  8. "In My Dreams" - 4:40
  9. "Rock This Way" - 4:07
  10. "S.D.I." - 4:21

Personnel[edit]

Loudness
Additional musicians
Production
  • Eddie Kramer - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Tory Swenson - engineer
  • Thom Cadley, Hidemi Nakatani, Masashi Goto, Stan Katayama - assistant engineers
  • Scott Mabuchi - mixing
  • Andy Johns - producer and mixing on "So Lonely"
  • Bill Freesh - engineer on "So Lonely"
  • Ted Jensen - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Sam Nagashima - coordinator
  • Toshi Nakashita - executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Loudness Hurricane Eyes review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Loudness:Hurricane Eyes (1987) : Liner Notes". Takasaki.net. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Hurricane Eyes - Loudness". Billboard. 1990. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Loudness - Hurricane Eyes". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-03-29.