In Deep (Argent album)

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In Deep
Argent in deep.jpg
Studio album by Argent
Released March 1973
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Length 45:03
Label Epic
Producer Chris White, Rod Argent
Argent chronology
All Together Now
(1972)
In Deep
(1973)
Nexus
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

In Deep, released in 1973, is the 4th studio album by Argent; originally released by Epic Records, KE 32195. It features the original full-length recording of "God Gave Rock and Roll to You", which reached No.18 in the UK charts (U.S. #114); when released as a single in edited form later the same year. It was later remade by Kiss as "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II" for the film Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in 1991, when it was a massive worldwide hit.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "God Gave Rock and Roll to You"   Russ Ballard 6:44
2. "It's Only Money, Part 1"   Ballard 4:03
3. "It's Only Money, Part 2"   Ballard 5:08
4. "Losing Hold"   Rod Argent, Chris White 5:30
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Be Glad"   Argent, White 8:38
6. "Christmas for the Free"   Argent, White 4:15
7. "Candles on the River"   Argent, White 7:01
8. "Rosie"   Ballard 3:44

Meaning[edit]

The title has several meanings as phrases such as being "in deep (water)" or being too invested in something to quit, being "in deep (shit)" or being in a lot of trouble, or to be "in deep" in general and trying to keep one's own head above water.

Personnel[edit]

with:

  • Derek Griffiths - guitar solo on "Christmas for the Free" (Russ Ballard was taken ill in the studio)

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